Oxytocin: The Bonding Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone that helps relax and reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels. Oxytocin increases pain thresholds, has anti anxiety effects, and stimulates various types of positive social interaction. In addition, it promotes growth and healing.

The Five Languages of Love


My weekend reading was a book called The Five Languages of Love. Sounds like another clichĂ© book written as an easy antidote for friction in relationships/marriages, right? On the contrary, the book is a very straight forward explanation to why even the most loving couples’ gestures towards one another leads to fire. Everyone has their …