This month Anne is looking for love! Your love story, that is.
Did you know that your social connections can have as much of a positive effect on your health and well being as a good diet, and adequate sleep? Studies show that people who maintain healthy relationships live longer healthier lives. I regularly do this loving kindness meditation and when the woman on the recording says “think of someone who, the moment you think of them you feel happy” I think of my little buddy Jonah.
Who makes your heart sing? This can be your grandchild, sibling, spouse, dog, a random stranger. I would love to hear a few words about an experience you had with your special person, or just a feeling you have when you are around them. Share your love story on Fluid’s Facebook page or in the comments below. Want to see my love stories? Click here.
This month’s contest is all about LOVE!
Yes Valentine’s Day is this month. Did you know February is also heart awareness month? Today, in fact is the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Heart disease remains the number one killer of American women, in fact in the U.S. 1 in 4 women die from heart disease. The CDC outlines steps you can take to maintain a healthy heart. These include maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.
Did you know that love is good for your heart?
- Spending time with a loved can lower your blood pressure
- Hugging a loved one releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone which helps to reduce stress
- Writing a love letter can lower your cholesterol
- Holding hands can calm your nerves reducing stress and anxiety
When have you felt showered with love? I feel loved all the time! At least once a day my heart is warmed by an experience with one of my clients (and often my client’s children – love these little nuggets!)
Share your love story on Fluid’s facebook page and you could win a thirty minute massage gift certificate!
*Fine print: post a love story that resonates with you on Fluid’s facebook page. This could be how you got engaged, a photo from the day your child was born, a love poem, even thoughtful words from a dear friend. You must post by February 14th, 2014 to be entered to win and the winner will be announced in Fluid’s March newsletter. To sign up for Fluid’s monthly newsletter enter your email address in the box on the right ->