The Tuesday Two © – February 27 2024

How did you celebrate Family Day? We had dinner with family, and a sleepover with the grandkids. A great way to connect and celebrate.

  1. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “bonding hormone,” plays a crucial role in fostering social connections and trust. It acts as a catalyst for emotional bonding, facilitating trust between individuals. This hormone is naturally released during moments of positive social interaction, such as hugs, cuddles, and quality time spent with loved ones. However, it can also be generated through meaningful conversations and building trust within our social circles. By promoting oxytocin production, we enhance our capacity for forming deep and meaningful connections with others, thereby enriching our social lives and emotional well-being.
    Other benefits include wound healing and pain relief. Oxytocin has been linked to improved wound healing by promoting tissue repair and reducing inflammation. It may aid in the healing process of various injuries and surgical wounds. Oxytocin has also been shown to alleviate pain by modulating pain perception and increasing pain tolerance. It may help to reduce both physical and emotional pain, offering a natural form of pain relief.]
  2. Push for Better – I decided to join the #pushforbetter movement that started February 1, 2024. I didn’t comprehend when I started how many pushups 2000 really is. My deltoids, pecs, shoulders, ribs, etc., hurt. However, once I made the commitment and people sponsored me there was no way I was letting myself or them down. This great cause is to support the Canadian Mental Health Association. With just three days left I know I can complete it; the end is in sight. Each day I have learned new facts and statistics about mental wellness. The statistic that really hit me is that 75% of lives lost to suicide in Canada are male. We still have a long way to go in making it safe for men to have conversations around mental wellness. We need to be leaders in our homes, workplaces, social circles and communities. We need to make it safe to have conversations around mental wellness, and to be vulnerable enough to share our own stories. Struggling with your own mental wellness? Please reach out.

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