Letter From The Editor

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I make them every single year — this one will be no exception — and every single year, I neglect them before January is even over. I’m certainly not alone — I’ve read that about 80 percent of people abandon their resolutions by mid-February.

But when I attended a workshop hosted by success coaches Kimi Morton and Pua Pakele & Cabot earlier this month, I started to feel better about my seeming lack of resolve to do some of the things I say I’m going to do each year — including quit my main vice (sorry, Mom). As Kimi pointed out during the workshop, there is nothing dictating that we have to set all of these lofty goals just because it’s Jan. 1.

“Any moment is an opportunity to create whatever it is you want in your life,” she says.

Kimi and Pua founded a business, Best Life Ever, aimed at helping people identify and create the changes they want — all year round. The company offers a range of coaching services for both individuals and businesses, and also produces a podcast and has created a signature planner book to help you stay on track.

I think part of why we continue to set resolutions for ourselves each year — even if we also neglect them each year — is that we are clinging to the idea that change is possible. We want our fresh start. And that is what I love about Kimi and Pua’s story — they did create change in their own lives. They, like a lot of people, were overwhelmed and busy and stressed out. But through pursuing their passion — and integrating their work and life as they like to say — they’re now doing the things that they probably only used to dream about on Dec. 31.

For their story — and some practical tips — read on.