The New Year has arrived, and with it, gazillions of resolutions. Writerly ones included, of course! I get tons of emails this time of year from folks recommitting to their book writing goals, which is a great thing. The love of the written word, and how we all connect with it, always warms my heart.
If you have your own helmet, wear it. Thai law requires the driver to wear a helmet at all times, though most people disregard the law. The rental company will provide a helmet but it will be little more than a plastic bowl with straps.
Number Two: Take a Publishing-News Fast. Let’s face it-the happy new year from publishing is mostly depressing. Major imprints closing down. Editors losing jobs all over the place. The latest news of print sales falling 9 percent last year makes your heart plummet, even though this slack and more has been taken up with e-book sales. Some of us have no choice but to follow the business end of things, but you don’t-you can take a nice long fast from this and let your creativity soar. Whenever I’m writing, I let publishing go take a long hike-in the opposite direction from the path I walk.
Flush out toxins and stay hydrated and healthy. Having a healthy body is necessary in order to obtain a fit body. Keep your immune system strong and help your muscles rebuild themselves by giving your body proper nutrients. Take a Multivitamin, an Antioxidant, Calcium Magnesium and Omega 3 Fish Oil to ensure your body is getting what it needs to function at its best. Be sure all nutritional products that you ingest are pharmaceutical grade. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your body hydrated and flush out all the toxins.
Specifically, you want to do abdominal exercises such as abdominal crunches, reverse crunches, and butterfly crunches. You also want to do some back lifts as well. What these exercises do is not only strengthen the rectus abdominus muscles but also massage the GI tract in such a way that any sticky plaque will be dislodged from the inside surface. Believe me it works. Do not be surprised if you have the sudden urge to go to the toilet immediately after having done only 30 abdominal crunches.
Dr. Richard Anderson, a naturopath, coined the term “mucoid plaque” to refer to the layers upon layers of mucous-like substance along with the presence of rotting food that line the inside surface of the gastrointestinal tract.
The Easy A-Adding a comb or accented pin to any hairstyle is a fast and uncomplicated way to amp up a New Year’s Eve dress. Pull one or both sides back and leave hair down, slide a pin into just one side of the hair just above the ear, or even stick a comb into the side of a French Twist or top of a bun. Experiment and see what works for you, but really, going beyond two combs or clips will max out your ‘do. Don’t go overboard.