Inspiring Change Archives | Wholebeing Institute

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.

WholeRunner: Your Inside Track to Happiness

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino Run with me. That’s my offer as I share, for the first time anywhere, a project I’ve been working on for the past few years. It’s what I believe to be the first significant approach to developing the positive psychology of running, which I call WholeRunner: Your Inside Track to Happiness. WholeRunner is intended to harness the power, discipline, and joy of our running to help us in other aspects of our lives. The...

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Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Pearce

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Suzee Connole The work of a project manager is all about facilitating communication and coordination among groups of people. That’s why CiWPP alum Ruth Pearce, who has been a project manager for 25 years, was surprised to discover that project managers tend to rank quite low on the VIA character strengths scale in social intelligence—while scoring high in hope, prudence, and appreciation of beauty. “What stood out most for me during...

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What the Study of Positive Psychology Looks Like

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois The science of positive psychology gives us the perspective and tools to increase our happiness. But it’s also more than that. This study is about building the capacity to see ourselves and the world through a more grounded, optimistic lens, so we can manage life’s up and downs with greater ease and wisdom. In the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology (CiWPP), we explore positive psychology and also examine...

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Define and Discover Positive Frames and Generative Conversations at the WBI AI Summit

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson and Lori Tuominen “What happens if we turn our attention to what is most valuable, life-giving, and vibrant in a human system?” —Ronald Fry, PhD, professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University That is a question that Wholebeing Institute is in the midst of exploring. In our earlier post, we wrote about creating WBI’s AI Summit in April, and Maria Sirois, lead facilitator for the Summit,...

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How the Four-Step Process of Redemption Can Guide Us Toward Positive Change

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Hanna Perlberger In this post, Hanna Perlberger, author of A Year of Sacred Moments: The Soul Seeker’s Guide to Inspired Living, blends Torah, ancient Jewish wisdom, positive psychology principles, and the insight of contemporary thought leaders. One sure way to make people avoid you is if by continuing to live in the past and refusing to move on from a painful experience. Finding out that your spouse has been cheating, for instance,...

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My 30-Day Self-Love Challenge

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs When I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you,” it seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations for physical and emotional healing. In her words: “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked....

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