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How to Implement Positive Psychology into the Classroom

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Mary E. Sanders As schools begin to shift their focus away from an unwavering commitment to students’ standardized test scores, more holistic approaches are gaining traction in the classroom. One of them in particular has earned praise across the board, and justifiably so. Carol Dweck’s research around fixed vs. growth mindset has inspired teachers and curriculum designers around the world to incorporate her ideas into their practice. In...

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The Science and Practice of Cultivating Healthy, Meaningful, Loving Relationships

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

Positive Psychology Spotlight: Todd Kashdan by Suzee Connole Why is it that relationship conversations typically revolve around questions like “How did you meet?” and “When did you know?” versus “How did you keep it going when years four, 17, and 31 got rough?” Todd Kashdan, scientist, public speaker, and professor of psychology, argues that the latter is the most important question. “Commitment is hard. There are no models in the...

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Love and the Web of Connection

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

by Martha Fagan Last weekend, my dear friend Alisa asked if I would help her move into her new apartment. We have been friends for over 30 years, so this was not the first time she has requested my help with moving. The difference this time was that it was not an exciting or enlivening move to a new place; rather, it was leaving a place called home. Alisa is in the midst of a separation from her husband, and this move is the first of many...

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The Oldest, Greatest Stress Busters on Earth

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim I lived a 24/7 spiritual life in a yoga ashram from 1984 to 1996. Karma Yoga, or selfless service, took us through eight hours of the day. Yoga and meditation practices occurred from 5:00–6:30 am, three meals per day were eaten in meditative silence, and afternoon yoga and meditation practices were followed by evening meditation, discourse, and chanting. In that era, there was no real scientific data to show that we...

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No Place Like Home

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Fiona Trembath We all want to belong; it’s the yearning of the spirit to connect, to be seen, to matter. So, when I made the decision back in 2014 to accept my place in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Melbourne, at the cost of not attending the first Wholebeing Institute’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) alumni reunion, I felt a great loss. I wanted my cake and I wanted to eat it,...

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Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

by Suzee Connole Grow, change, adapt. As a college student, Howard Martin realized that a heart-filled life should reflect those three themes. “Whatever is gained in growth should be shared with others,” says Howard. The author, speaker and business executive argues that anyone can discover what they are meant to share once they form a genuine connection with their heart’s intelligence and engage their own intuitive guidance. One of...

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