Love can take many forms. We can love another human being. We can love our pets and nature’s blessings. We can even be passionate when it comes to a cause or purpose. No matter what form it takes, love is love and science tells us that it is good for us. Yes, that‘s right. Love is good for us!
The benefits of love are well documented. That giddy, euphoric feeling you get when you spend time with someone you care for can be traced back to an injection of dopamine. It’s the brain’s way of telling us that something feels good. People that feel and give love tend to have less stress in their lives as they exhibit lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. In fact, love, in general, can have a positive impact on overall health.
The message this month is simple. Love and be loved. It’s a good thing. Especially, during these crazy and uncertain times.
“Oh, oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I’m thinking of
Oh, oh can’t you see?
Love is the drug for me.”