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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.

My Curiosity Quest

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Michael F. StegerMy work on meaning in life is part of my meaning in life. If this sounds a bit confusing, I agree. I never went out into the world with the intention of studying meaning in life. I was just curious, and stayed curious, about learning how people tried to figure out what they were doing here on Earth. I wanted to hear those stories—from anyone, from anywhere, from anytime—because, I suppose, it gave me a wider and more...

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The Wonderful Thing About Triggers

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Linda D. Wiesinger Triggers. We all have them. Anyone who came through childhood has them, which I assume is pretty much all of us. Someone says or does something—looks at us with a certain expression, uses a particular tone of voice, criticizes us unfairly—and we are off to the races. We actively create all sorts of stories and beliefs in our minds, so many that it can feel as if we are tripping over them: They did it ON PURPOSE and with...

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How a Longer Commute Increased My Life and Career Happiness

Posted on May 29, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise RiebmanAfter my Scandinavian vacation last summer, I wrote a blog about how one of the Danish secrets to career happiness is biking to work. A few months later, I moved in with my boyfriend, which increased my 15-minute commute via bike into an hour-plus commute by car, metro, and walking—yet I’m happier than ever. How did this happen? Focus on What You Can Control While a very long commute by car does increase tension and...

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Yoga-Based Tools for Mindful Leadership

Posted on May 1, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Edi PasalisYoga is offered in almost every corporate gym in the world—but the professionals taking class don’t often realize that yoga can support them not just as a form of exercise, but also as a way of cultivating mindful leadership. Yoga is more than postures—it’s a suite of practices, often known as the eight-limbed path, that also includes lifestyle practices, breathing techniques, and meditation. This suite serves the...

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What Is the Meaning of (Your) Life?

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Michael F. StegerPsychologists don’t study “The Meaning Of Life” (cue portentious music). Instead, we study meaning in life … as in the meaning you find in your life. We don’t know any more than anyone else why life is the way it is; whether the universe came into being for any particular reason; or whether you, me, or the person down the street is here on Earth for any higher purpose. What we look at is the...

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Leading with Strengths: Conversations That Connect

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Jane AndersonDo you regularly have strengths conversations? A strengths conversation is a simple discussion about your strengths or someone else’s. Many of us probably don’t have strengths conversations often enough. We tend to rush through the day and focus on what’s urgent but not necessarily important. It takes intention and commitment to shift our mindset to what’s strong, but it’s worth the effort. In his book Mindfulness...

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