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WholeRunner: Don’t Run. Play.

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino Every once in a while, I am called in for a critical and rewarding assignment: babysitting my granddaughter. We snack, bounce balls, handle toys, read books, climb steps, and jump on the couch or trampoline. But much of our time is spent doing one thing we are all familiar with, but which adults refer to by another name. You and I call it running—she calls it playing. Which begs the question, when did we start to think of...

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Sharing the Nest Again: How to Navigate Having Your College Student Home for the Summer

Posted on Jun 5, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Caren Osten When my 18-year-old son returns home from his freshman year at college, the thumping sounds of Fortnite, screams about NY Yankees’ home runs, and over-zealous commands for our dog to chase a tennis ball will stomp out the tranquility that has pervaded my home for the last nine months. Will I ask him to quiet the screens and keep his voice down? Or will I wax nostalgic about how I’ve missed all the noise, and smile...

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Self-Care for the Coach, Part 2: Supportive Reminders

Posted on May 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Local Meet-Ups, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Jennifer Hanawald It’s a real dichotomy. On one hand, positive psychology–based coaching is meaningful and connected work; on the other hand, it can be isolating. Training and client time are rich and interactive, but after certification is over, building a business and developing your skills can be a lonely grind. And coaches know it. In every class I’ve been involved in, whether as student or facilitator, I’ve witnessed calls for...

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WholeRunner: Why We Run

Posted on May 8, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino The ways in which we decide to use our time and energy represent the most significant choices we make in our lives. No one can see our intentions—they only see what we do. In fact, we see ourselves the same way. As we observe what we are actually doing, our view of ourselves changes. Intention may lead to action, but sometimes intentions are just ideas that don’t go anywhere. I may hold the intention to skydive someday,...

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WholeRunner: Run Into Your VIA Character Strengths

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino The WholeRunner approach isn’t sports psychology. That field is primarily focused on competition: how the mind can make you a better athlete, a faster runner. This is not our primary goal. WholeRunner flips the script. We spend our time on exploring and explaining how your running can give you an even bigger prize than a faster half marathon time: to make your life happier and more positive. And if your half marathon time...

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Self-Care for the Coach, Part 1: SPIRE

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Jennifer Hanawald Building a positive psychology–based coaching practice can be a rollercoaster. First there’s the exhilarating climb. The life-changing research. The magic of powerful questions. The positive psychology–grounded tools in action. Then we get assigned peer-practice partners. At this point, levitated by the likes of Sonja Lyubomirsky, David Cooperrider, and Laura King, we newly trained coaches have sailed to the highest...

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