Janine Driver

Author, You Say More Than You Think
Blog Posts

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People often come to me asking me what it means when their husband shrugs his shoulder swhen asked where he was, or what it means if their son avoids eye contact when asked if he’s been doing...

Use one of my favorite moves to trick your mind into getting excited for anything.

 

As I started my day, all I could think of was how dreary it was outside. Here in Washington...

Added to Wellness, Body Language on Fri 01/20/2012

As the year draws to a close, most of us have begun to reflect on ourselves and any potential New Year’s resolutions – losing weight, quitting smoking, or vowing to keep the house cleaner in case...

Added to Wellness, Body Language, Holidays, New Year's Resolutions on Wed 12/28/2011

Everyone loses their patience from time to time – even the kindest, most loving souls among us. Most of us can rebound fairly quickly with a five-minute time out, a glass of wine or a couple deep...

One of the scariest places to go is the doctor’s office. Just think about how often we postpone the inevitable or drag our kicking, screaming children – or spouses – to the person in the white...

Added to Smart Patient, Family Health on Tue 10/11/2011

Did you know that September is Subliminal Communication Month?

 

Ok, honestly, me neither. But, when I found out – I have to say, I for one, am poised to throw a huge party!...

Added to Body Language on Fri 09/23/2011

It’s September already and that can only mean one thing for those of us caring for the 50 million school-age children in the US. That’s right – it’s back-to-school time. Backpacks are prepped and...

Added to Family Health, Emotional Health on Tue 09/06/2011

As we watch, the world mourns songstress Amy Winehouse. Replete with musical tributes, makeshift shrines on her doorstep and raw devastation on the faces of her friends and family, it is a sad...

It’s not often that I am rendered speechless.

 

Yet, today is one of those days.

 

After deliberating a scant 10 hours, Casey Anthony is found NOT guilty on...

Added to Body Language on Wed 07/06/2011

Apparently, dishonesty is a family trait. As Casey Anthony's mother Cindy takes the stand, she is exhibiting several markers of an individual engaged in mendacity – the scientific term for lying...

Added to Body Language on Fri 06/24/2011

Ok, people. All together now, repeat after me:

 

People lie. Every day. About things big and small.

In...

Added to Body Language on Fri 06/10/2011

Here’s the trouble with interpreting body language – we often assign meaning incorrectly.

 

I am always the first to say this: body language means absolutely nothing...

Added to Body Language on Tue 05/31/2011

In February, I explored some of the science behind the human smile in my post Show Your Smile! Putting a smile on your face...

Added to Body Language, Health News on Thu 05/12/2011

As we move past April, we leave behind not only the April showers we have had so much of, but the incredible significance of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. It is estimated...

Added to Women's Health, Body Language, Family Safety on Tue 05/03/2011

Marriage is all about negotiating.

 

All you old married folk out there know what I mean. You negotiate whose turn it is to walk the dog (in the rain), prepare elaborate...

Added to Sex and Relationships, Body Language on Tue 04/05/2011

“There is something about New York City that is so theatrical that I used to think … when I walked out of my apartment … that I was walking on stage. “ -Dabney Coleman

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Added to Body Language, Relationships on Fri 04/01/2011
  • Every 7 minutes, a child is bullied
  • 77% of America’s children have faced verbal, mental or physical abuse at the hands of a peer  (Department of Justice)
  • 32% of...
Added to Mental Health, Family Health, Health News on Wed 03/16/2011

Charlie Sheen, despite his denials to the contrary, is clearly unraveling. And the whole world is watching. We are continually transfixed by his every move, thought and action. We all know that we...

Added to Mental Health, Wellness on Thu 03/03/2011

Dr. David Matsumoto led a study to examine the body language of winners and losers of a recent Olympic competition. He discovered that the individuals in each category summary responded with...

Added to Wellness, Illness Management, Family Health, Autism on Mon 02/21/2011

Ladies, today is THE day. February 14 has the power to make us or break us. By bedtime tonight, we’ll either feel loved and adored, or be ready to drown our sorrows in a tremendous...

Added to Sex and Relationships, Body Language on Mon 02/14/2011

"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

- George Eliot

 

Well, I don...

Added to Body Language on Mon 02/07/2011

The crème filling in a cookie, the corned beef in a Reuben sandwich, Godfather II – clearly, the best things always come in the middle. So, listen up, darlings … if you want to...

Added to Body Language on Mon 01/31/2011

Every morning, I sit with my tea and peruse the newspaper. It’s a tiny bit of “me” time in this completely hectic life. However, what I found recently in the pages of The Washington Post ...

Added to Body Language, Family Safety on Fri 01/21/2011

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in my countless classes, consultations and conferences, it’s that women tend to exhibit timid body language.

 

It’s sad but true ladies....

Added to Body Language on Fri 01/14/2011

Have you ever put a smiley face at the end of a handwritten note or letter? Not in an email or a text message with a semi-colon & close parentheses, but a hand-drawn circle with a smile and...

Added to Mental Health, Body Language on Tue 08/17/2010

Oh my god, you think to yourself, as you wipe beads of sweat from your upper lip, Why did they have to have it outside in the middle of July?

Embarrassed that you’re...

Added to Body Language on Thu 07/01/2010

Imagine your job is on the line and you're about to walk into the most important meeting of your life. You're about to present a project you've been working on for the past year to the head of the...

Added to Body Language on Fri 05/14/2010

Remember when everyone thought that in the 21st century people would be living and working side-by-side with robots? Well, that day is rapidly approaching. Robots are already working closely with...

Added to Body Language on Fri 05/07/2010

When it comes to body language, men and women often have different problem areas. For example, women tend to close off more of their "power zones" (neck dimple, bellybutton, and "naughty bits"),...

Added to Body Language on Mon 05/03/2010

If you get a promotion, a great present from your spouse, or even a compliment, chances are 2 things are going to happen – you’ll feel happy and you'll smile. While we typically think of our faces...

Added to Plastic Surgery, Body Language on Fri 04/23/2010

When I was a guest on The Rachael Ray Show, the producers gave me specific instructions on what to wear. "We need you in a solid, brightly colored top," they said upon my arrival. Looking down at...

Added to Body Language on Fri 04/16/2010

Recently at the College of Cardiology's 59th Annual session, researchers from the University of Michigan released the results of a study crediting exercise early in life with helping to develop...

Added to Body Language on Fri 04/09/2010

Valerie Palmer, who I highlight in my New York Times best-selling book, You Say More Than You Think, was socially crippled for years because of social anxiety disorder.  ...

Added to Body Language on Fri 04/02/2010

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert recently revealed the effects of drastic surgery to remove his jaw due to complications from thyroid cancer. The surgery left the lower half of his face drawn...

Added to Body Language on Wed 03/24/2010