Why It’s OK to Focus on Strengths Instead of Weaknesses

Why It’s OK to Focus on Strengths Instead of Weaknesses

If you like it, please share it 🙂 One of the things I do with clients is review the results of their strengths and personality assessments. Virtually every one of them scans quickly over their positive feedback and zooms in on the things that make them cringe, like...
A Fantastic New Resource for Building Children’s Self-Esteem

A Fantastic New Resource for Building Children’s Self-Esteem

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Gillian Beeton about her new book, Free to be Me!, an interactive journal that helps children learn that they are unique, special, creative, lovable and capable just as they are....
How I’m Using My Strengths This Week

How I’m Using My Strengths This Week

If you like it, please share it 🙂 This week my husband and kids and I took a short spring-break trip to Steamboat, Colorado. Our intention was to snowboard (them), cross-country ski (me) and hang out together. The snow didn’t quite play its part, though, and we wound...
A “PERMA”-nent Planning Tool to Help You Do What Really Matters

A “PERMA”-nent Planning Tool to Help You Do What Really Matters

If you like it, please share it 🙂 One of the things I really used to struggle with was prioritizing my life around the important things rather than the urgent things – you know, putting in the big rocks before the pebbles and the sand. I’ve read Stephen Covey’s Seven...
A Fun Way to Help Your Kids Understand Their Inner Strengths

A Fun Way to Help Your Kids Understand Their Inner Strengths

If you like it, please share it 🙂 When my kids were in their ‘tweens,’ something alarming and tragic started happening: they started being less of who they really were. My wild and kooky daughter became self-conscious and subdued. My silly and tender-hearted son...
Dear 13-year-old me…

Dear 13-year-old me…

If you like it, please share it 🙂 Dear 7th-grade Kris, I know you’re going through a tough time right now, and I’m writing from the future to help you feel better and get through it. Things get a lot better in high school and eventually turn out really...