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Two Offerings for a Day of Remembrance

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy ButtenheimI remember, as if it were yesterday, when 9/11 brought its dreadful new normal to our world. I was directing Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training at Kripalu that week, as I am this week. It was an enormous task to embrace the fact of that heinous crime—and keep going. Every participant chose to stay and complete the training; we agreed that offering daily dance prayers and becoming a Let Your Yoga Dance instructor...

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What Makes Work Meaningful?

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Michael F. Steger A well-known story relates the following encounter: Three men are found smashing boulders with iron hammers. When asked what they are doing, the first man says, “Breaking big rocks into little rocks.” The second man says, “Feeding my family.” The third man says, “Building a cathedral.” Today I want to focus on the third man, the one who saw each hammer blow as contributing to the...

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How Wholebeing Positive Psychology Has Enhanced My Career

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

with Phoebe AtkinsonBefore she was a WBI faculty member, Phoebe Atkinson was a WBI student. In this video, she shares why she took the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology and how it has created flourishing in her life and her practice.Find out more about the Certificate program, WBI’s signature course.Questions? Contact us at...

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My Curiosity Quest

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Michael F. StegerMy work on meaning in life is part of my meaning in life. If this sounds a bit confusing, I agree. I never went out into the world with the intention of studying meaning in life. I was just curious, and stayed curious, about learning how people tried to figure out what they were doing here on Earth. I wanted to hear those stories—from anyone, from anywhere, from anytime—because, I suppose, it gave me a wider and more...

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Five Things We Learned on Our Family Vacation

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy AlpertLast summer, my husband and I took our high school–age son and daughter to Europe, where we visited three cities—Paris, Amsterdam, and London. While the trip included many frustrating moments—arguments over what to do next or where to eat, schlepping around suitcases, lost luggage, a heat wave, lack of alone time, and the inability to make everyone happy at the same time—traveling with teenagers was incredibly special and...

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How to Apply Positive Psychology to the Midlife Journey

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Maria Sirois The fields of positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and the spiritual disciplines offer wisdom—culled from research and centuries of experience—that can sustain our unique over-40 needs. Here are five of these wisdom teachings. 1. Remember that change is possible at any time. Not only is our brain plastic (able to be “remapped” toward greater health, calm, memory, and reduction of pain) but also our thoughts and...

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