Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program offers this career-enhancing credential to military spouses so they may in turn provide financial counseling and education to fellow members of the military community. Those interested in applying for the 2019 fellowship must submit applications no later than April 19. Read more about the scholarship on Military.com.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to be on Saturday evening. Sunday, March 10th at 2 a.m. is the start of daylight saving time, which means all of sleep-deprived America loses one precious hour of shut-eye.
It’s the most fussed-about hour of the year. For many, the disruption is torture.
About 61% of Americans say changing the clocks has an effect on them, and 40% say it takes them at least one week to get back to normal, according to a recent survey by the Better Sleep Council, a mattress industry group.
Experts are conflicted.
“That one hour doesn’t have as dramatic of an effect as people think,” says David Volpi, founder and medical director of Eos Sleep, a center for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. “I think people use that as an excuse. It’s only an hour. It’s not like you are dealing with jet lag.”
On the other hand, sleep educator Nancy Rothstein says the small shift makes a huge difference. “Our body clock is a natural thing. Changing the clock is not natural. It’s a man-made thing that forces changes on us,” Rothstein says. “People have enough trouble with their sleep as it is. Seventy-six percent of Americans want a better night of sleep.”
And on a Monday morning? That’s rough.
According to a survey from Sleepy’s, the mattress retailer, nearly 70% of Americans would favor moving the time change from 2 a.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Sleepy’s even has a link on Facebook for sleep devotees to sign a petition urging lawmakers to officially change the day. The petition says the shift would soften the Monday morning clock shock that many will feel after springing forward.
But not everyone is bummed.
Randy Alfred, 59, of Toronto, Canada, which also follows Daylight Saving Time, says he’d gladly trade that hour of sleep for more light in the evenings.
“My wife and I are walkers in the evening after work, and the dark takes the fun right out of it,” Alfred says. “We usually hit the sidewalks at 6 or 6:30 and it’s already dark. To us it means spring’s coming.”
Alfred is not alone.
“I look forward to it every year,” says Phaedra Steele, 44, of Orlando. “I feel alive when there is more daylight. We live on a lake and it allows us time to paddle board.”
One thing is certain: You have to remember to change your clocks. Otherwise, your sleep-deprived boss might not be so happy.
Source: USA Today
The way you deal with your emotions shapes everything that matters: your actions, career, relationships, health, and happiness.
According to Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is the ability to apply the right emotion to the right person in the right situation at the right time.
It’s a process that enables you to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind.
It isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to ignite change in your life.
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The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 5 March 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
In his 1937 classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie wrote, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
While Carnegie’s advice centers on friendship and sales, our research shows that you can apply the same principles to build better relationships with your spouse, your siblings, your children, your boss—anyone who plays a significant role in your life.
That’s because everybody wants to feel valued and appreciated.
So focus on being interested, not interesting.
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The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 28 February 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
It is time again to register your little ones for this year’s Kids Deployment Line in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.
Who: Ellsworth Kids (targeted age 4+)
What: Kids Deployment Line
Where: Pride Hangar
When: Saturday April 6th from 1300-1600
Why: Celebrate our military kids!
This event allows children to walk a day in the boots of their service member parent. The experience is full of bouncy houses, arts and crafts, planetarium adventure, displays from base agencies, and much more.
As a reminder, registration is limited to the first 132 guests and MUST be accomplished through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88CCJLY
It’s not the depth of intimacy in conversations that matters.
It doesn’t even matter whether you agree or disagree.
The important thing is how you pay attention to each other, no matter what you’re talking about or doing.
So listen to your partner. And put your phone down when they want to chat.
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The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 12 February 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
It’s a day that’s celebrated on any or all of the 364 days on which its not the person’s birthday.
Now, statistics prove, prove that you’ve one birthday
Imagine, just one birthday every year
Ah, but there are three hundred and sixty four un-birthdays!
Precisely why we’re gathered here to cheer
So by all means, celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Do something meaningful with your partner.
But celebrate the other 364 Un-Valentine’s Days, too.
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The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 14 February 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.