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December 31, 2012

Body Lauguage, who knew?

Fake it til you Make it – – Seriously!

(Don’t know when I have been more impressed with a presentation than this one.  I am not short on sense of self, or pride and pleasure in what I do, but I have not always been this way.  Most of us have memory of being “less than” or not “good enough.”  not up to the task and so on,  etc.,   Want to encourage everyone to listen to this brilliant social psychologist – – she knows what she is talking about.  “TED”  showcases her here and it is  a Dr. Mercola  offering. . .       .           Jan)

Change Your Life by Changing Your Body Language   Body Language
Making simple changes to your body position influences not only how others perceive you, but also how you perceive yourself.

Story at-a-glance

  • Your body language can influence not only how others perceive you, but how you perceive yourself.
  • Studies show that changing your body position causes hormonal fluctuations in the cortisol and testosterone levels in your brain, making them dip or rise depending on the position.
  • These hormonal fluctuations can be manipulated to your advantage: pose yourself in a powerful stance, and you not only will be perceived as more powerful, but you will feel it.
  • These changes in the brain can occur in as little as two minutes after posing in a certain position.
  • For doubters who think it’s not possible to change your whole life based on your body language, researcher Amy Cuddy suggests that you “fake” it until you make it happen, and then keep going on until you become it.


  1. I was suggested this blog via my cousin. I’m now not certain whether this submit is written through him as no one else know such certain about my trouble. You’re incredible!

    Comment by how to attract women with body language — December 31, 2012 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

    • Gladys, it seems you are interested in the info you encountered on this post. I am very intrigued with it too. It’s origin is very upfront and clearly in evidence. It is from Dr Mercola, a very well known source and it is presented via TED, also highly reputable.

      Other than importing it from Dr Mercola (who sent it to me), I really have nothing to do with it. So perhaps, you simply like my taste in what I choose to post. The articles I write or even comment on – I generally sign. So with regard to your cousin, he (or she) is not telling your secrets, here. Jan

      Comment by Jan Turner — December 31, 2012 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

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