Tickle Your Funny Bone: 5 Humor Exercises to Get Happier!

October 20, 2016 by ·

Laughter can be a great way to reduce stress as is relaxes the whole body. But, did you know that you can use your strength of humor to create more happiness in the short term and the long run? New research from humor scientist, Willibald Ruch, and his team,... Read More

Focusing On Your Whole Self

September 29, 2016 by ·

By: VIA Contributor, Fatima Doman Stopping to get gas at a convenience store, I realized many of us are killing ourselves with our choices. The manager of the store, a friend of mine, was sitting on a bench outside taking a break. He was smoking and drinking a gigantic... Read More

Interested in Finding Happiness and Success at Work? The Key Is Alignment.

September 21, 2016 by ·

Many people make the mistake of blaming their unhappiness at work on co-workers, management, issues at home, etc. But oftentimes, the root of the problem, and also the solution, lie under the individual’s control. The question to ask is whether or not the person’s current role allows them to... Read More

How To Frame A Client Meeting Around Strengths

August 23, 2016 by ·

One of the first “homework assignments” I give my new clients is to take the free VIA Survey through my VIA professional site. For a recent client I decided to have her take the survey through my VIA professional site and not show her the results upon completion. Her... Read More

Strengths at Work

August 8, 2016 by ·

Human strengths is an important topic of research and application in the field of positive psychology, and a strengths approach is growing more important in the workplace. A workplace strengths approach is having a positive impact in creating greater success for organisations, as well as increasing the wellbeing of... Read More

Find Happiness in Unfamiliar Ways

July 18, 2016 by ·

I’ll start this blog with a little courage by admitting my lowest character strength. The strength that comes in last for me is… well… bravery. Yet this weekend I had the opportunity to try something that was out of my comfort zone, and not only did my bravery get... Read More

Addicted to Your Phone? 10 Tips for Breaking Away

July 14, 2016 by ·

Next time you are out in public, whether waiting in line for your coffee, walking through the grocery store or sitting on a bench at the park, look around and notice what others are doing. I’m guessing that more than half of them will be on their phone. And,... Read More

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A Tip For Talking Behind Someone’s Back

July 12, 2016 by ·

Recently, I ran into an acquaintance and we stopped to have a quick chat. We talked about a few different things and during the course of the conversation I mentioned how kind and considerate my mother-in-law is. She had recently taken a day off of work just to pick... Read More

Repairing Your Relationship “Fender-Benders”

July 11, 2016 by ·

My wife and I have always had a strong friendship. We are pretty good at communicating with one another and we don’t often fight. But, lately things have been off. Argghhh. We’ve been getting in to stupid conflicts and I just don’t feel like we are “hearing” or “seeing”... Read More

A Simple Mindfulness Exercise To Use With Clients

May 3, 2016 by ·

Practitioners are always on the lookout for new tools to help others overcome challenges, find peace, and be at their best. Mindfulness research clearly shows meditations and mindfulness practices can help but the quantity of meditation choices these days seems infinite. In a previous post, I discussed how an... Read More