Mindfulness fosters introspection, giving you an opportunity to explore your character strengths and build upon them for greater well-being.

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Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
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Greater Happiness Comes From Two Little Words
What happens when you approach everything in your life as a gift?
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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What is Mindfulness, Scientifically Speaking?
Mindfulness is an emphasis on being “purposeful” in your attention. You can purposefully bring your attention to your child’s smile or exhale of your breathing.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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Five 15-Second Pauses for Your Mindfulness Practice
A "mindful pause" is a mindfulness strategy that focuses on taking action right away. Here are 5 simple mindful pause activities you can try throughout your day.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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5 Tips for Easier Mindfulness Practice
You may think that developing a mindfulness practice is too difficult. Here are 5 easy tips to integrate a mindfulness practice into any daily schedule.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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The Power of Mindfulness & Love
Cultivate a virtuous cycle of mindful awareness improving your signature character strength, which drives further mindfulness and strength development.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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How to Break Bad Habits
Learn how to make an impact on one of your bad habits through conscious awareness and skillful action to go a new direction.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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Why Mindfulness & Strengths? 12 Reasons
Here are 12 ways that mindfulness can help your strengths practice and strengths of character can help your mindfulness practice.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
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How to Make Your Life More Meaningful
The 3 ways you can find meaning in your life.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec