With the New Year’s rapidly approaching many Americans are anxiously awaiting to set new goals for their New Year’s Resolutions and reevaluate the old ones. Resolutions aren't anything new of course. The long-time tradition that can be traced back to the Roman Empire era.
In 153 B.C. Julius Caesar created New Year’s Resolutions to honor the Roman god Janus. He encouraged the Babylonians to make resolutions with hopes that whatever they borrowed from Janus would be returned. This timeless tradition has carried over to the 21st century.
According to sources, about 50% of Americans participate in New Year's Resolutions and but only 35% fulfil their expectations. Out of the 35%, men are more likely to achieve their goals than women. Over the course of the year people tend to lose track of the progress or even forget about the resolutions all together.
So why do we continue to set these yearly goals? In my opinion, we want to reestablish a clean slate. Everyone wants to go into the New Year feeling refreshed and renewed while leaving the former year behind. Either way, resolutions produce hope for a better year. What are your New Year's Resolutions?
While millennials are swiping left and right to find the right companion, Expert Relationship Coach April A. Carter encourages singles to connect the old fashion way—through face-to-face interaction. Which is exactly why she founded Jax Of Hearts in 2015.
“The purpose of Jax Of Hearts is to assist singles in finding long-term love through social interaction and relationship coaching in the Jax, FL region, ”says Carter.
Carter connects singles through various singles mixers and gatherings such as Battle of the Sexes, Speed Dating, and Bowling at local venues. Singles are encouraged to mingle and interact in a pressure-free environment. Discovering love does not have to be so intimidating. Let your guard down and have fun!
“At my singles events, people will learn that finding a mate is no pressure and is about having fun,” says the Relationship Coach.
The Journey to Now...
This New York native has been happily married for eight years. Innately, couples asked her for relationship advice which has led to her successful career as a romantic Relationship Coach. In the wake of Carter’s own love journey, she realized that one of the differences between successful and failed relationships is finding a compatible mate.
"Being compatible is very important when building a foundation," says Carter. “Not to be confused with similarities. You can be with a totally different person than you, yet still be compatible.”
This epiphany birthed an eBook Compatible Companion: A Single Woman’s Guide to Selecting Mr. Right. In this book, Mrs. Carter makes it crystal clear that she is not a matchmaker. This guide was authored to teach individuals about the practical tools required to attract and maintain long-term love. So if you're seeking advice on how to find your compatible mate, April A. Carter is the perfect woman for the job.
If you're looking to transform your love life, multi-faceted relationship expert April A. Carter left little nuggets of advice.
For married couples: "Have patience, understanding and forgiveness with one another. Individuals change. It's natural. No one is the same person from ten years ago. If they are, that's a sign of no growth. Allow your spouse the ability to be themselves without any guilt. If they're changing for the worse, counseling and further communication is required.”
For the Singles: "Determine if you’re actually ready for love. Sometimes we think we're ready for something then we get it and it's like naaaaahhh. Know who you are and what you want be honest with yourself to select the best mate for long-term love.”
Entrepreneurs we haven’t forgotten about you. April is a successful career woman so it’s only right that she imprints her knowledge on you all as well.
For the entrepreneurs: “Be true to your ideas and brand. Don't worry about the people that say ‘you can't.’ Put out the best product or service that you can. Follow up on your responsibilities and your customers. Put in the hard work and watch your business flourish. This advice can also be applied to your relationships.”
You can connect with April A. Carter via these social media platforms:
FACEBOOK: April A. Carter or Jax Of Hearts 904
You may download her eBook here: http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=BQRugb&mc=Jw&s=HqdH66&u=BrvKN&y=x&
dr. shari calicker
Just one encounter with Dr. Shari Calicker will have you anxiously awaiting your next appointment. She is a first generation Family Medicine Physician with three and a half years of experience. In 2014, Dr. Calicker graduated from Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s largest and oldest Historically Black Medical Institutions in the South. She currently practices at St. Vincent Primary Care Center on the North side of Jacksonville.
Dr. Calicker grew up in the social locale of Beltsville, Maryland. The diverse environment made it easy to connect with peers, but she found it hard to cultivate the relationship with her mother. Dr. Calicker set out to become a psychiatrist with hopes to improve their tumultuous relationship. In 2005, Dr. Calicker attended Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduation, she made plans to attend Medical school but she found the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) to be more challenging than she expected. After being placed on the wait list, she moved back home to Prince George’s County. She was shopping at Costco when she received the phone call that transformed her career.
“A spot had opened in the Post Baccalaureate program and it started in a week,” says Dr. Calicker. “Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Nashville."
One year after she had successfully completed the program, she began her first year at Meharry Medical College. Her destiny eventually collided with Family Medicine and she fell in love with it. There, she also met her husband Donovan. The couple wedded on October 5, 2015.
Being a Doctor is a huge milestone, but Dr. Calicker’s career can become quite challenging at times.
“On one hand, you are an inspiration because no one believes that you are a Doctor, and that it is so wonderful that you are so accomplished,” she says. “On the other hand, it’s frustrating because no one believes you are a Doctor and you constantly have to prove yourself worthy because you are not what comes to mind when people think of the word ‘Doctor’.”
Somewhere along her journey she focused more on influencing others and less on proving herself to the world. She encourages the next generation to overcome stereotypes and embrace one’s authenticity through her blogs, relationships and career.
“I’m able to change not just physical lives, but mindsets. You can look like me and transcend beyond what you are used to seeing. That to me is the dopest thing about being a Physician,” she says.
You may find Dr. Calicker on all social media platforms below.
- Facebook Page : Doctor Mrs
- Instagram & Twitter Page: @thisisdoctormrs
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.doctormrs.com