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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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Getting from A to B—and Paying Attention Along the Way

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Kosh We often move through our lives from point A to point B, without considering the journey in between. We move from bed to coffeepot, from house to office to store, from start of work to end of task, often without considering or paying attention to the travel itself. We tend to see travel as an ordeal, consider airline travel these days, or a long car trip where you spend the entire journey anticipating your arrival at the...

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Escape Room Cheat Codes: How to Unlock Emotional Claustrophobia

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, Uncategorized

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. Key turns. Click. Locked in? Out? Have you ever been in an escape room? An escape room is a themed and...

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Why We Procrastinate, and Four Strategies for Overcoming It

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Lynda Wallace Even the best life has its share of things we don’t want to do, or at least things we don’t want to do when we think we ought to be doing them. So we all procrastinate sometimes. We know when we’re doing it, because we start telling ourselves our best “It Will Be Better If I Put This Off for Now” stories—stories we’ve probably heard many times before. Do any of these sound at all familiar? Tomorrow I’ll be...

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What is Your Cashew? How Curiosity Leads to Happiness (and Sometimes a Nobel Prize)

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational

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. Her eyes saw everything, assumed nothing. Richard Thaler knew it when he saw it. Knew it when he felt it....

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Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes: Breaking Through in Flywheel Class

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Alpert I have been going to Flywheel religiously two days a week for several years. Flywheel is a spin class where you ride a stationary bike to music with an instructor leading the way. I love the dark space where I zone out and ride to the beat. The music fills me and I get taken away on a journey each time. During class, you accrue a score based on your effort, a calculation based on resistance and speed. I somehow get the same score...

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