Happy New Year!  It’s now January 2, 2021, day two of the New Year.  This morning I was contemplating what a new year actually meant?  For the next 6 weeks, we will inevitably be writing 2020 on our checks and documents until we get used to the change.  Maybe that’s what the New Year means – Change.   What does the new year mean to you?

A New Year represents a renewed sense of starting fresh and moving forward  (or in a different direction).  Each requires change.

Change, especially at the New Year encourages you not to cling to your old ways of thinking and acting.  Instead, look forward (or above if you’re so inclined) with an open mind and heart as you begin the journey into 2021.

Who do you want to be? What do you want to have, do, create in 2021? Now is the perfect time to focus on your longings, desires, and dreams and do something about them!

The first step in addressing them is to stop and reflect on the past year.  Specifically, the things that worked.  Your successes.  As well as the things that didn’t.  Your failures. I have the perfect tool to get you started.    Print out the Reflect and Redirect Action Guide. Then sit quietly in a place where you will not be disturbed and answer the questions truthfully.  This is for your eyes only so be honest with yourself.

Creating change requires you to take action.   Are you ready?  Click here for the Reflect and Redirect Action Guide 


Success Builds on Success

When you achieve the desired result that you have worked hard for in a particular area in your life you feel great!  You have a positive mindset around that success and feel confident that you can be successful in other areas of your life.  Essentially, success builds on success.  It doesn’t have to be a huge success either.  One small success brings you a step closer to your overall goal, desire, longing, or dream.


Failure is not the enemy

Failure is not the enemy and not necessarily a bad thing when you consider them as input.  Information you didn’t have.  Essential information to get you from where you are today to where you want to be say in January 2022.  With this information, you can make the change toward success.


Decide Today!

As soon as you have completed the Action Guide and you are confident in your answers decide on the longings, desires, and dreams that you want to work towards this year.  Truly decide that you want them and more importantly that you deserve them.  Don’t be concerned with how you are going to achieve them.  Focus on what they are, first.

Every day take steps to achieve those dreams in the form of a positive mindset, affirmations, meditation, and setting an intention.  For example, if your goal this year is to lose 20 pounds and run a 5 K then today you go through your refrigerator and pantry and get rid of the foods that will keep you from this goal.  Bye, bye Oreo’s.  Tomorrow,  replace unhealthy foods with healthy ones.  the ones I call “Real Food” which consist of lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, lean meat, and fish.

Taking steps toward your goals, desires, and dreams can be easy when you set the intention.  Think of the steps you will take and plan ahead. Speaking of planning ahead I am a huge proponent of meal planning.  It’s the easiest way to stay on track, no matter what your goals, dreams, and desires may be.


Start Today

To succeed in anything you must nourish your body, mind, and spirit.  Download the 5 Dinners in an Hour Guide to nourish your body all week long and only cook once!

Nourish your mind and spirit by reading here!

Do the work you know that you can do and keep an open mind to the possibilities and opportunities that come your way.  Best wishes for Healthy Living, Healthy Life in 2021!





Denise Stegall

Denise Stegall

Meet Denise E. Stegall, the CEO and Curator of Living Healthy List.com. With 25 years of experience and study in nutrition, cooking, exercise, and coaching, she helps female entrepreneurs and businesswomen curate a healthy, happy, and productive life.

As an inspirational thought leader, Denise provides honest, research-backed information on health, wellness, personal development, and fun for real-life application. Her platform, Living Healthy List, is a go-to community for health and wellness resources, empowering positive changes and creating the life you want.

Denise’s background in nutrition and her philosophy of “Eat Real Food, Make Good Decisions, and Be Accountable” shaped her International Best Seller, “Healthy Living, Happy Life: A Practical Path to Finding the Healthy Lifestyle That Works for You!”

She goes beyond her book and Living Healthy List to offer “Forever Wellness Lifestyle ,” a groundbreaking group coaching model with individualized roadmaps for true health, balance, stress management, confidence, and an uplifting lifestyle. Denise E. Stegall is devoted to empowering individuals to embrace holistic well-being and fulfillment.

“Living a healthy lifestyle does not have to be hard! “