#133 Boosting Your Well-being through Character Strengths with Dr. Liana Lianov

Dr. Liana Lianov is the founder and President of HealthType LLC, which offers digital programs and interactive workshops that focus on positive psychology for health professionals and individual audiences. An international leader in lifestyle medicine and positive psychology, Liana has dedicated her career to promoting positive psychology in healthcare. In addition to her role at HealthType, she serves as the President of the Global Positive Health Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps health professionals promote flourishing and total well-being for their parents and themselves. She is also the author of Strengths in the Mirror and Roots of Positive Change.

In this episode, Liana and I discuss how approaching life with your character and personal strengths can help you achieve long-lasting benefits to your health, well-being, and vitality. We discuss how individuals can find their character strengths amid a world that focuses on insecurities and imperfection. We explore different ways to discover your character and personal strengths. We describe how everyone can bring their character strengths into their daily lives and develop them. We also highlight the power of knowing yourself and underscore how knowing your personal strengths can help you navigate challenging circumstances.

“When the world seems to crumble around us, it’s very reassuring to know that when all else fails, we can turn inward and see that we have character strengths we can use to persevere, thrive, and flourish.” – Dr. Liana Lianov

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair:

  • Finding your character strengths in a social-media-centered society
  • The six core virtues of the wisdom books and their 24 character strengths
  • Developing character strengths over time
  • Allowing your signature to emerge and develop
  • How identifying and applying your top character strengths can feel resonant and effortless
  • Knowing yourself and the power of having a sense of self
  • How to bring your character strengths into your everyday life
  • How all change happens on the inside

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