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Congratulations and Thanks to Sonja and Nicole

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Megan McDonough Stephen Covey wrote that there are three constants in life: change, choice, and principles. Positive psychology teaches us the power of choice and how to sustain positive change, and—through mindfulness—we become aware of principles that fuel growth and wholebeing happiness. Each day is an opportunity to grow and change. Today, here’s what we’re growing into … Two valuable team members are...

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WholeRunner: Your Inside Track to Happiness

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino Run with me. That’s my offer as I share, for the first time anywhere, a project I’ve been working on for the past few years. It’s what I believe to be the first significant approach to developing the positive psychology of running, which I call WholeRunner: Your Inside Track to Happiness. WholeRunner is intended to harness the power, discipline, and joy of our running to help us in other aspects of our lives. The...

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Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Pearce

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational

by Suzee Connole The work of a project manager is all about facilitating communication and coordination among groups of people. That’s why CiWPP alum Ruth Pearce, who has been a project manager for 25 years, was surprised to discover that project managers tend to rank quite low on the VIA character strengths scale in social intelligence—while scoring high in hope, prudence, and appreciation of beauty. “What stood out most for me during...

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Difficult Conversations: The Key to Connection

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Relational

by Amy Alpert The first hard conversation I can remember initiating was in third grade, when I was new to my elementary school. I walked up to another third grader, who to me was cool in every way. We were lined up to leave music class and she was in line with me. I did not practice what I was going to say. I just launched into “Hi Suzy, I like the games you play. Do you want to be friends?” She ended up my BFF. The second hard...

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What the Study of Positive Psychology Looks Like

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois The science of positive psychology gives us the perspective and tools to increase our happiness. But it’s also more than that. This study is about building the capacity to see ourselves and the world through a more grounded, optimistic lens, so we can manage life’s up and downs with greater ease and wisdom. In the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology (CiWPP), we explore positive psychology and also examine...

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How to Use Positive Emotions in Coaching

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Nicole Stottlemyer Hope is a rock star in positive psychology. It’s one of the 10 big positive emotions, one of the 24 VIA strengths, and the second letter in the CHANGE model that we teach in our Positive Psychology Coaching courses. That’s a lot of hope! But how exactly do we help people feel hope and, while we’re at it, how exactly do we help people feel other positive emotions, like amusement, awe, gratitude, inspiration,...

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