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How to Keep That New Year’s Resolution

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life, Feature, Local News.
January 4, 2012

What’s your new year’s resolution? For many of us it’s to live a healthier life. But long-term changes aren’t always easy to live up to.

Charlotte Lankard is an author, columnist, speaker and licensed family therapist who for years has been dedicated to the connection between physical and spiritual wellness.

“People around us know what to expect and when you start changing you make people close to you uncomfortable and it’s different, it’s new — we’re not sure we like this new person. We’re just in habits,” said Lankard.

“And I also think that we think — Oh if we make changes, life will be wonderful. Sometimes the only thing that happens is that you manage life better. It’s not that you’re going to change anyone else, but you’re going to work on changing yourself. But we have a lot of fear about change.”

You can hear Gerry Bonds’ interview with Charlotte Lankard on our New Year’s installment of The Living Room, Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. on KOSU. And while we’re on the subject of resolutions…what do you think about the annual new year’s vow to change? Let us know down in the comments why you do or don’t make resolutions and what you’re vowing to improve in 2012.

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