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From how ideas spread to the most recent Wholebeing Institute partnerships, this blog by CEO and co-founder Megan McDonough provides a broad perspective of the latest and greatest within the organization and its impact out in the world. You’ll also find short, reflective essays about living life deliberately through your conscious actions and choices.

Love, Front and Center

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough There’s a tendency to think of the brain as the master coordinator, or control room, of experience—a hierarchy of brain cells firing away orders (in the form of thoughts) that the rest of the body follows. When we buy into the basic assumption that cognition is in the driver’s seat, the next logical step is to choose and manipulate our thoughts in order to create the life we want. But what if the heart held secrets for...

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You Are Welcome Here

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Usually I keep my political voice personal. But as there are many in our student body affected by the latest executive order, the personal has become organizational. I’m writing today to remind you that, no matter where you’re coming from politically or geographically, you are welcome at Wholebeing Institute. This organization stands for the best in humanity. In fact, we exist in order to teach how to strive for...

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The Wisdom Triangle

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

by Megan McDonough I can’t stand New Year’s resolutions. They have abysmal rates of success, according to the research and in the lab of my own life. Around the holidays, chaos reigns, with more food and family and less normalcy. New habits are launched with fiery determination and then wither into nothingness by February. It’s more stable (albeit less dramatic) to weave positive habits into the fabric of everyday life....

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The Blank Page

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough My daughter says I have a fetish for journals—and she’s probably right. I have thin and fat, large and small, colorful and plain journals stuck in all sorts of places—including by my bed, in my car, the office, the kitchen. I like the blank pages bound with a beautiful cover. It holds potential. It’s unencumbered with rules, responsibility and “shoulds.” It’s filled instead with “possibles.” We all need a...

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A Happy New Year Video Collage

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough As the year draws to a close and the new one begins, the days will start to brighten, little by little. The sun will stay out longer. This is the time to envision what you’ll plant in the year to come. What seeds will you sow? To end 2016 savoring, and to set us up for 2017, here’s a video collage of happy pictures from the inaugural Embodied Positive Psychology Summit.     Learn more about the 2017 Embodied...

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Giving that Lasts

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Megan McDonough, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough William James said, “The great use of a life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” In this holiday season (and always), may you stay connected to the great meaning in your life—the one that will outlast your life itself. On behalf of the entire WBI community, we’ve made a donation to the International Positive Psychology student fund, nurturing the next generation of scholars and practitioners. Share...

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