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Commitment

On (Ir)resolution

Christopher Phillips | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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.

The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Recognizing the shadow aspects of ourselves, those parts that we have denied, disowned, or attempt to conceal from others, is a powerful step in the process of becoming a more self-accepting person, which is a pretty important aspect of any successful relationship.

How To Get The Right Man To Commit To You

Caroline Zwick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Caroline Zwick

What I have seen over and over again is that the missing link to a committed relationship isn't a flatter stomach, flawless skin or a perfect life.

6 Ways To Turn A Fairy Tale Into True Love

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It is important to create a world full of more than just your romantic relationships. If you do not invest in other areas of your life -- your work, friends, outside interests -- you will lose perspective. It can begin to feel as if you will have nothing if you do not stick with your partner.

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

How Commitment Is Changing My Life

Hannah Massarella | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Massarella

The discovery of who you are at your core is the easy bit. The bigger and often more difficult piece is embracing that new version of you fully and completely. The real work is swallowing the red pill. But what does that actually mean, how does that play out in our lives?

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

When To Stay And When To Walk Away From Your Relationship

Julia Ford-Carther | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Julia Ford-Carther

Choose what you truly want and need in order to achieve the loving, caring, committed, passionate, fulfilling relationship that you truly desire -- and not just for the sake of making a point.

5 Ways to Turn a Breakup or Divorce Into the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to You

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Most do not have a squeaky clean past and many have difficult experiences to work through. The more you clean out your own closet, the lighter the baggage you will carry into your next romantic relationship.