We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and . 28 Jan That’s precisely what psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, who has been explores in the unfortunately titled but otherwise excellent Love “Love ” a conversation with Barbara Fredrickson. Michael Edwards 5 August Is there any scientific basis for believing that love can be a force for.

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Please try again later. Put differently, in making yourself bulletproof you may also numb yourself to possibilities for true connection. This is the major reason why the loving-kindness meditation and other practices -mentioned in the guidance part of this book- are efficient.

Jill Suttie Jill Suttie, Psy. What can I say.

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become

Retrieved on November 8,from https: But that did not happen. In case you didn’t know, or failed to notice, mammals particularly people are essentially hard wired to focus on the negative shit, and pretty much equally biased to blow off, or completely take for granted the positive shit. Learning to love from others makes your love for the special people in your life that much more significant. Love tends to be positive on the whole, otherwise it is not love, there is new and ample evidence for the resonance or synchrony in our minds in the form of mirror neurons, and of course, love is a little useless just sitting there without action.

I appreciate the mixture of science and spirituality. Love in a time of barbata Transformation. If they are the same, then this gives me another search term to use.

This little trait probably isn’t as adaptive as it used to be. Imagine having at your fingertips all the knowledge and experience to allow you to properly discern which of the many paths ahead of you to take.

I look forward to giving her recommendations a shot fredrickskn to check in with myself in six months or so to see what changes I see or feel.

The Big Idea: Barbara Fredrickson On Love 2.0

Fredrickson is, above all, a researcher. I usually think of meditation as outside the realm of science and Fredrickson defines love as positive resonance between people. Imagine not having to puzzle through how to make a good first impression, or how to add value to a group process.

And conversely, when’s the last time you were overjoyed to have electricity or indoor plumbing. Fredrickson, who has twice consulted with the Dalai Lama, is part of a cascade of scientists and spiritual leaders connecting neuro-science and larger-than-me purpose.

It’s pretty easy to get kind of nihilistic when all you’re doing all day is noticing and accepting suffering and fredricksoh that’s misery and death for those of you unfamiliar with Buddhist euphemisms.

They neither steel themselves against negativity, nor wallow in it. It resides within connections. This is a must-read for all those interested in psychology, health, longevity…and above all a meaningful life.

I found it kind of boring and lightweight at times, and ultimately rather unconvincing. Fredrlckson of the important empirical lessons that psychology has uncovered is that creativity is not just supported by increased positive emotions — a little bit of negativity is useful too.

She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Love has been extolled in countless songs and movies. He or she affirms you realistically and often, and yet does not abandon you or grow silent when a negative assessment is prudent. This resonance can occur with anyone, anytime.

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It shields you from routine emotional blows and keeps you from crumbling into self-pity or otherwise becoming devastated by negativity.

I just couldn’t connect fredricison this book.

Interesting perspective about the supreme emotion supported by lots of references to studies done by both the author and others. Because positivity resonance lasts temporarily usually seconds and our body is made to crave for it, we have to frequently nurture it p. Preview — Love 2. In other words, two brains are having one experience.