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A Farewell Letter to My Lost Possible Selves

Posted on Feb 20, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Nicole C. Fuentes Last week, I had the opportunity to listen to Margarita Tarragona, an expert in the field of positive psychology, talk about the important role that the stories we tell ourselves play in our emotional well-being. Margarita shared with us many interesting ideas, but one in particular got me thinking: the idea of the “lost possible self.” What never was, what almost was, what no longer is … Everything that belongs in...

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The Genius of the And: Heartbreak, Opportunity, and a Young Teacher

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Mina Simhai “You better sit down for this,” said my brother’s voice, loud and clear through my phone. I looked around my bedroom wildly; in shocked surprise, I sunk onto my bed. “It’s Mom,” he continued. “She’s being airlifted to the hospital in Fargo. I’m not sure what happened, maybe a stroke or a heart attack. Sounds like she’s unconscious. I’m driving there now and will know more in a few hours.” The next...

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Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes: Breaking Through in Flywheel Class

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Amy Alpert I have been going to Flywheel religiously two days a week for several years. Flywheel is a spin class where you ride a stationary bike to music with an instructor leading the way. I love the dark space where I zone out and ride to the beat. The music fills me and I get taken away on a journey each time. During class, you accrue a score based on your effort, a calculation based on resistance and speed. I somehow get the same score...

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Kindness to Self and to Others: Is It One and the Same?

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Suzee Connole Kindness—it’s a theme that is continually reinforced at different stages of our lives. As children, we learn the Golden Rule; Do to others what you want them to do to you. As adults, we are taught the benefits of practicing random acts of kindness. Ellen DeGeneres closes out every episode of her talk show by saying, “Be kind to one another.” With all this emphasis on promoting and applying kindness, are we forgetting...

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The Power of Story in Our Lives

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Hanna Perlberger Today’s post is excerpted from Hanna’s book A Year of Sacred Moments: The Soul Seeker’s Guide to Inspired Living, blending Torah, ancient Jewish wisdom, positive psychology principles, and the insight of contemporary thought leaders. “You don’t just have a story—you’re a story in the making and you never know what the next chapter’s going to be. That’s what makes it exciting.” —Dan...

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Maria Sirois on “Happiness in Dark Times”

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in blog, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual

In this video recorded last year in Sydney, Australia, WBI’s Maria Sirois speaks on finding joy after great loss. Through research, wisdom teachings, anecdotes, and powerful personal stories, Maria explores the concepts of hope, happiness, and resilience. Along the way, she elegantly distills the foundations of positive psychology. Teachers and presenters will find Maria’s talk an inspiring example of how to both engage and inform...

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