Could A Strength Mantra Improve Your Day?

January 30, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A big part of advertising is creating a slogan that people will remember, and hopefully, encourage some type of action. What if you took this “advertising” approach to your character strengths? Could you create some personal slogans or mantras that would help utilize your strengths, connect you with those around you,... Read More

VIA Character Strengths and My Work with Judges

January 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Six years ago, I was approached by an appellate court judge involved with the process of transitioning judges into retirement. He referred to this stage as “stepping down from the bench” and noted that judges were having a hard time emotionally with this transition, as some of them were... Read More

Stop Crushing Your Own Happiness

January 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Do you ever self-sabotage your own happiness? Now you might be thinking: Why would anyone ever do that?! Doesn’t everyone want to embrace happiness as much as possible? But, the fact is, you might be doing it without realizing it. Consider something good in your life – a small accomplishment on... Read More

How Strengths Helped Me On My Cancer Detour

November 27, 2018 by ·

April 24, 2018, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at the age of 34. I have no family history (of any cancer!). I was a Division I athlete, maintained an active lifestyle, and was otherwise extremely healthy. The few years leading up to this point I had immersed... Read More

Heart and Character Strengths: When Love Is The Way

November 7, 2018 by ·

A few years ago as part of a graduate school assignment I was asked to write an essay that exemplified me at my best. I was flooded by a memory I had not thought of for decades— of a time when I was 12 years old, sitting on a... Read More

Add More Meaning To Your Life By Boosting These 3 Strengths

November 1, 2018 by ·

Research reveals 3 strengths that can help you connect to living a meaningful life. Read More

Teach Kids To Dream With This Fun Exercise

October 15, 2018 by ·

Have you seen posts like these on social media? o It’s never too late to live your dream! o Dare to dream. o Dream big! Live bigger! Of course, you have! There are new memes like this every day. But they aren’t just trending topics— here today, gone tomorrow.... Read More

Tips to Help You Find Your Purpose In Life

October 3, 2018 by ·

5 tips to help you find meaning and purpose in your life. Read More

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Are You Prepared to Handle Life Changes?

July 25, 2018 by ·

Whether you realize it or not, life is changing. Use your strengths to flourish. Read More

Bravery—Its Rarely Robin Hood and Maid Marian Behavior

July 11, 2018 by ·

  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