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We have a very active and engaged community who share their expertise in open and collaborative ways. Plus, we seek out experts in different synergistic arenas and invite them to contribute. In this blog, you’ll find an expansive view and direct application of ideas from people who are doing good work in the world.

Dancing Our Gratitude

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim In my Let Your Yoga Dance® for Special Populations class this week, I offered the theme of Gratitude. We danced our yoga with appreciation for all we have been given. I found many gratitude songs to use; one in particular lit up the group: Karen Drucker’s “I’m So Grateful.” We were happily waltzing around the room (some were waltzing in a chair), singing with Karen: “I’m so grateful … I’m so...

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Engaging the Intelligence of the Heart: A Tedx Talk with Howard Martin of HeartMath

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

Howard Martin has been studying, writing, and speaking about the power of heart intelligence for more than two decades. He is the executive vice president of HeartMath, which uses innovative ideas, leading-edge science, techniques, and technology to help create a more heart-connected world. A keynote speaker at the 2017 Embodied Positive Psychology, Howard is inspired by the belief that life is about both continuous growth and continuous...

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Searching for Strange Jewels with Big Magic

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in blog, Book Discussions, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Spiritual

by Mina Simhai “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear My “strange jewel” is a book. And yes, it’s buried deep. Yet I know it’s in there somewhere. It’s whirling around in my head, elusive as a quetzal in the Costa Rican cloud forest. It’s a nebulous concept at best, yet sometimes I hear the glimmer...

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Authentic Strengths in Action

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Fatima Doman I recently gave a presentation to one of the largest law-enforcement departments in the United States. I had been warned not to expect much interaction or buy-in from the captains and lieutenants in attendance. The training leader said, “Don’t let them intimidate you, Fatima. You will probably be looking at a lot of blank, stoic faces and they may even be openly hostile to positive psychology. Don’t expect them to talk...

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Four Reasons Why Love Is So Good for You

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Daphne Eviatar A few years ago, I participated in a leadership training and, at one point, everyone had to go around the circle and declare their “purpose.” This was the sort of exercise I dreaded, so I scrambled to come up with something plausible I could say that wouldn’t be too embarrassing. Then I heard one of the retreat leaders announce that her purpose was “love.” My eyes widened and it took all the energy I could muster to...

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What I Did at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit Last Year

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Heidi J. Martinez I had recently begun feeding my curiosity for positive psychology when I learned about the first Embodied Positive Psychology Summit last year. Through a generous professional training grant, a colleague and I were sent to Kripalu to learn about positive psychology and self-care so we could bring the information back to our nonprofit organization. The experience was life changing. Every morning offered the opportunity to...

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