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Cleaning Out the Closets

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Spring in New England is always a touch-and-go war between the seasons—especially this year. Last week, we had snow—not just a few flakes, but real snow. This week, it was sunny and near 60. Spring is a messy, in-between time. Our closets are way too full as I try to make room for winter coats while digging through packed-away clothes to find lighter garb for the warm weather. It makes for a congested house. Transition...

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Choosing to Live Deliberately

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Life offers choices, but often choices are hidden—unseen between habitual reactions and patterns of thinking. All too often we move forward to get things done, to check off the to-do’s, and to keep the routine going, without seeing the beauty and meaning in this new moment. We all want to choose a life of meaning—to live deliberately and to the fullest extent possible, making the most of this one precious life....

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I Try and I Try and I Try and I Try: Can’t Get No Satisfaction (or Lemonade) Without the Character Strength of Perseverance

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

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. No seed grows alone, nor you. Those of us who have studied with Wholebeing Institute have learned that...

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How to Spring-Clean Your To-Do List

Posted on Apr 12, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Monika Walankiewicz Springtime is right around the corner, and with it comes a renewed sense of enthusiasm and hope for the future. Along with layers of thick clothing and puffy coats, we are ready to shed anything that has been holding us back or dragging us down, and start anew. We feel the need for spring cleaning—a cleansing, if you will. Before creating anything fresh, a slate cleaning is a crucial first step. Think of your life as a...

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CiPP Student Spotlight: Joy Stone

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

by Suzee Connole Joy Stone is a positive psychology life coach, yoga teacher, and new mom. Her coaching practice focuses on helping individuals find ways to thrive while living with anxiety, fear, and overwhelm. Her personal life focuses on her son, Jack. Joy finds that, in both parts of her world, she reaps the benefits of knowledge gained in WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) course. “Tal Ben-Shahar was right,” she says....

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Getting from A to B—and Paying Attention Along the Way

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Kosh We often move through our lives from point A to point B, without considering the journey in between. We move from bed to coffeepot, from house to office to store, from start of work to end of task, often without considering or paying attention to the travel itself. We tend to see travel as an ordeal, consider airline travel these days, or a long car trip where you spend the entire journey anticipating your arrival at the...

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