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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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New Year, New Story

Posted on Jan 2, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Portland Helmich When my ex-husband and I were first splitting up, I was overcome by a powerful need to share the story of our breakup with my dearest friends. Over and over, I detailed the subtle series of events that led up to our eventual decision to part ways. In telling the story many times over to any trusted friend who would listen, I was helping myself understand what had caused the demise of the most important relationship I’d...

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Why Saying No to Someone Else Can Be a Yes for You

Posted on Dec 26, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Joan Borysenko One of the most important self-care tools is the ability to say no. Standing up for ourselves, our loved ones, our business interests, and our values without guilt, fear, shame, or anger keeps us in the driver’s seat. Bill Ury, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, wrote an excellent book, The Power of a Positive No. Bill negotiates for companies, countries, peace, and to make this world a better place in all his...

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A Pause to Pay Attention

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Where your attention goes, energy flows. That’s why we’re constantly exhausted during the holidays—our attention is focused on everyone else, our energy drains out, and we become depleted. We have just allowed our self to become invisible to our self. The solution is simple: Pay attention to you. Notice your socked feet against the floor as you make breakfast. Feel your breathing as you rush to the mall. Notice the...

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Choosing Presence Over Presents

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Kim Childs In recent years, I’ve become a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to holiday gifts. It’s not that I don’t want to give to the people I love, I just dislike the whole shopping scene and the enforced buying of things that I’m not sure they’ll even like. Lately, I’ve been trying something else: If I don’t find a truly meaningful present for someone, I give them my presence. I’m offering brunch, lunch, movie, and other...

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