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.

Some of My Favorite Questions—for Coaching and for Life

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace It happened again last week, which shouldn’t really surprise me, because it happens pretty often. I was reflecting on my coaching sessions at the end of a day working with clients, and I kept going over one conversation in particular. My client was feeling as if her life had become a series of obligations, and she wanted to live with a greater sense of purpose. So I asked her one of my favorite coaching questions: If you could...

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Real Change

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Physical, Spiritual

by Tal Ben-Shahar Making resolutions or setting intentions for the new year? This excerpt from Tal’s book Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life offers wisdom, research, and an exercise focused on how to effectively shift behaviors and traits that aren’t serving you. “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”—James...

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It’s a New Year Every Day

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough According to best-selling author Seth Godin, if you’re not in the habit of reading a newspaper by the time you turn 30, chances are you’ll never acquire the habit. The death spiral of the newspaper industry is attributed to this fact; the younger generation hasn’t developed the ritual of daily newspaper reading. We can see this truth in our own experience. Many times ingrained patterns become fixed in our lives very...

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No Willpower Needed: From Rituals to Lifestyle Change

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Physical, Relational

by Louis Cinquino In this series, CiPP4 graduate Louis Cinquino brings to life some of the core concepts of positive psychology and wholebeing happiness—putting the basics in context through his insightful observations, personal experiences, and fresh interpretations. Louis begins each installment in the series with a six-word story. Awake. Teeth itch. Breath reeks. Morning! Discipline is like patriotism—in theory, we may all be for it, but...

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Four Steps to Forgiveness

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace Getting over a painful experience is a lot like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. —C.S. Lewis Feeling stuck? In my work as a life coach and career coach, I work with people who feel stuck in a lot of different ways—stuck in their careers or relationships; stuck in limiting ways of perceiving themselves, their circumstances, or their resources. And often we discover...

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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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