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Commitment

Commitment-Phobe? This Is for You

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

More than anything, my inability to make a decision comes down to my fear of commitment. It is not the long-term prospect of being tied to something which shakes me up inside but rather, the terror that I could have committed to the wrong thing.

Stop Being So Damn Committed

Linda Ford | Posted 04.24.2015 | Divorce
Linda Ford

When you think of someone who is COMMITTED, you think of courage, determination, someone with a strong character and a stick-with-it-ness no matter what. Sounds pretty noble doesn't it?

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

Why Dare to Dream Big?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

A person who dreams big is an ordinary person. What makes them extraordinary is that they find the courage, heart, and discipline to make that drea...

Feeling the 'Rocky' in Relationships

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.17.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

In 2008, a massive earthquake shook the Chinese province of Sichuan. The immediate devastation was followed by a dramatic spike in the divorce rate, a phenomenon that captured international attention -- and sparked widespread speculation -- at the time. Did the deadly earthquake actually cause the jump in marital breakups?

Why You Can't Always Just Do It

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you are one of those people who has a lot of items on your relationship improvement to-do list, you probably know what it would take to get them done. More likely than not, you have the ability to do them.

Do You Have Commitment Fomobia?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

The Fear Of Missing Out can be clear symptom of, and defensive response to, an even greater fear of romantic commitment and intimacy. True intimacy, shouldn't be rushed, constantly questioned, or endlessly tempted by Tinder 24/7. If that's what you're experiencing, you've got some work to do.

Conscious Commitment

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

To have only two restaurants in our town who proudly tell guests where they get their ingredients from is frankly discouraging.

On (Ir)resolution

Christopher Phillips | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

"We're supposed to be sharing with the rest of the group a resolution we haven't kept," I'm told. "Do you have one?" Oh, I do. I have an embarrassment of choices. I blurt out, "I vowed I'd write a regular blog, and I haven't honored it."

I'm Not a Great Friend

Hans Hickler | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

We think that our friendship is so strong that we can relax on the investment side. Wrong. Good friends must continually invest in their friendship. I want to be much better at that.

10 Honest Marriage Vows You Never Hear At Weddings

Lydia Netzer | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Lydia Netzer

Here's a set of wedding vows with practical merit. They might sound unconventional and unromantic. They're certainly not poetic, but these promises, if kept, will go far in sealing a marriage for the ages.

You Can Have It Both Ways

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There's a huge difference between the natural desire to care about what others think of you and needing them to like and approve of you. We can only experience real love if we have the freedom to be ourselves.

The Dream of the Perfect Marriage

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Matousek

When you've been down the aisle and really bombed, it's hard to believe you'll ever have a happy marriage. When you've put on the tux, chosen the rings, picked out the invites, the flowers, the music, written the vows, made up the guest list, said, "I do," then wound up in the marital shitter.

7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Long-Time Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I have watched many decide to divorce. To admit they have failed in maintaining love for someone they vowed to love. Forever. It feels awful. I know. I have done it myself.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

Dean Smith: Innovation and Commitment

John Llewellyn | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports
John Llewellyn

Whether it was acknowledging an assist, taking a charge, praising a teammate's effort, or celebrating a senior bench-warmer, Dean Smith's players were devoted to one another and to their coach.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

Recommitting to Your New Year's Resolutions

Rachel Verlik | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

We all take a step back backward now and again. Take a deep breath, regroup and be mindful about recommitting to your goals through building new habits.

The Diplomat's Pen: Culture, Imagination and Knowledge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Italy is a marvelous cultural country. I am not biased when I say it -- there are many reasons to believe it.

6 Easy Ways to Win With Your New Year's Resolutions

Diane Passage | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

It's that time again! New Year's resolutions are almost a running joke, if they're not already. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Find love. Recycle. Take a ...

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

The Lost Art of Partying

Sarah Byrne | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Sarah Byrne

Gone are the days when people tried to make the best of an awkward situation, or strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't have otherwise met. Instead, we go to parties to all sit in our respective corners and stare at our phones, waiting for something better to text us.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.