The Art of Strengths Coaching

A is for The Action For Happiness Movement

Action For Happiness was founded in 2011 by Richard Layard, Geoff Mulgan and Anthony Seldon.

The movement aims to achieve positive social change. It brings together people from all walks of life who want Read more

S is for Dame Cicely Saunders: Her Work For The Hospice Movement

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Dame Cicely chose to spread kindness by helping to found the modern hospice in Britain. The video above shows her accepting the Hilton Humanitarian Prize on behalf of St. Christopher’s Hospice.

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K is for The Kindness Offensive

The Kindness Offensive are a group of people who focus on doing acts of kindness. Here are some extracts from their web site.

We are The Kindness Offensive (or TKO for short) and we Read more

C is for Laura Carstensen: Older People Are Happier

Laura is Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at Stanford University.

She is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

She is also the author of A Long Bright Future: An Action Read more

S is for Solutions Journalism

The Solutions Journalism Network aims to report solutions that provide practical hope.

So what is the difference between good news and solutions journalism? Here is a view from their web site.

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S is for Janine Shepherd: You Are More Than Your Body

Janine recovered from a crippling accident to take charge of her life.

In this video she outlines the journey she took towards the dream she set herself. Here is the background from the TED Read more

S is for Alanna Shaikh: How I’m Preparing To Get Alzheimer’s Disease

Alanna starts her talk by saying:

“I’d like to talk about my Dad. My Dad has Alzheimer’s Disease.”

After describing her father and how loving he is, Alanna outlines the steps she is taking Read more

K is for Elizabeth Kiss: Shiny Things And Shining Things

Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College, was invited to give this talk in a Last Lecture Series.

In it she explores the difference between pursuing two different paths. People can choose to focus Read more

J is for Steve Jobs: Commencement Speech At Stanford In 2005

This is the famous speech that Steve gave at Stanford in 2005. This video begins with an introduction about him, then Steve takes the stage.

His speech contains many much quoted pieces. These include Read more

S is for Dennis Saleebey: Focusing On Strengths in Social Work

This article about Dennis was written at the beginning of 2013.

We are sad to say that Dennis died on July 14, 2014. A wonderful memorial was held for him in Lawrence, KS on Read more