VIA Character Strengths and My Work with Judges

January 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Six years ago, I was approached by an appellate court judge involved with the process of transitioning judges into retirement. He referred to this stage as “stepping down from the bench” and noted that judges were having a hard time emotionally with this transition, as some of them were... Read More

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 Strengths Helped Me On My Cancer Detour

November 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

April 24, 2018, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at the age of 34. I have no family history (of any cancer!). I was a Division I athlete, maintained an active lifestyle, and was otherwise extremely healthy. The few years leading up to this point I had immersed... 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

Heart and Character Strengths: When Love Is The Way

November 7, 2018 by ·

A few years ago as part of a graduate school assignment I was asked to write an essay that exemplified me at my best. I was flooded by a memory I had not thought of for decades— of a time when I was 12 years old, sitting on a... Read More

Teach Kids To Dream With This Fun Exercise

October 15, 2018 by ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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