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Genius of Instinct, The: Reclaim Mother Nature's Tools for Enhancing Your Health, Happiness, Family, and Work

By Hendrie Weisinger

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Mar 18, 2009

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Why are we sometimes so unhappy and unfulfilled?

 

Why do we sometimes get into the wrong relationships, take the wrong jobs, and make the wrong choices?

 

The answers and solutions to these everyday plights are revealed by today’s “scientists of the mind,” evolutionary psychologists who have discovered stunning new lessons about the power of instincts and their capacity to transform lives positively.

 

But too many of us have lost contact with our instincts. We don’t hear them. We don’t use them. And that gets us in trouble—over and over again.

 

Now, Dr. Hendrie Weisinger shows how to reconnect with the instincts Mother Nature gave you. You’ll rediscover the six most indispensable human instincts that have evolved over millions and millions of years. Then, you’ll learn how to use them to thrive in every part of your life...enhancing your health and happiness, your marriage and parenting, even your work and personal creativity!

 

Introduction     1                                                                                                                      

 

Part I: Shelter Seek…So You Can Find Your Home     9

Chapter 1: Selecting an Empowering Environment     11                                   

Chapter 2: The Face of Emotions     17                                                            

Chapter 3: Home Hunting     27                                                                                   

Chapter 4: Shelter Seeking Today     37                                                           

 

Part II: Care Solicit…So You Can Protect Your Vulnerabilities     51

Chapter 5: Protecting Your Vulnerabilities     53                                               

Chapter 6: The Benefits of Vulnerability     65                                                   

Chapter 7: The Importance of Ghost Busters     71                                           

Chapter 8: Care Soliciting Today     77                                                            

 

Part III: Care Give…So You Can Develop the Future     89

Chapter 9: Developing the Future     91                                                            

Chapter 10: I Gave at the Office     95                                                             

Chapter 11: Care Giving Today     99                                                              

 

Part IV: Beautify…So You Can Pull People Toward You     115

Chapter 12: Pulling People Toward You     117                                                           

Chapter 13: Beautify Today     123                                                                  

Chapter 14: Broadly Attractive     133                                                             

 

Part V: Co-op…So You Can Get People Working Together     143

Chapter 15: Team Game     145                                                                                   

Chapter 16: Interaction: Play Ball!      153                                                                    

Chapter 17: Stimulating Cooperation     161                                                     

Chapter 18: Co-Op Today     173                                                                               

 

Part VI: Curious?...So You Can Stay Ahead of the Pack     185

Chapter 19: Accelerating Your Learning     187                                                

Chapter 20: Becoming a Curious George/Georgette     193                                          

Chapter 21: Curiosity Every Day     205                                                                                   

Chapter 22: Curiosity Satisfied     219                                                                          

Conclusion: Use Your Natural Genius     231                                                                           

Appendix: The Life Enhancement Instinct Inventory     233

 

References     237

Index     241                                

Table of Contents

Introduction     1                                                                                                                      

 

Part I: Shelter Seek…So You Can Find Your Home     9

Chapter 1: Selecting an Empowering Environment     11                                   

Chapter 2: The Face of Emotions     17                                                            

Chapter 3: Home Hunting     27                                                                                   

Chapter 4: Shelter Seeking Today     37                                                           

 

Part II: Care Solicit…So You Can Protect Your Vulnerabilities     51

Chapter 5: Protecting Your Vulnerabilities     53                                               

Chapter 6: The Benefits of Vulnerability     65                                                   

Chapter 7: The Importance of Ghost Busters     71                                           

Chapter 8: Care Soliciting Today     77                                                            

 

Part III: Care Give…So You Can Develop the Future     89

Chapter 9: Developing the Future     91                                                            

Chapter 10: I Gave at the Office     95                                                             

Chapter 11: Care Giving Today     99                                                              

 

Part IV: Beautify…So You Can Pull People Toward You     115

Chapter 12: Pulling People Toward You     117                                                           

Chapter 13: Beautify Today     123                                                                  

Chapter 14: Broadly Attractive     133                                                             

 

Part V: Co-op…So You Can Get People Working Together     143

Chapter 15: Team Game     145                                                                                   

Chapter 16: Interaction: Play Ball!      153                                                                    

Chapter 17: Stimulating Cooperation     161                                                     

Chapter 18: Co-Op Today     173                                                                               

 

Part VI: Curious?...So You Can Stay Ahead of the Pack     185

Chapter 19: Accelerating Your Learning     187                                                

Chapter 20: Becoming a Curious George/Georgette     193                                          

Chapter 21: Curiosity Every Day     205                                                                                   

Chapter 22: Curiosity Satisfied     219                                                                          

Conclusion: Use Your Natural Genius     231                                                                           

Appendix: The Life Enhancement Instinct Inventory     233

 

References     237

Index     241                                                                            

 

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