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What are character strengths?

Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality. They impact how you think, feel and behave.  According to The VIA Institute on Character, when you know your best character traits, you can improve your life and thrive. Research shows that using your character strengths can help you:

  • Improve your relationships, with yourself and others

  • Enhance health and overall wellbeing

  • Buffer against, manage and overcome challenges, like breast cancer

For a list of the 24 character strengths, click here

What is mindfulness?

"The what of mindfulness is the self-regulation of your attention. This means you decide what you put your attention on. The how of mindfulness is your mind’s openness, curiousness, and acceptance to whatever you put your attention on." ~Ryan Niemiec. 

For a list of mindfulness mottos, click here.

How can mindfulness and character strengths help you rise up from breast cancer?

"Mindfulness fosters introspection, giving you an opportunity to explore your character strengths and build upon them for greater well-being". ~VIA Institute on Character

Mindfulness and character strengths help you change the way you relate to yourself (your thoughts, your feelings and your body). When you change the way you relate to yourself, you change the way you relate to your breast cancer journey. This allows you to cultivate a compassionate and accepting approach toward yourself, and use your character strengths to express what is best in you. This is how you rise up from breast cancer! 

For a mindful tip for every strength, click here.

What is the VIA Institute on Character?

The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the science of character strengths to the world. We do so by creating and validating surveys of character, supporting researchers, and developing practical strengths-based tools for individuals and professionals, such as therapists, managers and educators. 

To learn more about VIA Institute on Character, click here.

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