Putting yourself in positive perspective

Submitted on Wednesday April 25th, 2012

Source: SeriousIllness.org

Caring for an ailing relative can shift life in a way that makes typical measures of "success" pretty useless. Perhaps it's no longer important to work such "top producer" hours. Or to have the best garden on the block. But without these familiar markers, you may wonder, "Who am I? How am I doing?"

Here's an opportunity for a personal check-in with feedback about measures likely to be meaningful to your life today. The Brief Strengths Test focuses on core character traits (those aspects of yourself that you draw on every day while caring for your loved one).

This is no New Age hoopla. The test was developed in the lab of internationally respected psychologist Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania. It is offered online at no charge.

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