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The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

Stop 'Should-ing' On Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we stop "should-ing" on ourselves, we're less motivated by guilt, fear, and shame and can choose to be inspired by authentic desire, commitment, and freedom.

Christmas Isn't a Bad Boyfriend

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.17.2012 | Style
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Just as we set our boundaries, hold our ground, and stand firm against unrealistic expectations in other relationships (needy friends, ex-spouses, PTA), we are capable of doing the same with this holiday.

'Tis The Season for Obligatory Giving

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Laurenne Sala

My boyfriend once gave me a watch for Christmas. I broke up with him. I hate watches. Boyfriends are supposed to know if their girlfriends are scared of time.

6 Ways To Fix The Mortgage Mess NOW

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

For all the talk of reform on Wall Street, a quicker and easier way to assure that big banks don't fail and small borrowers don't get screwed is to si...

Lifting The Pressure Of 'Should'

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever suffered from tension in the shoulders? Do you think others around you should do things differently - be more understanding or forgiving; be a better leader, fairer, wiser, more inspirational?

Concentric Circles of Service

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

There's a missing link in our quest for a good and equitable society. In addition to volunteering, we must educate ourselves and impact our government to achieve lasting change on prominent issues.

Grandma Knows Best

Lanae Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

Our poll found that people in the middle view marriage as an ideal, not a legal construct. To reach folks in the middle, marriage advocates must make clear that gay and lesbian couples are seeking to join in the true spirit of marriage, the way the middle sees it.