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Stop

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough The stop sign seemed superfluous. Wherever I looked, the vastness extended to the horizon. The sunbaked Southwest prairie ended at towering red rock mesas. The blue sky came down to meet it, feeling higher and longer than the sky I’m used to in the forested Northeast. In this open emptiness filled with beauty, the red STOP! stood out. What else was there to do but to stop? And so we stopped. We stayed the night, just off...

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Money and Happiness

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Lynda Wallace A few years ago, I made one of the best and most important decisions of my life, choosing to leave my corporate executive position to create a new career as a Positive Psychology Coach. Now I get to spend every day doing work that I love and enjoying the lifestyle benefits of working for myself. Not coincidentally, many of my clients are also considering career changes, as are many of the students to whom I teach courses on how...

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Leading with Love: Reflections on the 2nd Embodied Positive Psychology Summit

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Elaine O’Brien Both this year and last, WBI’s Embodied Positive Psychology Summit has led me toward greater solace, growth, connection, and positive transformation. More than a month later, I’m lifted up, elevated, and in awe of the experience. Following up on the excellent articles written by Ruth Pearce, Megan McDonough, and Megha Nancy Buttenheim, here are some reasons why I love the Summit. Megan, WBI’s CEO, leads with Heart...

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Ingredients for Love

Posted on May 25, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” “—Ursula K. Le Guin Those were the words on the last slide of the last presentation of the 2017 Embodied Positive Psychology Summit at Kripalu. I didn’t know who Le Guin was and, to be honest, by this point in the week, I figured I’d learned enough about love that I didn’t need to write down what...

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Loving-Kindness at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit

Posted on May 23, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim My task at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit was to bring SPIRE’s physical and spiritual elements into the mix, while weaving in, during morning meditations, morsels of the many lovely teachings that occurred. We’ll return now to that special time, revisiting just a little of what was said, seen, felt, and heard. Even though you are reading with open eyes, let this be a relaxing few minutes, a time to pause...

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Savoring Summit Moments

Posted on May 16, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Ruth Pearce “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” —A. A. Milne Do you ever participate in something special, and believe that you will be able to recall every precious moment, every connection made? Then, when you leave and everyday life creeps in, the memories fade, and you find yourself wishing you had paid more attention and taken more notes, more pictures, more time? I feel a little like...

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