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Change is difficult and takes time. We could all use reminders now and then to return us to our focus, streamline our process, and ground us in the wisdom of successfully sustaining positive change for the long haul. Dr. Maria Sirois, VP of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute, shows us how to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of change with these pearls of wisdom each and every Friday.

The Power of “Yet”

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace The things we say, whether out loud or to ourselves, have a profound effect not only on how we feel, but also on what we do. When we tell ourselves, I can’t do it or They’ll never allow it, we undermine our own power and motivation to make change in our lives. When we tell ourselves, I’ll find a way, or ask, “What haven’t I tried yet?” we give ourselves a feeling of hope that can help us to sustain the persistent...

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Money and Happiness

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Lynda Wallace A few years ago, I made one of the best and most important decisions of my life, choosing to leave my corporate executive position to create a new career as a Positive Psychology Coach. Now I get to spend every day doing work that I love and enjoying the lifestyle benefits of working for myself. Not coincidentally, many of my clients are also considering career changes, as are many of the students to whom I teach courses on how...

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Navigating a Graceful Transition: Your New Best Life

Posted on May 11, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Maria Sirois, Relational, Spiritual

with Maria Sirois and Karlee Fain Making wise choices while we are in the midst of changing relationship, work, home, or our own inner being is not always easy. WBI faculty member Maria Sirois and health and life coach Karlee Fain offer a free video series to help you consider questions and themes that are enlivening and health-giving as you navigate an important transition. Start watching now. Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President...

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Mom, Your Life is Boring

Posted on May 4, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough One day, some years ago, when my son, Jonathan, was home sick from school, he got to hang out with me and see firsthand what I did during the day—the laundry, writing, recycling, returning books to the library, talking on conference calls, and working on the computer, among other things. By day three, he was well enough to go back to school, and sick and tired of my daily routine. When I asked him what he thought of my...

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Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Posted on May 2, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Alpert One of my favorite signs from the Women’s March in Washington in January was “Introvert by Nature, Protester by Need.” Based on the reactions among the crowd, it was clear to me that many other people identified with this sign as well. How does an introvert, who hates crowds, push oneself to attend a march with hundreds of thousands of people? How do we support ourselves in pushing out of our comfort zone? As a coach, I...

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Storytelling, Storydoing, and the Brain

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Nancy Kirsner “The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each others’ memory. This is how people care for themselves.” —Barry Lopez, Crow and Weasel Storytelling is a universal way we have communicated since time began, but now it...

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