From Arrogance to Appreciation

March 24, 2015 by ·

How do we learn to navigate this journey called life?  It is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, joy and anguish, clarity and confusion, love and hate.  We rely on two basic processes. First, we learn “best practices” by observing others. We observe them directly and through... 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

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Simple vs. Complex Strengths

February 9, 2010 by ·

When we set out to create a framework for studying character strengths, we were aiming to develop a taxonomy.  We had a retreat in Glasbern, Penn., at which 20 or so people with diverse professional backgrounds gathered to discuss how to approach this daunting task.  Among the professionals was... Read More