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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It felt a bit limiting, which took a star off for me, but was an interesting and engaging book. High 5s from strangers or bonding at the football game. I preferred the first part of the book more than the second. The nice thing about knowing these things is that once you understand the importance of these preconditions you can actually build them up.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The person who truly loves does so because of a decision to love. Preview — Love 2. You now know, through this rapid and non-conscious simulation, more about what it feels like to have smiled like that. But again, I only sorta liked it. Positivity resonance allows you access to the wisdom of your past experiences and, more generally, makes you intellectually sharper.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The vagus nerve connects our brain to our heart. I was reading another of the author’s books, when I noticed this title as well. So consult the in your mind.

Overall the writing style made it hard to get through. But she believes that it’s the physical connections—the eye contact, verbal or sexual exchange that are the true instances of love. Supporters If you would like to add your name to this list by supporting us with a grant, please contact ffedrickson member of our team. Nothing that much new if you are familiar with kindness meditation, empathy etc etc.

It’s pretty easy to get kind of nihilistic when all you’re doing all fredricksin is noticing and accepting suffering and impermanence that’s misery and death for those of you unfamiliar with Buddhist euphemisms.


In this way, a cherished parent or mentor, even if deceased, leaves you with an inner voice that guides you though challenging times. Michael Edwards is a writer and activist based in upstate New York, and the editor of Transformation.

They do this first by opening you up: Jan 23, Vivian rated it it was ok. Or maybe I’m both and more.

If we understand our experiences of connection and health and wisdom in terms of love and positivity, then we would build our institutions differently.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The boundaries between you and not-you—what lies beyond your skin—relax and become more permeable. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. By adopting a scientific approach, Dr. I promise when I am thinking of someone I loved who is gone, my body feels a lot of things, grief primarily right now, but there is also sensations of warmth, almost like micro-movements, and my muscles relax, and I feel more connected to the earth, and more aware of the people around me and their non-verbal cues, and if you measure my oxytocin levels, maybe, just maybe, it brabara be comparable to what she has measured in her PEP lab.

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Thick Problems and Thin Solutions. Part II is geared towards people looking for enlightenment and self-help, which definitely isn’t me. Those who had the largest increases in vagal tone had the most frequent positivity resonance experiences with others. I thought it was interesting the way Fredrickson talks about the science of love, the measurable data that can be tied to feelings and experiences of love and to human capacity to love. I wonder what the author would think of my use of “love” so indiscriminately in this review.

The boundaries between you and not-you—what lies beyond your skin—relax and become more A scientific book about love and lovve 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.

During the time I was reading this book, I read another self-help book that was published 50 years ago. She cites research by Uri Hasson at Princeton and his colleagues, who examined people engaged in conversation while their brain activity was monitored by an fMRI.


Fredrickson notes that love is indeed an emotion. Feb 12, Teri Temme rated it really liked it. While I don’t have an issue with defining that as love, I do find that it is a significant change from love as it is lovf by most people, and that it is unlikely to catch on.

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

I usually think of meditation as outside the realm of science and have been wary of it. Love in a time of neoliberalism Transformation. Customers who bought this item also bought. In this way, love and health cocreate each other in your life. Feb 14, Chad rated it it was ok Shelves: When you start to pay attention to this notion, it improves your outlook on how we can have very unexpected moments or interactions that provide us with very positive feelings.

I feel so bad whenever I buy a book that costs more and I end feeling very “eeeeh” about it and this is one of them.

To find out more about this puzzle, I spoke to Barbara Fredrickson. Perhaps it’s just lovw darn self serious. Quotes from Love 2.

Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I love that this is a book that unabashedly talks about love in a new way, one I may not agree with wholeheartedly, but that offers a fresh perspective. Or, to go with a micro-moment of positivity resonance? Fredrickson defines love as positive resonance between people.

A leader in the field of Positive Psychology, her current work intelligently builds an expansive bridge from the scientific to the intuitive and back barabra.