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After such a challenging year, a new year is beginning. That means resolutions and a time to start fresh, whether it’s finances, family or health. With all of the challenges of 2020, it’s important to make some resolutions for a new you in the coming new year. Valerie Greenberg, celebrity lifestyle expert, joined us today with tips to help create a new you in 2021.


If you’re like me and you love a good treadmill workout, then check out the T75 with the brand-new XUR Console from Matrix. It puts you in the driver’s seat, providing a home exercise experience that is as personal as it is powerful. It comes with one year of iFit included, and it’s designed to connect virtually to any popular training app or entertainment option. It helps you start a workout routine and stay motivated to keep going. The T75 offers a natural, satisfying run. As a matter of fact, it was recently awarded the Best for Speedwork accolade by Runner’s World due to its sturdy frame and thick deck. To learn more, visit

Good Health

Studies show that we just don’t drink enough water, which is crucial to good health. It’s also important that the water taste good, so for me, that starts with Pentair’s FreshPoint Easy Flow Under Counter Water Filtration System. It makes it easy to get great-tasting filtered water straight from the tap. The recently launched DIY system is easy to install; no drilling or special tools required.  It’s certified by NSF to reduce 99% of lead. The filter is rated for 3,000 gallons, which is over 20,000 plastic bottles, and an indicator light signals when it’s time to replace it.  The one-touch filter release makes change outs a breeze. Install it in the kitchen, bathroom, bar area or anywhere you want great-tasting water on tap. It works not just for homeowners but for renters too since there is zero drilling involved. It’s time to ditch your filter pitchers and single-use water bottles, your wallet and the environment will thank you. For more information, visit

Taking Multi-Vitamins

A common new you resolution is clean eating, but it should also include a multi-vitamin. My top tip for that is SugarBear, best known for its revolutionary Hair vitamin. SugarBear also has a vegan Women’s Multivitamin. Free of artificial sweeteners and flavors, SugarBear Women’s Multi comes in a tasty gummy form and is a perfect addition to your daily health routine. Many of us look to improve our health in the New Year and taking vitamins is a great resolution!  Available at SugarBear’s Women’s Multi is a scientifically formulated vegan vitamin complex with real fruit juice, designed especially for women, but men can take them too! Remember, food alone doesn’t provide all the nutrients we need, so SugarBear helps deliver nutrients that women typically aren’t getting enough of. The delicious berry flavored gummies contain vegan sourced amino acids as well as 16 micronutrients to help supplement vitamins and essential nutrients many women may be missing in their recommended daily diet. Key ingredients include Omega-3, Vitamin B-12, and Vitamin C + D. They also have a Sleep gummy to keep you well rested this winter. SugarBear Sleep’s unique blend of sleep enhancing ingredients make it more effective than melatonin-only supplements.

Healthy Hair

With all the social distancing this past year, we may have neglected our hair. Well, it’s the new year and leading hair-care company Roux has the secret to restoring essential moisture to transform dry, damaged hair into soft, smooth, shiny strands. With eight precious oils, argan, avocado, castor, coconut, jojoba, olive, sunflower seed and sweet almond oils, plus vitamins E and B5, found in Roux Weightless Precious Oils Restorative Hair Masque. I love to use it at home as a pampering self-care spa treatment while I relax in the tub. This intensive, vitamin-infused formula helps hydrate and strengthen dry, damaged, thick and coarse hair, as it helps smooth split ends and helps control frizz. Try the entire Roux Weightless Precious Oils Collection, Restorative Hair Masque, used along with Roux Weightless Precious Oils Luminous Shampoo and Roux Weightless Precious Oils Softening Conditioner. Each is less than $10 each at Sally Beauty stores and and

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As we bid farewell to 2020, we asked our Indy Style contributors to look ahead to what they’re most looking forward to in 2021. Here’s a look at their inspiring points of view.

2020 has been a year to remember!  Lifestyle and parenting expert, Sherri French is here today to help you and your family usher in 2021 with fun and games to bring the new year in with a bang. 

Countdown Clock Decoration

Blow up balloons and using black stickers or markers, write the numbers from 1 to 12.  Stick them to your wall with tape in a circle to form a clock.  Add ribbon to the bottoms of the balloons for more fun.  Make a minute and hour hand for the middle of the balloon.  A great addition to your NYE decorations.

What you need:  12 balloons, 12 ribbons, black marker or sticker numbers, minute and hour hands cut out, black paper, scissors, tape

Mocktails for Kids

Create fancy drinks for the youngest members of your house!  Using plastic champagne flutes, using a light-coloured fruit juice such as apple juice, grape juice or sparkling apple juice.  To make the colour change, add hard rock candy to the juice.  Also try Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, pop rocks or anything else fun.  You can also try to add sprinkles to a glass of milk to make it fancy and fun.  

