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.

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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Leading with Love: Reflections on the 2nd Embodied Positive Psychology Summit

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Elaine O’Brien Both this year and last, WBI’s Embodied Positive Psychology Summit has led me toward greater solace, growth, connection, and positive transformation. More than a month later, I’m lifted up, elevated, and in awe of the experience. Following up on the excellent articles written by Ruth Pearce, Megan McDonough, and Megha Nancy Buttenheim, here are some reasons why I love the Summit. Megan, WBI’s CEO, leads with Heart...

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Weak Ties: Unlikely Moments of Connection

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational

by Ruth Pearce I love listening to Barbara Fredrickson. As a close friend said to me, “I could listen to her sell soap!” At our Embodied Positive Psychology Summit in May, Barbara was not selling soap, she was explaining moments of positivity resonance—micro-moments of connecting to another person—the stuff that makes the world go round. I have read Positivity and Love 2.0. I have heard Barbara speak before. But something about hearing...

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Why Doing Less Makes Us Happier: How to Grow Richer in Time

Posted on May 30, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs Recently, I returned early from a weekend trip to Cape Cod because my traveling companion had a Sunday appointment. While I typically stay on the Cape as long as possible and come home to jump right into the work week, this time I had a whole afternoon and evening to use as I pleased. I took a long, therapeutic bath while listening to Brazilian jazz. I finished a book I’d been reading. Later, I made myself a delicious dinner and...

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Ingredients for Love

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

by Louis Cinquino “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” “—Ursula K. Le Guin Those were the words on the last slide of the last presentation of the 2017 Embodied Positive Psychology Summit at Kripalu. I didn’t know who Le Guin was and, to be honest, by this point in the week, I figured I’d learned enough about love that I didn’t need to write down what...

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