Take Action! You Have The Power To Boost Your Strengths

July 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

According to Pablo Picasso, one of the most important artists of all time, “action is the fundamental key to all success.” I find this advice so critical when talking to people about character strengths. Exercise, exercise, exercise… and you can boost any of your strengths. For example, I recall... Read More

Bravery—Its Rarely Robin Hood and Maid Marian Behavior

July 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

  The moment the word Bravery is expressed visions of the Round Table or Robin Hood and Maid Marian dance across the mind. This grandiose construct of Bravery rarely is required in business. So, what does the VIA character strength of Bravery mean in today’s reality? It is an understanding... Read More

Research Reveals You Can Buy Happiness

June 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

You’ve probably heard the phrase: “money can’t buy happiness”. But, new research indicates that there might be a way to purchase a little bit of happiness with even a small amount of money. The secret to this is HOW you spend it. Question: If you were given a small amount... Read More

5 Steps to Plan and Reach Your Goals

June 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here you are. Halfway through the year and that New Year’s Resolution may now be just a hazy memory. Something about saving money…being more mindful…eating healthier… You’re not alone. According to research, less than 10% of people actually follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions. At the beginning of the... Read More

An Exercise On Seeing Your Future

April 18, 2018 by ·

Warren Buffet once said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” This is a great reminder that doing things now can set you up for future success. In fact, when was the last time you thought about what you want for... Read More

VIA Strengths: Supercharging Ability for Employment Opportunity

March 21, 2018 by ·

The EDGE Program is a positive training and coaching program for people with disabilities who are seeking employment. The program focuses on interventions and coaching from the field of Applied Positive Psychology. The VIA Strengths model and our active use of the model in working with our participants’ strengths... Read More

A New Way to Fight Stress at Work

March 14, 2018 by ·

If you are like most people, relaxation strategies are your “go-to” method for managing stress at work. Maybe you take a quick walk outside, listen to your favorite music or stop to chat with a co-worker about a non-work related subject. These are all examples of using relaxation to manage stress.... Read More

Real Tips from Real People: 6 Pathways to Positive Mental Health

February 28, 2018 by ·

Research indicates that there are 6 core themes that lead to well-being and positive mental health. In this post, I’ll break down the 6 themes and share tips from real people on how to use your character strengths to discover these pathways for yourself. 1.) Environmental mastery What it means:... Read More

5 New Strategies To Help You Flourish

January 24, 2018 by ·

Use positive psychology research to learn how to go from floundering to flourishing. Read More

Greater Happiness Comes From Two Little Words

December 14, 2017 by ·

What if you treated everything as a gift, perpetually saying “thank you” all day, everyday? Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winning Poet, says this is what Spirituality is. Constant gratitude. What a great way to pursue the sacred of the present moment. Let’s take a page out of... Read More