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Family Values

Holy Family Values

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The choirs are rehearsing their music, the preachers are mulling their texts and volunteers are organizing to once again deck the halls for the six services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Making Marriage Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

In honor of the fact that JoAnn and I are celebrating our thirty-seventh wedding anniversary this week, I thought I'd reflect a little on what I think has allowed our relationship to survive.

Old Browns Karma Could Haunt Team Against Colts

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

While NFL insiders hype the Hoyer-Manziel duel, Colts assistant coach Rob Chudzinski brings the bad karma of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's old front office into Sunday's clash at the Lakefront.

What We Can Learn From Max Schireson's Resignation

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Maldonado

So many of us often fall victim to our own limited and even binary thinking, falsely believing that the ability to create rich, fulfilling and abundant lives for ourselves and our families lies more in the hands of those around us than in our own

Networking at Thanksgiving in 5 Steps

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Whaaaat? Networking on Thanksgiving? Carlota, you (charming) succubus, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Thanksgiving is for emotio...

Family Values in 2014

Laurie Levy | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I worry about my children and grandchildren. What kind of a world have we left them? What family values will be possible for them? How did we go so far astray in this country that I have to write a rant asking for kindness for our families?

Finding Thanks in Thanksgiving

Richard Greenberg | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Gratitude is a key element in defining a person that "other people like to be around," and November is a wonderful month for laying of that gratitude groundwork. In two weeks most of us will get to look around a table and give thanks for the miracle that got us all here.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

What Is Happening to the Hierarchy of the Family Unit?

Diana Grycan | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

The people at the event were asked to share some of their concerns regarding the challenges of being grandparents. One of the primary topics was the issue of respect and attention that is given to the older generation now as compared to when we were children.

Values: Know What You Stand For

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

There is perhaps no greater defining characteristic of a person than their values. Their values drive everything else: goals, priorities, success and everything in between.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Locking Up Family Values, Again: The Detention of Immigrant Families

Katharina Obser | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Katharina Obser

There is no way to humanely detain families. President Obama must order the Department of Homeland Security to end this policy and practice immediately.

FOMO: Keeping Up with the Acronyms

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

I don't remember my parents worrying about me missing a big party or being concerned how grounding me for two weeks would impact homecoming plans. Why, then, are we so challenged around setting limits for our children?

Throwback Thursday: How a DNA Test Broke an Immigration Officer's Heart

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

Covered in torture scars, Alonzo fled to the United States, leaving five children behind. After winning political asylum, Alonzo filed visa petitions for his children to join him. The children's fates thus landed in my very inexperienced hands.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

7 Tips for a Happy Home

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Peace starts from home. There are a few things you can do to improve the happiness level of your house. And while doing these keep in mind that jus...

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

Keeping Memories Alive and the Importance of Family Values

Honey Good | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

As parents and grandparents we know it our responsibility to teach positive family values. My daughters, I am proud to say, value family above all else. Growing up in our home, life revolved around family. Living on an island played a positive role in reinforcing our teachings because island living is all about family.

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

Why Being You Rocks

Chris Deaver | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Pramila Jayapal | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Pramila Jayapal

Here are seven ways President Obama and Congress can help ensure the safety and well-being of the women and children caught at the border, and make our immigration system fairer now and in the future.

What I Learned About Gastronomy, Family Values And Life By Making Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
Manuel R. De Juan

There is always more love in anything homemade.

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...