10 Tips to Have a Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016 by ·

Thanksgiving is time to give thanks, and there is a lot of research around the benefits of practicing gratitude (greater happiness, physical and mental health benefits, pathway to a meaningful life, etc.). But, Thanksgiving can also be a time of travel stress, running from place to place and tense... Read More

The Most Well Known and Beloved Happiness Boosters

December 11, 2015 by ·

I’ve already shared with you the “underdog” happiness boosters-the ones that don’t get as much attention as they should. Now I’ll share the ones that get all the glory-the top 10 most popular happiness interventions. Time and time again, in both research and practice, these have proven successful. 1. Count... Read More

I’ve made a living and a life from being grateful

November 26, 2014 by ·

Everything in my life is a direct result of my VIA strength of gratitude. Going way back to the beginning of my “success” path, I was incredibly grateful to go to college. I had worked hard, earned a scholarship and was delighted at my “luck.” I loved my professors... Read More

Curiosity Doesn’t Kill, It Opens New Opportunities

November 6, 2014 by ·

I’m a curious bird. Endlessly fascinated. A true believer in “you can learn something new everyday.” I thought that made me “flighty.” It wasn’t until taking the VIA assessment that I realized curiosity is a strength. Oh, to feel affirmed! I’d previously defaulted into comparison mode. Dottie is an... Read More