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Cultivating Positivity via … Technology?

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Anda Klavina Recently, a participant in one of my positive psychology seminars told a story about doing some housecleaning and noticing that her cat was “helping.” She took a photo and immediately sent it to her parents, who live in another town. They all had a good laugh. Had she waited for the next time she visited her parents to show them the snapshot of her helpful cat, she would have forgotten the moment, or she wouldn’t care...

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The Greatest Freedom

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Who do you long to be? That question—and your ability to live into the answer each day—is the greatest freedom of all. And that big freedom can be overwhelming, especially when we’re looking for the “right” way to live. Life is not always easy, kind, or clear cut. Life is messy. And I keep trying to neaten it up. I think most of us try to do that … to take the unknown, mixed in with our longings and deep desires,...

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The B-Change Podcast: Exploring the Intersection of Positive Psychology and Social Justice

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Warren Goldstein-Gelb I attended WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology shortly after turning 50. I believed that the program would contribute to my personal development and help me explore what to do with “the second half of my life.” I soon realized I wanted more than to develop myself personally—I wanted to connect the two increasingly important parts of my life: positive psychology and social justice. I began to develop the...

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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...

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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...

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How a Longer Commute Increased My Life and Career Happiness

Posted on May 29, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise Riebman After my Scandinavian vacation last summer, I wrote a blog about how one of the Danish secrets to career happiness is biking to work. A few months later, I moved in with my boyfriend, which increased my 15-minute commute via bike into an hour-plus commute by car, metro, and walking—yet I’m happier than ever. How did this happen? Focus on What You Can Control While a very long commute by car does increase tension and...

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