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3 Commitments Innovative Educators Will Make This Year

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

The commitments we make to ourselves and our students say a lot about the type of educator we hope to be. Here is an inside look into three of the (many) commitments that our innovative educators will be making for the upcoming year.

7 Ways To Make Your Wedding Ceremony Anything But Boring

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

As a celebrant, I many times hear from guests how often the weddings they attend are dull. Perfunctory at best. Boring at worst. And yet this is arguably the most important landmark in the life of a couple. Today, we seek experience over words, which may in themselves have little meaning.

Optional Obligations

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lita Smith-Mines

There's something about the making of plans and the scheduling of meetings that doesn't seem as concrete as it used to be. Have you noticed it as well...

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

The Art Of Saying 'No'

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

Have your "no" phrases as ready as your business cards. Keep them handy. Keep them honest.

Balancing Act: Creating Harmony at Home and Work

Marcia Wieder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

If you are courageous and selective about the things you commit to, I promise you that your life will get easier. You will be able to free yourself from undue stress and guilt if you can reduce the amount of things you agree to do.

Standing Firm on Thin Ice

Rob White | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

In retrospect, the officer's silence was a way of acknowledging that a young man had demonstrated a commitment to upholding his word. Perhaps the universe shined favorably upon me, too, for helping a fellow denizen of the planet.

A Portrait of Commitment

Cara Dixon | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Cara Dixon

It is a choice to persevere and sail on. Yet when a boat finds a place to dock on the other shore after a long journey, the sun sets on a beautiful portrait of commitment that has endured even the greatest odds. This is love.

The Surprising Reason Why We Break Promises

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

For some people, I've noticed, saying you are going to do something feels just as good as actually doing it. How can we understand these promise-breakers, whose intentions start out both genuine and admirable, but who never seem to act on them?

Making Your Resolutions Last

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

You become the director, producer and actor of your own outcomes, from academic to career to healthy lifestyle goals. It's amazing what you can accomplish with positive thoughts.

The Four Elements of the New Year's Resolution

Janie Emaus | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

How many times have you made a New Year's Resolution, only to find yourself apologizing to yourself, days or maybe even only hours later, when you find that you just cannot keep your promise?

Do You Break Commitments?

Rory Vaden | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Commitment is not about finding the perfect circumstance; it's about dictating a certain choice. It's not about making the right decision; it's about making a decision and then making it right.

How To Keep Your Promises

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

The promises we make speak volumes about who we are. Whether your promise is as casual as committing to your partner that you'll eat better foods or as serious as eliminating abusive behavior, the promises we make -- to ourselves and others -- have tremendous power.

To Understand Rio+20, Put on Your 3D Glasses

Michael Northrop | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Michael Northrop

Simultaneously we will need to demand that our governments change their approach and get serious. Time is short.

Being Indispensable: When Keeping Commitments Undermines Your Accountability

Mark Samuel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Samuel

Accountability is not just keeping commitments. Accountability is taking action consistent with your desired outcome. It begins with defining the kind of results you want to achieve in your life at home and at work.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

7 Ways To Avoid Procrastinating (PHOTOS)

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

We all have to make ourselves do things that we just don't want to do. Here are seven tricks to help you power through those unwanted tasks.

Trashing Tiger

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I imagine that Tiger Woods wishes his father were still alive and that he could bow his head and beg forgiveness from the one person who knew him best before he was a legend.

Spiritual Toolbox: "Yes" Begins by Saying "No"

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

What I've discovered is that my "Yes" sometimes does not allow anyone else the opportunity to say their own "Yes." If I have said "Yes," why should anyone else volunteer?