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express the stress
Wilkinson Rebecca

09/19 Happiness Challenge Revisited

13 years ago almost to the day the seeds were planted for the work that we do here at Creative Wellbeing Workshops. We can trace this so precisely because it happened in late September of 2006 when Rebecca was living

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Wilkinson Rebecca

05/19 Micro-Moments of Positivity

May 2019 Last month, we talked about the negativity bias and the “Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.”  The Broaden and Build Theory refers to the broadening effect that positive emotions and experiences have on what we perceive about

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Wilkinson Rebecca

04/19 How Feeling Good Changes Your Mind

April 2019 Gioia and Rebecca often joke that despite the fact that they share the exact same profile on the Myers-Briggs–they are both heavily weighed on the scale of extroverted, feeling, and intuitive perceivers–they are opposites in their natural dispositions.

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Wilkinson Rebecca

03/19 In the Moment and Long-Term Coping

March 2019 One of our clients recently added a nuance to our approach to managing stress and developing resilience. She identified that she parses her “toolbox” of coping strategies into two categories–techniques she uses “in the moment” when she’s faced

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Benefit Finding
Wilkinson Rebecca

02/19 Making Meaning From Scribbles

We often talk about how important meaning-making is to happiness. At its simplest this is to say that what we believe about what is happening to and around us dramatically affects our happiness. Key to this is the phrase “what

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Best Possible Life
Gioia

01/19 Best Possible Life Vision Boards

January 2019 The other day, Gioia was asked to run a ” Vision Board” workshop and thought, “I’ve never led one but they sound like a very art therapy-ish kind of thing!” Vision boards are essentially any kind of artwork

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