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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The Tree of Contemplative Practices. Feb 02, Deb rated it it was amazing. Enough talk about intersectionality. Positivity resonance allows you access to the wisdom of your past experiences and, more generally, makes you intellectually sharper.

A bond like this can endure for years — even a lifetime with proper commitment and effort. It also requires that you slow down. Feb 14, Chad rated it it was ok Shelves: Trans-partisan politics A Transformation series. I may update later. That is, love not only makes you healthier, but being healthier also builds your capacity for love. Being less able to connect, in turn, shuts you and your body out from registering and creating opportunities for positivity resonance, which are both life-giving and health-conferring.

Get the science of a meaningful life delivered to your inbox. To ask other readers questions about Love 2.

Interesting perspective about the supreme emotion supported by lots of references to studies done by both the author and others. Indeed, your ability to see others — really see them, wholeheartedly — springs open.

Yet when you practice and bank self-love, you become rich with emotional reserves. It frevrickson academic writing but I just didn’t get fredricson with it and it made a lot of the information presented feel like it was dragging. Lists with This Book. They simply adapt better to their ever-shifting circumstances, albeit completely at nonconscious levels. I’ve been doing the daily positivity evaluation for about 3 weeks now, and the social connectedness test for two weeks.

I think the whole secular mindfulness thing that’s happening right now really needs a dose of LKM as a counterbalance. Lpve they are the same, then this gives me another search term to use.

“Love ” a conversation with Barbara Fredrickson | openDemocracy

bxrbara Just don’t blame me if you feel like you just ate a big nothing burger with heaping healing of fart 2. Barbara Fredrickson takes a unique stand on what love is. Learning to love from others makes your love for the special people in your life that much more significant. Hardcoverpages.

They do this first by opening you up: Quotes from Love 2.

Love by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. |

The Hidden Leaf Foundation’s useful reading list on transformation. Also what struck me is that love might actually affect how your genes are expressed, they’re measuring RNA in the bloodstream after loving kindness meditation and finding out that it affects your health. While I get the importance of connection, I didn’t learn anything new, and it was very generalized and ambiguous information.

People with high vagal tone typically have more and better positive connections and are more loving. They not only grasp the human condition and the meaning of life but are also able to translate these lofty philosophical insights into down-to-earth plans and advice.

Probably the last time you had to go without it. Mar 13, Cheryl rated it it was ok. Love has been extolled in countless songs and movies.

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

I’ve not tried the Day Reconstruction Method – that promises to take a lot of time. I enjoyed this book and will continue to try and use the associated online tools. Fredrickson notes that love is indeed an emotion. Maybe someone, probably a guy, and not a sensitive new age guy SNAG needs to cover this topic in a more sober more butch voice in order for me to feel it all the way.

Those In this book, the author redefines love as a positive emotion shared between two people.

You feel united, connected, of a piece. I would have thought love would be a fredricksin thing to study scientifically but with brain scanning technology it apparently can be studied objectivly.

In general, Asia people are less expressive about love, but this does not mean that they love less. Love has two prerequisites: Sections openDemocracy Free thinking for the world. Being able to see and appreciate others in their full humanity is something that we get lulled out of by self-absorption or by our increasing reliance on technology.

In other words, while reading this review you lpve not in love. Retrieved on November 8,from https: Yet, we can tap into them and reap their benefits simply by cultivating more positivity resonance or love in our life, and Fredrickson provides ideas on how to do that. Maybe she will invent another term for those feelings, say, when your loved one dies, or when you have to be far away for an extended period of time; she can keep it.

Slow down and prepare your own heart and mind to be truly open to others.

And this gives me focus and motivation in making sure my children are receiving a steady diet of love moments of positive connection. I felt that way even as I knew there was data I thought it was interesting the way Fredrickson talks about the science of love, the measurable data that can be tied to feelings and experiences of love and to human capacity to love.

So I think it would be great for me or someone else to take these ideas in that direction. But that did not happen. On the upside, though, love is forever renewable.