How Strengths Helped Me On My Cancer Detour

November 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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

Research Reveals You Can Buy Happiness

June 28, 2018 by ·

You’ve probably heard the phrase: “money can’t buy happiness”. But, new research indicates that there might be a way to purchase a little bit of happiness with even a small amount of money. The secret to this is HOW you spend it. Question: If you were given a small amount... Read More

5 Steps to Plan and Reach Your Goals

June 28, 2018 by ·

Here you are. Halfway through the year and that New Year’s Resolution may now be just a hazy memory. Something about saving money…being more mindful…eating healthier… You’re not alone. According to research, less than 10% of people actually follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions. At the beginning of the... Read More

Men and Women: Are We Really That Different?

May 7, 2018 by ·

As I continue to give workshops on character strengths, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether men and women score higher on different strengths. Until recently, there hasn’t been much to say. But, we have some answers now that the largest research study on gender differences and character strengths was conducted... Read More