New Year, New Goals

My 2015 health goals… and tools to help me reach them.


Run in Style

Shoe Nothing motivates me to run more than a new pair of shoes. The Brooks Glycerin 12 ($150) comes in my favorite colors (shown here) and is made by one of the best manufacturers on the market.

Find it locally: Point2 Running Company (ask for a free fitting!)
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Hit the Mat

yoga matOne of my goals is to deepen my yoga practice at home. Gaiam offers yoga essentials at reasonable prices like this 5mm thick Premium Yoga Mat ($29.99) and Yoga Block ($11.99).  And when I head to my local studio, the  Star Splash Mat Bag ($19.99) comes  in handy.

Find it locally:  Dick’s Sporting Goods
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Remember Sunscreen

sunscreenIt’s January, so we can skip the sunscreen, right? Not so fast. Even on overcast days, UV rays can damage skin. Wearing sunscreen every day is the proven way to prevent premature skin aging. I like the zinc-based SunShield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 lotion from Obagi Medical. It’s matte finish leaves no greasiness or residue.

Find it locally: Available through doctors’ offices; use the physician locator at to find a local provider who carries it.




Practice Gratitude

booksThe Book of Awakening ($18.95) by poet and brain cancer survivor Mark Nepo guides readers through a full year with daily readings and exercises for living a life steeped in mindfulness and gratitude. I will use this Blue Basic Bound Journal ($5.95) to list every day what I am grateful for a practice everyone should adopt!

Find it locally: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
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Drink Responsibly

waterbottleDisposable plastic bottles are a major environmental hazard, so one of my resolutions is to forgo buying bottled waters completely.  I carry the Contigo “Grace” bottle ($10.99) everywhere.  It’s durable, spillproof and doesn’t have a straw or small parts that always seem to get lost in  my dishwasher.

Find it locally: Target stores
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