Physical Archives | Page 2 of 24 | Wholebeing Institute
     

How to Apply Positive Psychology to the Midlife Journey

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois The fields of positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and the spiritual disciplines offer wisdom—culled from research and centuries of experience—that can sustain our unique over-40 needs. Here are five of these wisdom teachings. 1. Remember that change is possible at any time. Not only is our brain plastic (able to be “remapped” toward greater health, calm, memory, and reduction of pain) but also our thoughts and...

Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Stories of Transformation

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

We’re always deeply moved by the stories our alumni tell us about how the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology changed their life. Today, we share with you two of those stories. First, here’s Kathy Washburn, describing how the Certificate program helped her during a massive life transition. She had left her corporate job, her 25-year marriage had fallen apart, and she was coping with an empty nest after her two sons started...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

WholeRunner: Why We Run

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

by Louis CinquinoThe 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,...

Read More