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It made me realise that since I released my documentary and started this blog a wonderfully strong and supportive community has been building. When you think about Angel Love Story - Malewarlock - Love Connection from an evolutionary perspective, the health benefits of being connected to others make a lot of sense. Living in social groups meant there were more people to help with the hunting and gathering of food, bringing up the kids, and fending off attackers. Getting along with others was essential to your survival.
This means that in the same way Angel Love Story - Malewarlock - Love Connection have basic needs for food, water and shelter, we also have a basic need for connectedness. In other words, we have big brains in order to socialise.
But what exactly is this human connection, why is it so good for us and how can we get more of it? Unfortunately it is more easily experienced than defined. There are of course many kinds of love. The love I have for my son is very different from the love I have for my husband. This comfortable love I feel for him has developed over time but it is different from the special kind of intimacy that I have with my best friend. The kinds of love I feel for my parents, partner, child, friends, relatives, neighbours, country and even God all have different qualities.
Love can be blind, misguided, passionate, unreciprocated, secure, painful and unconditional, but when all is said and done, scientists will tell you that love is basically just chemistry. At every stage of the human experience of love your brain and body are flooded Jim Reeves - Billy Bayou a range of different hormones that influence your behaviour, mood and even your health.
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But when it comes to the health benefits of love, one particular hormone is worth singling out. By tuning down the stress responseit helps to buffer its negative effects. It does Angel Love Story - Malewarlock - Love Connection in part by suppressing the stress hormone cortisol. Under the influence of oxytocin, parts of your amygdala that tune into threats are turned down. This is not to say that oxytocin somehow dulls your senses. It actually heightens your attunement to social cues.
Did a year of quantitative research on myself to find which were the main factors of my happiness, I found the same result! Pingback: Energy feeder or energy sucker - which are you? Shannon Harvey is a journalist and producer who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 24 years old. Although doctors meant well, none could offer her a cause or a cure. Since then Shannon has been researching the latest scientific research linking her mind and body to health outcomes.
Nearly 10 years have passed since her diagnosis and today Shannon is well and not taking medication. Shannon is the director of the feature film The Connection. I have a confession to make. I was giving a talk recently to a group of people interested in hearing more about my road to good health after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
I remember the first time I saw someone working at a stand-up desk. It was and a colleague had rearranged the furniture in her office and needed some help The Connection is a feature documentary and blog about integrating the latest science in mind body medicine into our everyday lives. What Is Love? The Human Need for Connection. About the author: Shannon Harvey.
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