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

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

Strengths Are Power…But Only If You Act On Them

October 9, 2013 by ·

After taking our VIA Survey Eva Jablonski, created a plan of action for practicing her strengths that she has shared with us below.                  What are Eva’s Signature Strengths? Character Strength # 1 Love of learning You love learning new things, whether... Read More

To Maximize Your Strengths, Start An 11-Minute Habit

October 7, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, for sharing this guest post.    “Now I’ve discovered my strengths, what am I meant to do with them?” is a question I’m often asked. Having used the VIA Survey to help thousands of... Read More