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Heart of the Matter : How to Find Love, How to Make It Work - Linda, MD Austin

Heart of the Matter

How to Find Love, How to Make It Work

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780743437721
Number Of Pages: 286

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Why is it that love seems to come easily to some people and not to others?

According to acclaimed author and psychologist Linda Austin, M.D., there is nothing fundamentally wrong with those of us who have difficulty finding and keeping love. However, there may be specific behaviors that we engage in, or do not engage in, that limit our capacity to love -- even ourselves. In "Heart of the Matter, " Dr. Austin identifies the five core behaviors that determine our ability to have successful, loving relationships, as well as the patterns of behavior that can subtly sabotage those efforts.

The Core Behaviors

1. Engage with the World Around You

2. Evaluate the Choices You Make for Love

3. Expand Your Safety Zone

4. Establish Emotional Independence

5. Evolve Consciously, Willfully, Healthily

"Heart of the Matter" teaches us how these five essential practices can deepen and transform our ability to experience profound and lasting love. In this fascinating guidebook, Dr. Austin walks us through the process of making small, specific changes that are bound to have huge ripple effects in our interpersonal relationships. Most important, "Heart of the Matter" demonstrates how to identify and use our strengths to our fullest advantage in seeking the love -- and lives -- of our dreams.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Love is an essential ingredient for optimal health. In Heart of the Matter, Linda Austin shows you how to maximize the love you have or find the love that's missing. This is an uplifting, practical, and insightful book.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want This book is a great recipe for creating and sustaining a relationship. It is filled with luminous illustrations and helpful, concrete advice about how to turn any situation into growth and connection rather than conflict.

Introductionp. xi
So Just What Is Love, Anyway?p. 1
Engage with the World around Youp. 16
Evaluate the Choices You Make for Lovep. 61
Expand Your Safety Zonep. 108
Establish Emotional Independencep. 158
Evolve Consciously, Willfully, Healthilyp. 206
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780743437721
ISBN-10: 0743437721
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37