Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who has studied love for decades. She is sometimes referred to as "Dr. Love" and is a leading expert and the most referenced scholar on the science of love and attraction. In her profound discoveries, she tells us that our human evolution has created brain circuitry wired for romantic love and for deep, profound attachment to another individual. These are the very hallmarks of humanity.
Love is in our DNA.
You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
The Love Brain Bath.
When we fall in love , the brain becomes bathed in chemicals like dopamine , oxytocin and norepinephrine all coming together to create desire, attraction , reward in your own unique " love formula" with chemical changes that affect behavior, thought processes and sometimes even judgment. All of this is a true BRAIN RUSH in a love crush. No wonder, sometimes it feels so "crazy to be in love."
Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.
The Heart-Brain Connection.
Mystics consider the heart as the center of the soul’s unity, love and compassion consciousness. The Egyptians, the Semites and other ancient cultures, for example, believed that the heart was the most important organ because love emanated from it. The heart is far more than an electrical pump and research in the new discipline of neurocardiology shows that the heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated center for receiving and processing information. The heart and brain are in constant communication and the energetic field created by the heart is 60x more powerful.
This energetic field is why we feel love and connection to those near and far.
No wonder the heart is seen as the symbol of love and why we experience physical and emotional pain when our heart is “broken.” When we fall in love, we fall in love with our heart, not with our rational brain.
“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
– George Michael
Love is Love and the Universal Healer.
The power of love cannot be denied. We need all kinds of love in our lives, e.g. our romantic partner, self-love, family, children, pets, coworkers, friends, our God...and the world. Put quite simply, Love Is Love without bias of any size shape or form.
"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” —Barack Obama
For decades, scientists at the HeartMath Institute in Northern California have been researching the science of the heart—in particular, a physiological state supported by an overwhelming number of medical and scientific studies that was eventually termed the “heart-coherent state.” When we are in that state, HeartMath has found that our hearts beat at a particular frequency that facilitates gratitude, happiness and better communication. Neither can we deny the power of our thoughts and positive loving energy.
With any and every love thought and action arrives the love potion of endorphins that bathe the brain…all of which has a profound effect on the health of the body and brain. And now, with our deep understanding of the physiology of heart-brain communication (the science of connectivity and coherence), not only will love, compassion and empathy make each of us more healthy, but we can truly heal the world.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Humanity in Love.
I envision a world of kindness, where we are united through energetic connections of hearts, empathy and generosity of spirit and so that every day is a day we celebrate perpetual selfless love…for all.
Rumi said, “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love."
And remember, what Dr. Helen Fisher told us…love is in our DNA.
Get your Love On.
Love Matters…forever and always.
In health and gratitude for all of you,
Dr. Suzy Gazda
Dr. Suzanne Gazda, Integrative Neurology