Think of all the things you could accomplish if only the things that stop you in your tracks didn’t exist! Self-doubt, perfectionism, and other peoples’ expectations can sabotage your best efforts before they even begin. Whether you’re learning to become more mindful, setting a challenging goal, or solving a tough problem, your character strengths can
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The news these days is filled with devastating reports about atrocities occurring in Ukraine. Sadly, we know of atrocities happening in other parts of the world, too. Perhaps not in the same ways, but devastating nonetheless. I’ve been thinking about what it might take to stop wars, create stability, and promote peace. If we could
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
Modern living is not for the faint of heart. Think about the challenges we face each day. For instance, how do we gather safely with friends and relatives, or adjust to constantly changing work environments? These are unprecedented times and might be for the foreseeable future. This long-term state of uncertainty has left many of us
Happy Holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, or the new year, this time of year can be filled with joy and sorrow, endings and beginnings, and of course, added stress. There’s bound to be stress around the holidays. Stressors -- like navigating bad weather, confronting differences in relationships, or tending to commitments -- can bring
I recently celebrated a milestone birthday with family, friends, and neighbors. In my "mature" age, I've been thinking about the nature of life, complete with its ups and downs, and the moments in between. I find these moments to be like pauses that soften the rough edges of daily stressors from the pandemic, the
“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:
It’s Women’s History Month – a time to celebrate influential women! Every year since 1987, during the month of March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. It is a time to remember women’s contributions to culture and society over the course of history. We live in a time when many things compete for our attention,
“…kindness is mandatory - it is the soothing fire we can rest beside.” -Maria Sirois, Psy.D., Author, Inspirational Speaker As I was reading through my emails the other day, Maria Sirois's video blog series “What To Remember” resonated deeply. The surprising message that kindness is mandatory struck me as a stark truth, a message that
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