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Teaching Myself Resilience: What I Did (and Didn’t Do) Over the Summer to Become a More Resilient Teacher

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Jed Rendleman On the last day of my first year of teaching, time slowed to a trudge. We were scheduled to have a noon dismissal but the morning seemed to draw on forever. An entire year of highs and lows, conflicts and resolutions, was compressed into a few hours of yearbooks, games, raffles, and music. It was exhausting. And, when the final bell rang, the mass of students all rushed to be the first ones through the doors into summer....

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Want to Write for the WBI Blog?

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

We welcome submissions from our readers and alumni! We’d love to hear about your research, your work in the field of positive psychology, and your direct experiences. How have positive psychology practices impacted your life? How have they affected you professionally or personally? Tell us more! We’re looking for articles that relate to one or more of the five aspects of whole-person well-being: Spiritual – leading a meaningful...

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Aspirational Coaching: Reaching Toward Your Highest and Best

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Coaches help people reach for their highest and best. And to do that well, coaches invest in their own highest and best journey, too. What does it take for a coach—or anyone for that matter—to be at the top of their game? What does it take to continually make choices that develop you as a person and as a professional? It’s important to ask that question, because humanity’s greatest gift is our ability to make choices...

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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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