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Savoring the Significant

Posted on May 17, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Savoring is not an indulgence, it’s life-affirming. In a world where pace, productivity, and the finish line are hailed as the pinnacles of achievement, savoring slows us down, reminding us, “Wait a minute … this experience is valuable. This is meaningful.” Savoring is a way of recognizing, and then honoring, what is significant to you. By savoring, you become aware of the good stuff of life, which is sometimes...

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Savoring Summit Moments

Posted on May 16, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Ruth Pearce “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” —A. A. Milne Do you ever participate in something special, and believe that you will be able to recall every precious moment, every connection made? Then, when you leave and everyday life creeps in, the memories fade, and you find yourself wishing you had paid more attention and taken more notes, more pictures, more time? I feel a little like...

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Navigating a Graceful Transition: Your New Best Life

Posted on May 11, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Maria Sirois, Relational, Spiritual

with Maria Sirois and Karlee Fain Making wise choices while we are in the midst of changing relationship, work, home, or our own inner being is not always easy. WBI faculty member Maria Sirois and health and life coach Karlee Fain offer a free video series to help you consider questions and themes that are enlivening and health-giving as you navigate an important transition. Start watching now. Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President...

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Just Do It!

Posted on May 9, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, Tal Ben-Shahar

by Tal Ben-Shahar A thousand-mile journey begins with a first step. —Lao Tzu Procrastination—putting things off, dragging one’s feet, unnecessarily postponing what can and needs to be done today—is a pervasive phenomenon. Over 70 percent of college students, for example, identify themselves as procrastinators. The temptation to put things off is understandable, but the price we pay for procrastinating is high—studies show that...

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Mom, Your Life is Boring

Posted on May 4, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough One day, some years ago, when my son, Jonathan, was home sick from school, he got to hang out with me and see firsthand what I did during the day—the laundry, writing, recycling, returning books to the library, talking on conference calls, and working on the computer, among other things. By day three, he was well enough to go back to school, and sick and tired of my daily routine. When I asked him what he thought of my...

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Storytelling, Storydoing, and the Brain

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Nancy Kirsner “The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each others’ memory. This is how people care for themselves.” —Barry Lopez, Crow and Weasel Storytelling is a universal way we have communicated since time began, but now it...

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