Better It Better with Signature Strengths

One of the most reliable ways I know to boost your ability to be well, do good and enjoy the ride is to amp up a coaching tool called “bag it, barter it, or better it” by mixing it with your VIA signature strengths. When you’re facing a task or. . . .

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V is for Values

If it feels like your world is churning out of control like a river after a downpour . . . That predicting the future seems impossible, even around things you’ve managed well in the past . . . Like things are more complex and complicated than ever . . .. . . .

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Leverage Your Strengths: Experience Magic

Think about how you’d feel about an event you’d normally enjoy – a family gathering, a night on the town, even a meeting at work – if you knew beforehand that something about it has an almost 100% chance of making you miserable. Bailing it isn’t an option. Enjoying it. . . .

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Keep Navigating Even When the Landmarks are Obscure

Just as I got used to navigating the woods in what passed for winter here in the northeast, winter storm Jonas changed the landscape, quite literally, overnight. Landmarks that had become prominent through bare trees just weeks ago were obscured by several feet of snow. Frozen creeks looked like roads. . . .

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Tag Lines, Principles and Leadership

Did you ever sort of know something but didn’t realize exactly what until it became so clear that you couldn’t ever not know it again? I love when that happens. One of my great joys in life is singing with a symphonic chorus (http://www NULL.mcchorus NULL.org/wp/) known for both performing the masterworks and. . . .

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Applying Your Strengths Can Make Work Feel Like a Day at the Beach

It sounded like such a great idea back when spring was still weeks away. Lead a nature class on the beach? Cool. A perfect kickstart to the summer season. For a hundred or so sixth graders? Awesome. Teaching + the beach = two of my favorite things. I even adore middle school. . . .

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Don’t Let Your Blindspots Get in the Way of Your Vision

It’s no secret that I’m besotted by my pet rabbit Elphaba. I love how, when I go “kiss, kiss, kiss bunny” three times like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory, she jumps up from a sound sleep and jets upstairs to the office. I adore her binkies (https://youtu NULL.be/zDXgYa3La_0) and her speed. . . .

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