How Mindfulness Leads To Feeling Love

October 30, 2013 by ·

Sometimes people in the world of strengths make this comment: “I already use my strengths. Why should I bother to use them more?” Here’s a story to explain why: Last week, I sat down and watched my mother and my wife express love to my 2-month old son who... Read More

Teaching Youth To Flourish With Strengths And Sails

October 14, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Clive Leach, a coach and facilitator in Sydney, Australia, for contributing this post.   I am grateful. Not too difficult for me as gratitude consistently ranks as one of my top VIA signature strengths. I am grateful because my work as an organisational coach affords... Read More

Kelly Aluise Inspires Through Love Of Learning

October 11, 2013 by ·

Our communication specialist, Kelly Aluise, shares her thoughts on Love of Learning. A client recently emailed me and asked about the VIA character strength of: Love of Learning. She was inquiring because she had always considered this quality to be a normal human behavior and not necessarily a defining... Read More

Strengths Are Power…But Only If You Act On Them

October 9, 2013 by ·

After taking our VIA Survey Eva Jablonski, created a plan of action for practicing her strengths that she has shared with us below.                  What are Eva’s Signature Strengths? Character Strength # 1 Love of learning You love learning new things, whether... Read More

Lost all Hope? Use Character Strengths to Find Hope Again

October 3, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stephanie Clergé, Coach, Speaker and Trainer at StrengthsPRO, for sharing this touching post about her very personal story.   My dad is dead.  It happened so fast and yet it seemed to take an eternity. I got a call on the evening of August 27, 2013 telling... Read More

A Reminder From My Mom To Practice Gratitude

October 2, 2013 by ·

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a personal blog post I wrote to celebrate Mother’s Day a year ago. In it, I shared some of the life lessons I have learned from the words, actions and examples of my very special mom. Among them… To be thankful for every day To... Read More

Join Us For Our Mindfulness-Based Strengths Program

September 26, 2013 by ·

VIA Mindfulness- Based Strengths Practice Take a second to tune in to your present moment. Close your eyes, relax your shoulders and take a long, deep breath. Feel gratitude for one thing (no matter how small) in this moment— a comfortable chair, a warm cup of coffee, a bird... Read More

Even Rock Stars Can Reframe Situations With Character Strengths

September 24, 2013 by ·

Our thanks to May Beth Schappe, ACC, founder of  The Appreciative Lens, LLC for this post.   When we are able to utilize our strengths, our goals are fueled through the lens of what matters most, what catapults our authentic actions, and what will contribute our overall well-being. Identifying... Read More

How To Make The Most Of Strengths

September 20, 2013 by ·

Thank you to Lisa Sansom, chief positive interventionist at LVS Consulting.   So you have taken your VIA Survey. You have found your top Signature Strengths, and you are working with them – enhancing some, dialing down others, and generally having fun. Now what? Did you know that your... Read More

Random Act Of Kindness Spotted In Wisconsin

September 18, 2013 by ·

Today as I was reading the news, I figured I’d be able to find an example of a VIA strength somewhere around the globe. It isn’t that difficult to spot a VIA strength actually because those virtues are within all of us. Whether we realize it or not, they... Read More