A Simple Phrase for Each Character Strength

October 20, 2015 by ·

Using your character strengths can lead to a boost in happiness. Many scientific studies have shown this. But, sometimes clarity is needed on what strengths are and how to use them. Below are the 24 strengths found to be universal (cross-cultural) and within human beings. Each of these is... Read More

24 Ways to Make Mindfulness Stickier

April 13, 2015 by ·

I don’t have the time to practice mindfulness. I would like to meditate but I usually forget. Meditation is too difficult. My mind always wanders. When I survey participants in my mindfulness programs, these are the three most common mindfulness obstacles people report. I say “obstacles” because these are... Read More

Three Evidence-Based Daily Habits for Wellbeing and Happiness

March 4, 2015 by ·

This week I spoke with Megan McDonough CEO and co-founder along with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Wholebeing Institute. Megan is in Australia working with Justin Robinson the director of the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School. They’re promoting the Australian version of the Certificate in Whole-Person Positive... Read More

Never Stop Learning

April 17, 2014 by ·

Love of learning describes the way in which a person engages new information and skills. It is a strength that teachers would like to see in their students, parents want to encourage in their children, therapists support in their clients, and employers try to foster in their employees. It... Read More

Kelly Aluise Inspires Through Love Of Learning

October 11, 2013 by ·

Our communication specialist, Kelly Aluise, shares her thoughts on Love of Learning. A client recently emailed me and asked about the VIA character strength of: Love of Learning. She was inquiring because she had always considered this quality to be a normal human behavior and not necessarily a defining... Read More

Strengths Are Power…But Only If You Act On Them

October 9, 2013 by ·

After taking our VIA Survey Eva Jablonski, created a plan of action for practicing her strengths that she has shared with us below.                  What are Eva’s Signature Strengths? Character Strength # 1 Love of learning You love learning new things, whether... Read More

Tips For Leveraging Strengths In The Workplace

August 26, 2013 by ·

Our thanks to Mary Beth Schappe, ACC, founder of The Appreciative Lens, LLC, for submitting this post.   The power of VIA Character Strengths combined with Appreciative Coaching was extremely effective with the work I did for a recent organizational team.  Initially, the team participated in a strength-based team... Read More