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Strengths Spotting – In 3 Essential Ways

If you could only learn one practice out of dozens of strengths interventions, what would it be? I think strengths-spotting is one of the most foundational and effective practices. Most people find that strengths-spotting is simple to learn, easy to practice, and eye-opening in terms of the benefits experienced. One benefit of strengths-spotting is feeling seen

Strengths Practices to Spring Into Strengths

It’s springtime in the northern hemisphere! Here in the Midwest that means winter’s icy tentacles are receding. We’re feeling a warmer sun and seeing bright green shoots of early flowers. For many, spring represents renewal, resilience, and optimism as we look forward to longer hours of daylight, warmer temperatures, and more time outdoors. Still,

Put a Pin in Your Resolution

Did you set a New Year’s resolution for 2023? If you did, and it’s going well, congratulations! Keep going and finish strong. However, if you find yourself struggling along the way, or if you’re not into New Year’s resolutions, I get it. Many of us start out with great intentions. However, striving to lose

Three Strengths Practices to Finish the Year Strong

Can you believe we’re approaching the end of 2022? Sometimes it’s nice when time flies by, but this time of year I like to slow down, feel the anticipation of the upcoming holidays and new year, and appreciate life’s many blessings. One of those blessings, for me, is you! Whether you’re new to this

Three Strengths Practices for The Changing Seasons

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

The Return

How do you respond when your efforts to follow healthy habits aren't enough? Positive habits can go by the wayside when your schedule changes or priorities shift. The practice below - The Return - is essential to reestablishing your favorite life-affirming habits. Before you get started, be sure to check any “shoulds” or self-judgment at the door!

Create Space

In our frenzied daily lives, we all need space to maneuver effectively through the chaos. When besieged by stress, we can use character strengths to create spacious moments, cultivate confidence, and shift into new possibilities. Try the 3-minute practice below as a way to get grounded in your strengths and create space. The Inspiration

Learn from Obstacles

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

Promoting Peace

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

Using Strengths as Superpowers

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

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