When you own your ability to create happiness, you feel personally empowered, and effective in your relationships, as a partner, parent, colleague, leader, and so on.

Your ability to choose iss power. You have a built-in ability to create happiness in your life and relationships, and the quality of your presence is the substance that builds trust.

Power here is defined as a choice that shapes actions and outcome – by energizing emotions rooted in love or fear.

Actions that stem from being present convey a sense of connection to your self and those you love. Perhaps more importantly, presence sends a message that affirms your commitment in a relationship, energizing good feelings that cause the brain to release Oxytocin, a hormone linked to felt sense of safety, love and connection.

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  1. Thanks for the feedback and comment, Elizabeth. So appreciate it!

  2. Whenever I come across one of your articles Athena I undoubtedly know I will gain some new insight.. Thank you for the new lenses!

    • Thank you for the very thoughtful words, Richie! So appreciate your support and stopping by to comment… : )

  3. This so well done, Athena. I’ve read both Damasio’s and Seigel’s books (along with many others) on consciousness and attachment issues, but your simple dichotomy between love and fear, oxytocin and cortisol, speaks volumes to me. -Carole

  4. So great!

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