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It’s in the DNA: Epigenetics and Intergenerational Trauma

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Tammy Bottner, MD It was the spring of 1997, and I had a newborn baby. He had arrived ten days after his due date, pronounced healthy, and after four days at Newton Wellesley Hospital his father and I drove him home, me sitting beside him in the backseat because, like every new mother, I was worried he would stop breathing back there and who would know? But I only did that the one time, then I sat up front like a normal person, confident Ari...

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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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Four Steps to Forgiveness

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace Getting over a painful experience is a lot like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. —C.S. Lewis Feeling stuck? In my work as a life coach and career coach, I work with people who feel stuck in a lot of different ways—stuck in their careers or relationships; stuck in limiting ways of perceiving themselves, their circumstances, or their resources. And often we discover...

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A Restrained Freedom

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough “Restraint” is not a sexy word. It’s not embraced or beloved like the word “freedom.” Restraint falls into the category of discipline and self-control, which sounds rather un-fun. You wouldn’t have parades or fireworks to celebrate it. Freedom is seen as expressive and open; restraint is seen as difficult and constraining. Freedom is seen as desirable to have or get; restraint is seen as optional...

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A Message to the Change Agents

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Local Meet-Ups, Relational, Spiritual

by Nicole Stottlemyer Four years ago, I had a vision that probably looks a lot like yours: To change the world by spreading positive psychology. The first step, for me, was enrolling in the Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2013. Best decision of my life. I left CiPP with my pants (and heart) on fire. Ready to take on the world. Many times before and since, I’ve felt like, “I can do this!” Then life comes along with its fire hose. I...

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