VIA Character Strengths Helped Stephen King Succeed

December 16, 2013 by ·

Have you ever had failure look you in the face and you have told it to go away? Stephen King almost gave up on writing after being continually rejected by publishing houses for his first book. His wife retrieved his manuscript from the garbage and urged him to stay... Read More

In Marriage, Recognizing Each Other’s Strengths Is Win-Win

November 21, 2013 by ·

On her blog, Assumed Love,  Patty Newbold refers to herself as a widow who got it right the second time.  Below she shares her insight on using strengths in marriage. Strengths in Marriage Two sets of character strengths give married people a huge advantage in life, but they also... Read More

How Has An Act Of Kindness Impacted You?

November 8, 2013 by ·

What is a recent act of kindness that either you have done or that someone else has done for you, and how did that make you feel? We posed that question recently on our Facebook page and heard a beautiful story.  We’d love to hear from you too! Post... Read More

What energizes you?

November 5, 2013 by ·

Our VIA character strength zest is about approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or halfheartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated. What energizes you? Read More

Practicing Love Can Awaken Your Deepest Of Emotions

November 4, 2013 by ·

In life, the VIA strength of love is the greatest of gifts. It brings so much joy to every day. It awakens your deepest of emotions; and, while it sometimes can make us feel vulnerable, love gives strength to our strongest of muscles. In my book, there is nothing... Read More

Leverage Your Signature Strengths

October 28, 2013 by ·

After reading my last post about Alexander Ng’s story, I got an email from him. Xander wanted to share this about his Aha-moments… “Regarding Aha-moment, I have a lot! I would like to share one of them that is related to my own personality. I am a person that... 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

Some Of The Benefits Of Using Strengths

September 26, 2013 by ·

We love reading what other professionals have to say about the benefits of using strengths. In her blog, positive psychology coach and organizational consultant Kristan Carter shared this insight. You can find her blog at   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