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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.

It’s in the DNA: Epigenetics and Intergenerational Trauma

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Tammy Bottner, MD It was the spring of 1997, and I had a newborn baby. He had arrived ten days after his due date, pronounced healthy, and after four days at Newton Wellesley Hospital his father and I drove him home, me sitting beside him in the backseat because, like every new mother, I was worried he would stop breathing back there and who would know? But I only did that the one time, then I sat up front like a normal person, confident Ari...

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Teaching Myself Resilience: What I Did (and Didn’t Do) Over the Summer to Become a More Resilient Teacher

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Jed Rendleman On the last day of my first year of teaching, time slowed to a trudge. We were scheduled to have a noon dismissal but the morning seemed to draw on forever. An entire year of highs and lows, conflicts and resolutions, was compressed into a few hours of yearbooks, games, raffles, and music. It was exhausting. And, when the final bell rang, the mass of students all rushed to be the first ones through the doors into summer....

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Want to Write for the WBI Blog?

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

We welcome submissions from our readers and alumni! We’d love to hear about your research, your work in the field of positive psychology, and your direct experiences. How have positive psychology practices impacted your life? How have they affected you professionally or personally? Tell us more! We’re looking for articles that relate to one or more of the five aspects of whole-person well-being: Spiritual – leading a meaningful...

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A Message to the Change Agents

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Local Meet-Ups, Relational, Spiritual

by Nicole Stottlemyer Four years ago, I had a vision that probably looks a lot like yours: To change the world by spreading positive psychology. The first step, for me, was enrolling in the Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2013. Best decision of my life. I left CiPP with my pants (and heart) on fire. Ready to take on the world. Many times before and since, I’ve felt like, “I can do this!” Then life comes along with its fire hose. I...

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Building Courage Muscles for Big Leaps

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

by Kim Childs As a student in the Certificate in Positive Psychology program, I learned about something called self-perception theory. Developed by social psychologist Daryl Bem, the theory states that we form beliefs about ourselves by watching our behaviors, just as we form beliefs about others by watching theirs. We may therefore think of ourselves as confident after we act with confidence. I like to think about this theory in terms of...

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No One’s Perfect

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Alpert A couple of weeks ago, I spilled coffee on my computer and had to migrate my data to a new computer. At the exact same time, my website encountered some problems and I had to figure out how to recreate certain pages. Needless to say, I was just a bit freaked out by all of my technological bad luck. My sweet and patient (at least at that moment) 13-year-old son attempted to talk me off a ledge as he watched my stress spiral to the...

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