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.