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Authentic Happiness Coaching Newsletters

This is an archive of previously published Authentic Happiness Coaching Newsletters. There is no charge to access these newsletters.

Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of strengths and virtues: the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance.

The Authentic Happiness Coaching Newsletters provide important insights into character strengths and virtues.

Getting To Know Creativity
This newsletter marks the beginning of what will be a whirlwind tour of 24 character strengths—strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Curious About Curiosity?
This newsletter is the second issue in a tour of 24 character strengths—strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Open-Mindedness
This newsletter is the third issue in a tour of 24 character strengths—strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Learning about Learning
This newsletter is the fourth issue in a tour of 24 character strengths—strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Wisdom
This newsletter is the fifth issue in a tour of 24 character strengths: strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Courage
Courage is a universally admired virtue, and courageous individuals in all cultures have survived across time to become the heroes of subsequent generations. But what is courage, and what is it not?

Persistence
This newsletter is the seventh issue in a tour of 24 character strengths-strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Integrity
This newsletter is the eighth issue in a tour of 24 character strengths, such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Kindness and the Case for Altruism
This newsletter is the ninth issue in a tour of 24 character strengths, such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Ben's Top 10 Positive Psychology Books
Here's my own "top 10" list for positive psychology books. Please do not attach any meaning to this list other than that they are either my personal favorites or strongly recommended to me by friends in the field.

Vitality
This newsletter is the tenth issue in a tour of 24 character strengths-strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

Ben’s Top 11 Positive Psychology Internet Resources
I have compiled a list of treasured positive psychology internet resources that I would like to share with you.  Please do not attach any meaning to this list other than that they are either my personal favorites or strongly recommended to me by friends in the field.  

Spirituality
This newsletter is the eleventh issue in a tour of 24 character strengths-strengths such as wisdom, honesty, spirituality, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, and creativity.

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QUESTIONNAIRES

Develop insights into yourself and the world around you through these scientifically tested questionnaires, surveys, and scales.

Featured Questionnaire:

Compassionate Love Scale
Measures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people

Emotion Questionnaires:

Authentic Happiness Inventory Questionnaire
Measures Overall Happiness

CES-D Questionnaire
Measures Depression Symptoms

Fordyce Emotions Questionnaire
Measures Current Happiness

General Happiness Questionnaire
Assesses Enduring Happiness

PANAS Questionnaire
Measures Positive and Negative Affect

Engagement Questionnaires:

Brief Strengths Test
Measures 24 Character Strengths

Gratitude Questionnaire
Measures Appreciation about the Past

Grit Survey
Measures the Character Strength of Perseverence

Optimism Test
Measures Optimism About the Future

Transgression Motivations Questionnaire
Measures Forgiveness

VIA Survey of Character Strengths
Measures 24 Character Strengths

VIA Strength Survey for Children
Measures 24 Character Strengths for Children

Work-Life Questionnaire
Measures Work-Life Satisfaction

Meaning Questionnaires:

Close Relationships Questionnaire
Measures Attachment Style

Compassionate Love Scale
Measures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people

Meaning in Life Questionnaire
Measures Meaningfulness

Life Satisfaction Questionnaires:

Approaches to Happiness Questionnaire
Measures Three Routes to Happiness

Satisfaction with Life Scale
Measures Life Satisfaction