Thursday, April 30, 2015
'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.