Sharing leading-edge strategies from positive psychology and age-old yoga practices to cultivate well-being
Well Beyond’s flower, Colchicum, or the autumn crocus, is a symbol of positive change
Often the first flower to bloom in the spring, the crocus is a sign in many cultures of rebirth, as the world comes back to life after a long winter. A close look-alike of the spring crocus, Colchicum is often referred to as “autumn crocus,” because it blooms in the fall and can symbolize of renewal at a later phase of life. The beauty of Colchicum can provide inspiration for personal change.
About Carolyn Biondi, MAPP, MSW, RYT
Carolyn is imbued by a lifelong passion for learning about herself and finding a path to well-being. She majored in psychology at Dartmouth College and received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, where she received a fellowship in maternal and child health from the U.S. Department of Human Services. For three decades of her career, she worked in nonprofit organizations supporting families in impoverished communities and helping them to overcome the challenges that go hand in hand with living in poverty. Designing and managing programs and later leading a $2 million agency, she was always guided by the question, “How do communities come together to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to thrive?”
Change in behavior and mindset takes time and practice
Like trees that appear lifeless in the winter, but are simply preparing to blossom in the spring, people go through internal periods of preparation before growth and thriving appears on the outside. Having the support of someone who understands this process can accelerate it into flourishing.