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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.

What Is the Meaning of (Your) Life?

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

by Michael F. Steger Psychologists 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 Anderson Do 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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Sometimes You Are Just Not Enough

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Jillian Darwish Have you ever had the joy of attending a conference or workshop and been so energized by the content that you couldn’t wait to get back to the office or the classroom to start making changes? I hope everyone has had the opportunity to experience the joy that learning offers, as well the reward of creating positive change. We don’t, however, always have this experience. Sometimes we have a fantastic learning experience,...

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The Magical Alchemy of Transformative Teaching

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in blog, Book Discussions, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

In this video, Maria Sirois, PsyD, shares one of her earliest experiences of a teacher who made a powerful impact on her students’ lives. What does it take to be a transformational teacher? The answer might surprise you. Find out about Maria’s online Teaching for Transformation course, beginning April 8. Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is Lead Faculty at Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author...

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WholeRunner: Reinvent Your Running Log with SPIRE

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

by Louis Cinquino In most of my solo running, I like to mix things up. I rarely know exactly where I’m going to run when I head out the door. I have a time or general location in mind and just go where my interest seems to take me. It shocks many of my running friends (and ALL of my fellow running coaches), but I don’t even like to run with a watch. Yet when I have some specific goal in mind, everything changes. Then it becomes critical...

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The Practice of Befriending Our Resistance

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer and facilitator on a wonderful project. On the morning it began, I found myself dawdling and stalling on my way out the door for the 9:00 am meeting. Once in the car, I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived 15 minutes late. The other staff members, who’d traveled hundreds of miles to be there, were on time and waiting for me, the person who lived two miles away. It was a...

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