Three Ways to Embrace Your Strengths Today

In our ever-evolving world, even as we face innumerable challenges, a remarkable shift within individuals, teams, and organizations is happening. This is a shift in perspective from deficit-oriented and fixing what's wrong to a strengths-based one that focuses on what works. Each day, I contribute what I can to accelerating this shift with coaching and

Seasonal Transitions and Positive Practices

Greetings and Happy September! The seasons are changing here in the Midwest from summer to fall. Like many of us, I slowed down over the summer and took a bit of a break. It has been over 3 months since I last connected with you, my community! As the seasons shift, I am shifting

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!

Emerging and Moving Forward

It has been a few months since my last post, Combining Mindfulness with Strengths, so I wanted to catch you up on the latest and fill you in on what’s to come. The fallout from the pandemic, along with daily life challenges, has taken a toll on many of us over the past 15

Combining Mindfulness with Strengths

“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:

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