About Us

Could you feel better more of the time?

Strengths-focused practices can help you feel better at any moment and support you in elevating your overall sense of self.

They do this by helping you guide your attention to positive feelings and moments, and by helping you identify with the inner strengths that are enabling these feelings and moments.

We are here to help you feel better during the precious time you have to be alive.

Jerald R. Forster, PhD

While pursuing a BS in math and science education, I was fortunate to take a course in counseling. This course eventually led me to enroll in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Minnesota in the early 1960’s. My PhD enabled me to start a career as a Counselor Educator at the University of Washington in 1966. I transitioned to be an Emeritus Professor in 2000. Since then, I have been active in program development and writing about the application of positive psychology. I have focused on the articulation of strengths and a positive identity. I am most interested in facilitating the optimal development of those who choose to be practitioners.

Jennifer Rose, MA

I received my 500-hour yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute, established by Swami Rama. I have been teaching yoga since 2000 and meditation since 2003. I am the founder of the Clear Water Meditation Circle and the Voracious Writers Workshop as well as the moderator of the online teleconference Conversations With the Walking Yogi. I earned an MA in writing from New York University in 1993. I worked in educational publishing from 1995 to 2015 and have been teaching writing since 2015. I currently offer online writing instruction employing a strengths focus to writers of all ages.