Guest Bloggers Archives | Wholebeing Institute

We have a very active and engaged community who share their expertise in open and collaborative ways. Plus, we seek out experts in different synergistic arenas and invite them to contribute. In this blog, you’ll find an expansive view and direct application of ideas from people who are doing good work in the world.

Shooting PAR: How to Stay Positive Through the Storms of Life

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Sherry Kelly, PhDHow does a psychologist and avid golfer weather a hurricane? I have been golfing longer than I have been practicing psychology. And I have weathered a few hurricanes, including the “big one,” Hurricane Andrew, in 1992. My training as a psychologist and my coaching as a golfer have proved positively to me that one can “shoot par” even in the worst of storms.Since Hurricane Irma hit our area a couple of weeks ago,...

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Introverts, Extroverts, and Ambiverts Dancing Their Yoga

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy ButtenheimOur Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology (CiWPP) course attracts all kinds of personalities. We begin the course by observing introversion and extroversion. Although labeling personalities can be somewhat tricky, exploring introverted and extroverted qualities in oneself and others can be beneficial.Sue Cain’s lovely book Quiet offers an insightful look at introversion in our Western culture, and the...

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Finding What You Look For: The Shift from Fault Finder to Benefit Finder

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, 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.Needle in haystack found in eye.Report cards. As the father of three daughters, I’ve reviewed my share of...

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The Good News About Bad News

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs Heard the one about the Chinese farmer? According to the Taoist teaching story, he had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer reportedly replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. The farmer again withheld judgment and gave the new horse to his son, who broke his...

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Challenging the Limits: Recovering from a Stroke with the Support of Positive Psychology

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Warren Goldstein-Gelb For my 50th birthday, I decided to treat myself by enrolling in WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) program at Kripalu. I wanted to figure out how to spend the second half of my life.Three years later, I awoke after being unconscious for nearly a month: A stroke had left me paralyzed on my right side. I woke up at Spaulding Rehab Center in Boston to signs plastered all around the building with their...

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You Don’t Look Particularly Happy Today, or How I Embarked on My Strengths and Well-Being Journey

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Anda Klavina In the photo on this page, you can see me some years ago with WBI cofounder Tal Ben-Shahar. At that time, I was working at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga) in Riga, Latvia, in the Executive Education department. I was responsible for marketing and selling programs for executives, as well as often composing them.We needed to do a special event for our clients, to thank them for their loyalty by introducing them to a...

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