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Status Quo

If I Know What I Need To Do, Why Can't I Just Do It?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we uncovering our competing commitments we ease the pain that comes from punishing ourselves with angry self-talk, a practice that often fuels the suffering from which we seek to free ourselves through our efforts to change.

Change Can Be Hard to Sell

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Change usually includes both opportunity and loss. Within organizations where many people will be impacted, there must be a reason for making changes--something is not working or an improvement is necessary to remain competitive.

Why Social Conditions Matter to the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.27.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In his statements and actions, Pope Francis reveals a commitment to emulate the earthly ministry of Jesus. This is particularly clear in the Pope's focus not only on the condition of humanity's inner selves, but even more so on the conditions in which so much of humanity lives.

Don't Accept the Status Quo

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 08.14.2016 | Teen
Jaylen Bledsoe

I believe we are on this earth with a purpose; and I don't think that our purpose is to go through life in passive agreement to the rules, whims, and norms of our society.

But Everyone Else Is Doing It...

Jordan Dansky | Posted 06.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jordan Dansky

If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump off with them? It's a question our parents asked us all the time growing up, usually to steer us clear from bad influences in our childhood. As a kid, standing out from the status quo is celebrated.

Helping Kids to Become Reflective Rebels

Alfie Kohn | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

Compliance remains the central goal of most classroom management programs, character education initiatives and parenting resources. Sure, we stress the virtues of independent thinking and assertiveness, but mostly in the context of getting kids to resist peer pressure

Coloring Outside the Lines

Hans Hickler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

I had dinner with my brother and his family the other day. At the restaurant, his son the kindergartner, is coloring with crayons. He is trying like crazy to color inside the lines, his tongue is sticking out with maximum concentration.

5 Reasons You Should Travel During an Economic Slump

Jill Kozak | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jill Kozak

With the New York Times reporting scant opportunities for Americans to increase their income in an ever-frustrating economy, it may be nigh time to hit the road. Here are five great reasons to flip the status quo on its head and travel while the getting's good...

We, the Adolescents

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- it...

It's Candidate Smith by a Landslide

Patrick Caddell | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Patrick Caddell

The difference between today's political structure and the aspirations of Americans is a vision of alternate universes. One is the status quo of the political, media, and establishment elite. The other universe is that of the American people.

Clinton Repeats '08 Mistake

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There is a growing concern in Democratic circles, which I share, about whether the Hillary Clinton who could run in 2016 is repeating the mistake she made in 2008, when she ran as the inevitable and invincible candidate of a political establishment held in widespread public disrepute.

It's Not Me, It's You: Letting Go of the Status Quo

Zetta Elliott | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Zetta Elliott

Hashtag activism and symbolic gestures have their place, but transforming the publishing industry will take sustained pressure; increasing diversity in children's literature will require support not only for inclusion but innovation.

The Only Way To Live A Truly Free Life

OWN | Posted 05.09.2014 | OWN

When you look back on your life, are you happy with what you see or have you felt held back from doing some of the things you truly wanted to do? If y...

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Redefining Success for Those Who Dream Big

Audrey Cheng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Audrey Cheng

Not everyone has dreamt big or even needs to, but for those that do, it's a real shame to see aspirations and talents go to waste because people are too afraid to recreate their own definition of success outside of the one given to us by society.

Spring, 1973: Me 'n Jake Get Status Quo Ripped on New York Reefer

Binky Philips | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In the next 90 seconds, we were all walking down the tiny staircase, me 'n Jake leading the way, with the band behind us yelling, and the next thing Jake and I knew, we were on stage.

How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think

Sean Kim | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Living a life that follows the ideal notions of what other people think is a terrible way to live. It makes you become the spineless spectator who waits for other people to take action first. Worst of all, it makes you become someone who doesn't take a stand for anything.

Why You Should Question the Status Quo

Dave Gill | Posted 12.15.2013 | Technology
Dave Gill

If you could do anything, what would you do? If you could create something, what would you create? If you could live the good life, what would it look like? What are you waiting for?

Should Lawyers Be Required to Take Continuing Education Courses on Human Mental Processes?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On May 23, 2012, I gave a presentation to the members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. The topic was "Are Atto...

The Real Status Quo of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

When rhetoric comes from our CEO, mayor, or anyone high up in CPS about the Teachers Union wanting to keep kids trapped in the status quo, remember that the union is run by 40,000 people who work with students and have committed our professional lives to improving the opportunities for our students.

Are You Certain That Your Divorce Is All Your Spouse's Fault?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If you can think of even one positive thing that ever occurred from blaming others, please continue doing so. We can't change others, but we can change the way in which we act and react. Maybe people would benefit from accepting responsibility, instead of blaming others.

Real Life Lesson from Real Life DoGooders: Reject the Status Quo to Solve Critical Problems

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The underlying theme to America's central struggles over recent years is that they're problems created over time and ignored as they grew in size and scale.

Making Sacrifices When Change Is Inevitable

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

This is not a story about race, although it may seem so at first. I will leave that reflection for another day. Instead, it is about how a country chooses to embrace and create solutions when faced with something that has impacted each of us personally.

Why Herman Cain Won, and Why You Might See Rick Perry in Mickey Mouse Slippers Next Week

Christopher Ingram | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Voters are looking for someone who calls a socialist president a socialist, not whatever euphemistic poll-tested answer Mitt Romney calls President Obama.

MEDIA: Mainstream-Embracing Disappointingly Ignorant Advocates

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.16.2011 | Media
Robin Koerner

The extraordinary lack of coverage of Ron Paul following his statistical tie for first place in Iowa is a remarkable story in itself -- worthy of the best efforts of serious investigative journalists.