January 2010

Self-Help Group Awareness Month

January is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrap any resolutions you haven’t yet kept, feel like a failure, and grab a pint of Rocky Road. In face, many self-help coaches recommend using the month for planning the rest of the year, starting resolutions themselves in February. So really, you still have a weekend of planning left!

January is Self-Help Awareness Month, a month where we can recognize those groups and volunteers at AA meetings, coping circles, and other groups who help us be the best people we can possibly be. Though often anonymous, many people think of these groups as their extended friends and family. One of the things you might want to do this year is start a self-help group.

Free Hugs!

Remember that lovely Dave Matthews video where the frumpy hero seeks out a hug from all of the people in the street? Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all were like that—just happy to be, to just go around getting and giving random hugs to one and all? Ok, with the current mentality we have it would also be a little crazy, for sure—but all of that aside, like Matthews sings, all you need is love, every day. With that in mind, on this National Hugging Day, you might want to give out a few of your own—or maybe add a similar item to your Living To Do List, such as…