Thursday, April 30, 2015

Love


'When an animal--or a human--feels love, the body releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces anxiety, relieves pain and suppresses stress hormones." ~ The Healing Power of Love by Cimeron Morrissey,

I read this in Best Friends, an animal rescue magazine, and was struck by the quote. The article was talking about rescuing animals in need and how important that first touch of love is  to the healing process. And isn't that true for all of us?  It's easier to bear hardship and pain if someone loves and supports us than to do it alone.

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  1. awww... such a lovely photo!

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    1. Hi Dez, Isn't that sweet? One of my favorites.

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  2. Love helps with so many things.

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  3. Love, compassion, forgiveness... All very important.

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  4. Amor vincit omnia: Love conquers all

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  5. Oh, so beautiful!
    I recently read an article from Time Magazine that explained "The Biggest Reason You Love your Dog" is that when dogs and people make eye-contact Oxytocin levels skyrocket in both.

    The article also explains that the hormone Oxytocin is nicknamed the "cuddle chemical."

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    1. Hi Lauren!
      The cuddle chemical. I like that!

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  6. Important to have indeed, oh what love can do

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    1. It can keep us going, that's for sure.

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  7. Oh my GOSH! I LOVE that photo.

    Yeppers to your post. So much eaiser.

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    1. Hi Ivy, Yes me too. That little guys eyes are so poignant.

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    2. Agreed. Have a great weekend and boogie boogie.

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  8. Absolutely true....cute photo...
    Have a great weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. You have a good one too.

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  9. Oh that photo is so sweet. I agree with the statement too. We all need this

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  10. I like that photo too, Birgit.
    Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Heading over....

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