Love Is So Much More Than a Good Feeling!

Did you know that you are at your best when you are filled with love? Human beings are wired for love and connection.  I’m referring to that deep sense of connection with others i.e. family, friends, an intimate partner, God; not just being in love.

The most obvious thing about a person filled with love is their behaviour and energy; there’s an easiness and endearing quality about them; on a biological level, cells are vibrant and healthy.

Love is not just a philosophical topic for religionists; it is a scientifically proven antidote to many of life’s challenges with benefits like less anxiety, increased energy and faster healing.

An incredible plus of love is Oxytocin, a hormone that is released when we make physical contact with someone we care about. Oxytocin is also released in generous quantities when we are having fun with friends and family. Some of the byproducts of Oxytocin are lower blood pressure, a decrease in stress and a boosted immune system. 

So, while you hang out with friends and family this Christmas, remember you are getting so much more than food, drink and fun; you are giving and receiving love and that’s good for your spirit, soul and body.

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