We believe that everyone has the opportunity to get the most from life.
Much of it starts with goodness, developing it in yourself and recognizing it in others. Cultivating universal positive qualities of character called virtues. Basically, learning about virtues and a few basic development strategies, will give you a new lens to see the world and a new language with which to speak to yourself and others.
This work was started by our partners at the Virtues Project more than 30 years ago and has transformed thousands of lives around the world. Our team is excited to expand this important work and help you cultivate your virtues.
Starting with a mobile app, we help you dive in and then deepen your practices through online courses, customizable workshops, and corporate consulting. We’re so glad that you’re here!
Virtues Cards can be used to help you make decisions, strengthen relationships, or simply provide a positive focus for your day. Parents can use the app to raise children of compassion and integrity. Educators can reference the app to create a safe and caring space for learning. Civic and business leaders can implement virtues to encourage excellence, ethical conduct, and a culture of recognition in the workplace.
Now that you have the Virtues Cards app, you’re ready to dive into a practice of cultivating virtues. Learning the 5 Strategies of The Virtues Project is where we really start to see personal transformation take place! Below we have a short video on each of the strategies.
Introduction by Dara Feldman, Co-Founder of Virtues Matter
The Five Strategies of The Virtues ProjectTM inspire individuals to live more authentic, joyful lives, families to raise children of compassion and integrity, educators to create safe, caring and high performing learning communities, and leaders to inspire excellence, ethics, and appreciation in the workplace.
Strategy 1: Speak the Language of the Virtues
Language has the power to inspire or to discourage. Using virtues to acknowledge, guide, correct and thank awakens the best within us.
What are your strength virtues? What are your growth virtues?
Strategy 2: Recognize Teachable Moments
Recognizing the virtues needed in daily challenges helps us to become lifelong learners open to the lessons of character.
What lessons are you learning at this time in your life?
Strategy 3: Set Clear Boundaries
Boundaries based on respect and restorative justice create a climate of peace, cooperation and safety in our homes, schools and communities.
What boundaries do you have? What boundaries do you need?
Strategy 4: Honor the Spirit
We sustain our vision and purpose by integrating virtues into our activities, surroundings, celebrations and the arts.
How do you honor your personal spirit and the spirit of your group?
Strategy 5: Offer Companioning
Being deeply present and listening with compassionate curiosity guides others to find clarity and to create their own solutions.
How well do you listen to yourself and to others? What really needs to be heard?