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5 Facts About Caring

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5 Facts About Caring

Care Changes Lives

Care is a valuable and vital resource; it revitalizes and acts as a soothing tonic for our nervous system. Caring is a powerful motivator; it inspires us and gently revitalizes us. Genuine care comes from the depth of our being, the core of our heart. Care is regenerative for both the sender and receiver. Increasing genuine care can change our lives and perhaps the world.

Through my journey of learning to nourish my heart, I came to realize how important care is. It may seem obvious that nourishing and caring go together, but for many of us, we forget that caring is a feeling, an attitude, a quality into which we put our heart. Caring is a choice; and I find that the more I choose to feel care, the more nourished I become.

I’d like to share with you some caring facts to highlight how important caring for others is to our health and well-being. We will also be having a month-long Facebook contest to honor the caring and dedication of nonprofit organizations as part of our HeartMath for Communities Project.

Five Caring Facts:

Caring interacts with the heart literally: Institute of HeartMath (IHM) research found that our physical heart plays a dynamic role in generating positive emotions and creating feelings of elation during acts of caring and altruism. J. Andrew Armour, a leading neurocardiologist and member of IHM’s Scientific Advisory Board, found that the heart contains cells that synthesize and release the so-called feel-good hormones: dopamine and norepinephrine.

Emotions give meaning to our lives.  The power of emotion can enrich our lives beyond measure meaning, color, texture.  Understanding the power of your emotions is vital for having a fulfilling, healthy life.  Click to receive this Free e-booklet, The Power of Emotion.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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8:45AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

thanks. all very simple

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3:15PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

good to know

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1:36AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks for sharing with us, it jus seems so obvious that hard to believe people don't understand this! GREAT info!

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1:41PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thank you!!

10:52AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thank you

10:45AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thank you

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