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

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

A Mother’s Day Challenge

May 13, 2012 by ·

Holidays are catalysts for character strengths. Each holiday poses a special opportunity to awaken us from our slumber and activate one or more strengths.  It seems that in the U.S., the culture collectively turns its attention to a particular strength each holiday. Read More