Happy Valentine's day!
Today is a beautiful day to be reminded of the love we have in our hearts…expressing and appreciating our love for one another is a powerful healing elixir for the soul. Today is not just about having a Valentine, it is about tapping into the love we carry within that is eternal…
Love is Who we Are.
Love is What we Are.
We often just need to be reminded of our essence and help to peel away the layers that keep us from feeling and living it…
Tune into your heart today. Feel the love you carry within, look around you in awe and gratitude for this sacred experience, to be alive, to live and to love… Fill your heart with gratitude to help you tap into the eternal fountain of Love you carry within… And remember, you are always held and always loved from the Divine source of life itself. You are not alone and you are always Loved…
You ARE Love.
Instead of worrying about external validation of being loved, perhaps ask yourself instead today, "How can I love myself a little more? How can I show greater love to those around me? And who can I love today a little more?"
Look around at the world around you through the lens of LOVE.
Sending you LOVE & Gratitude,
And a little note on the effects of LOVE from Huffington Post…
"Long after the roses have died and the chocolate has been eaten, you might have your Valentine to thank for a whole host of health perks. Here's what love can do for your heart, brain, happiness and more.
When you're in love...
Your heart is healthier.
Your mental health could improve.
You produce fewer stress hormones.
You may experience less pain.
You could have lower blood pressure.
You might live longer.
You may be at a decreased risk of stroke (if you're a man).
You're at a decreased risk for chronic conditions.
You might get better sleep.
You might have more (and better) sex.
You're probably happier.
You produce more "feel good" chemicals.
Romantic relationships also trigger the production of oxytocin, a.k.a. "the love hormone," which can be stimulated by activities such as cuddling and kissing and produces feelings of well-being. “The increase in oxytocin during the period of falling in love was the highest that we ever found,” psychology professor Ruth Feldman of Bar-Ilan University in Israel told Scientific American of her research."
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