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From COSMOS Magazine:
The results were startlingly clear: individuals who had trouble controlling expressions of anger were four times likelier to need more than four days for their wounds to heal, compared with counterparts who could master their anger.
But the researchers were also surprised to find that anger has its nuances, too. Subjects described as showing “anger out” (regular outbursts of aggression or hostility) or “anger in” (repressed rage) healed almost as quickly as individuals who ranked low on all anger scales.
Only those who tried but failed to hold in their feelings of upset and distemper took longer to heal. This same group also showed a higher secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which could at least partly explain the difference in healing time, the study noted.
H/T to The Daily Grail.
There’s a lot of wisdom in this potentially life-changing article. (And I don’t say that kind of thing lightly.)
There’s another form of cardio that works much the same way, though it affects the emotional heart rather than the one made of auricles and ventricles. This workout consists of deliberately cultivating empathy. To empathize literally means “to suffer with,” to share the pain of other beings so entirely that their agony becomes our own. I know this sounds like a terrific hobby for a masochistic moron, but hear me out.
The reason to develop a capacity for empathy, and then exercise it regularly, is that only a heart strengthened by this kind of understanding can effectively deliver the oxygen of the spirit: love.
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Don’t miss this one! Kathleen is fabulous.
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Mercury retrograde is back, and will continue until February 19th.
Astrologically speaking, Mercury retrograde is a period of readjustment that occurs several times each calendar year. In practical terms, this means that communications, electronics, and machinery tend to break down during Mercury retrograde. All the anecdotal evidence I’m hearing says that this particular retrograde period has been an especially bumpy ride for many people, so you may want to buckle your seat belts for the next few days.
Today’s episode of NPR’s This American Life featured a moving story about a fifteen-year-old girl experimenting with Tarot cards. You can listen to the episode here — it’s the second story on the show, after the one about writing for The Onion.