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Escape Room Cheat Codes: How to Unlock Emotional Claustrophobia

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Louis Cinquino In this series, CiPP4 graduate Louis Cinquino brings to life some of the core concepts of positive psychology and wholebeing happiness—putting the basics in context through his insightful observations, personal experiences, and fresh interpretations. Louis begins each installment in the series with a six-word story. Key turns. Click. Locked in? Out? Have you ever been in an escape room? An escape room is a themed and...

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Permission to Be Fabulous!

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

by Liora Powers Spiess The theory goes that we should give ourselves and others “permission to be human.” Permission to fail, change course, begin again. Always. We stumble, make mistakes—some minor, some seemingly disastrous. Yes, we must treat ourselves gently and with compassion. But where have I allowed myself to fail by not even trying? By setting my expectations too low? We must move. If we are committed to growth, we must set...

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My 30-Day Self-Love Challenge

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs When I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you,” it seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations for physical and emotional healing. In her words: “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked....

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Why We Procrastinate, and Four Strategies for Overcoming It

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Lynda Wallace Even the best life has its share of things we don’t want to do, or at least things we don’t want to do when we think we ought to be doing them. So we all procrastinate sometimes. We know when we’re doing it, because we start telling ourselves our best “It Will Be Better If I Put This Off for Now” stories—stories we’ve probably heard many times before. Do any of these sound at all familiar? Tomorrow I’ll be...

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How Love Became the Currency of My Career and Life

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Anda Klavina Recently, a comment by an associate took me aback. We were discussing opportunities for cooperation when he threw out a comment: “I’ve noticed your business has become weaker recently.” At first that put me on the defensive; then self-criticism was about to take over. But, before my typical circle of self-depreciation set in, I managed to say to myself: Hold on! It’s not at all about weakness, even if it might...

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CiPP Student Spotlight: Linda Wiesinger

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Suzee Connole In her own words, Linda Wiesinger, an alumni of the Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP), threw her backpack over the wall. Way over it—and had to chase it down to fulfill her dream. It was the CiPP lesson on filling your backpack—a metaphor for packing more positivity and inspired action into your life—that got Linda thinking about what she could be doing to benefit not only herself, but also others around her. She...

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