The end of the calendar year marks a time for reflection. Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s Resolutions or find them overrated, we like the idea of taking some time to assess where we are and set fresh intentions this time of the year. Some say that “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans,” but resolutions can be a powerful tool. As we look back at 2018, we hope to integrate what we’ve learned and experienced in order to plan for a brighter, better year ahead. We like to think of them as both inspiration and motivation for a healthy life. Yours may be very practical and goal-oriented, such as meditating for 10 minutes a day. Perhaps you have bigger picture aspirations, such as achieving one of your loftier life dreams. There is no right or wrong way to make resolutions, and you can have fun with yours… perhaps resolving to do just that – have more fun. While practically no one sticks with their January workout plan resolution, we believe that it is possible to set practical intentions and stick to them. If yours are related to health, wellness, or dietary, we’re here to support you!

Rebecca’s Store Resolutions

Our collective resolution for Rebecca’s, and what we hope to set the tone for in 2019, is to build upon what we’ve done for thirty-two years: bring the greater Charlottesville community carefully selected, quality curated products and depth of knowledge on all things natural, organic, regenerative, sustainable and healing. Our resolution is to continue to explore new products and knowledge so that we may best serve our community. Through various channels, including social media, we want to remind people that there is an option that is local, personable, and focused on quality.

This commitment is one we take seriously, and the start of the year feels like the perfect time to communicate that to our community.

Our Staff’s Resolutions

We also gathered resolutions from our Rebecca’s Natural Food staff that we’d like to share. We hope you’ll find some motivation and inspiration for 2019!

Bill Calvani (Grocery Manager) –  I am a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I resolve to compete as much as possible in BJJ.

Brandon Davis MS.Ed. (Store Manager) – As a single, working mother, my resolution is to better support my energy level and self-care in order to ensure I share the best of me with my child and am completely there for her in our time together..

Susan Dunlap, HC (Nutrition Information Specialist ) – I want to do some “big picture” thinking. I want to set up some goals (a mission statement) for work, home, relationship and personal health that are guidelines to help form more concrete plans. I like the quote from Benjamin Franklin,  “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” The key will be actually writing them down and posting them in a way to see daily.

Kara Housdan (Grocery Associate) – My resolution is to potty train my 21-month-old child, Lily!

Bridget Klauer (Supplement/Body Care Associate) – This year I began meditating, My resolution is to maintain regularity in my practice.

Suzette Thoms (Customer Service) – My resolution is to participate in more community service.

Happy holidays from our Rebecca’s Natural Food family to yours!