"Your stress response has a built in mechanism for stress resilience. That mechanism is human connection." ~ Kelly McGonigal
"Trouble shared is trouble halved." ~Dorothy L. Sayers
So, therefore, since our thoughts can so affect our health and well being, consciously working with this knowledge is critical in co-creating our happiness. "As we think, so we are." If knowing that connecting with someone during stressful times will benefit our resilience and well being, wouldn't you be more inclined to do so?
JoAnn Saccato, MA is a mindfulness teacher, author, life coach, educator, and consultant in Northern California. She is author of Companioning the Sacred Journey and the forthcoming Mindful and Intentional Living: A Path to Peace, Clarity and Freedom