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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:

  1. Caring interacts with the heartliterally: 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.
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Sara, from Institute of HeartMath

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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2:57AM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Loving, Giving and Caring are the things to be learnt in the earth. - Chariji Maharaj.
These three things will improve our life here in the earth.

10:15PM PDT on May 23, 2011

Any time we have care and concern for others, it takes stress and our thoughts away from our own problems, which benefits us all greatly.

4:04AM PDT on May 13, 2011

if only more than half the world understood...

2:12AM PDT on May 12, 2011

Great article. I never knew that a simple thing like caring can do the heart and body so much good. A feel good emotion that literally makes you feel good. :-)

4:39AM PDT on May 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:15AM PDT on May 11, 2011

thanks for sharing.

10:35PM PDT on May 10, 2011

I have always known that I feel better when preforming and act of care or love, but I did not know the science behind it. Thank you. Be Blessed.

6:56PM PDT on May 10, 2011

i should be stress free then, with all the time I am donating to charitable causes!!!

7:30AM PDT on May 10, 2011

It seems to me that the more I care for someone, the less they care.

5:09AM PDT on May 10, 2011

Janice P I agree with so much of what you say. It is vital that we care for our elderly parents. I too, nursed my elderly parents by myself, until they died,For the first few years I gained SO much for myself in the role of caregiving. However, it can become very difficult if your parents become very high care. I couldn't get the support that I needed, until I was nearly dead with exhaustion! my father was totally paralysed for the last seven years of his life and all the lifting has left me with a permanently damaged back. My mother needed all nursing care, night and day for the last two years. by the time they died, within seven weeks of each other. I was nearly dead too !I say this as, although caring is the essence of happiness. you need to re-fill, as being in carer role can be very exhausting after a few years. If you do choose to dothis, tap into every little bit of help you can, so that you won't burn out. Even though I was nearly dead with exhaustion when they died, I would not have changed my life in those years, as there is something very spiritual about giving with not thought of return. just.. don't go it alone if you have a choice! The ideas in this article are GREAT! Xommunity care gives YOU care and spritiual nourishment too!

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