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Three Strengths Practices for The Changing Seasons

By |2022-11-17T02:39:19+00:00November 17th, 2022|Blending Strengths and Mindfulness, Getting Inspired, Putting Strengths Into Action, Strengthening the Holidays|

Greetings! As we approach Thanksgiving here in the Midwest, we get a break from the hot summer weather, the colors of leaves turn into a beautiful array of hues, and our hearts and minds turn to the upcoming holiday season. I love all the seasons because each one brings about unique changes. In the spirit

Using Strengths as Superpowers

By |2022-03-07T22:38:23+00:00March 7th, 2022|Blending Strengths and Mindfulness|

Some people describe character strengths as superpowers. The challenge is: how can you engage your superpowers in meaningful ways? The practice below offers an activity you can try in a personal or professional setting, no cape required. The Inspiration I recently had the honor of presenting a webinar entitled How to Use Your

Combining Mindfulness with Strengths

By |2021-05-05T16:50:19+00:00April 6th, 2021|Putting Strengths Into Action|

“Mindfulness opens the door to potential self-improvement and growth while character strengths use is often the growth itself.” -Niemiec, R.M. (2014) In life, there are times that feel joyful, spacious, and heartwarming. There are other times that feel depleting and heartbreaking. It’s during the difficult times that clients often ask me an important question:

Strengths Fueled Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-30T23:13:04+00:00March 25th, 2021|Strengthening the Holidays|

Greetings! As we approach the holiday season, my fervent wish for you is safety, good health, and the continued pursuit of your best possible life. I feel grateful for your presence in my life. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, Happy Thanksgiving!  Last Thanksgiving, I published a strengths-filled recipe for enjoying any holiday. This

Experiment with Strengths

By |2021-05-05T16:49:37+00:00November 10th, 2020|Putting Strengths Into Action|

With everything going on in the US and around the world, one thing has become crystal clear to me: our character strengths are more essential than ever before. Can you imagine what daily life might be like if each of us, including world leaders and politicians, consistently elevated his or her signature strengths? Especially in

Strengths Reflection

By |2021-05-05T16:43:12+00:00October 13th, 2020|Understanding Strengths|

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection.From the reflection will come even more effective action.” This quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, esteemed management guru and champion for building personal and organizational strengths, even up to his passing in 2005. My interpretation of this quote is that sometimes we have to slow down to speed

Amplify a Signature Strength

By |2021-05-05T16:44:06+00:00May 20th, 2020|Understanding Strengths|

“You can’t be anything you want to be —but you can be a whole lot more of who you already are.” – Tom Rath, bestselling author and expert on strengths in the workplace In a recent spring-cleaning project, I discovered a bin in the back corner of my basement. It held my high school yearbooks

Recipe for a Delicious, Strengths-Fueled Thanksgiving

By |2021-12-04T14:21:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Strengthening the Holidays|

Here in the United States we’re approaching the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or something else right now, it’s the holiday season for most of us. As you might already know, experiences and emotions around the holidays can run high, ranging from joy and camaraderie to loneliness and depression. Wherever you are on

Thriving and Character Strengths

By |2021-05-05T16:47:00+00:00October 30th, 2018|Getting Inspired|

Are you thriving? How would you know? Thriving can mean different things to different people. You might thrive when the pressure is on to finish a project. Your friend might thrive when he can plan ahead and finish with time to spare. According to a 2017 article on the science of human thriving, thriving

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