What Does Spirituality Mean To You?

May 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Meaning. Faith. Purpose. Transcendence. Ritual. Ultimate concerns. Contemplation. Meditation. Prayer. Mysticism. Religion. Nature. Holiness. Virtue. Morality. Unity. Engaged community. These are some of the words that come to mind when people hear the word “spiritual.” And, scientists have found common ground: The generally accepted scientific definition of spirituality –... Read More

This New Book Can Transform Your Book Club

May 5, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

The power of a group is undeniable. Group discussions bring the synergy of connection, insight, and joy to the forefront. A popular area of focus for group discussions is books – fiction and nonfiction. University classes incorporating book discussions are commonplace. And, more personal book clubs among friends, neighbors,... Read More

Good Leaders Know How To Use Their Unique Strengths

April 24, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Character Strengths as Connectors and Differentiators One of the wonderful things about character strengths is that although we all have all 24, and they are a common language that lets us express our understanding and appreciation of each other’s qualities in a straightforward way, we do nevertheless express each... Read More

Research Points to Two Main Reasons to Focus on Strengths

March 25, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Discover why focusing on your strengths can lead to greater happiness and well-being. Read More

Ignite Your Strengths and Build a Life of Meaningful Stories

March 20, 2019 by ·

You have the power to create a life full of strengths-filled stories. The key is spotting the strengths, and VIA's new guide is just what you need to begin. Read More

Could A Strength Mantra Improve Your Day?

January 30, 2019 by ·

A big part of advertising is creating a slogan that people will remember, and hopefully, encourage some type of action. What if you took this “advertising” approach to your character strengths? Could you create some personal slogans or mantras that would help utilize your strengths, connect you with those around you,... Read More

VIA Character Strengths and My Work with Judges

January 16, 2019 by ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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