We believe that everyone has the opportunity to get the most from life.
Much starts developing goodness in yourself and recognizing it in others. Cultivating goodness or universal positive qualities of character are called virtues. Basically, understanding virtues and a few basic development strategies, can give you a new lens to view 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.
Starting with the Virtues Cards mobile app, it's easy to 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.
Share the L.O.V.E.,” a movement that reminds us to stay on the side of positivity, humanity, unity, and hope.
It's as simple as sharing a Virtues Card by email, text or on social media and acknowledging a person, organization, community or even an idea for the positive you see.Learn More
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?