I read an article recently about how important it is for us to write down our life goals, because that way they become more concrete. Once we have created permanence by seeing the goals visually, we will be less likely to just blow them off, or forget about them entirely.
The final step in Gottman’s Sound Relationship House is Creating Shared Meaning. This area focuses on rituals of connection, roles, goals, and symbols for the couple. Gottman posits that each family creates its own unique culture. Within that family’s culture, different things, holidays, traditions, etc. hold great importance. For example, some families insist that dinnertime […]
This aspect of Gottman’s Sound Relationship House focuses on partner’s helping each other achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations. Not only do the partner’s listen and learn about what the other hopes to achieve, but they work on ways to help each other reach those goals.
A new year, a new set of resolutions. Unfortunately, many of our New Year’s resolutions rarely make it through all 365 days. How can we make our goals more attainable and sustainable for 2014?
A little more than one year ago I started to take gratitude—everyday gratitude—very seriously. I had the epiphany, “aha moment,” whatever you want to call it, that practicing gratitude transforms my thoughts and feelings.
The new year is upon us and I know many people are making new year resolutions. I personally have never been a big fan of new year resolutions. The fact is, I have always doubted that making a resolution and even the “aha moment” that precedes the resolution result in real, sustained change.
In my opinion, there are two main ways personal growth happens in life. The first way comes when we consciously choose to try and become better in a specific life area like work or marriage. The second way personal growth occurs is from weathering various life trials and as a result discovering personal strengths we […]
Most people, I believe, want to become better—at their jobs, at home as husbands, wives and partners, at friendship, even at communicating. We want to make more and more good choices every day so that we can grow personally and professionally. And yet, we are creatures of habit, often making the same choices over and […]
A family friend once said, “Goals that are not written down are rarely achieved.” When I first heard this statement I did not think much of it. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try. About a year ago, I started writing my goals down and then referring back to them periodically to track my […]
Most people will make one or more “new year resolutions” on or before January 1st. Unfortunately, many of these people will never fully realize their goals, even though they try their hardest to do so.