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The Antidote to Adulthood

Posted on Oct 9, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise Riebman FowlerNo one cautioned me that when you are lucky enough to marry the love of your life, surrounded by friends, family, and butterflies, and have an ice cream wedding cake, there will be a huge crash and burn when you return to regular life. I cried the morning after our blissful honeymoon when I had to go back to my job; I sobbed the following week, wishing we were still planning our wedding rather than planning our...

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Alumni Spotlight: Lynda Wallace

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

Lynda Wallace, Director of WBI’s Coaching Certification Program, spent 20 years in the corporate world before shifting her focus toward positive psychology. The Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology gave her something she wasn’t expecting and didn’t think was possible.Registration closes October 13 for the next iteration of the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology. Find out more....

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WholeRunner: Flow Is the Runner’s High

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis CinquinoFill in the blank: _______ is a state of performance where a person becomes totally absorbed in and engaged by an activity. If you happen to be Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, renowned psychologist and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, you no doubt used the title of your book to fill in the blank. If you are a WholeRunner, you may have a different answer: the Runners’ High. According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow...

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Reflections on IPPA World Congress 2019

Posted on Sep 18, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

Karen Whelan-Berry The music, dance, and wisdom of Australia’s indigenous people opened the 2019 World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne in July. Compared to their thirty to forty thousand years of history, positive psychology seems incredibly young, even infantile. As I watched and listened, two ideas especially intrigued me, and continue to reverberate within me. The first was the advice given to visitors seeking to learn more...

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Two Offerings for a Day of Remembrance

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy ButtenheimI remember, as if it were yesterday, when 9/11 brought its dreadful new normal to our world. I was directing Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training at Kripalu that week, as I am this week. It was an enormous task to embrace the fact of that heinous crime—and keep going. Every participant chose to stay and complete the training; we agreed that offering daily dance prayers and becoming a Let Your Yoga Dance instructor...

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What Makes Work Meaningful?

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Michael F. Steger A well-known story relates the following encounter: Three men are found smashing boulders with iron hammers. When asked what they are doing, the first man says, “Breaking big rocks into little rocks.” The second man says, “Feeding my family.” The third man says, “Building a cathedral.” Today I want to focus on the third man, the one who saw each hammer blow as contributing to the...

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