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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.

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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Loving-Kindness at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit

Posted on May 23, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim My task at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit was to bring SPIRE’s physical and spiritual elements into the mix, while weaving in, during morning meditations, morsels of the many lovely teachings that occurred. We’ll return now to that special time, revisiting just a little of what was said, seen, felt, and heard. Even though you are reading with open eyes, let this be a relaxing few minutes, a time to pause...

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Savoring Summit Moments

Posted on May 16, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Ruth Pearce “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” —A. A. Milne Do you ever participate in something special, and believe that you will be able to recall every precious moment, every connection made? Then, when you leave and everyday life creeps in, the memories fade, and you find yourself wishing you had paid more attention and taken more notes, more pictures, more time? I feel a little like...

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