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Promises

Lessons From a Skinhead

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. Frank Meeink beat the odds; he survived. An Irish-Italian kid, he grew up in the slums of Sou...

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Every day we make handfuls of commitments. We say we'll meet friends for drinks or pick up the dry cleaning. We swear we'll make it to the gym or call...

5 Keys to Grow and Deepen Your Love -- After the Wedding

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.20.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

A wedding is an emotional high point. The romance of that special day cannot be expected to last -- or can it? Perhaps not in the same form, but amplified it can be.

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.

Daily Meditation: Promises

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Good Spouse

Samantha Joel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Joel

I had decades of research at my fingertips to help my spouse and me figure out what it really means to be a good spouse. Why not harness those resources for our wedding?

The Most Important New Year's Resolution

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This year, I'm only going to make only one resolution: I resolve not to wait for anyone's approval. I am going to say "no" more often. I am going to take time for me.

Revelations and Resolutions: A Different Challenge for the New Year

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

These resolutions are gentle and easy ways to challenge the heart and seduce the demons into oblivion. They aren't hard to do, or difficult to remember. If you can hold them dear and make them part of your lives, the other not-so-successful ones may follow.

A Promise 20 Years Later With the Launch of The Sleepy Star

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Adrienne Austermann

Inspired by a school assignment, I wrote my daughter a story. A short, sweet, rhyming bedtime tale about dreams and adventure. It was our evening closure. Although she would have never remembered, or held me to it, I promised I would make that story into a book.

Why Consequences Work

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Consequences actually force your brain to look for ways to solve your problems and keep your promises with the energy it would normally use to justify flaking. You will be amazed at how effective and creative you become with the right promises and consequences.

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?

The Hope Tank

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

God knows that we have hope tanks. He know this about us better than anyone. That's why he gave us a Book full of promises, packed with vivid descriptions of what we have to look forward to as Christians.

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.

Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. Announce Addiction Venture

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Actress Lindsay Lohan today announced that she and several other prominent addicts have partnered to form "Prehab," a boutique academy devoted to helping individuals who do not have drug, alcohol or sex problems gain entry to the most exclusive rehabilitation facilities in the world.

I Am Standing My Ground

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

When will all of us be outraged enough to take whatever steps we can to make sure that violence is brought to a halt in our land?

New Year's Resolutions Don't Work... Unless You Ask for Help

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

If you are ending the year with anything less than a "Wow, what a year," then the change you really need to make this year is to enlist help and support to achieve your goals. Shared goals are more likely to happen.

So, I'd Like to Thank

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting eight young teachers selected out of a large group of teachers who participated in the annual Junior Music Festival in Atlanta earlier this year.

Promises Malibu Tries To Rehab Its Image

Remaking Promises | Alexa Hyland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Promises Treatment Centers became famous for its Hollywood clientele, including starlets Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. But when those stars suffer...

So We Marched -- Now What?

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Rumor has it that the same politicians who promised our community immigration reform in return for votes are now asking the community to hold off until the next election.

Is Obama Keeping His Promises?

Newsweek | Anna Quindlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

History will judge Barack Obama over the long haul. But we've learned something in the short term that is simple, obvious, and has less to do with him...