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Define and Discover Positive Frames and Generative Conversations at the WBI AI Summit

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson and Lori Tuominen “What happens if we turn our attention to what is most valuable, life-giving, and vibrant in a human system?” —Ronald Fry, PhD, professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University That is a question that Wholebeing Institute is in the midst of exploring. In our earlier post, we wrote about creating WBI’s AI Summit in April, and Maria Sirois, lead facilitator for the Summit,...

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A Vision Realized: Instituto de Bienestar Integral Launches Third CIPPLA

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Arlen Solodkin When I think about how CiPP influenced my life, I am guided to reflect on the way in which I was able to embrace my own power, hold my own vision, and unite with others to make it a reality. I have always been very interested in learning, and I have always had the yearning to share the tools and the teachings that have shaped my life for the better. A couple of years ago, I decided to create an Institute in Mexico City,...

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Thrive Now Boston Kicks Off with Grati-Tuesday Event

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in blog, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

“Talk for Two” Set for Sunday, July 29, 2018 by the Thrive Now Boston Team Thrive Now Boston is made of a group of volunteers—many of whom are CiPP alumni—who design “WOW experiences” that bring people together to feel happier. We recently held our first event at the Brewer Fountain near the Park Street T. We called this special event Grati-Tuesday. Our intention was to inspire the practice of gratitude by asking people who...

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The Holy Grail of Danish Career Happiness: Kanelstang, Bicycles, Smørrebrød, and Comfy Shoes

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise Riebman I fell in love with Kanelstang in Denmark. While the Scandinavian men are very attractive, Kanelstang is not the name of my vacation fling. Nope, it’s the Danish word for cinnamon buns. As I sat in the café eating one each morning (and often again in the afternoon), I observed the elements that I believe make up the Danish holy grail for career happiness. 1. Bicycles Rush hour in Copenhagen is a mad dash of...

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Strength Strategies for Coaching: Megan McDonough and Ryan Niemiec on the STaR Coach Podcast

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

Our own Megan McDonough and WBI faculty member Ryan Niemiec were featured recently in a STaR Coach Show podcast with host Meg Rentschler, LCSW, PCC. The episode brought together highlights from past interviews around the theme of how to identify a person’s talents and skills, and leverage them to create flourishing and thriving. Megan speaks on why the narrative around strengths should be broadened in mental and physical ways, how engaging...

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Five Strategies for Practicing Self-Care in Stressful Times

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Joy Stone Over the past 22 years, I’ve read hundreds of books on mind-body health. I’ve spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars studying with some of the best yoga teachers, happiness educators, and spiritual leaders in the world today. The one message they all have in common: Self-care is necessary for living a fulfilling, healthy, meaningful, and happy life. Yet, when we’re stressed, self-care is usually the...

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