21 Sep Are we wired for self-love?
Do YOU love yourself? That can be a hard question to answer for many of us. I’m not referring to the narcissistic kind of love, but the love that empowers you and helps you make choices that are good for your authentic self. Self-love is just as much about biology as it is about psychology. Scientific evidence has proven that LOVE and KINDNESS change the brain, and positively impact the heart and immune system. It is an antidote to depression and can even slow down the process of aging.
While there is no doubt we are wired for self-preservation, the fact is that we are genetically wired to love and be kind to ourselves and others. These processes produce a hormone called oxytocin. When levels of oxytocin are elevated above normal, most people experience intense feelings of love, forgiveness, compassion, joy, wholeness, and empathy.
So, the most important decision of your life, the one that will affect every other decision you make, is the commitment to display compassion and kindness to yourself and deeply and completely love, forgive and accept yourself. These are just a few things I learned on my Self-Love journey. If you want to learn more, check out my course, love yourself, love your life launching this November.
Lori (Certified Self-Love Coach)