Don’t Be Grateful on Thanksgiving

This list will either be your survival guide for the holidays or a way to enhance your already-good relationships.

2 Weight Control Pathways Anyone Can Take

Losing weight is not the battle, keeping it off is. There is no perfect solution for weight control maintenance but one thing is clear— new tools are needed. Try out these two.

5 Tips for Interacting With a Narcissist

When you know you'll be around a narcissist, or observing one in action, use these strategies to take care of yourself—and grow during the process.

5 New Humor Exercises to Boost Your Happiness!

Want to learn about 5 new ways to boost your well-being and your strength of humor?

How to Get Unstuck When You Are Indecisive

Here's a client dialogue centered on strengths work. See what happens when a strength is spotted and is used to manage a problem.

The Best Thing to Do Before Handling a Problem

What is one easy thing you can do before walking into a difficult situation?

10 Ways to Reduce Smartphone Mindlessness

Smartphones have their pros and cons. But are we mindful of the cons or are we mindless to what we don't know? Here are 10 tips for managing the cons of too much cell phone use.

The Weight Management Secret No One Has Told You

There are plenty of external resources to help you lose weight. But have you considered your internal resources?

Why Grit Is Not the Answer

Is "grit" a virtue?

The Mindful Pause: How to Help Others

The very popular and short exercise called "the mindful pause" integrates character strengths & mindfulness. This post delves into its use by practitioners. Learn several examples.

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

Do you use the mindful pause? People are reporting it helps them improve their mindfulness and bring out the best in them. See several examples here.

Mindfulness and Character Strengths in Schools

The integration of character strengths and mindfulness in the classroom has arrived! Check out the innovative approach being taken at the Wilderness School in Australia.

The New IEP: Using Strengths to Set Goals

What is usually missing from the typical IEP?

How to Assess Your Strengths: 5 Tactics for Self-Growth

What are your strengths? Seems like an easy question but most people don't know. These 5 exercises will help you immediately.

Positive Relationships: 7 Tips to Deal With “the Bad"

How do you handle it when someone is negative or upset? While it's difficult to truly “be with” another person who is suffering, you can have a positive impact. Here are 7 ways...

The Positive Psychology Movie Awards of 2015!

Curious about the best movie depicting mindfulness? Positive emotions? Resilience? Strength use? Now in its 7th year, I bring to you the positive psychology movie awards...

Being Positive: It’s Not Mindfulness, It’s Savoring

Mindfulness and savoring are different concepts. Understand this important distinction between the two.

New Positive Psychology Exercise!

Learn a new and powerful 4-step exercise. It just might help you understand yourself better and improve your self-confidence!

How to Best Help Your Children to Thrive

Our birth marks the beginning of a lifelong tension between our personal self-expression and the challenge of meeting the demands/wishes of others. We have two choices...

Learn a New Strengths Habit in 11-minutes

Think you're too busy to work on your character strengths? Here's a simple approach for you that has research on its side.

73 Pathways to Greater Happiness in the New Year!

Just in time for New Year's resolutions. Here's all the tips and strategies you'll need to boost your well-being.

Do You Pout Too Much?

Admit it. You pout from time to time. It’s part of our privilege of being human to feel sorry for ourselves...but what can you do about it?

The Secret to Great Leadership

Strong leaders agree on one thing: When it comes to great leadership, the first principle is “leader, know thyself.” The latest research takes this a step further.

4 New and Helpful Insights on Gratitude

Gratitude is easy to apply and brings nice benefits. If you relate to gratitude practice then you'll want to see these 4 new findings. If you don't relate to gratitude, check out what you can prioritize instead.

Top 10 Highly Popular Strategies for Boosting Happiness

Here are 10 of the most popular interventions for boosting well-being. The science of happiness is young but there are many good strategies that have begun to show consistency in both research and popularity. Which ones will you try?

Top 10 Unpopular Strategies to Boost Happiness

When it comes to boosting well-being, some exercises get all the attention (e.g.., mindfulness) and some get little attention. This post offers 10 powerful but rarely discussed interventions that emerge from well-being research.

3 Ways to Flourish - New Must-See Research

How can you become 9, 18 or 29 times more likely to flourish than others? Read on to discover 3 important pathways to flourishing.

The Heartful Way, Part 2

This post explores how heartfulness can also be internal (intra-personal) and will relay tips for practicing it and the research that supports these ideas.

The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness

Most of us have an idea of what it means to be mindful but what does it mean to be heartful? This post explores the definition, examples, and concepts around heartfulness. It offers practical strategies for using mindfulness to jump-start heartfulness.

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. But, you can cultivate your mindfulness. Here are 5 tips to find success with your mindfulness practice, whether you are new to mindfulness or someone who has been experiencing some hiccups in your practice.