Fake It Til Ya Make It

Even in the midst of uncertainty, the energy of the New Year is upon us. Somehow the switch from one month to the next inspires a cultural sense of hope, change, and possibility. And yet, we’re still the same people we were a couple of weeks ago, facing the same challenges and conflicts from before! Is the “New Year, New Me” philosophy yet another marketing tool? Is it wishful thinking? Are resolutions practical? There’s something about this time of year that sparks renewal and rejuvenation in even the most cynical among us — how do we cultivate that energy into real, substantial growth?