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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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Work Engagement
Social Mindfulness – When Great Minds Think Together!
Dr. Ruth Pearce discusses social mindfulness at work.
By Ruth Pearce
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
Life Changes
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.
By Ruth Pearce
Parenting
Tips for Being a Positive, Hands-On Dad
Parenting strategies around building positive states of mind, specifically flow, savoring, and mindfulness. Each is distinct from the other and each is packed with good potential for building your (and others’) well-being.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Mindfulness
Using Strengths for All
Your strengths connect you to others. They are a bond that all human beings share.
By Ruth Pearce
Mindfulness
No Mud, No Lotus: Boosting Resilience When Life Is Tough
Learn how to connect, care and create to get through challenging times.
By Fatima Doman
Happiness
Accept Yourself and the Feelings You Feel
Learn how mindfulness can lead to greater self-acceptance and happiness.
By Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.
Mindfulness
Greater Happiness Comes From Two Little Words
What happens when you approach everything in your life as a gift?
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Mindfulness
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
Mindfulness
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
Mindfulness
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
Mindfulness
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
Mindfulness
A Mindfulness Tip for Every Strength
Supercharge your meditation practice by using your signature strengths.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Mindfulness
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
Mindfulness
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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