Character Strengths

Interested in Reaching Your Optimal Mental Health? Read On…

Researchers and theorists have discovered six core themes that contribute to healthy psychological functioning. In the post below, I'll discuss these themes and also provide advice from real people on how character strengths play a role in each of these pathways.

1.) Environmental mastery

What it means: You manage a variety of life situations well. You create situations that match your strengths, needs, and values.

Liam’s story: “My family is always busy doing something – activities, traveling, having fun outside. We do things that...


Character Strengths

Building A More Mindful Society

Mindfulness retreats with world renowned meditation expert and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (referred to as “Thay,” which is Vietnamese for “teacher”) always include a question and answer session. Participants are invited to pose a question to the wise teacher to get his advice and guidance. Typically,...


Character Strengths

5 Tips To Get More Out Of Your Life

One of the definitions of "flourishing" is to be in one's prime state, at the height of excellence. But, for many people, this is far from reality.

Good news though, recent research is pointing to new ways you can increase your odds of flourishing.

The founder...


Character Strengths

How Do You Define Mindfulness?

Do you sometimes feel like you are "sleepwalking" through life? Benjamin Franklin once said: “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

Mindfulness emphasizes being “purposeful” in you attention as a counterbalance to the automatic pilot default that inhabits our mind most of the...


Character Strengths

How Do You Show Love To Your Colleagues?

For many people, it may seem strange to express  love at work, but with a little guidance anyone can see that this character strength has a very important place among colleagues.

Here’s a conversation I often have with professionals who view the 24 character strengths to help them understand how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a workplace:
Manager: “I see how the strengths of perseverance and self-regulation are important at work because employees can learn to work hard, be disciplined, and focus their attention.”
Ryan:...


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