The Epic, Infinite Wisdom of Mom

11 Jan

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday! How’s your week going so far? Are the days starting to feel a little longer and brighter? I hope so!

 If they’re not, here’s some information that might give you a little boost – and yes, might give a warm and cozy feeling. (You knew I’d find some way to tie in to this month’s theme, didn’t you? As I said yesterday, it’s too risky not to!)

What do you do if you’ve had a bad day? As Katy Waldman at Slate.com’s Doublex blog says, “Depending on the depths of the badness…and your post-trauma ability to make complete sentences, you can curl up with a book, hit the gym or the fridge, shop, watch YouTube, or call your mom.”

 

And guess what?

There’s now scientific proof that talking to mom really does make things better!Waldman explained that researchers have recently found that young girls who talked to their mothers—either on the phone or face-to-face—experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol.

Their brains also released a burst of oxytocin, the neuromodulator responsible for feelings of love and pleasure. In a paper published in the January issue of Evolution and Human Behavior, the scientists concluded that something about the sound of the mothers’ voices had a calming effect on the daughters.

Well, yeah. You can read Waldman’s whole article here, but you don’t really need to. My sister and I could have told you that.

 

Have a great day everyone! And call your Mom!!

Keep Calm and Call Mom print by GoodBehavior, available on Etsy.

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3 Responses to “The Epic, Infinite Wisdom of Mom”

  1. Brenda-Lee January 11, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Awww, Amber I loved this! xo

    • amber January 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

      I’m so glad! 🙂

  2. ba January 11, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Here’s to MOMS everywhere

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