Teach Kids To Dream With This Fun Exercise

October 15, 2018 by · One Comment

Have you seen posts like these on social media? o It’s never too late to live your dream! o Dare to dream. o Dream big! Live bigger! Of course, you have! There are new memes like this every day. But they aren’t just trending topics— here today, gone tomorrow.... Read More

Tips to Help You Find Your Purpose In Life

October 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

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

Strengths Conversations – Use your Tools to Deal with Obstacles

September 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

I love working with character strengths since I see them hit home so often. One of the conversations I love most with any client or group, is about dealing with difficult situations. Tell me of a situation you were struggling with recently, that you want to learn from and improve... Read More

How Shoes Can Make You Happy

September 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Do you know that wonderful feeling when you’ve just scored a brand new pair of beautiful shoes? It makes you happy, doesn’t it? You are dying to wear them at the next party, when you visit your best friend or maybe to an important business meeting. There’s only one... Read More

Find More Enjoyment In Your Everyday Tasks

August 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

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

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Are You Prepared to Handle Life Changes?

July 25, 2018 by ·

Whether you realize it or not, life is changing. Use your strengths to flourish. 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

Bravery—Its Rarely Robin Hood and Maid Marian Behavior

July 11, 2018 by ·

  The moment the word Bravery is expressed visions of the Round Table or Robin Hood and Maid Marian dance across the mind. This grandiose construct of Bravery rarely is required in business. So, what does the VIA character strength of Bravery mean in today’s reality? It is an understanding... Read More

5 Steps to Plan and Reach Your Goals

June 28, 2018 by ·

Here you are. Halfway through the year and that New Year’s Resolution may now be just a hazy memory. Something about saving money…being more mindful…eating healthier… You’re not alone. According to research, less than 10% of people actually follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions. At the beginning of the... 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