What Happens When You Consider The ‘Sense Of’ Strengths

January 7, 2014 by ·

Contributed by:  Patty Newbold is a marriage educator and author of http://AssumeLove.com. A Sense of Honor It started when I passed a billboard the other day. It had a photo of a Marine in full dress uniform and the words “A sense of honor.” I thought ah, one of... Read More

VIA Survey Or StrengthsFinder

January 6, 2014 by ·

The strengths movement in psychology, education, business, coaching, and related fields offers a welcomed shift from traditional approaches that focus on weaknesses and deficits. But, do you ever get confused about the differences between the strengths surveys that are out there? The VIA Survey (VIA Institute on Character) and... Read More

This Weekend, We Challenge You To Practice Kindness

January 3, 2014 by ·

#Kindness   is one of our VIA strengths. This weekend, our Strengths Challenge is to practice that strength by performing a random act of kindness. Then think about how it made you feel and how it made your recipient feel. We’d love to hear from you on Monday how... Read More

Tips For Boosting Your Five Happiness Strengths

December 23, 2013 by ·

The science of positive psychology has revealed five character strengths that are particularly connected with higher levels of happiness: ZEST, HOPE, GRATITUDE, CURIOSITY and LOVE Are you high in any of these character strengths? According to research by the VIA Institute on Character, over 75 percent of people have... Read More

Practice Your Gratitude Strength

December 23, 2013 by ·

Who has come in to your life and made it better, stronger? Practice your gratitude strength by making a note to yourself of those you appreciate. And writing them a note or calling them to let them know you care. Read More

Practice Your Gratitude Strength

December 23, 2013 by ·

Who has come in to your life and made it better, stronger? Practice your gratitude strength by making a note to yourself of those you appreciate. And writing them a note or calling them to let them know you care. Read More

Love And Happiness Go Hand-In-Hand

December 18, 2013 by ·

Giving love,  accepting love and making love last are what makes for a happier life. George E. Vaillant led a study for more 40 years quantifying what makes happiness. The study watched 238 men at Harvard University who were sophomores between 1939 and 1946. In his book, Triumphs of... Read More

Life Experiences Are Our Greatest Teachers Of Perspective

December 16, 2013 by ·

Patty Newbold is a marriage educator and author of AssumedLove.com. Here she shares her personal story of how life taught her some important lessons on having perspective as one of your VIA character strengths. Back when I had the great pleasure of putting the VIA Strengths Survey online for... Read More

Celebrating Strengths: A School Project Using VIA Strengths

December 11, 2013 by ·

Jenny Fox Eades, a respected education advisor and author, created a program called Celebrating Strengths to introduce positive psychology into schools. We are thrilled that she will be sharing with us and our blog readers a post series on her program. This is the first in her series. Please... Read More

Express Your Strength Of Zest For Greater Happiness

December 10, 2013 by ·

We invite you to watch this video and tap into your strength of zest and enthusiasm! Did you Know– expressing your strength of zest can lead to greater happiness? (Please click on the image below or click here to watch the video.) If you would like a copy of... Read More