new year http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: Keeping our New Year's resolutions http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-keeping-our-new-years-resolutions <p>New Year’s resolutions.</p><p>We may groan about them, we may proclaim that we are “above” making them, but it does seem that the New Year brings about a collective longing for a fresh start.</p><p>So, how do you keep going strong as the year goes on? And is it possible to turn a good intention into a lifelong, good habit?</p><p>University of Michigan psychologist Michelle Segar says the key to success is the ability to see something like exercise as a way to enhance our lives immediately, instead of the means to achieve a long-term goal. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:21:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10588 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Keeping our New Year's resolutions Oakland County's developmentally disabled adults celebrate the new year early http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-countys-developmentally-disabled-adults-celebrate-new-year-early <p>The new year will come early for some people in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, Oakland County Parks and Recreation will host its annual "Almost New Year's" party.<br><br>The two-hour dance is specially created for the county's developmentally disabled adults. The party not only occurs before the year change, but the year-end countdown happens at 8:30 p.m. instead of midnight.</p><p>Sandy Dorey created the event. She says older parents and caregivers often don't want to stay out late on New Year's. She says it's also difficult to make reservations for Dec. 31.<br><br>"We just thought, 'It's a celebration.' We'd have the hats and everything else, so we just kick it off a few days early," she said. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:55:30 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10549 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland County's developmentally disabled adults celebrate the new year early Did ANYTHING good happen in 2011? http://michiganradio.org/post/did-anything-good-happen-2011 <p>The time for year-end lists and reflections is upon us!</p><p>By many measures 2011 has been a tough year around the state. The economy delivered another beating to Michigan, and many businesses and families have a long way to go before they start feeling a recovery.</p><p>So...that&#39;s the bad news.</p><p>But what&#39;s the good news?</p><p>Have there been things that have gone well this year for you and yours?</p><p>What are you thankful for in your community, your work, your family?&nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;ll match some of these local stories with an NPR&#39;s year-end series.</p><p><a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/changing-gears/b5323dd8807d/2011-was-a-good-year-for">Just click here to share your story. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:01:44 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 5432 at http://michiganradio.org Did ANYTHING good happen in 2011?