By Jillian Pransky
For many, the drop of the ball has long been an alarm bell to “fix” what we don’t like about ourselves so we will feel better. We resolve to be thinner, healthier, wealthier, more ambitious, more confident, etc. However, our urge to “change” ourselves, or our conditions, is often driven by a deeper unconscious desire to avoid, cover up, or numb out what we are really feeling. For instance, let me tell you a little bit about my annual urge to cut bangs.