7 tips for New Year’s Resolutions and Beyond

Work Lunch Resolution | New England Daughter

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to fail and resolutions don’t have to happen at the stroke of midnight. This isn’t a fairytale. Goals are achievable, but they take work. These are a few tips to stay on track with any resolution or goal.

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Kitchn Cure Day 1: Kitchen Likes and Dislikes

Kitchn Cure Day 1 Likes and Dislikes List | New England Daughter

It’s time for the Kitchn Cure and for me it couldn’t have come at a better moment. In a previous post I talked about the disaster that turned my apartment upside-down leaving me very unsettled and unhappy with the general state of things. Everything is clean again and in its right place, but ugh! I just can’t stand it. I’d like to makeover the whole place or magically have a new one. Because I can’t, the Kitchn Cure seems like the next best thing. Baby steps, D, Baby Steps. Assignment 1: Make a List of What You Like and Dislike...

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Zombies, Run! 5k Review

Zombies, Run! 5k Review | New England Daughter

Zombies, Run! 5k is a classic Couch to 5k program. The idea is just what it sounds like. Step by step, over 8-10 weeks, it takes someone with little to no fitness experience to the point where they can run 5k at a comfortable pace. In the case of Zombies, Run! 5k the program is 8 weeks in total with three episodes/runs a week, and one extra introductory run in the beginning. All runs have some combination of walking, running, stretching, and drills with lots of variety.

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Life Without Ceilings, Food, or Water

Post-Ceiling Collapse | New England Daughter
Post-Ceiling Collapse | New England Daughter

Sometimes life hits us all at once. For Mr. S and I, this summer got turned upside-down right from the get go. A Roof Over Our Heads In May our ceilings began to crack. Our living room and kitchen had always had hairline cracks running along them. Cracks that had some clear previous patchwork, but until that point had not seemed to be of any concern. We live in an area full of old shifting houses. Cracks are normal. White plaster dust coating everything we owned on a daily basis and ceilings caving in that got worse by the day,...

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My 3 Essential Health Trackers

3 Essential Health Trackers - Fitbit | New England Daughter
3 Essential Health Trackers - Fitbit | New England Daughter

Things are getting better all the time. That’s what they say isn’t it? I hear that song and an LG (I think?) commercial pops into my head. Technology makes everything better, doesn’t it? It can also make things more confusing and cluttered, especially when there are so many options. Every day as I read through the various blogs that I follow I see a new app or device touting that this one will make you lose weight, get in shape, and eat better. Now technology is my bread and butter, but here’s the reality: No app or device can do...

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