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Sit Write Share brings together many things that I've learned working with aspiring writers in the form of experiments that people can try out. The 13 Sit experiments help a writer sit down and get going. The 26 Write experiments help writers imagine, draft, and edit content.  The 16 Share experiments help a writer get support and get published.  

Visit the Sit Write Share website for a blog and a large collection of resources that I collected while writing the book.

Edited and contributed to Thriving Women, Thriving Worlda book aimed at fostering dialogue that will change the world for the better.   Chapters include Women Supporting Women, Educating for Social Change, and Living Life as a Work of Art.

Co-authored with the amazing Marie-Josée Shaar, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person's Guide to Optimal Health and Performance.  This book contains 50 evidence-based approaches to improving sleep, mood, food habits, and exercise.  Chapters include Exercise on Company Time, Perishable is Honorable, and Leisure that Matters.

From a review by Caroline Miller, author of Creating Your Best Life: "This book offers a fresh approach to living a flourishing life, and ought to be on the bookshelves of anyone who wants a smart, evidence-based workbook that will walk you through every part of your daily life and show you how to challenge and improve your habits." 

Co-edited 3 books in the Positive Psychology News series:

Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life explores the 24 character strengths defined by the Values in Action research as they appear in many domains of life.  Includes an essay/story for each character strength as well as a read aloud passage to help the reader act "as if" they were already creative, loving, kind, forgiving, grateful, and so on. In 2019, released in audio book format with narration by Shannon Polly, Cheryl Stern, and Adam Grupper. Illustrations by Kevin Gillespie.

Resilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves

 addresses the thoughts and behaviors that build resilience.  Sixteen authors from five continents bring practical suggestions based on the latest research to your fingertips. This little book explores an important question:  Why do some people go through hard times and become stronger? Do they think differently than other people do? Do they behave differently?  What can we learn from them that can make our lives better?  Illustrations by Kevin Gillespie.

Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life's Gifts

 explores the value of thankfulness to human flourishing.  Eighteen authors explore the benefits of gratitude and practices that make it easier to experience.  Illustrations by Kevin Gillespie.

Articles and Chapters in Books

Building Resilience for Hard Times (originally published on the Anita Borg site in 2009)

Acting "As If" in Executive Coaching.  Written with Shannon Polly. Published in Positive Psychiatry: A Casebook.

Positive Psychology Coaching for Sports Leaders.  Written with John Yeager.  Published in Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity.

More than 100 short articles on a wide range of topics in positive psychology on Positive Psychology News.  Some of her favorites:

Britton, K. (2008).  Increasing job satisfaction: Coaching with evidence-based interventions.  
 Coaching: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice, 1(2), 


My cohort during MAPP wrote the following paper describing an authenticity model that I think makes a lot of sense:

Atterstam, B. T., Britton, K. H., Judge, E. Westcott, & Rosetti, M. Ufberg (2006).  A values-based authenticity model. The goal is to spend as much time as possible in Q4, the Instinctive Authenticity quadrant.  

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