To Your New Year's Eve Health!

By Karen Salkin
This past very-trying year has finally come to an end, and things are looking up. The world is finally getting back to at least a semblance of normalcy, but there's still a lot we each can do to help our own health and happiness. And luck.

I, in particular, do not leave everything to chance. Nor to other people. To that end, there are a couple of “good luck rituals” I often do, with one of them being applicable tomorrow only.

And I'm sharing them with my loyal ClearClub blog readers. So now you, too, will be able to have a hand in your own luck. 

Here are the two things I do tonight and tomorrow to have great luck for all of 2022:

The first one is called “Rabbit,” and I do it at the end of every month and the beginning of the new one. But I always feel like it’s particularly potent on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There are two ways to do it, and I, of course, do both.

First is the specific wish. This is how to do it: on the last night of the month, (in this case, tonight,) as you drift-off to sleep, concentrate on the one wish you want to come true more than anything else. Keep it in your mind as your last thought of the month. And don’t talk. (Duh.) In the morning, the first thing you must say is “Rabbit.”

The other “Rabbit” iteration gives you good luck for that entire new month. And it doesn’t matter if you made that specific wish the night before or not. When you wake-up on the first day of the new month, (tomorrow,) kind-of pop off the end of the bed, (I just scooch down to the end with my butt, and gently propel myself off,) while saying “Rabbit” three times. (I’ve heard it as one, two, or three times, so I always do three, to cover all bases. Why not?)

If you’re worried that you won’t remember to do it, with so much going on in our minds and souls right now, just put a little sign by your clock or phone of whatever else will be the first thing you’ll see when you wake-up, (perhaps your partner’s forehead?,) to remind yourself. I also put a little stuffed rabbit on my bedside table, not just for the visual reminder but because he’s so adorbs.

And here’s my special New-Year’s-Day-only ritual, which brings good luck for the entire year!  So do not miss it tomorrow!  It’s eating black-eyed peas on January 1.

The form of them is not important–canned, frozen, fresh, whatever; they all work the same. The quantity isn’t important, either, which I’m sure my fellow finicky eaters will be happy to hear, (because the legumes are far from delicious.) But you do have

to eat at least a few, in any preparation. I just heat a handful or two in the microwave, throw some seasoned salt on them, and basically choke those suckers down. It’s once a year–if I can stand them, I’m sure everyone can! And the bonus is—black-eyed peas are uber-healthful! So it's a win all the way around.

Of course, you can also always help your luck along by wearing one of our ClearClub night guards, tonight and every night! I'll be doing just that in a few hours, and in the new year, as well.

I wish you all a happy, safe, and healthful New Year! I'll catch you here next year with more tips to help us all be our best selves.


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