2013 came and went in a flash. I made new friends, rekindled old ones, diagnosed some lingering health issues, had my first surgery and discovered that I like raw foods. But all in all 2013 wasn’t too kind to me. Or perhaps I wasn’t very kind to myself – I’m not sure which it is truthfully.

So this year I vow to be kinder to me. Because I deserve it. And because sometimes the most important relationship to focus on is the one with yourself. It leads to stronger relationships with loved ones. Makes us better parents, friends and lovers.

And that’s exactly the kind of person I want to be.