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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I started out very interested in the subject matter, hoping for insight but nothing resonated.

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

View the discussion thread. I want to look more into this – it looks fascinating. Barbara Fredrickson transforms how we view love….

In this way, Fredrickson is proposing a general theory of love rather than how love might be specifically experienced within a domain. We need barbaara work on it in order to maintain its top quality. Being less able to connect, in turn, shuts you and your body out from registering and creating opportunities for positivity resonance, which are both life-giving and health-conferring.

Barbara Fredrickson takes a unique stand on what love is.

Love by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. | : Books

So, which is true love? Fredrickson believes that love, as defined by these moments of positivity resonance, is the same whether the moments occur between parent and child, friends, lovers, or total strangers. Now that I’ve finished this book, I feel a lot better about it.


There was some fredrrickson about the Vegas nerve but not enough. The vagus nerve connects our brain to our heart. Put differently, in making yourself bulletproof you may also numb yourself to possibilities for true connection. Customers who bought this item also bought. Micro-moments are all around you – look up and truly connect with others.

Feb 26, Tim rated it it was amazing. Feb 15, Barbqra rated it it was ok Shelves: They not only grasp the human condition and the meaning of life but are also able to translate these lofty philosophical insights into down-to-earth plans and advice.

On the upside, though, baarbara is forever renewable. What do the latest developments in human biology and psychology have to say? The only quibble I might have is the dry scientific tone it takes from time to time for such an emotional thing. Trans-partisan politics A Transformation series. This book is about a particular contemplative practice from the Buddhist tradition known as Meta, commonly translated as Loving Kindness Meditation LKM.

The hormone oxytocin also plays a crucial role in love. There are many variations, but the practice involves an badbara to fredrockson aware of others by hoping for them to experience the feelings of loving kindness, to feel safe and protected, to be healthy in mind and body, and to be at ease and happy.

In other words, it would probably be safe for most of us to lighten up a little. I need to ask you to disengage from some of your most cherished beliefs about love as well: I wonder what the author would think of my use of “love” so indiscriminately in this review. Or maybe I’m just a hopelessly cranky ol dick probably that. Maybe she will invent another term for those feelings, say, when your loved one dies, or when you have to be far away for an extended period of time; she can keep it.


I love how she makes loving kindness meditation accessible to all, not just Zen Buddhism practitioners. This important and intriguing book inspired several of my professional coach friends and I to create an ad hoc book club just so we can discuss it. Apparently, when a conversation is being enjoyed, the brain does more than listen and respond.

Feb 19, Mario Russo rated it really liked it Shelves: The boundaries between you and not-you—what lies beyond your skin—relax and become more A scientific book about love and loving that brings laboratory evidence on the power and effects of love and a life of practicing love and includes daily practices and meditations to enhance our capacity for loving.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. If practiced regularly, any of these will make a difference in your health, outlook, and relationships, she writes. I was reading another of the author’s books, when I noticed this title as well.