Happiness and Character Strengths | VIA Institute
Creating a happier life might be easier than you think. Discover how your character strengths can make it happen.

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Happiness
Use Your Strength of Creativity to Break Your Pouting Habit
Discover how using creativity can help eliminate sulking.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Happiness
Take Your Mental Health “Pill” Every Day!
How your core strengths help you improve your psychological well-being
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Achieving Goals
Bouncing Forward, not Bouncing Back: Adapting with Resilience (Part 1)
Gwendolyn Vansant discusses how your strengths can help you face and adapt to adversity in her two-part series.
By Gwendolyn VanSant
Parenting
My Father as a Kaleidoscope of Character Strengths
The character strengths that defined my father.
By Ruth Pearce
Happiness
A Personalized Approach to Well-Being
Use your signature strengths to find your path to greater well-being during a crisis.
By Dr. Jillian Coppley (Darwish), Mayerson Academy
Happiness
The Power of the Timeout
A story about a strength-based coach helping her clients find coping strategies.
By Ruth Pearce
Happiness
Learn How to Appreciate What You Already Have
A research-backed activity to focus on the good in your life.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Happiness
Accept Yourself and the Feelings You Feel
Learn how mindfulness can lead to greater self-acceptance and happiness.
By Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.
Happiness
Laugh Your Way to Happiness
5 ways to use your humor strength to boost happiness.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Happiness
Use Your Strengths to Boost Happiness
Learn how finding new ways to activate your strengths can improve your mood.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Happiness
Research Reveals: Money Can Buy Happiness
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “money can’t buy happiness.” However, new research reveals there might actually be a way to purchase a little bit of happiness.
By Dr. Neal Mayerson

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