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Oxytocin - The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone that is involved in many processes like birth and lactation, as well as attachment, prosocial behaviors and stress . But despite its versatility, most certainly you have heard of it as “the love hormone” – and it is no wonder that you have this connection in mind: Many… 2,478 more words

Social Cognition

Massage, Health, and Oxytocin

This weekend I get to do something I love doing and look forward to every May and August! I go to Camp Unleashed right here in Becket, MA. 459 more words


Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the noise in your mind.  It increases the levels of oxytocin an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.



The Bond of "Bro"-mance

“Whether it’s a movie starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, or it’s Joey and Chandler from Friends, Hollywood tends to portray male friendships in a comedic light. 

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A brief look at LOVE in terms of brain chemicals

What is love?

“Oh, you mean love. You mean the big lightning bolt to the heart where you can’t eat and you can’t work and you just run off and get married and make babies.”

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Have You Hugged Someone Today?

by Janis Cox

How do you feel when you get a physical hug? I am a “hugger”.  I love to get hugs.

How many people have you hugged today? 448 more words

Nourishing The Body

1 way to lose weight quicker.... 

The problem with weight loss is that the majority (e.g. not my clients) choose to opt for a diet, and diets make us deprive ourselves of things that we like, and when we deprive ourselves we just want those things more, and then we et miserable, and when we become miserable we want to eat, and then we eat what we were depriving ourselves of, and then we feel even worst…. 235 more words

Weight Loss & Hypnotherapy