“16 Steps for 2016!”

It’s a New Year, so here are some ways to make life better for ourselves and those around us. Let’s incorporate these 16 steps for a better you in 2016!

Hope and dream
Accept yourself
Plan to read more
Pray for peace
Yearn to see goodness in all
Never hold a grudge
Enjoy new things
Wisdom prevails
You can give love
Eat healthy
Activate the mind and body
Respect your family
TO say I love you often
Yield to moving forward
Open your heart
Understand it all starts with you!
As I move forward in my journey as an empty nester, I am finding more time to focus on how to make this journey meaningful & joyful.

Happy New Year to You and Yours!


Lori Pelikan Strobel, forever 49, loves her two adult daughters, husband of over 30 years, her dog, Louie, dark chocolate, and red wine. Lori’s work and life experience has ranged from pharmaceutical sales representative, Pilates instructor, community college teacher, to a registered animal assisted therapy team. Lori can be found at: www.loripelikanstrobel.com, or on facebook. Her essay “Mom-On- Demand,” appeared in The Zen of Midlife Mothering.

This article first appeared on Mothering in the Middle. Check it out!

Cheers, Lori Pelikan Strobel

Happy New Year

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