Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution!

Statistics show that people begin to abandon their New Year’s Resolutions from one to three months after making them. There are several things you can do to keep from giving up on the resolutions you made in January. If you find yourself veering away from a resolution, you may need to review and readjust the goal. If you’ve set a weight loss goal, setting small milestone accomplishments can keep you motivated until you have reached your main goal. It’s also important that your resolutions be firm commitment statements rather than vague generalities. If you made a resolution to eat healthier, … Continue reading Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution!

5 Things You Didn’t know About Brazil’s Carnival

While most people are aware that Brazil’s Carnival is massive, vibrant celebration that prepares participants for the sacrifices that they will make during Lent, those who have never attended are often unaware of finer points of the festivities. From rich, beautiful costuming to the indulgences that celebrants enjoy, Carnival is an excellent farewell to the pleasures that the faithful deny themselves during the 40 days leading up to Easter. 1. While the origins of Carnival are disagreed upon by some, others are certain that the festivities began as a celebration of the Roman festival, Saturnalia, as well as to honor … Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t know About Brazil’s Carnival