Deven Green is an award-winning comedy performer. You know her from the “Welcome To My Home” parodies, as the satirical Betty Bowers – America’s Best Christian, OCCmakeup ads, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and performing her live music shows in brothels across America. Deven is an Aquarian.

Dear Deven: I had a tough year, so I want to start 2017 in a better mind set. How can I do this? Resilience”
Get some sleep, eat better, dress nicely, hold hands and walk more. Or pretend it didn’t happen. It is all about the choices you make from today forward.

Dear Deven: What is the best gift you have ever received? Grateful”
This column is always about you, except for when it is about me. The best gifts have always been, and will always be, experiences with others.

Dear Deven: I want 2017 to be my breakout year. How can I ensure this will happen? Effort”
It’s like this: If you ask others to help you with cultivating your talent, you are empowering yourself as opposed to asking someone to make you famous. Aspirations need harmony. For example, you can’t be lazy and rich.

Dear Deven: I honestly don’t know what I want to do. I know I need goals, but I don’t know what. Intent”
If you don’t know where you are going, how can we follow and support you? Instead of wandering around aimlessly, try narrowing down what may interest you! Make some movement, any movement, and you will find that you will ultimately move in the direction you always wanted to.

Dear Deven: I am making a list of resolutions. May you help me? Motivation”
Say “yes.”

Dear Deven: We didn’t do a bunch of things as a couple this last year because we kept getting distracted. Does that mean we really didn’t want to do them? Focus”
If you wanted it badly enough, you would have followed through and made it happen. At least you both are on the same page about avoiding it!

Dear Deven: Regifting? Flow”
Oh yes! If you will use it, keep it. If not, send the item out into the world to find its proper place. Although, if you personalize a gift with someone’s name on it, they can’t really give that away now, can they?

Dear Deven: I’m throwing a NYE party. Why did I do this? I want to cancel! Simplicity”
Save the dramatics for a public display. You will not cancel. You will enlist the help of your friends to take over the details. They will throw a great party in your home and at your expense. Lesson: Surround yourself with those who care enough to make you look good. Happy New Year, dear!

Dear Friends: This column is for entertainment purposes…mostly mine. It was a great year due to YOU. Thank you. I will meet you under the mistletoe.

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