REMEMBER the ‘Resolve' in Resolution Before Setting New Goals THIS NEW YEAR
Natural Solutions|February 2021
Several years ago, my son Gabriel was brainstorming ways to make money.
CYNDI DALE

Apparently, he didn’t think he would receive enough for Christmas—not an amount adequate to purchase that mighty amazing electric guitar, anyway. And so, he was establishing various tasks by which he could fleece mother of as much money as possible. How about twenty dollars for a flushed toilet? How about another hundred to clean it—just the top, of course? Upon hearing too many refusals, he chose another recourse. A threat.

“Mom, if you don’t let me make money, I’ll become a lawyer when I grow up.”

I think the idea was that he could then sue me for everything I was worth.

Every January, the turn of the calendar is synonymous with the word “pause.” Most of us want our upcoming year to differ, at least in part, from the previous one. So we set resolutions.

A resolution is usually defined as a goal or a promise. We decree that this year, we’ll lose weight, meet a mate, break up a bad relationship, or exercise. That’s great—but we have to remember that another definition of the word is “the process of resolving something.” We can’t create the future until we embrace, reflect upon, and with kindness, release the past. And maybe, we need to make a few changes.

Most of us review the past as if flipping through the pages of a book once read, stopping at the turned-down corners to peruse the most important moments, lessons, and events. Some storylines are painful. Life is tragic. It is full of undeserved pain, hurt inflicted by others on us; and even worse, harm we’ve caused to others. Some narratives are happier. Life is comedic, glistening with the serendipitous. We seemingly can’t—or don’t know how—to have one without the other. If we really desire a better future, however, we have to be a little more intentional than simply read the highlights. We have to dig.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM NATURAL SOLUTIONSView All

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH AND DRY OUR HANDS?

The important thing is to wash our hands carefully using soap and water for at least 30 seconds. The way in which we choose to dry our hands is comparatively less important, but, according to a recent study there may be benefit in choosing paper towel over electric hand dryer.

1 min read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

The World Needs Us To Take Effective Action

The organic and natural health industry has a story to tell. It’s about health and wellness. It’s about empowering people to own their health outcomes using food, lifestyle choices, and nutritional supplementation. Many of us in the industry believe that we have an obligation to the Earth; that we must have a healthy planet to ensure the health of people. Our collective contribution has never been more important as we face today’s challenges.

2 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

TSA'S TIPS FOR FLYING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

If you must fly, here are some tips from the Transportation Security Administration for traveling during the pandemic.

1 min read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

THE 5 PILLARS OF PERFECT HEALTH

INNER BALANCE BUILDING STRONGER MIND-BODY CONNECTIONS

8 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

Not sleeping well? Your immune system could be to blame.

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you find yourself frequently falling ill or feeling under the weather? Well, those two things could actually be related! Your immune system is more active at night, which is why melatonin, your sleep hormone, is associated with protecting you from viruses, cancer and more. Good sleep is empowering to your immune system. Unfortunately, if you have some chronic issues such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins that put stress on your immune system, they can interrupt your sleep and defeat your best efforts to attain good quality sleep.

1 min read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

Skin Aging

HOW TO PREVENT PREMATURE

5 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

Pomegranate

Pomegranate has been called an antioxidant superstar. In fact, researchers have confirmed that pomegranate has three times the antioxidant power of red wine and green tea.

2 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

Long-haulers Syndrome

IMPORTANT FACTS

3 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

STOP THE COVID STRESS SPIRAL

HOW TO CALM YOURSELF DOWN WHEN IT ALL GETS TO BE TOO MUCH PANDEMIC STRESS ISN’T JUST IMPACTING FRONTLINE WORKERS; IT HURTS ALL OF US.

7 mins read
Natural Solutions
April 2021

Lets eat Patio Pack

Stay prepared for outdoor dining and picnic (especially in these CovID-19 times) with Patio Pack. Patio Pack is a sturdy plastic zippered pouch with 7 dining essentials.

1 min read
Natural Solutions
April 2021
RELATED STORIES

In Treatment

SERIES PREMIERE 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c, HBO

1 min read
TV Guide Magazine
May 10, 2021

Profit From Planet-Friendly Companies

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

HALLE COMES OUT SWINGING!

Rages against child support & claims she can’t keep a man

1 min read
Globe
March 01, 2021

A 1915 Crown Heights House That's Only On Its Third Owners

After living all over the world, Thomas Gensemer and Gabe Brotman settled down in a Brooklyn place with “a bit of an English feel to it.”

3 mins read
New York magazine
January 4-17, 2021

The National Interest: Gabriel Debenedetti

The Gentle Generalists A Biden style of government is emerging: lowest drama possible.

6 mins read
New York magazine
December 21, 2020-January 3, 2021

‘Our interior three have played excellent football'

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s team reached the midpoint of the season with five wins and looking for more as the schedule hit mid-November. They did it despite numerous hurdles, including having all five starting offensive linemen quarantined at one point. Gruden addressed some of those issues, along with others, during his daily meetings with reporters.

6 mins read
Silver & Black Illustrated
December 2020

PLAYING FAVORITES

PLAYING FAVORITES

1 min read
Bills Digest
November 15, 2020

PASS NOTES

Lindsay Manfredi of Cold brings us essential survival advice, for life in general as much as related to bass playing

4 mins read
Bass Player
November 2020

Order Out of Chaos

REVISING YOUR POETRY MANUSCRIPT

10+ mins read
Poets & Writers Magazine
November - December 2020

Vision 2020: Gabriel Debenedetti

Elizabeth Warren Is Still Campaigning There’s only one person she’s trying to win over, and he’s listening.

6 mins read
New York magazine
August 3 - 16, 2020