Positive Psychology

Happy relationships generally have a ratio of at least 5:1 positive to negative interactions. Of course its more complicated than this but the 5:1 ratio is a simple yardstick. Studies (e.g. Dr John Gottman’s work)...

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While I was in NYC, I stumbled on this GORGEOUS wee book called “The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week” Of course I immediately googled the author/illustrator,...

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Taking Yourself Seriously

July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’m currently on my annual ‘sabbatical’ in New York City, hence the lack of posting lately. I will be back in New Zealand at the end of August and will start taking bookings for new...

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On page 9 of this pdf you will find a couple of delightfully simple informal mindfulness exercises. The first one is a mindful showering exercise. If you’re reading that, you’ll know you’re on the right...

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I’ve written before (part of an article containing very important basic info about relationships psychology) about the difference between complaints and criticism, and how criticism is corrosive to relationships – To recap briefly, A complaint...

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Travel Psychology

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Extended travel (sabbaticals, Big OEs, moving overseas) is a common pursuit of happiness tactic. How to Maximize the Psychological Benefits of Travel How to understand the emotional dreams that are fueling your travel dreams Let’s...

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Invitation: Public Talks for Community Groups

February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hi readers: Now that most people are back at work for 2010 in New Zealand, I’m planning my schedule for the year. If you belong to a community group (e.g. Rotary Club, Lions Club) and...

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Planning to do at least one thing each day you’ll look forward is an important part of treatment for depression, or for anyone who wants to be happier. On most days your looked forward to...

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This quick and easy tip is applicable to struggling couples who need help to overcome problem patterns of interacting with each other AND to partnerships that are already in generally good shape for further enhancing...

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Quick Tip for Getting Out of a Bad Mood

October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a tip for when it seems like things keep going wrong. Try thinking of 3 or 4 things that went right in the last 24 hours. When people feel unhappy or stressed these...

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