It's only appropriate that as I sit here writing this on Jan. 1, 2008, that I mention something about New Year's resolutions. I am not going to give you a list of how to stick with your resolutions and setting realistic goals. The news media and talk shows of the last week of '07 did plenty of that with the help of several registered dietians and other health experts. So unlike much of the rest of America, I refuse to make resolutions related to dieting and weight loss. Instead, I resolve to bring the principles of yoga (non-judging, non-competing, non-harming, awareness) more into my everyday life and off of the yoga mat. I resolve to have more compassion for the human-kind and the earth we live on. Bringing the calmness and awareness of a vigorous yoga practice to daily life can be inspiring to oneself and to others. So I ask you to include in your resolutions a goal for awareness, slowing down and enjoying lifes challenges, and noticing how you react and how others react to you. You might just find that this resolution helps you reach the others.