Michael Hoon The Job Network Published 10:57 AM EST Dec 11, 2018 Do you fall prey to the New Year’s resolution rollercoaster? In winter, most of us decide I will do better. By springtime, you already feel like a failure—or, you simply forget why it was so important to wake up every day at 5 a.m. to go to the gym. With kids, you’re not only navigating personal or professional goals; your resolutions can also factor in a whole other person or set of people: This summer I will finally teach my daughter to ride a bike! Setting resolutions can be truly intimidating, and if you reach too far, you’ll set yourself up for disappointment and bad feelings. The real goal in making resolutions is to tap into the motivation you feel in the new year by setting low-key, flexible goals so you’re not setting yourself up for failure. 1. Shoot for good-enoughism, not perfectionism This first one is a meta-resolution. There’s an old proverb: Don’t let … [Read more...] about 7 new year’s resolutions for career-oriented parents
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tara Sullivan Globe Staff December 07, 2018 A few things I reflect on (and care about) . . . While Dec. 1 passed largely uneventfully on the sports calendar, it did bring a hefty dose of personal reflection for me, marking my one-year anniversary with the Globe. From the freezing cold in Minnesota to the driving rain on Marathon Monday, from the disappointment of one championship loss to the delirium of one championship run, the New England sports scene has given me everything I could ask for, and more.Nothing will ever duplicate the way it started, with a Patriots playoff run that took us all the way to Minneapolis for a Super Bowl versus the Eagles. Unwilling to skip the first potential championship of my Globe tenure, I went to Minnesota despite the flight I had booked for the Tuesday after the game, the one that would take me from JFK airport in New … [Read more...] about Reflections on one year of covering the Boston sports scene
In nine months and almost 8,000 miles on the trail, Anish became the first woman to complete America’s marquee long paths in a calendar year. Doing it took a lot of guts—and about 16 pairs of shoes. Author: Elizabeth Miller Publish date: Nov 23, 2018 First, the numbers: It took Heather “Anish” Anderson 251 days, 20 hours, and 10 minutes to hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. In that time, she covered a total of 8,000 miles, averaging 25 miles a day from March to November and wearing through a pair of shoes approximately every 20 days. She hiked her way through 22 states in the company of bears, wildfires, and knee-deep snow. And when she finished her in New Mexico this November, she became the first woman to complete America’s three most famous trails in a calendar year. So, looking back, how does she feel? “Happy to be done walking,” Anish says. “I’m satisfied with … [Read more...] about How Heather “Anish” Anderson Finished the Triple Crown in a Single Year
Red Bull Crashed Ice — which drew up to 150,000 spectators to St. Paul annually — skated out to Boston. Phalen Park’s “Holiday Lights in the Park” has gone dark. And Stillwater Ice Castles is moving to Excelsior. Even the Art Shanty Projects that drew attendees by the tens of thousands to frozen shores of White Bear Lake, Plymouth and Minneapolis won’t return in early 2019, at least not in the same monthlong capacity. You might call this the winter of our discontent. Especially coming off last year’s glitzy Super Bowl extravaganza that helped make the coldest season in the Twin Cities one to remember. But there is hope. Here’s a brief guide — by no means exhaustive — to winter traditions and potential alternatives this season. For a thorough guide to east-metro winter happenings, check out the Visit St. Paul tourism bureau online at visitsaintpaul.com/blog/our-holiday-event-picks/. WINTER CHEER The traditions: RICE PARK TREE … [Read more...] about No Crashed Ice, no Super Bowl. Where’s the winter fun this year? Do not despair.
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Updated 6:53 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Photo: Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a sack during the first half of the game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a sack during the first half of the game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Staff Photographer … [Read more...] about Texans’ J.J. Watt making convincing case for NFL Comeback Player of the Year