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Cleaning Out the Closets

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Spring in New England is always a touch-and-go war between the seasons—especially this year. Last week, we had snow—not just a few flakes, but real snow. This week, it was sunny and near 60. Spring is a messy, in-between time. Our closets are way too full as I try to make room for winter coats while digging through packed-away clothes to find lighter garb for the warm weather. It makes for a congested house. Transition...

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I Try and I Try and I Try and I Try: Can’t Get No Satisfaction (or Lemonade) Without the Character Strength of Perseverance

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

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. No seed grows alone, nor you. Those of us who have studied with Wholebeing Institute have learned that...

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A New Paradigm of Mentoring and Creating Developmental Networks

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson “When you approach every relationship as an opportunity to learn and an opportunity to help, you create the potential for ‘mentoring moments.’” —Belle Rose Ragins For the last few decades, researchers from the field of positive organizational scholarship (POS) have been focusing on positive relationships at work and how they impact our sense of self and well-being. Scholars have contributed to this discussion by...

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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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Escape Room Cheat Codes: How to Unlock Emotional Claustrophobia

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, Uncategorized

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. Key turns. Click. Locked in? Out? Have you ever been in an escape room? An escape room is a themed and...

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Why We Procrastinate, and Four Strategies for Overcoming It

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Lynda Wallace Even the best life has its share of things we don’t want to do, or at least things we don’t want to do when we think we ought to be doing them. So we all procrastinate sometimes. We know when we’re doing it, because we start telling ourselves our best “It Will Be Better If I Put This Off for Now” stories—stories we’ve probably heard many times before. Do any of these sound at all familiar? Tomorrow I’ll be...

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