VIA Character Strengths Testing is free at:
Gallup, the research firm, offers a strengths assessment tool called StrengthsFinder 2.0. This strengths assessment requires the purchase of the book of the same name. Click here for the Amazon.com link.
ACCION A leader in microfinance, working throughout the world, headquartered in Boston. Offers small business loans up to $50,000 and financial literacy education to small business owners in the US.
WISER, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement Dedicated to improving the long-term financial security of all women through education and advocacy. Provide low and middle income women basic financial information in order to take financial control of their lives and increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women’s adequate participation in the nation’s retirement systems.
Grameen America US microlending from Indonesian banker who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Up to $2,200 to women only; establish groups of women who meet regularly and discuss their particular business; 99% repayment rate.
George Bonano, The Other Side of Sadness. Pioneering bereavement and trauma researcher uncovers a new and more resilient side to grief.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness, A New Approach to Getting The Life You Want
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project, Why I Spent A Year Trying To Sing In The Morning, CleanMy Closets, Fight Right, Read Artistotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Dan Ariely, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves
Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational, The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity, Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity and Thrive
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Succeed, How We Can Reach Our Goals
Reid Hoffman, The Start-up of You, Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform Your Career
Sheena Iyengar, The Art of Choosing
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow
Marianne LaFrance, Lip Service, Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics
Christopher Peterson, A Primer In Positive Psychology
Dan Pink, Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind, Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future
James O. Prochaska, Changing For Good, A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program For Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward
Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness, Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Jon Kabat-Zin, Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress
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