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I Try and I Try and I Try and I Try: Can’t Get No Satisfaction (or Lemonade) Without the Character Strength of Perseverance

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

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. No seed grows alone, nor you. Those of us who have studied with Wholebeing Institute have learned that...

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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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CiPP Student Spotlight: Joy Stone

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

by Suzee Connole Joy Stone is a positive psychology life coach, yoga teacher, and new mom. Her coaching practice focuses on helping individuals find ways to thrive while living with anxiety, fear, and overwhelm. Her personal life focuses on her son, Jack. Joy finds that, in both parts of her world, she reaps the benefits of knowledge gained in WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) course. “Tal Ben-Shahar was right,” she says....

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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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A New Paradigm of Mentoring and Creating Developmental Networks

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational

by Phoebe Atkinson “When you approach every relationship as an opportunity to learn and an opportunity to help, you create the potential for ‘mentoring moments.’” —Belle Rose Ragins For the last few decades, researchers from the field of positive organizational scholarship (POS) have been focusing on positive relationships at work and how they impact our sense of self and well-being. Scholars have contributed to this discussion by...

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How the Four-Step Process of Redemption Can Guide Us Toward Positive Change

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Hanna Perlberger In this post, Hanna Perlberger, author of A Year of Sacred Moments: The Soul Seeker’s Guide to Inspired Living, blends Torah, ancient Jewish wisdom, positive psychology principles, and the insight of contemporary thought leaders. One sure way to make people avoid you is if by continuing to live in the past and refusing to move on from a painful experience. Finding out that your spouse has been cheating, for instance,...

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