Life Changes Character Strength | Topics & Professional Advice | VIA Institute
During major life transitions, self-awareness is critical. Knowing your character strengths can help you navigate changes more effectively.

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Dr. Donna Mayerson
Dr. Donna Mayerson is a licensed psychologist and earned her master's degree in special education. Formerly a coaching director of Hummingbird Coaching Services, she is a certified coach who has used her deep knowledge of the VIA strengths as a framework for individual and organizational change with hundreds of education administrators and teachers, leaders of youth-serving organizations, in training coaches/practitioners and with individuals and families.

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Work from your strengths. Breathe. Be kind with yourself.
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How Character Strengths Help Us Through Trying Times
Consciously use your strengths in the face of adversity.
By Fatima Doman
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Character Strengths as Pathways to Personal Peace
Learn about how your strengths can help you find the calm in the storm.
By Ruth Pearce
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The Past, the Present, and the Future- Being an Adaptable Person
Navigating the past, present, and future of your life using your strengths as a guide.
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If You are White, Turn to Humility
The psychology we ALL need alongside the activism and protests.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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Coping with the Coronavirus: A Strengths Perspective
Learn how your character strengths can help you cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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Creating Positive Life Changes
Learn how introspection can help you create more attainable life goals.
By Diane Dreher
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Character Strengths and Being Enough
Shift your focus from your weaknesses to your best qualities. It's a refreshing and enlightening new view.
By Sarah Staggs
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Finding the Bravery to Move On
Tapping into different strengths might be the motivation you need to move on to better things.
By Dr. Judy Krings
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Follow Your Bliss
Finding the intersection of your interests and strengths could be your key to greater well-being.
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