We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and . In her new book, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson argues that we need an upgrade, and she’s written a new book to explain why: Love I wish I had known years ago about Barbara Fredrickson In particular her theory that accumulating ‘micro-moments of positivity,’.

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We publish high-quality investigative reporting and analysis; we train and mentor journalists and wider civil society; we publish in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese and English. Transformative nonviolence A Transformation series. This theory and its implications were thoroughly explored in her last book, Positivitywhere she suggested ways that people could cultivate positive emotion in their lives in order to reap their fredgickson benefits.

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I may update later. I usually think of meditation as outside the realm of science and Fredrickson defines love as positive resonance between people.

I will agree positivity resonance might not exist in those conditions, but barbsra does. But your brain continually registers your ever-changing circumstances and in turn orchestrates the flux of biochemical that reshape your body and brain from the inside out, at the cellular level. The vagus nerve connects our brain to our heart. Interesting perspective about fredrikcson supreme emotion supported by lots of references to studies done by both the author and others.

Sorry, I really didn’t like this book. Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection. However, once upon a time, I read M.

They are fascinating and important, but we tend to work in silos, and the questions you are raising require connections across political science, psychology, sociology, and economics, whereas my work bridges more towards medicine. Wow, what an eye opening book. So consult the in your mind. But this book isn’t going to be my clarion call. She talks about love as this synchronicity of two minds, which I agree with. Instead, they meet adversity with clear eyes, superbly attuned to the nuances of their ever-changing circumstances.


Quotes from Love 2. Research shows that simply imagining having a conversation with them is as good as actually talking with them.

High 5s from strangers or bonding at the football game. Barbxra think my real beef with the book is that I just didn’t connect with the narrative voice. The vagus nerve —a nerve that runs from the brain to many parts of the body, including the heart and lungs—is also designed to increase love. I love that she brings in neuropsychiatric research that has changed the way we view the brain and emotions.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. Apr 02, Alexandra rated it liked it.

Interestingly, all of these internal systems work behind the scenes, beyond our conscious control. Set up llve giveaway. It is also practical. Jan 23, Vivian rated it it was ok.

This pattern is called vagal tone. Parents naturally love their children no matter what. They do this first by opening you up: Also what struck me is that love might barvara 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. It started off great but then just a bit downhill for me. Fredrickson defines love as positive resonance between people.

Aug 26, Nicole Taylor rated it it was amazing. A bond like this can loce for years — even a lifetime with proper commitment and effort.

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

Showing of 83 reviews. In her Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology PEP lab she randomly assigned subjects to engage in loving-kindness meditation LKMthe ancient Buddhist practice of fostering positive feelings toward the self and others. But again, I only sorta liked it. Based on solid research yet written in an easy-to-read manner, this book is full of practical exercises that can help the reader learn how to love more fully.


Fredrickson is, above all, a researcher. It barbarz important to understand that we humans adapt to all things. We fredrikcson discuss the hormones lve, the way positive emotions can be strengthened, the relation between self-love and loving others.

The psychological habits of resilient people — the ones who, when faced with emotional storms, bend without breaking and bounce back to weather the next storm even better equipped than they were for the last. Now, Barbara Fredrickson may have done barbarz love what Freud did for dreams. I was reading another of the author’s books, when I noticed this title as well. Maybe someone has to write a similar book in a much less reverent tone in order to get me excited.

One thing she said th Wow, what an eye opening book.


And what ever joy you felt at having it after an absence was doubtlessly short lived. In this highly readable book, Barbara Frederickson offers expert guidance in this emerging field.

So maybe my mild discomfort with this book is just an expression of this mild discomfort with the whole LKM thing. His website is www.