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Love Dogs and Letting Your Yoga Dance

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim I have always adored dogs—I’ve sometimes wondered if I was one in a former life, maybe a yellow lab or a black royal standard poodle with no pom-poms. Due to highly sensitive wrists, I am not a lover of Down Dog, but I am a lover of real dogs, the bigger the better. I adore the way they dance and prance; I worship the way they love with their luminous eyes, panting tongues, and huge hearts. Two decades ago, I...

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CiPP Student Spotlight: Lisa Sullivan

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

On Becoming an Expert by Suzee Connole One sentence brought Lisa Sullivan to the Certificate in Positive Psychology and, ultimately, changed the trajectory of her career: If you’re going to teach it, you need to become an expert first. Lisa was a corporate marketing executive, and that line from her supervisor kept coming back to her as she researched techniques for bringing mindfulness into the workplace. She searched the words “emotional...

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How Positive Dating Improves Your Love Life

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

by Cora Boyd Dating—especially modern dating—can certainly be as frustrating as it is exciting. Few other areas of life demand as much optimism, vulnerability, patience, and perspective as does the process of navigating the highs and lows of finding love. In my work as a dating coach, I give my clients four general guidelines for creating a fruitful and fun dating life: lead with your curiosity, live a life that excites you, practice...

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Living My Zest Life

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual

by Anda Klavina A recent trip to the mountains of Switzerland brought me in contact with one of my top five strengths: vitality, or zest. We had planned to have a relaxing week taking in the fresh mountain air, but the landscape of the Swiss Alps is so rich and diverse that every day I felt drawn to actively discover it. I was constantly urging my companions, Why don’t we take a look at what’s behind that turn of the road? Why don’t we...

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A Vision Realized: Instituto de Bienestar Integral Launches Third CIPPLA

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Arlen Solodkin When I think about how CiPP influenced my life, I am guided to reflect on the way in which I was able to embrace my own power, hold my own vision, and unite with others to make it a reality. I have always been very interested in learning, and I have always had the yearning to share the tools and the teachings that have shaped my life for the better. A couple of years ago, I decided to create an Institute in Mexico City,...

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Thrive Now Boston Kicks Off with Grati-Tuesday Event

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in blog, Intellectual, Physical, Relational

“Talk for Two” Set for Sunday, July 29, 2018 by the Thrive Now Boston Team Thrive Now Boston is made of a group of volunteers—many of whom are CiPP alumni—who design “WOW experiences” that bring people together to feel happier. We recently held our first event at the Brewer Fountain near the Park Street T. We called this special event Grati-Tuesday. Our intention was to inspire the practice of gratitude by asking people who...

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