Tenn. resort soothes the soul

Holidays are a special time, but you spend so much energy running around buying gifts, visiting relatives across the country and hosting parties that by the time it's all over, you're probably feeling a little ragged. With the hustle and bustle, you've abandoned your daily routines and your diet's gone out the window. You need to turn over a new leaf, and you might need some help doing it. That's why the Lodge at Buckberry Creek in Gatlinburg, Tenn., is hosting the New Leaf Weekend Jan. 15-16. With instruction in yoga, Pilates, fitness and nutrition, they'll help you start the new year with a focus on personal wellness of the mind, body and spirit. The restaurant chef will even host a hands-on cooking session to teach you about wellness cuisine and healthy eating habits. All those special features, plus access to the lodge's scenic hiking trails and in-room spa opportunities, might be just what you need to embark on a new year with energy, focus and a commitment to wellness.