Stop Crushing Your Own Happiness

January 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Do you ever self-sabotage your own happiness? Now you might be thinking: Why would anyone ever do that?! Doesn’t everyone want to embrace happiness as much as possible? But, the fact is, you might be doing it without realizing it. Consider something good in your life – a small accomplishment on... Read More

Anyone Can Boost Happiness With This Simple Exercise

December 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Research studies link happiness to using your signature strengths in new, creative ways. Read More

How To Build a Life with Meaning

November 19, 2018 by ·

Recent research reveals the easiest ways to build more meaning into your life. Read More

Add More Meaning To Your Life By Boosting These 3 Strengths

November 1, 2018 by ·

Research reveals 3 strengths that can help you connect to living a meaningful life. Read More

Tips to Help You Find Your Purpose In Life

October 3, 2018 by ·

5 tips to help you find meaning and purpose in your life. Read More

Find More Enjoyment In Your Everyday Tasks

August 27, 2018 by ·

Even for someone like me, personally and professionally very steeped in character strengths, it still amazes me how this work continues to challenge and affect me when I least expect it. Here’s the most recent story: To give some background, I’ve always avoided watering my yard, outdoor plants, trees,... Read More

Take Action! You Have The Power To Boost Your Strengths

July 17, 2018 by ·

According to Pablo Picasso, one of the most important artists of all time, “action is the fundamental key to all success.” I find this advice so critical when talking to people about character strengths. Exercise, exercise, exercise… and you can boost any of your strengths. For example, I recall... Read More

Research Reveals You Can Buy Happiness

June 28, 2018 by ·

You’ve probably heard the phrase: “money can’t buy happiness”. But, new research indicates that there might be a way to purchase a little bit of happiness with even a small amount of money. The secret to this is HOW you spend it. Question: If you were given a small amount... Read More

Men and Women: Are We Really That Different?

May 7, 2018 by ·

As I continue to give workshops on character strengths, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether men and women score higher on different strengths. Until recently, there hasn’t been much to say. But, we have some answers now that the largest research study on gender differences and character strengths was conducted... Read More

An Exercise On Seeing Your Future

April 18, 2018 by ·

Warren Buffet once said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” This is a great reminder that doing things now can set you up for future success. In fact, when was the last time you thought about what you want for... Read More