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From how ideas spread to the most recent Wholebeing Institute partnerships, this blog by CEO and co-founder Megan McDonough provides a broad perspective of the latest and greatest within the organization and its impact out in the world. You’ll also find short, reflective essays about living life deliberately through your conscious actions and choices.

Embodied Positive Psychology: Looking Forward to 2017

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough The shortest day of the year is almost here in North America. After that, every day, little by little, the days brighten. The sun stays out longer. This is the time to plan what you’ll plant for 2017. What seeds will you sow? To end 2016 savoring, and to set us up for 2017, here’s a video collage of happy pictures from the inaugural Embodied Positive Psychology Summit. Learn more about the 2017 Embodied...

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A Gift of Quiet

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and it has great meaning for me. It’s a time of reflection, of being quiet. A time to rest so that we can grow consciously and intentionally when the days lengthen again. This is in direct conflict with the holiday madness going on now. To counteract that madness, here’s a Winter Solstice body scan meditation. Creating it helped me reconnect with the quieter...

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A Nation Divided, or a Community Connected?

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough A nation divided creates disconnected camps, each vying for the title of “right and good” versus “wrong and bad.” There are people in my neighborhood—and even in my own family—who voted differently than I did in this US election. The divide became even more tangible to me when a student at Wholebeing Institute sent me an e-mail, saying that what we offer with positive psychology is a cover-up. In...

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A Growth Heartset

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough “’Love’ is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete.” —Plato “Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being.” —Barbara Fredrickson “To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” —Emily Dickinson As difficult as it is to define and spell out happiness, love is even harder to define. Poets, positive...

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The Footprint of Your Life

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Life is not like taking a walk through a forest with an accurate compass, knowing exactly where you’re going and how you’ll get there. Life is more like walking through a long, high labyrinth. A labyrinth is a circular path that will, if you just keep walking, bring you to the center. While walking in a labyrinth you may feel disoriented, lost, and alone, but you’re not. Wherever you are leads you to the center. All you...

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What Worked for You? Share Your Story of Positive Change

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough As the season changes here in New England, so does my wardrobe. It’s time to assess my clothes—deciding what to get rid of, what to keep, and what I need to buy for the colder weather. Author and leadership expert Jim Collins poses three questions that companies need to ask when taking disciplined action to move from good to great: 1. What tactics need to go? 2. Which ones stay? 3. What needs to be added? These...

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