Monday, December 31, 2012

Year ending, year beginning (1)

Whether you're in the public eye or not, what are some "good reviews" that you got this year? What did you do this year that received a warm and positive reaction from your "fans"?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tell us a story: something strange and new

What was something new that mystified you or repelled you at first, but that eventually you came to accept or even like?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The time has come

What changes are you ready to make today?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Highlights of 2012 (5)

What were you most grateful for this year?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Highlights of 2012 (4)

What was the most important thing you learned this year?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Highlights of 2012 (3)

Who is your Person of the Year — the person who had the biggest impact on your life, or who provided the most inspiring example for you?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Highlights of 2012 (2)

What was your biggest question or biggest decision this year?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Highlights of 2012 (1)

What was your biggest challenge this year?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tell us a story: turning point

If you had to pick just one, what is the most pivotal event in your life, the key episode of your life story?

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Yesterday was winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, the time when daylight is shortest and night is longest. In the southern hemisphere, yesterday was summer solstice.  How does the changing amount of daylight affect your daily routine? For example, what is one thing you won't do on a dark evening?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Changes this year (5)

What was the biggest change in your life this year overall?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Changes this year (4)

What was one change this year that you pretty much knew was coming?  What was one change that caught you by surprise?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Changes this year (3)

Who arrived in your life this year? Who stepped out of the background to take on a bigger role in your life? 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Changes this year (2)

Are you healthier than you were last year at this time? Do you have any new broken bones or chronic conditions, or have you survived a surgery since last year's end? If you aren't healthier than you were last year, are you making any plans to change your habits next year?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Changes this year (1)

This week we're going to look at what has changed in your life this year.

Are you still in the same job you were in at this time last year? If not, is the new job better or worse than the last one? If you're still in the same job, have your responsibilities changed? Your title? Your co-workers? Your salary? Your boss? Your view?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tell us a story: Not a moment to waste

When did you rush and scramble to try to meet a deadline, only to find out that you had plenty of time because the deadline was later than you thought?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Betrayed by the body

Which part of your body has given you more than its share of problems? 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Healthy holidays (5)

New Year's Day, at the tail end of the holiday season, is a traditional time to resolve to adopt healthier habits. Do you have any health-related resolutions in mind for 2013?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Healthy holidays (4)

What holiday situation — or what specific food — is most likely to lead you to eat more than you should? 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Healthy holidays (3)

What changes have you made to your habits and traditions to make the holidays easier and healthier?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Healthy holidays (2)

What are the predictable events that usually cause extra stress for you during this time of the year?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Healthy holidays (1)

Do you find that you miss more sleep than usual during the holiday season?  Do you have other healthy habits or routines that tend to lapse at this time of year?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tell us a story: super size

What's the biggest thing that you ever helped eat?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Big screen debut

What was the first movie that you ever saw — or the earliest one that you can remember seeing?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Being genuine and faking it (5)

What are some examples where you might be "faking it" more than necessary — where there might be room for more of your genuine self?  Tip: If you can't come up with examples for yourself, think about times when you've noticed other people putting in excessive or unnecessary effort to cover up their real selves.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Being genuine and faking it (4)

Were you ever unfairly accused of cheating or faking your results after you accomplished something extraordinary? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Being genuine and faking it (3)

Have you ever used a fake ID, claimed fake credentials, or misrepresented who you were, in order to gain access to something?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Being genuine and faking it (2)

Contact lenses hide the fact that your eyes need correction. Does that make them less open and honest than eyeglassses?  What are some similarly hidden forms of assistance that help you function and succeed in life?  Do any of those things stretch ethical boundaries or come close to actual deception? 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Being genuine and faking it (1)

Just as some shoes fit us perfectly and some fit poorly, there are parts of our lives that perfectly suit our temperament and other parts of our lives that don't seem to match who we are.  What's one place where you feel that you fit in perfectly? And what's one place where you don't exactly feel free to be yourself? 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tell us a story: a special holiday

Tell us a story of a memorable or unusual holiday celebration that you took part in. What holiday was it, and what did you do to observe or celebrate it? Who were you with? And what helped make the occasion interesting or memorable?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fire-Breathing Frank

What would you name your newly adopted pet dragon?