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My Path to Flourishing

Posted on May 22, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual

by Sanj Katyal Sanj Katyal, MD, a graduate of WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching program, is the founder of Positive Psychology Program for Physicians. The following is an excerpt from his new book Positive Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Wisdom to Create a Flourishing Life. After finishing my residency and fellowship, I was on the typical path of most young doctors. I was excited about my new private...

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Self-Care for the Coach, Part 2: Supportive Reminders

Posted on May 15, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Local Meet-Ups, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Jennifer Hanawald It’s a real dichotomy. On one hand, positive psychology–based coaching is meaningful and connected work; on the other hand, it can be isolating. Training and client time are rich and interactive, but after certification is over, building a business and developing your skills can be a lonely grind. And coaches know it. In every class I’ve been involved in, whether as student or facilitator, I’ve witnessed calls for...

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WholeRunner: Why We Run

Posted on May 8, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino The ways in which we decide to use our time and energy represent the most significant choices we make in our lives. No one can see our intentions—they only see what we do. In fact, we see ourselves the same way. As we observe what we are actually doing, our view of ourselves changes. Intention may lead to action, but sometimes intentions are just ideas that don’t go anywhere. I may hold the intention to skydive someday,...

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Yoga-Based Tools for Mindful Leadership

Posted on May 1, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Edi Pasalis Yoga is offered in almost every corporate gym in the world—but the professionals taking class don’t often realize that yoga can support them not just as a form of exercise, but also as a way of cultivating mindful leadership. Yoga is more than postures—it’s a suite of practices, often known as the eight-limbed path, that also includes lifestyle practices, breathing techniques, and meditation. This suite serves the...

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Leading with Strengths: Conversations That Connect

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Relational, Spiritual

by Jane Anderson Do you regularly have strengths conversations? A strengths conversation is a simple discussion about your strengths or someone else’s. Many of us probably don’t have strengths conversations often enough. We tend to rush through the day and focus on what’s urgent but not necessarily important. It takes intention and commitment to shift our mindset to what’s strong, but it’s worth the effort. In his book Mindfulness...

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WholeRunner: Run Into Your VIA Character Strengths

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Louis Cinquino The WholeRunner approach isn’t sports psychology. That field is primarily focused on competition: how the mind can make you a better athlete, a faster runner. This is not our primary goal. WholeRunner flips the script. We spend our time on exploring and explaining how your running can give you an even bigger prize than a faster half marathon time: to make your life happier and more positive. And if your half marathon time...

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