It's Going to Be a Very Happy New Year


Happy New Year my sweet friends! It's going to be a great one, I just know it.

If you're ready for a fresh start and some positive change, I invite you to follow the “31 Days of TeaLC” challenge Celestial Seasonings is hosting this month. They've challenged a handful of health and wellness bloggers to create and post about their own personal wellness goals for 2013—anything that promotes wellness of mind, body, and soul—and they invite you to join in, too!

My Personal Challenge for 2013

My personal challenge for 2013 is—and this sounds so cliche—TO BE HAPPY. My thoughts keep returning to some good points that were made in the inspirational DOCUMENTARY HAPPY™.  

In the film, researchers—or "Happy Experts" as I like to call them—conclude that:

  • 50% of our happiness is controlled by our genes, which is known as the Genetic Set Range for happiness. 
  • Just 10% of our happiness is based on circumstances and "things"; like status, money, career, and possessions. 
  • 40% is believed to be subject to Intentional Behavior and Choices. 

Some people may be born grumpier than others, but still, happiness may be within Grumpy's reach through Intentional Behavior and Choices. This simple thought is what I can't get out of my head and this month I am going to explore some Intentional Behavior and Choices that I believe will make me a happier woman, wife, mother, daughter, friend and stranger in 2013. I want 2013 to be the happiest year of my life. And I want the same for you.

Enter To Win a Month's Supply of Wellness Tea and HAPPY™

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Stacy and Kirsten. You have each won a month's supply of Celestial Seasonings Tea. And in addition, Stacy, you have won a copy of the DVD HAPPY™. Congratulations and thank you all for sharing, from your heart, your intentions for the year. I loved reading each and every one. xoLexie

So join me and Celestial Seasonings for a month of wellness inspiration. I would love to hear what your own personal challenge for 2013 is. Share it in a comment below and one of you will win:  

  • A month's supply of Celestial Seasonings new line of wellness teas and
  • A copy of the film HAPPY™, courtesy of the film's producer!

To Enter: Leave a comment by noon PST Friday, January 11.

If you are new to resolutions and challenges, here's a spot from National Public Radio's Science Friday that offers some good tips on how to make a resolution you will keep.