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Last week I did a phone interview with world-leading Positive psychology PhD (i.e. happiness scientist) Professor Barb Fredrickson. Martin Seligman has called Barb Fredrickson “the Genius of the Positive Psychology Movement”. Barb is author of...

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5 pieces of parenting advice that you can also use to influence your partner’s behaviour and enhance couple relationship closeness. 1. “Catch Them Being Good” aka give attention to behaviours you want to increase. Attention...

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6 Surprising Facts about Relationships

May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

All of these are findings from highly quality studies by relationships scientists. Casual Sex 1. 30% of men are less comfortable with casual sex than the average woman. Breaking-up 2. Women break up with men...

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Low Self Esteem and Depression In this article, I’m to going to explain the relationships between Self Esteem, Depression, Personality, and Anxiety. Self Esteem Self esteem has two main aspects. 1. People’s overall sense of...

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I recently did a UK magazine interview about how couples can successfully negotiate and cope with moving overseas, and although the article is about moving overseas, the advice is broadly applicable to talking about/negotiating any...

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Increasing Your Positive Emotions

May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mini Positive Emotions Brainstorming Activity (10 minutes) Right now in your life, which of the emotion types on the list below do you feel least often? Which of the emotions types on the list is...

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This guide will show you how to do that. The relationship between surface goals and deep goals Surface goals are things like – Get married. Have a tidy house. Lose weight. Volunteer abroad. Get a...

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An acronym from the recovery movement (I think its from AA) is HALT, which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. Its significance is that when a person is feeling any of H, A, L,...

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(in no particular order, and not exhaustive). 1. Making friends. Some children won’t need much explicit teaching about how to make friends but other children will. Especially for shy, anxious, or impulsive children, parents may...

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What's Your Relationship Attributional Style?

April 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

This post is a follow-up to a post from a couple of weeks about How Your Attributional Style is Linked to Your Happiness and Self Esteem. Today, as promised, I’m writing about Your Relationship Attributional...

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