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Elevating the Whole: Next Steps in Our Appreciative Inquiry Process

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois Just over a month ago, nearly 40 of us gathered to launch an Appreciative Inquiry Summit on behalf of WBI and those we serve, collaborate with, and inspire. I want to bring you up to date on the progress we’ve made and the callouts (see below) that we are now making on behalf of all those who joined us in the 50+ pre-summit interviews and post-summit conversations. Titled “The Power of One/The Power of Many: The Rising...

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Suicide and Finding Meaning in Life

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Last week, two well-known people committed suicide: Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Celebrity deaths bring media attention, but the depth of the problem goes much deeper than the headlines. According to the American Society for Suicide Prevention, there are 123 suicides each day in the United States alone. That makes it the third leading cause of death. Suicide has touched my life, as it has with many. I want to give you...

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Resilience and the Brain, with Rick Hanson

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

In our recent Facebook Live event on May 30, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, spoke with Rick Hanson, PhD, about the power of resilience for human flourishing. Their lively conversation explored how to hardwire the good into your nervous system, ways of addressing anxiety and rumination, and Rick’s HEAL approach to positive neuroplasticity (Have, Enrich, Absorb, and Link). Rick is a neuropsychologist and author of Resilient:...

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The Little Question That Could

Posted on May 23, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, 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.   Today’s breakfast: positive emotion, more motion. There was a time not so long ago, during my...

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The Power of One/The Power of Many

Posted on May 15, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson and Lori Tuominen “The past, present and future are not separate stages, but rather beginnings, middles and endings of a story in progress. Organizations and human systems are stories-in-progress.” —Ronald Fry, PhD, professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University Recently, Wholebeing Institute’s Maria Sirois invited the WBI community to participate in an Appreciative Inquiry Summit, which she...

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CiPP Student Spotlight: Susan Peppercorn

Posted on May 8, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Suzee Connole Without question, having a career can be stressful. It involves long hours, solving a multitude of problems, and making (sometimes unfavorable) decisions. But the tasks you face while on the clock, even when it’s stuff you don’t love, do not have to strip you of your happiness, says Susan Peppercorn. “Happiness at work is achievable,” Susan says. “Yet here we are, in a culture where people believe working and...

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