The Body’s Definition of Love

Science reveals that love is as vital to our health as oxygen.

Although the warmth of any positive emotion stretches your mind and spurs you to grow in ways that leave you more resourceful and resilient than before, only love creates such a deep interpersonal resonance. Your body was designed to harness this power—to live off it.
-Barb Fredrickson

Luckily we’re not talking about conventional definitions of love as a limited resource to be shared with only a precious few. We’re talking about the body’s definition of love. Biologically, love is simply about connection.

Love blossoms virtually anytime two or more people—even strangers—connect over a shared positive emotion, be it mild or strong. With practice, you’ll find you can generate love anytime you wish. Love will become a renewable resource that you can tap to fuel your own well-being and the well-being of all those within your radius.
-Fredrickson

Set the intention to find at least one opportunity to connect each and every day. Have some fun with it! You can connect with someone about the hilariously slow-moving elevator you’re both on, or thank your Trader Joes checker by noticing how wonderfully pleasant they most always are. Our brains have a wonderful way of finding whatever we’re looking for, so seek connection and ye shall find!

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