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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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The Importance of Learning

Posted on May 17, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Rick Hanson, PhD Any kind of growth or personal development requires a very fundamental skill: Learning. In my new book, Resilient, I offer practical strategies for growing the 12 inner strengths you need for lasting well-being in a changing world. In the excerpt below, we’ll explore one of those: Learning. Going on a long hike, we need to bring food and other supplies. Similarly, on the road of life we need psychological supplies such...

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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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My Mom’s Recipe for Bread—and for Living

Posted on May 10, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Kelly Fredrickson My mom makes her own bread. Every Sunday, she makes four loaves. Our house has always smelled like bread when it just comes out of the oven. To me, it’s the smell of comfort and calm. It’s the smell of home. For as long as I can remember, our house has always smelled like this, like, LOVE. Warm bread coming out of the oven, and then collapsing under the weight of the knife as you tear off the first piece. Golden,...

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How to Spring-Clean Your To-Do List

Posted on Apr 12, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Monika Walankiewicz Springtime is right around the corner, and with it comes a renewed sense of enthusiasm and hope for the future. Along with layers of thick clothing and puffy coats, we are ready to shed anything that has been holding us back or dragging us down, and start anew. We feel the need for spring cleaning—a cleansing, if you will. Before creating anything fresh, a slate cleaning is a crucial first step. Think of your life as a...

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