Tips For Boosting Your Five Happiness Strengths

December 23, 2013 by ·

The science of positive psychology has revealed five character strengths that are particularly connected with higher levels of happiness: ZEST, HOPE, GRATITUDE, CURIOSITY and LOVE Are you high in any of these character strengths? According to research by the VIA Institute on Character, over 75 percent of people have... Read More

Practice Your Gratitude Strength

December 23, 2013 by ·

Who has come in to your life and made it better, stronger? Practice your gratitude strength by making a note to yourself of those you appreciate. And writing them a note or calling them to let them know you care. Read More

Practice Your Gratitude Strength

December 23, 2013 by ·

Who has come in to your life and made it better, stronger? Practice your gratitude strength by making a note to yourself of those you appreciate. And writing them a note or calling them to let them know you care. Read More

Successful Leadership Begins With Motivating Your Team

December 19, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stu Danforth, director of Positive Leadership Dynamics in Wayland, for contributing this post with tips for successful leadership.   Being successful and getting promoted doesn’t ensure that someone will be a great leader.  Having tremendous content-area knowledge doesn’t make someone a great leader.  Creativity doesn’t... Read More

AIM For Character Strengths, And Happiness

December 2, 2013 by ·

Lisa Sansom, chief positive interventionist with LVS Consulting, shares some tips for taking AIM on VIA character strengths in business. In business and in life, focus on strengths to enhance productivity and happiness.   Let’s consider a couple of workplace scenarios. What would you do in each situation? Situation... Read More

Tips For Using VIA Character Strengths To Boost Happiness

November 28, 2013 by ·

Research shows that the five VIA character strengths most highly related to life satisfaction are hope, zest, gratitude, curiosity and love. As the holidays approach and 2013 comes to a close, let’s focus on specific interventions to boost each of these character strengths and end this year with a... Read More

Lessons In Character Strength Learned From Running Challenge

November 19, 2013 by ·

In this first of a two-part series, Australia counselor and author of How to Be Happy, Julia Barnard shares her memorable story of practicing VIA character strengths in a fun year-long challenge with her brother. Running into strengths Every year at school we used to have time trials as... Read More

Find Joy By Practicing Creativity And Appreciation

November 14, 2013 by ·

Our reminder to you – all around you are so many reasons to find joy. Practice your VIA character strengths of creativity and appreciation of beauty and excellence daily. Read More

Practice Your Gratitude Strength

November 8, 2013 by ·

It is time for our weekend challenge – this weekend our focus is on #gratitude. Research shows that expressing gratitude positively correlates with life satisfaction, optimism, longevity, and lower levels of anxiety and depression (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). One of the most widely used interventions for boosting this VIA... Read More

Tips For Boosting Your Happiness

November 7, 2013 by ·

Think about the best things in your life. What would your life be like without your supportive husband, your good health, your house, or your college degree? When it comes to creating more happiness in life, experts usually tell us to add more things—get a dog, build a friendship,... Read More