Psychotherapist and life coach Jean McCutcheon joins us to talk about the pressure to make and keep New Year's resolutions, and how the failure to do so can leave people feeling discouraged and overwhelmed for the year to come. Jean speaks about the importance of harnessing the growth from the past year and using that as a stepping stone going forward into the new year. She offers concrete ways to set realistic goals and what to do to carry them through, even when obstacles present themselves. Having insight and self compassion, staying flexible, connecting with others, and not getting stuck in the moment of failure are some of her thoughtful ways to navigate your way through the pressure to succeed. Jean reminds us that the failing to make and complete resolutions is just one part of being a complete human being.