What you need (mocktails) – Plastic champagne glasses, light fruit juice (apple, grape or sparkling apple), candy of your choice

Milk glasses – Glass, colourful sprinkles, something to make the sprinkles stick to the rim (honey, corn syrup)

Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

Make an easy ring toss for family fun using glass bottles, glow in the dark tape and glow sticks.  Decorate the glass bottles in the tape and make rings with the glow sticks.  Set up the bottles, turn out the lights and toss the rings!

What you need – Glass bottles, glow in the dark tape, glow sticks

Shaving Cream Fireworks

What is NYE without fireworks?  Have some messy fun with your kids using shaving cream, paint, toothpicks and a cookie sheet.  Fill the cookie sheet with shaving cream.  Using a piece of cardboard, flatten it out evenly in the pan.  Drop colours of paint onto the shaving cream.  Using a toothpick, start on the middle of the dot and pull the colour out like a firework burst.  Add in a second colour if you wish.  Do this for all of the drops of paint on the cookie sheet.  Take a blank piece of paper and press down gently onto the shaving cream.  Pull gently away from the pan.  If there is any excess shaving cream, use the cardboard to remove.  Let it dry and you have an amazing firework print!

What you need – Cookie sheet, shaving cream, paint, cardboard, white paper, toothpicks

To find details on all of these great NYE ideas head to @momhint on Instagram.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – If you’re like millions of Americans, there’s a good chance you’re looking to make some changes come 2021. In years past, becoming “healthier” has consistently been at the top of the list. But what does being healthier mean?

News 8’s medical reporter, Dr. Mary Gillis, was on IndyStyle to talk about what are known as SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that stands for: Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant and Timely and is a proven, evidence-based strategy that will help you achieve your own health goals for the new year, whatever they may be.

To learn more about how you can create your own SMART goals this year, click on the video above.

News 8’s medical reporter, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gillis, D.Ed., is a classically trained medical physiologist and biobehavioral research scientist. She has been a health, medical and science reporter for over 5 years. Her work has been featured in national media outlets. You can follow her on Instagram @reportergillis and Facebook @DrMaryGillis.

Congratulations on making it through one tough year. Goodbye, 2020! You’re ready to take on 2021 and make it one of the best years yet. Whether you’re a die-hard resolution setter or you’re just looking for ways to feel more confident, Alex Perry, CEO of Practically Speaking, LLC has tips that will help you start with a bang and keep you going strong throughout the year. 

1. Set small resolutions.

The new year is full of promise and excitement. It’s easy to get sucked into the idea that you can achieve ANYTHING you set your mind to (and in record time). But that’s not true. According to the U.S. News & World Report, New Year’s resolutions fail about 80 percent of the time. Setting a resolution that’s too big, like running a marathon when you’ve never run, is a sure-fire way to lose confidence. Setting small resolutions, like running a mile by the end of January and then doing the work, will dramatically increase your chances of success. Once you’ve achieved your smaller resolution, you can move on to bigger and better resolutions. You’ll be able to look back at all the small resolutions you kept instead of one big one you didn’t, and your confidence will skyrocket! 

2. Stop negative self-talk. 

Are you your own worst enemy? Do you say things to yourself that you wouldn’t say to another human being? How often do you catch yourself saying things like “I’m so dumb.”, “I can’t get anything right?” or “I suck at this!”? If you said often, you aren’t alone. We think about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day, and research suggests about 80% of those thoughts are negative. That’s like having a personal drill sergeant beating you down almost every waking moment of the day. If you want to boost your confidence, start talking nicely to yourself. When you catch yourself saying something negative, like “I’ve ruined everything!” stop and ask yourself, “Is that true?“. Chances are, what you’re saying isn’t right, is an exaggeration, or is just plain mean. Be kind to yourself and confidence will come. 

3. Accept Compliments.

You work hard, are generous and kind, and other people compliment you for it. But what do you say in return? Is it something like, “Oh gosh, no, I’m not that great.” or “Don’t’ say that! I didn’t really DO anything“? It’s easy to downplay or detract when someone compliments you. You don’t want people to think you have a “big head” or that you’re an ego maniac. However, every time you don’t accept a compliment, you’re taking away a chance to boost your confidence. If you’re worried about what to say when someone says something nice about you, simply smile and say, “Thank you.” That’s enough for them and enough for you to feel good about who you are and what you do.

To learn more about how to boost your confidence and communication skills, visit Alex at