Authentic Motivation

November 16, 2016 by ·

By: VIA Contributor, Fatima Doman We are born with everything we need to lead fulfilling lives. All twenty-four character strengths can be found in all human beings across the globe. Some of us are born into environments that cloud our access to that inner wisdom, but even in the... Read More

Focusing On Your Whole Self

September 29, 2016 by ·

By: VIA Contributor, Fatima Doman Stopping to get gas at a convenience store, I realized many of us are killing ourselves with our choices. The manager of the store, a friend of mine, was sitting on a bench outside taking a break. He was smoking and drinking a gigantic... Read More

Interested in Finding Happiness and Success at Work? The Key Is Alignment.

September 21, 2016 by ·

Many people make the mistake of blaming their unhappiness at work on co-workers, management, issues at home, etc. But oftentimes, the root of the problem, and also the solution, lie under the individual’s control. The question to ask is whether or not the person’s current role allows them to... Read More

Which Country Leads The World In Strengths Development?

August 29, 2016 by ·

Developing your strengths has been found to help people feel more confident, energized and engaged at work.  And while the VIA Survey makes discovering people’s strengths much easier, understanding what people can do to develop their strengths is still woefully under-researched. In an effort to close this gap, in... Read More

Benefits of the VIA Survey- A Coach’s Perspective

August 16, 2016 by ·

As a life coach, I work side-by-side with my clients to help them set goals and be their best.  One tool that I find extremely helpful is the VIA Survey of Character Strengths.  I have found this to be a great starting point to build more self-awareness about your... Read More

Strengths at Work

August 8, 2016 by ·

Human strengths is an important topic of research and application in the field of positive psychology, and a strengths approach is growing more important in the workplace. A workplace strengths approach is having a positive impact in creating greater success for organisations, as well as increasing the wellbeing of... Read More

Mindfulness & Character Strengths: Teaching Students How to Flourish

July 27, 2016 by ·

By applying a research-based approach to wellbeing across the school, our focus is to teach students the necessary skills to flourish and live a life of promise, purpose and fulfillment. As part of our positive education curriculum, students learn how to combine mindfulness and character strengths techniques. Arguably, the... Read More

Beyond Grit

May 10, 2016 by ·

No doubt about it, grit is in. The concept of grit seems to have first come to the public’s attention in 2011 with a New York Times Magazine article called “What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?” in which Paul Tough suggested grit may be the true key... Read More

Remembering the Essence of Mother’s Day, Everyday

May 6, 2016 by ·

On this mother’s day, I am struck by the irony of highlighting just one day in appreciation of this daunting parenting role. For nine months, we anticipate with a full range of emotions, the birth of a child.  We have nine months to prepare…for the pregnancy and birth.  What... Read More

Using Strengths to Set Goals on IEP’s

April 14, 2016 by ·

Written by special guest blogger: ​Katie Curran, MAPP If you have a child with special needs or work as a special educator you are familiar with IEP’s (Individualized Education Plan).  Part of the IEP process is preparing for the meeting that will set the educational focus for the upcoming... Read More