The new year is almost here. And with it comes resolutions, to-do lists, goals, dreams and aspirations.

But before we begin looking ahead to all of that, let’s take just a moment to take a look back at our last month of helpful, insightful, and inspiring blog posts.

In our post titled A Little Peace and Quiet, we discussed emotional eating. We talked a little about the relationship between stress and food – and how you can work to break up that relationship in your life!

We continued down the emotional well with our second blog post, titled Discover Your Inner Beauty. In that article, we tried to encourage you to find ways to feel healthy and beautiful “on the inside” as you worked through a weight loss journey in an effort to feel healthy and beautiful “on the outside.”

Meatless Mondays! Oh, it’s a thing. And it’s quickly gaining popularity around the globe. Our article Veg Out! outlines a few of the health benefits of reducing your intake of red and processed meats and challenges you to kick off your work week vegan style! Are you up for the challenge?

Christmas and Hanukkah may be over, but there will still be plenty of calorie bombs and diet busters at any New Year party you may attend. Our article Holiday No-No’s was all about making good decisions during the holiday season.

Diet and exercise are the two obvious elements of any successful weight loss strategy: you must eat less and move more to drop pounds. However, are you emotionally ready to tackle those tasks? In our post Mind Over Fatter, we discussed our belief that psychological well-being and emotional preparedness play a crucial role in any truly successful fitness plan.

Many of us just take for granted that we’ll pack on a few pounds during the holidays. It doesn’t have to happen! Revisit our post December Weight Loss Doesn’t Have to be a Christmas Miracle.

Nuts are a much-maligned snack. Misinformation – or more likely misinterpretation – of the caloric and fat content of nuts has forced many of us to shy away from cashews, almonds, and pistachios as we work to lose weight. In our recent post Go Nuts!, we discussed the very real value of regularly eating a serving of your favorite nuts.

As I mentioned earlier in this article, it’s New Year Resolution season. And if you’re like me, you’re much better at making those resolutions than you are at seeing them through. In our blog post titled Turn Resolutions into Results, we offered up some strategies that help all of us achieve our goals for 2016.

Want to feel better? Find clothes that flatter your shape! When you look your best, you’ll feel more empowered to be your best at work, at home, and everywhere else! In our post titled Fits That Flatter, we pointed you in the direction of some professional stylists’ advice on finding clothes for any and all body shapes.