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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 11, 1912, Image 12',
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MAKE YOURSEL MASTER OF YOUR OWN BODY
By Billie Burke.
The First Word Learn the art
of relaxation and" practice it.
Learn to be still.
Practice this every day, until
you can-sit, or stand for several
minutes at a time, in a correct
position without moving a mus
cle. This gives you a control of
the body that will help wonder
fuly in training it to appear to ad
vantage. It also helps you to ac
quire magnetism and to use it at
Learn to rest without rocking,
to talk without moving the hands
or fingers, to listen without fid
getingr Do not laugh unless there is
something really worth laughing
about. Notice how many of your
friends laugh trom pure nervous
ness. It is a waste of vitality and
of magnetism. Learn to smile
without laughing, and to smile
with your eyes more than your
lips. All this tends to develop
self-poise, and self-poise is one of
the essentials of personal charm.
Be sure you are relaxed from
head to toe whenever you lie
down for a nap. Never go to
sleep with your face screwed into
puckers ; straighten it out this is
the secret of drifting into old age
without wrinkles. Go to sleep
with a pleasant thought, some
thing that tends to bring a smile,
but be sure to smile with your
Do not encourage a tendency to
loose lips. Do not breathe
through your mouth, orgo bout
with your mouth open and the
lower lip hanging down. Keep
your fingers away from your
Many a fairly decent nose has
been carelessly pulled out of
Now comes one of the most im
portant of all the laws: "Refer
to your body as seldom as pos
sible." Do not describe its aches
and pains. Do not publish the
fact that it is not in good work
ing order. Never give it undue
prominence. Remember, always
that it is your house, your ma
chine, your servant, and keep it
in its proper place, not only with
respect to the public, but to your
own niind as well.
Just One Last Word Your
body will assume very quickly all
the importance you are willing
to give it It will become subject
to your desires when once you
have taken your proper position
Wilson (who has met his friend
whom he hasn't seen for some
time) Let me see, you knew
poor old Jackson, didn't you?
Johnson Yes, I knew him '
Wilson Then you will be,
pleased to hear he is- out of his'
misery at last.
Johnson You don't say so.
Poor old fellow; but I always
thought he would pop off sudden-
ly. When did he die?
Wilson Oh, he's not dead; it!s.