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Loving-Kindness at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit

Posted on May 23, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Megha Nancy Buttenheim My task at the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit was to bring SPIRE’s physical and spiritual elements into the mix, while weaving in, during morning meditations, morsels of the many lovely teachings that occurred. We’ll return now to that special time, revisiting just a little of what was said, seen, felt, and heard. Even though you are reading with open eyes, let this be a relaxing few minutes, a time to pause...

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Savoring the Significant

Posted on May 17, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Megan McDonough, Relational, Spiritual

by Megan McDonough Savoring is not an indulgence, it’s life-affirming. In a world where pace, productivity, and the finish line are hailed as the pinnacles of achievement, savoring slows us down, reminding us, “Wait a minute … this experience is valuable. This is meaningful.” Savoring is a way of recognizing, and then honoring, what is significant to you. By savoring, you become aware of the good stuff of life, which is sometimes...

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Savoring Summit Moments

Posted on May 16, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual

by Ruth Pearce “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” —A. A. Milne Do you ever participate in something special, and believe that you will be able to recall every precious moment, every connection made? Then, when you leave and everyday life creeps in, the memories fade, and you find yourself wishing you had paid more attention and taken more notes, more pictures, more time? I feel a little like...

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Permission to Be a Human Mom

Posted on May 14, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Relational, Spiritual

by Denise Riebman I never wanted to be a mom. At 25 years old, I was indignant (how can anyone bring a child into this world when the ice caps are melting!), ignorant (it’s impossible to balance being a parent and having a fulfilling career!), and insecure (what do I know about being a great parent?). But, in one single moment, all of that changed when my 6-month-old niece gazed up from the bed and softly smiled at me. A new color was invented...

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Navigating a Graceful Transition: Your New Best Life

Posted on May 11, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Maria Sirois, Relational, Spiritual

with Maria Sirois and Karlee Fain Making wise choices while we are in the midst of changing relationship, work, home, or our own inner being is not always easy. WBI faculty member Maria Sirois and health and life coach Karlee Fain offer a free video series to help you consider questions and themes that are enlivening and health-giving as you navigate an important transition. Start watching now. Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President...

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Just Do It!

Posted on May 9, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, Tal Ben-Shahar

by Tal Ben-Shahar A thousand-mile journey begins with a first step. —Lao Tzu Procrastination—putting things off, dragging one’s feet, unnecessarily postponing what can and needs to be done today—is a pervasive phenomenon. Over 70 percent of college students, for example, identify themselves as procrastinators. The temptation to put things off is understandable, but the price we pay for procrastinating is high—studies show that...

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