As we embark on a new year, those of us at Sleep Club thought we’d find out if our Dream Team had any New Year’s Resolutions, thoughts, insights, hopes going into 2019. Here’s what we learned from some of our experts that we’d like to share with you.
Carla Morris, Lifestyle Expert
My resolution is to surround myself with honest, compassionate people and to enjoy more home & self-time.
Jessica Hagen, Natural Health Writer/Editor
My resolution is to cook a different food once a month that’s from a different region of the world to find ways to enhance my usual everyday recipes.
Amy Swift-Crosby, Writer/Entrepreneur
I have mixed feelings about New Year’s Resolutions, probably because I work in marketing and the gimmicks around New Years have always struck a false note with me. But what I'm working on is the idea of allowing myself — which is to say, increasing my capacity — to receive. We live in a hyper-productive age, and I am hyper-productive. In many cases it serves me, but I would like more allowing-ness to come into my energy field. This involves less athleticism in getting things done and more willingness to receive whatever wants to come in that I may be missing because I’m moving. Receptivity is a state of mind. I’m finding that state more and more.
John Poss, CBD Expert
My 2019 New Year’s Resolution is to get evidence-based cannabis medicines to as many patients as possible. Access is so important because cannabis can help patients treat serious diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, cancer, and more. And it’s a great, safe way to get a great night’s sleep.
Aly Teich, Fitness Guru, The Sweat Life
My New Year's Resolution is to spend more time in nature. Living in New York City, nature is not exactly easily accessed (unless you count Central Park), but it IS accessible — I just have to make the effort to do it. I can feel such a difference in my health, happiness, and mind when I am in nature. It keeps me present, offers me clarity, and calms my central nervous system (which is so constantly overstimulated here in New York City). I'm not saying I am going to be hugging any trees, but my resolution is to spend some more time with them!
Phil Morris, Actor/Truth Seeker
I want to accept people more for who they are. I want to get rid of my judgments, my preconceived notions, and not be clouded by what I expect of others. I want to be clear.
Michael Rothbard, Sleep Expert
Getting to sleep at the same time every night (as much as possible).
Get outside more (no matter the weather).
Help families understand the importance of better rest.
Walter Werzowa, Musician/Composer/Musical Healer
My New Year’s Resolution is to be more conscious about the 2 hours before I sleep, which directly influence my sleep/dreams on all levels.
Dr. Tess Mauricio, Dermatologist, Founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess
My New Year’s resolution is to work out more, eat better, sleep better and do less screen time on my phone!!
Dr. James Lee, Brain Health Expert, Co-Founder/CIO of Liveli
To be open to continual improvement in the three fundamental aspects of human life. We can distill our lives down to three simple things:
We are what we eat, think and do.
We should strive to put into our mouths and bodies the best nutrition/building blocks we can. We should incorporate movement into our lifestyle. If you don’t use it you lose it! And lastly, stress control. We can’t help the situations in our lives, but we can control how we react.
Eat better, move better and think better.
Jennifer Salazar, Sleep Doula
Keep laughing and loving and being grateful for what the universe brings my way.
Overcome the fears that are holding me back from making bigger change.
Finish my workbook for parents that will help strengthen their relationship, while finishing the big changes to my website.
Move out of Los Angeles.
Give back to our earth as much she gives to me.
And what about Sleep Club Editors?
Hmm… what do we hope for the New Year? Well, honestly, those of us at Sleep Club would like to know what YOU wish for in 2019. Life is what you make of it, isn’t it? And as we venture closer to the end of one decade and the start of another in the second millennium, we’d love to know what your plans are as you turn the page onto another year of Sleeping, Dreaming and Waking Up. Send us your thoughts here at Sleep Club and whether you’re cool with us sharing them on the site. Your inspiration, insights and hopes may very well inspire others.
Happy New Year.