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Relationship Health: Make Every Day Count
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
When was the last time you said “I love you” to your spouse, significant other, children, parents, friends or neighbor? We often can get so caught up in the daily hurried tasks of commuting, working, paying bills, shopping, chores, parenting and so on. That we forget the simple things like ‘living in the moment’, ‘cherish the love’, ‘wake up and smell the roses’ and ‘live each day as though it were the last’. These old adages paint the picture. When I was a behavioral health (psychiatric) nurse working in the Bronx, too many times I met with displaced adults who didn’t receive the love expected from parents, foster parents, friends, family, teachers or lovers only to find themselves in an endless circle of hopelessness. Make a difference in someone’s life today and restore their mental health by renewing their hope in love. Join the discussion on the homepage of glowbass.com.
Love offers tremendous benefits that promote health and well-being. Would you believe that the expression or reception of love “activates areas in the brain responsible for emotion, attention, motivation and memory as well as controlling the autonomic nervous system, i.e., stress reduction”? The Charité-University Medicine Berlin did a study on the effects of love and the neuro-endocrinological systems and documented that this “specific Central Nervous System activity pattern appears to exert protective effects, even on the brain itself”. Therefore sharing love with others daily is evidently effective enough to stimulate health and well-being.
Participating in rewarding or joyful, pleasurable activities such as giving, accepting or experiencing love is very necessary for survival and plays a major role in mental and physical health. Thus conveying the capability to heal or sustain healthy behaviors while “governing beneficial biological behaviors like eating, sex and reproduction… thereby combining physiological aspects related to maternal, romantic or sexual love and attachment with other healthy activities or neurobiological states.”
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