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    03 2014 January

    A New Year Spring Clean

    I’m a firm believer that decluttering your life helps declutter your mind. One of my favorite things to do in the New Year is cancel a bunch of stuff that I’ve tried out but don’t...

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    29 2012 November

    CBT: How Checking Contributes to Mental Health Problems (Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety)

    Although common ‘disorders’ (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety, and depression) look different on the surface, there are some common underlying mechanisms. One of these is checking. I’m going to go explain the role of checking in...

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    10 2012 October

    7 Tips for Not Personalizing

    1. Don’t catastrophize knock backs - If you get a rejection, it doesn’t mean you’re never going to be successful. - If you get negative feedback on a piece of work, it doesn’t mean you...

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    02 2012 October

    5 Tips for Irritability

    1. Do some kind of mindfulness practice. Try this or any of these. Learn enough about the philosophy of mindfulness meditation that you know what you’re doing. Since most people won’t want to do formal...

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    26 2012 September

    Changing Your Cognitive Style

    I mentioned on FB yesterday how much my cognitive style has changed as a result of my psychology training. One of the readers asked me to say more about how it had changed, so here’s...

27 2012 June
By Dr Alice Boyes
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10 Practical Tips for Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

This is for my kiwi readers – it’s freezing here at the moment! I got the idea to write this from an interview I did for the NZ Herald about weight gain during winter. 1. Eat at regular times, that are not too far apart. It will help you learn to recognize that if you...

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18 2012 June
By Dr Alice Boyes
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5 Types of Good Stress – My latest article for Psychology Today

Common advice is to minimize stress, but here are five types of stress that can help create a meaningful life. Read More STRESS 5 Types of Good Stress By Alice Boyes, Ph.D. Click to read my latest article for Psychology Today http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201206/5-types-good-stress Photo: License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Forest Park by Philip Leara...

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12 2012 June
By Dr Alice Boyes
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What You Can Learn From TVs Modern Family About Happy Relationships

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have a new gig blogging at Psychology Today. (I’ll still be blogging here too). Uber-famous psychology PhDs like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Elaine Aron, and Kelly Mcgonigal also blog at Psychology Today. So, this is a very exciting step up for me!! My first Psychology Today blog post is...

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05 2012 June
By Dr Alice Boyes
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5 Practical, Creative Tips for Soothing a Low Mood

1. Do something “perspective expanding” either in terms of time or space. Examples: Time: look into the eyes of someone alive in the 1400s by visiting an art gallery. Space: A walk/coffee somewhere with an expansive view, a drive. Both time & space: A trip into the mountains (they’re giant & they’ve been there a...

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31 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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Feel Better About Yourself

No hard life changes or anything else intimidating required! I have a new project for sale designed to help you feel better about yourself. In case you’re worried that the projects sound too much like hard work… My online products cost 4.99 to 9.99, and will show you how to enjoy your existing life more....

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