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Enlightened Leadership

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

Putting Character Back into Competition by Fatima Doman The original meaning of the verb “to compete” is “competere,” which means “to strive together.” Today, however, many of us think of competition in terms of rivals and contention. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Photographer Kevin Garrett suffered a brain injury when his car was struck from the rear on his way to a photo shoot. David Johnson, also a photographer, learned...

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Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

Celebrating a Micro-Moment of Positive Connection by Linda D. Wiesinger The adventure started when I saw a slow-moving object in the middle of the road. I hit the brakes, pulled up close, stopped and got out of the car—leaving the door open and the flashers on as a warning to anyone who might pull up behind me. And there it was—this wonderful turtle (a snapping turtle, I think). A young mother came along, pushing her child in a...

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A Vision Realized: Instituto de Bienestar Integral Launches Third CIPPLA

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Arlen Solodkin When I think about how CiPP influenced my life, I am guided to reflect on the way in which I was able to embrace my own power, hold my own vision, and unite with others to make it a reality. I have always been very interested in learning, and I have always had the yearning to share the tools and the teachings that have shaped my life for the better. A couple of years ago, I decided to create an Institute in Mexico City,...

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The Holy Grail of Danish Career Happiness: Kanelstang, Bicycles, Smørrebrød, and Comfy Shoes

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise Riebman I fell in love with Kanelstang in Denmark. While the Scandinavian men are very attractive, Kanelstang is not the name of my vacation fling. Nope, it’s the Danish word for cinnamon buns. As I sat in the café eating one each morning (and often again in the afternoon), I observed the elements that I believe make up the Danish holy grail for career happiness. 1. Bicycles Rush hour in Copenhagen is a mad dash of...

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How to Recognize Repetitive Patterns of Thought, Emotion, and Behavior

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

by Monika Walankiewicz It takes radical honesty and a good dose of self-compassion to recognize a repetitive pattern. Sometimes our recurring behaviors and experiences become so ingrained they feel like a part of our identity. When we repeatedly find ourselves in a similar yet unwanted situation, or when we replay the same scenario over and over again, not knowing why, it might mean we are caught in a repetitive cycle. The first step to...

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Strength Strategies for Coaching: Megan McDonough and Ryan Niemiec on the STaR Coach Podcast

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

Our own Megan McDonough and WBI faculty member Ryan Niemiec were featured recently in a STaR Coach Show podcast with host Meg Rentschler, LCSW, PCC. The episode brought together highlights from past interviews around the theme of how to identify a person’s talents and skills, and leverage them to create flourishing and thriving. Megan speaks on why the narrative around strengths should be broadened in mental and physical ways, how engaging...

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