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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.

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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Coaching, Positive Psychology, and Experiential Learning

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson In WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP), Tal Ben-Shahar described coaching as “a natural home for positive psychology,” suggesting that coaching is an ideal vehicle through which the science of positive psychology can be applied. WBI coaching courses apply foundational positive psychology concepts and build on core competencies from the field of coaching. Over the past years since graduating CiPP, I have...

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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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CiPP 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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