It's not hard to get caught up with the Christmas crazies, with the present-buying and the decorating, the eating and the drinking. But then there's the inevitable hangover, which usually involves feeling like you spent too much money, and despite all the activity, maybe you've gained a few pounds in the last couple of weeks. A bit of sober reality can help move us past feeling crummy and into action. Take this funny-but-scary video below, which really prompted me to start thinking about my personal and planet-focused New Year's goals. What are yours? 

Starre Vartan ( @ecochickie ) covers conscious consumption, health and science as she travels the world exploring new cultures and ideas.