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From Pattie: ReVolutions, not resolutions!

January 2, 2012

2011 was a big year for our family with the move, Gabe's first year of school, graduating from university (again. *groan*) and being without Ryan for nearly 3 solid months, but I don't remember making any resolutions at the begining. I rarely do. The comic below reflects Ryan's stance on pretty much everything, including New Years:

He's very much a go with the flow kind of guy, whereas I like to know what's happening by making decisions. I'm a bit of a control freak but at the same time, if I trust you, I'll let you drive me 5 days across the country into completely unfamiliar territory and to a new home. Anyway, I was going somewhere with this, and where I was going was an invite I found on my Facebook this morning from Pattie Thomas to her event ReVolutions, not Resolutions! This is what it has to say (in part):

"[W]e are inviting anyone who believes that HAES is a better approach to health and well-being to remind the world of this during January. Perhaps more and more of us each year can choose health on the basis of our internal desire to care for our bodies and our own freedom, rather than dieting on the basis of market forces that benefit the few at the cost of the many. Feel free to invite others to this event -- the more the merrier!

All you need to do is change your profile picture to a body-positive graphic or picture and let Facebook know why you are doing so by writing something everyday in your status and leaving it there for at least an hour. If you are Twitter, we ask you to do the same and use the hashtag #HAES.

Here's you your health, freedom and a Happy New Year that is full of the joy to be whatever it is you want to be rather than what others tell you to be." (More resources HERE!)

I hope you'll join me over there! Happy New Year everyone, and may your 2012 be filled with both win and awesome, peace and joy, love and hope.

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