Love Book author: Barbara Fredrickson Reviewed by: Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. ~ 5 min read. When Sigmund Freud wrote The Interpretation of Dreams. We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and. I wish I had known years ago about Barbara Fredrickson In particular her theory that accumulating 'micro-moments of positivity,'.


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This line of work may end up changing both what we mean by love and what we take as evidence for love and its effects. I am tempted to say that there has not been a better book on love since the New Testament.

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Frankly, it's confusing exactly why I'm as lukewarm on it as I am. I have been kicking around Buddhist circles for a long time, and I have subsequently been practicing LKM for years, and at times Barbara fredrickson love 2.0 actually really appreciate it.

But I have always leaned toward the radical acceptance mindfulness and equanimity side of contemplative practices and for some reason part of me feels kind of fake and new age when I do LKM.

So barbara fredrickson love 2.0 my mild discomfort with this book is just an expression of this mild discomfort with the whole LKM thing.

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become

Or maybe I'm just a hopelessly cranky ol dick probably that. Or maybe I'm both and more. Or maybe it's just fun as hell to hate on a book called Love 2.

I don't know, I'm grasping at straws here. I think LKM is necessary.

I think the whole secular mindfulness thing that's happening right now really needs a dose of LKM as a counterbalance. It's pretty easy to get kind of nihilistic when all you're doing all day is noticing and accepting suffering and impermanence that's misery and death for those of you unfamiliar with Buddhist euphemisms.

But this book barbara fredrickson love 2.0 going to be my clarion call. Barbara fredrickson love 2.0 by a long shot. Perhaps it's just to darn self serious.

Maybe someone has to write a similar book in a much less barbara fredrickson love 2.0 tone in order to get me excited. Maybe someone, probably a guy, and not a sensitive new age guy SNAG needs to cover this topic in a more sober more butch voice in order for me to feel it all the way.

And not Barbara fredrickson love 2.0 Lavine please, for gosh sakes. So I think it would be great for me or someone else to take these ideas in that direction.

If we understand our experiences of connection and health and wisdom in terms of love and positivity, then we would build our institutions differently. They are fascinating and important, but we tend to work in silos, and the questions you are raising require connections across political science, psychology, sociology, and economics, whereas my work bridges more towards medicine.

I love making connections across areas like that but I also know how tough it is. About the author Michael Edwards is a writer and activist based in upstate New York, and the editor of Transformation. His website is www. This is a game changer. We can make it.

It makes us more trusting and open to others. This means that positivity resonance lasts only as long as people are engaged. In other words, while reading this review you are not in love.

Positivity resonance has a broader meaning, but a nod to the earlier theorists would have been appropriate. Barbara fredrickson love 2.0 Gallup poll done last year identified that most people are looking for a special person to love, and that most people who have one say that person is the top source of happiness in their life.


Even after reading all the evidence, this reviewer is left with the sense that love is likely to be distinguished by levels of intimacy — at least a Love1, the kind people are barbara fredrickson love 2.0 about looking for, and Love2, of the Starbucks variety.

Two people feeling positivity resonance will have synchronized releases of oxytocin, which makes them feel even better about each other. The vagus nerve —a nerve barbara fredrickson love 2.0 runs from the brain to many parts of the body, including the heart and lungs—is also designed to increase love.