Why Love Literally Hurts – Association for Psychological Science

10 01 2014

Most of us see the connection between social and physical pain as a figurative one. We agree that “love hurts,” but we don’t think it hurts the way that, say, being kicked in the shin hurts. At the same time, life often presents a compelling argument that the two types of pain share a common source. Old couples frequently make the news because they can’t physically survive without one another. In one example from early 2012, Marjorie and James Landis of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who’d been married for 65 years, died just 88 minutes apart.

Truth is you don’t have to be a sentimentalist to believe in broken hearts — being a subscriber to the New England Journal of Medicine will do. A few years ago a group of doctors at Johns Hopkins University reported a rare but lethal heart condition caused by acute emotional distress. The problem is technically known as “stress cardiomyopathy,” but the press likes to call it “broken heart syndrome,” and medical professionals don’t object to the nickname.

Behavioral science is catching up with the anecdotes, too. In the past few years, psychology researchers have found a good deal of literal truth embedded in the metaphorical phrases comparing love to pain. Neuroimaging studies have shown that brain regions involved in processing physical pain overlap considerably with those tied to social anguish. The connection is so strong that traditional bodily painkillers seem capable of relieving our emotional wounds. Love may actually hurt, like hurt hurt, after all.

To read more check out the link below:

Why Love Literally Hurts – Association for Psychological Science.



13 10 2011


Children of the earth hear our call
We are calling you to our aid
The time has come to stand and fight
and bring this earth back to the light

Darkness slowly covers the land
We ask you now to come and stand
United in our holy quest
and bring the earth back to the light

With your help and our guidance
the light will come and remain forever
Walk tall and be happy
Send light and love to all

With joy in your hearts
and friendship to all
we will be victorious
Just hear our call

Maria-Clare Lush

The Alphabet of a Friend!!

5 06 2011

A Friend Accepts you as you are

 A Friend Accepts you as you are

A Friend Believes in you

A Friend Calls you just to say Hi

A Friend Doesn’t give up on you

A Friend Envisions the whole of you

A Friend Forgives your mistakes

A Friend Gives unconditionally

A Friend Helps you

A Friend Invites you over

A Friend Just likes to be with you

A Friend Keeps you close at heart

A Friend Loves you for who you are

A Friend Makes a difference in your life

A Friend Never judges you

A Friend Offers support

A Friend Picks you up when you’re down

A Friend Quiets your tears

A Friend Respects you

A friend Says nice things about you

A friend Tells you the truth when you need to hear it

A Friend Understands you

A Friend Values you

A Friend Walks beside you

A Friend Xplains things you don’t understand

A Friend Yells when you need to listen

A Friend Zaps you back to reality


I have learned t hat sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand!!!