How good does it feel to be in love?
Not too bad according to researchers who sent people through an MRI who said that they were “experiencing passionate love, maternal love, or unconditional love.*”
The MRI found that certain regions of the participants’ brains were bathed in happy chemicals, while passion enhanced cognitive functions.
Maybe that’s why the sky looks just a little bit bluer and flowers are more vibrant when we feel in love.
Or, as Karen Carpenter mused:
Why do birds suddenly appear, ev’ry time you are near? Just like me, they long to be close to you.
*Fischetti, M. (2011). Your Brain in Love. Scientific American, 304(2), 92.
Red metal box giveaway!
Share this post on Facebook, and I will enter your name in a random drawing for this pretty red metal box, donated by Stoneridge Homes!
1.You must be 18 years or older and live near the Huntsville, Alabama area. (Sorry, it’s a little too big to mail.)
2.No purchase necessary.
3.My immediate family members may not participate. Sorry!
4.Contest ends by at Noon CST today, 2/14/17.
5.Void in states or countries where prohibited.
6.Winner will be selected by random drawing from those who share this post on Facebook.
7.Note: Stoneridge Homes donated the metal box in return for a blog post on www.sweetgumlife.com.
8.Please be sure to visit Stoneridge Homes’ site for beautiful custom homes.