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Advantages Card

April 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

What is an Advantages Card? An “Advantages Card” is a simple technique from the Cognitive Therapy Model of Psychology that anyone can use to help themselves stick with a goal. It works with almost any...

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What's Your Attributional Style?

April 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

What the heck is attributional style? “Attributional Style” is about how you explain the causes of events. Why you should care about your attributional style is that it’s related to depression, self esteem, and relationship...

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People with low self esteem tend to have “lower quality relationships” than people with healthy self esteem. Their relationships have less love and trust, and more conflict and ambivalence. People with low self esteem’s relationships...

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Positivity Ratio – Self Test

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you head over here to Dr Barb Fredrickson’s website, you can take her “Positivity Ratio Self Test” It takes about 5 minutes, and the results will tell you some important information about yourself. You’ll...

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I met Stephanie through “House Swapping”. She stayed at my sister’s flat in London while my sister stayed at her apartment in Brooklyn. I got the chance to meet Stephanie when I spent the summer...

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Blowing Bubbles

March 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a quick tip for when you want to calm and center yourself, or release tension (e.g. at a job interview, in traffic, or when you’re processing a disappointment). I don’t recommend taking a...

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The Best Relationship Self Help Books

March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

These are the two best relationship self help books. I often recommend these to my therapy clients. 1. The All Time Classic Relationship Self Help Book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical...

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The Big 5/Big Five is generally considered the most important psychological model of personality. Its supported by a huge amount of scientific research. The premise of the Big 5 is that five dimensions are the...

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The interview includes lots of personal behind-the-scenes info about Jen and Ryan, and about the Transmission (I also asked about Hawaii vacation tips). Jen Ozawa is half of a groundbreaking and very talented husband and...

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Happiness

March 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

My favorite conceptualization of happiness is that it’s the combination of 1. The extent to which you feel positive emotions in your life, and 2. Your sense of whether your actions are moving you in...

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