Creating the biology of courage

In this TED talk, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., talks to us about the positive side of stress. Who knew oycytocin is the cuddle neuro-hormone? Take a few minutes and listen to this positive, mind-bending look at stress.

 

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3 Responses to Creating the biology of courage

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell October 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Belatedly and happily responding a big YES to your resonant words. Thank you, dear Na’ama.

  2. Na'ama Yehuda September 30, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Connection is the glue that holds us all together–personally and inter-personally.
    Oxytocin is a messenger that reminds us of that glue … and just how precious it is to hold on to. Literally.

    Children who have no one to connect to, wilt.
    Adults who don’t have anyone to love wilt, too–they may just show it differently.
    Connection holds us up. Supports us. Lets us breathe.

  3. Meredith September 23, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Thank you — I love this. Hope it will be shown in some high school health classes, too.
    (Oxytocin is the hormone they give to moms to help their milk come down if they’ve been separated from baby, etc. I had it. It was GREAT.)

    We know we are wired to connect, to help each other out. Isn’t it great when science proves what we know in our hearts?