We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.
Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people - even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe.
Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.0 will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion.
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I appreciate the poetry.
The narration. The author reads the book. This is many times a big turn off in audiobooks. Being a skilled writer guarantees nothing about one's ability to present what is written. This is a wonderful exception. This book is as much a poem as it is a work of science. The science is good, I'm a natural savant at the subject matter and the science is spot on. However it is as a poem this book shines. The author understands and believes what she is saying. This is important. The book is not about sweeping changes. It is about the cumulative effects of many small changes, small moments of time and love which combined over time change everything. Not quantitatively, but qualitatively. The world becomes a much different place. Understanding this allows the words to be beautiful. It is a beauty intended to share something not typically seen, but important.
If you've ever wondered why love fails to live up to the advertising, this book tells why. It debunks "true love" in favor of love that is true, love that can exist in our ordinary mixed up world. Truth is compelling. Love, if nothing else, should be truth.
As I said before, this is not a "showy" solution. Small steps becoming big things seems counter-intuitive. The author's genuine belief in her work might just break through your pre-conceptions enough for you to try it. To appreciate this book, you have to actually try it.
Completely impossible to make into a movie, though it could make a really good song. I could see a lot of great music coming from this book.
Do you want the fantasy, or a new fantasy that can actually work? Do you want the deep inter-connections that love makes possible?
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Completely Changed My Perceptions Of Love