Strengths of the Heart and Mind and Other Strengths Topics

May 2, 2012 by ·

“I’ve taken a strengths test, now what do I do?” “I work with employees (or students or clients) and I want to help them tap into their strengths, what’s the next step?” These are the most common questions the VIA Institute on Character receives about strengths from people around... Read More

Re-discover Happiness with Laughter and Humor

April 25, 2012 by ·

I used to lead a laughter group a few times a year for clients at a psychotherapy clinic. The group was interactive and educational. The purpose was to highlight the therapeutic benefits of laughter. Participants were encouraged to bring jokes, funny stories, and come dressed in costume. There was... Read More

Losing Your Mindfulness? Find Redemption With Your Strengths

April 13, 2012 by ·

Awhile back I was struggling to turn out of a downtown parking garage. Growing impatient, I forced my car into the traffic so I could get on with my day. In doing so I cut off another driver and I became the recipient of a short barrage of honks.... Read More

Why NCAA Basketball is Good for You!

March 16, 2012 by ·

Buzzer beaters. Cinderellas. Bracket buster upsets. This can only mean one thing. It’s March Madness! Aside from being happy that your team is in the NCAA tournament and even happier when your team wins its first game, why should you care? Can tuning into college basketball games be good... Read More

Graduation Season: What’s Next?

June 1, 2010 by ·

The graduation season is upon us – complete with commencement addresses that celebrate this developmental milestone on the pathway of formal education. Having been a child who played well on my own, I have written this imaginary address that is one I’d love to have heard myself when I... Read More