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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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I made a 2 minute *infomercial* for one of my online products. Positive Psychology Project by Dr Alice Boyes If you’re reading this in email, you might need to click to see the video. Likely...

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Positive Psychology For Beginners

April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been meaning to get around to this for AGES. Since my blog has so much content, it’s hard for people to know where to start. So, I’ve made an short email series –...

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Increasing Humor

April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are many studies showing that humor is correlated with satisfaction with life. People who report humor as a strength, report more satisfaction. Increasing positive emotions has tremendous benefits for your emotional health, physical health...

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Here’s a happiness boosting technique that has been shown to produce lasting benefits over a period of 6 months. Step 1 Take the VIA Signature Strengths Test to identify your top 5 strengths. (VIA stands...

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1 minute mindfulness exercises to give your brain & body a break from overthinking and stress. 1. Pick 1 daily activity that you plan to do mindfully (with your full attention). For example, kiss your...

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Something you can easily try today... When you kiss your partner goodbye at the start of the day, or kiss them hello at the end of the day, linger a little bit longer with the kiss....

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Keepin' The Lovin' Feelin'

August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Almost all of you reading this will have had an experience of having been in a romantic relationship that got less happy as time went on. What goes wrong? “When marriages fail, it is not...

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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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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction The mp3 file below can be used to do a 15 min mindfulness meditation for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (or 30 min, or any multiples of 15 by just copying the...

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