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How to make people like you. The quickest and simplest way to make people like you is to make them feel good. How to make people feel good. People love to be "seen" and "felt." That means they want to know that you see who they really are....

The first goal of bioenergetic analysis is self-awareness. This means being consciously aware of all the feelings in your body. " -Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder of bioenergetic analysis. Paying attention to your insides: Scientists call the awareness of what's happening inside your body, interoception. It's when you notice and...

Do you feel like a pushover? Can you say no? Are you ready to stop getting used by people? Don’t get me wrong. It feels good to lend a hand sometimes. Even when you get nothing in return except the satisfaction of knowing that you helped. In fact,...

Mindfulness is a buzzword right now. It calls up images of “seekers” sitting cross legged and touching their fingertips. But really, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, any time. Quite simply, mindfulness is intentionally focused attention. You can focus on your breath or your thoughts. You can focus...

Learn To Cool Your Jets Through Integration of Your Brain The best, and simplest way to achieve peace of mind or improve your relationships is to focus on integrating the different components of your brain and your personal connections. In your brain, you create links between...

It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no asset to these. The “tough guy” character feels nothing. He makes his decisions and carries out his actions with precise, unfeeling determination....

Criticizing from the point of view of a dogma is the sign of a closed mind. Do you have a closed mind? Dogma: An unyielding set of rules established by an authority outside you. Whose rules do you follow? Can you question the authorities you’ve decided to...

A while back, I wrote a blog explaining why therapists don’t answer questions, and while none of what I said in that blog has changed, I want to reiterate some points and add some others. The therapist is not a model for how you should...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

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