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Tips to Create Your Optimal Self

How to Create a Life that Honors Your Best Self Being happy, satisfied, content, joyful, optimistic, loving, emotionally and physically healthy – all the ways of “being” that suggest the highest ideals of life can be like trying to catch a rainbow in your hand. Beautiful colors that disappear when we reach for them. Even […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
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Stressed Students Yearn for Relaxation and Happiness

Self-Imposed Stress Students at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have a lot going for them. For some students at the Ivy League college, they may also have some things going against them. Specifically against their mental and physical health. What they have going on in their lives may include self-imposed high-level stress that often […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
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What is Positive Psychology and How Can It Help?

While much of the study of human psychology focuses on what is wrong with us, positive psychology focuses on what is right with us. Specifically, positive psychology looks at the characteristics and behavior of people who are optimally functioning so that we may develop and replicate those behaviors in our own lives. Positive psychology is […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Think You Can Increase Happiness? You Can with Practice

You Can Increase Your Baseline Happiness I recently attended a superb seminar titled, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Well-being, presented by Jonah Paquette, Ph.D. I wanted to share with you some notable takeaways. Let’s begin by laying out a definition of happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.: “The experience of joy, contentment, or positive […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Positive Psychology: Increasing the 5 Elements of True Happiness

The Secrets of True Happiness The secret to being truly happy in life comes from five basic elements. That’s the view of Martin Seligman, a leading expert in “Positive Psychology.” He has discovered through extensive research that these five basic ingredients give life balance, joy and meaning. Seligman calls this state of mental health “flourishing.” […]

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How to Meet with A Therapist

Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Strategies to Enhance Your Mood

5 Simple Strategies to Get Out of a Bad Mood When anxiety, depression or some other negative mood threatens to put a shadow over your day, remember that people just like you have found ways to chase that darkness away or simply let it go by. These strategies may not provide a long-term solution for […]

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How to Meet with A Therapist

Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Positive Thinking Can Improve Health

Positive Thinking Can Make You Healthier A few simple habits to keep you in a positive frame of mind can make you healthier. Forget people who tell you to be ‘realistic’ about negative events or feelings. Shoo them away. Walk on by and get on with your positive thinking practices. Medical research is finding that […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Negative Emotions Can Drive Positive Change

Negative Emotions Can Be Good for Creating Positive Change No one really wants to feel angry, sad, guilty, anxious, envious or lonely. But let’s face it – most of us feel one or more of those emotions occasionally or even frequently. Now psychologists are suggesting that these negative emotions can be what nudges us to […]

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Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Creating a Happy Brain by Concentrating on Pleasant Memories

Letting Good Feelings Sink In Creates New Connections in the Brain It may sound overly simple to say that if you concentrate on pleasant memories and good thoughts, and feel them in your body, you can make positive new connections in your brain that can change your life for the better. Not only that. If […]

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How to Meet with A Therapist

Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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Being Grateful Can Help the Brain Create Positive Emotions

Choosing Gratitude Increases Happiness Scientific studies have found that being thankful, even if you have to fake it, can help you be more satisfied with your life. In a study called, “Counting Blessings versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life,” researchers assigned one group of people to keep a […]

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How to Meet with A Therapist

Phone: 617-738-1480
Location1: 7 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02445
Location2: 1180 Beacon Street, Suite B, Brookline, MA
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