The Positive Running Ratio: Introducing a New Kind of PR

The Positive Running Ratio: Introducing a New Kind of PR

by Louis Cinquino Most of us can rattle off our Personal Records (PRs) at the common race distances as easily as we can recite our kids’ ages. I know I’ve broken 50 minutes in the 10K, beat four hours in the marathon, and was just under five minutes (age-graded) in...
Reflections on the Quest for Resilience

Reflections on the Quest for Resilience

by Maria Sirois A few years ago, my younger brother, John, a doctor, died after a 10-week struggle with pancreatic cancer. In October of 2010, he flew north from his home in North Carolina to celebrate my 50th birthday with me. Within four months, I found myself...
The Antidote to Adulthood

The Antidote to Adulthood

by Denise Riebman Fowler No 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...
Alumni Spotlight: Lynda Wallace

Alumni Spotlight: Lynda Wallace

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...
WholeRunner: Flow Is the Runner’s High

WholeRunner: Flow Is the Runner’s High

by Louis Cinquino Fill 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,...
Reflections on IPPA World Congress 2019

Reflections on IPPA World Congress 2019

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...