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

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

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

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

Boosting Stress Resilience

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

Mindful Activity

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

The Mindful Pause

Welcome to Emerging & Moving Forward: A Series of Short Mindfulness and Strengths Based Practices! This is a new blog series that integrates two of the most popular and scientific areas from positive psychology: character strengths and mindfulness. When combined, character strengths and mindfulness practices are shown to boost performance, job satisfaction, and happiness.

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