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Commitment

How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a different color every day, depending on what was discharged that day.

5 Essential Elements for a Blissful Marriage That Lasts

Dianne Collins | Posted 06.30.2014 | Style
Dianne Collins

There are no "how-to steps" to a blissful marriage. Nature doesn't work that way and neither do we. There are, however, essential elements in Nature that have everything work in harmony and beauty.

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

The "R" Word

Eric Trules | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

What's my third act, as we like to say in the theater? Every good play, every good life, needs a good third act.

Are You My Soulmate?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Having relationship upsets and disappointments doesn't necessarily mean that we're a mismatch. These things happen, even in the best partnerships and they are not indicators that we're not meant to be together. They are part of the process. The real question has to do with whether or not each of us is willing to learn and grow ourselves into whole, loving human beings.

3 Things You Should Know About Failure

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Failure feels so much worse and eats at our self-esteem when we know we lacked commitment and effort. I'm pretty sure this is the root to the continued failure I've experienced up until now. I'm having to remind myself to not be afraid, and I've discovered three truths about failure.

Men and Marriage

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weddings
Raza Habib Raja

There is thus a huge difference between men and women in their attitudes which in turn have been shaped by their respective evolutionary development, specific roles and expectations. These differences come alive with full pronunciation in marriage which actually amplifies them

Rough Times Hold the Key to Success: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Once you achieve your goal, you will know it was these moments of doubt when your resolve was tested -- when you had to dust yourself off, pick yourself back up and try again -- that were the most crucial in generating your success.

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Partner

Posted 04.26.2014 | Weddings

By Bonnie Olson for YourTango Before you make the big choice of a partner, take time to ask some very important questions. "You must choose, but...

Why Brides and Grooms Need to Take 'Til Death Do Us Part' More Seriously -- A Love Story

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I truly wonder if they have really thought through the step they're in the process of taking. Vowing to "learn to cook" or 'try skydiving' isn't what marriage is about, folks. It's about sticking together through financial problems, family problems and health challenges... 'til death do us part.'

The Moment You Need To Break Up With Your 'Texters'

Kristie Christie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Kristie Christie

While we were "just friends," I'd seen names of girls flash on the screen and he'd turn his phone over the same way I would when one of my texting guys would pop up on my screen. I knew there were some girls out there still hoping... still flirting and texting.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

It makes sense that people in their 20s and 30s might hedge their bets and see relationships as risky if they watched their parents' marriage fail, or even relatives and friends parents' marriage collapse.

The Myth of Men Not Being Able to Commit

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane is continually amused by the glut of articles she sees about the inability that many men have to commit to relationships. Her own experience is that men commit more fully than women do.

We're Very Committed, But Are Not Quite Sure What We're Committed To (Friction Source #2)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is that we don't properly scrutinize our aspirations. Specifically, is every single person in your organization crystal clear on what success looks like? Do you actually have the capability to get there? Do you have the bandwidth?

Take Off the White Gloves and Become a Change Agent

Laura Butler | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Laura Butler

By honoring my values, paying attention to opportunities, following my passion and balancing my commitments, I'm empowered.

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

A Letter To My Son About The Only Good Reason To Get Married

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Marriages become beautiful when two people embrace the only good reason to get married: to practice the daily sacrifice of their egos.

7 Things You Should Stop Doing Today

Jay Platt | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

What's an askhole, you ask? It's a word that's come up recently to describe someone who ask for your advice but never follows through on it. That in itself is aggravating enough, and you shouldn't do it.

WATCH: Tapping Into Commitment!

Brad Yates | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As the Olympics draw to a close, here is another video with an Olympic reference. Enjoy! If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also ...

Men, Don't Waste Women's Time

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Mark Radcliffe

It's like knowing you like brunettes but start dating a blonde, and then nine years into it you break up with her, saying, "Sorry, I just never liked your hair." That's not her fault -- it's yours

Why Long-Distance Relationships Never, Ever Work (Except When They Do)

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Long-distance relationships often masquerade as real relationships. They can be passionate, intense, and loving. But what they can't be is battle-tested.

Do You Do It in the Rain?

Jay Platt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

The truth is, if you want to accomplish the truly big goals in life you're going to have to have the kind of mindset that will get you out there doing what you have to do. In good weather and bad. When you feel like it and when you don't. Day in and day out. In short, you must be willing to do it, No Matter What!

Why You Should Become A Teacher

Babs Nichols | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Babs Nichols

2014-01-27-Chalkboard_eraser_Waldorf_School_East_Lexington_MA.jpgDespite popular rhetoric, public schools are not "failing." In fact, in most ways they are succeeding. I stay because what I've learned in 29 years is that my job is one of the ones that matters most.

Why Intentions Are More Fun Than Resolutions

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

This is the point when it all starts to slide. It's that wicked time of year when good intentions hit real life. Your New Year's resolve to lose we...