Monday, August 20, 2012

Secret Places

A  L  O  H  A !

 " Such, such were the joys
When we all, girls and boys,
In our youth time were seen
On the Echoing Green ."


 “ All truly great thoughts
 are conceived
 while walking ”

 Friedrich Nietzsche

" Today was good. 
 Today was fun. 
Tomorrow is another one."
Dr. Seuss

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin
conducted an experiment 
with girls ages 7 to 12
in which they exposed the girls
 to the stress of speaking
to a group of strangers.
Afterward, a third of the girls
 were hugged by their mothers,
a third spoke to mom on the phone,
and a third 
watched a film.
While measured stress rose
 in the movie watchers,
the stress in both other groups
dropped equally.
"That a simple phone call
could have this 
physiological effect on oxytocin
is really exciting."
Co-investigator Seth Pollak 
told Scientific American.

Your visits make me feel
and that's a scientific 

'Take Peace & Laughs - Leave Your Comment'

Thanks for visiting!

                    Warmly, cloudia


Dave King said...

Nietzsche's remark sounds like a clever one, but I think it more true than it might appear. Good choice.

G-Man said...

Nietzsche to Seuss, now THERES a philosophical duo!!
Aloha Cloudia...:-)

Anonymous said...

wow, isn't that amazing!

Akelamalu said...

Moms can definitely reduce stress in their offspring. :)

Lori Skoog said...

Interesting study...gorgeous photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's so true Cloudia, Aimee has such a lot of stress at work and nearly every day I get a call at lunch time so she can 'de-stress' not sure if it helps me though haha!
btw loooooved the Dave Clark Five link, they were so groovy right!

Daryl said...

Good morning .. happy monday from autumnal NYC

Young at Heart said...

wow...who knew??

Teresa said...

Virtual hugs to you! What a great post!

the walking man said...

I would have shown them the Godfather. That always relieves stress for me.

Charles Gramlich said...

I won't characterize them as "great" thoughts but I certainly have a lot of thoughts while walking myself.

Rosaria Williams said...

Yes, talking to mom, or a great friend is therapeutic.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias e texto...Espectacular....

Anonymous said...

Love that fact! Mums rule!

Lovely shots too in your post.

Indrani said...

That is an interesting study, equally interesting results.

Kay said...

Actually talking to my daughter and grandchild often lowers my stress too.

irinapictures said...

Skype was invented by genius, that's what my happy parents told me after long conversations with their relatives in other country, Georgia. I think about it after reading your post, the research is so true.
Thank you for visiting and commenting, thank you for remembering!

FilipBlog said...

That's a big tower for i assume a small island.


bobbybegood1 said...

I just wish that when I spoke to my daughter she didn't sound as if I were bothering her. Lovely post. Cheers!!

Birdman said...

... or for me DRIVING!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for teaching me something that I did not know before. Shall keep that much in mind. Please have you all a good Tuesday.

daily athens photo

TexWisGirl said...

i love that orange cloud photo. and you make me want to hug a daughter. :)

Anonymous said...

And your voice, dear Cloudia, lowers sress even more! Maybe you can do a blogaradioaskype show... Aloha, DrumMajor

Elephant's Child said...

Dr Seuss was such a clever man. And destressing through a hug or a phone call is always good.