Happiness

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...

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1. Geographic Distance Leads to Improved Problem Solving (More Creative and Expansive Problem Solving) psychology PhDs use a test of creative problem solving called a creative generation task. It involves being given a problem and...

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Positive Body Image

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Practical tips for Positive Body ImageI was interviewed for Next Magazine about Positive Body Image, and these are my positive body image tips. The following positive body image tips come from a therapy called Cognitive...

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Sometimes when people use avoidant coping it’s for the purposes of avoiding heavy duty emotions, however it’s also very common for people to use avoidant coping to avoid milder emotions like awkwardness. I very frequently...

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Here are some questions you can ask yourself if you are feeling anxious about an upcoming social interaction. Let’s for example imagine you want to ask someone out on a date. Question 1: What do...

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I read some research awhile back (I can’t remember where sorry!) that said that people’s spare time usually occurs in chunks of 40 minutes or less. The time I have to work on admin tasks...

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Procrastination Tip: Next Action

May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have a “B” task that you have been putting off (read here to find out what a “B” task is) try asking yourself what the “next action” required is. Your answer should be...

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Now that is this blog is starting to have a nice, wee community of readers (through the subscriptions and the Facebook page), I thought I’d experiment with doing a community project. Pleasure and sense of...

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Understanding alertness How alert you feel is determined by structures in the center of your brain. These structures get input from the front and back sections of your brain (the cortex and the cerebellum, respectively)....

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Happiness: How to Cut Out the Middleman

February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most of the time when people set goals, its because they expect that if they achieve that goal it will make them happier. For example, you have a goal of earning more money > because...

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