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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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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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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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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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