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Walk 10,000 steps a day:
The Fitbit wristband is a popular way to keep your eye on the fitness ball. $149.95
Drink more tea:
Rooibos, from South Africa, has lots of antioxidants and the Cancer Association of South Africa considers the tea an anti-carcinogen. Hibiscus tea may help lower blood pressure.
Get an assist via NYC Quits and Smoke Free. Here's a handy roundup (PDF) of quit-smoking programs in the city.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up is Marie Kondo's follow-up to her popular book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
Thomas Moore leads a two-day program called Soul Power: Finding Strength, Originality, and Inner Guidance at Kripalu in Stockbridge, Mass.
Routes and ideas from Bike New York and NYC Bike Maps.
Learn a language:
Chelsea's Idlewild bookshop is ideal for learning French, Spanish, Italian or German.
Get your financial house in order:
Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack's concise and eminently sensible guidance is found in the newly-published The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated.
Never Diet Again! Welcoming Weight Loss and Wellness, a program run by Nina Smiley, takes place January 29-31 at Mohonk.
Hawley, Pennsylvania makes the leap to luxe with spa resort The Lodge at Woodloch, rated the #3 spa destination in the world by Travel + Leisure.
Mary Oliver's poem "I Worried" is helpful. And beautiful.
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,