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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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30 Days, 44 Challenges, Two Accountability Buddies: How Support Helps Create Transformation

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Catherine McNeill After graduating from CiPP and completing my Coaching certification, I was keen to start working on boosting my happiness. For about three months I was good at it, too, doing regular SPIRE check-ins, adding positivity boosters to my days, and planning creative, soul-driven personal projects. Then came the Project from Hell at work. As this project careened along for the next few months, my carefully constructed positivity...

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Using the Mindful Pause to Help Others

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD Helping professionals—such as a coaches, counselors, educators, or managers—are always on the lookout for new tools to help others overcome challenges, find peace, and be at their best. In leading people in thousands of mindfulness groups, thousands of meditations, and numerous mindfulness workshops/lectures/retreats there is ONE practice that has emerged as a practitioner favorite. I call it The Mindful Pause. It...

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The Wisdom Triangle

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough I can’t stand New Year’s resolutions. They have abysmal rates of success, according to the research and in the lab of my own life. Around the holidays, chaos reigns, with more food and family and less normalcy. New habits are launched with fiery determination and then wither into nothingness by February. It’s more stable (albeit less dramatic) to weave positive habits into the fabric of everyday life....

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Body Image and Positive Psychology: Let’s Change the Conversation

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Alpert How many times have you said or heard the following: “You look great! Have you lost weight?” Over my 45 years, I have said and heard that phrase way more times than I can count. I have translated that sentence like this: You have lost weight > you look great > you are happy. In other words “you are thin” equals “you are happy.” My junior year of college, I had lost a bunch of weight. Other students would ask me...

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A Happy New Year Video Collage

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough As the year draws to a close and the new one begins, the days will start to brighten, little by little. The sun will stay out longer. This is the time to envision what you’ll plant in the year to come. 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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