What if you got more Flowers, more Touch, more Hugs, more Kisses, how would your life be? Oxytocin Papers 2

Beloved Flower Lover,

What if what ever I did today had more hugs,touch,kisses and flowers and it was always reciprocated,what would I, you,we do? How would I, you, we feel?

The same, better, different, worst?

In her book, The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky describes a study in which students were assigned to two groups.

One group was the control; one group was assigned to give or receive at least five hugs each day for a month — a front-to-front, non-sexual hug, with both arms of both participants involved, and with the aim of hugging as many different people as possible. The huggers were happier.

Another study showed that women who got hugs several times a day from their husbands had lower blood pressure than those who didn’t get hugged as often.

Interesting fact: to be most effective at optimizing the flow of the chemicals oxytocin and serotonin — which boost mood and promote bonding — hold a hug for at least six seconds.

Along with hugging, playful and affectionate touching makes you feel closer to the people important to you. And touch is important even with strangers — studies show that subliminal touching (touching so subtle that it’s not consciously perceived) dramatically increases a person’s sense of well-being and positive feelings toward you, the toucher. For example, research shows that when restaurant servers touch their customers, they increase their tips by more than 3 percent.

Expressing affection (in whatever way you express it) makes a big difference in relationships. For instance, people are 47% more likely to feel close to family members who frequently express affection than to those who rarely do so.

But there’s another reason to express affection. One of my most important Personal Commandments  in the team is to Act the way we want to feel. We think we act because of the way we feel, but often, we feel because of the way we act. By acting in a loving way, we prompt loving feelings in ourselves. It’s much harder to be angry or annoyed with someone when you’re kissing or hugging or touching.

Be careful, however, to keep those physical expressions of affection appropriate.  The non-sexual nature of full-frontal, two-armed hug  might be misinterpreted, if you’re not careful.

Giving and receiving flowers changes people’s lives and is all about boosting this every magic. So what if what ever I, you,we did today had more hugs,touch,kisses and flowers and it was always reciprocated,what would I,you,we do?

Go hug, go touch, go give flowers!

The Team

The London Flower Lover


About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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10 Responses to What if you got more Flowers, more Touch, more Hugs, more Kisses, how would your life be? Oxytocin Papers 2

  1. Evani G says:

    This book sounds amazing! Gotta put it on my to-read list!!



  2. Thank you. I really enjoyed your post and the part about giving what we want to receive. It’s so true. Enjoy always, T


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  4. merryfairy says:

    True, simple, useful! One of the best posts I’ve read 5 months now that I belong to this blogworld! 👍👍👍


    • Oh gosh, we just continue with energising our appreciation of the female qualities that engages us all. Thank you for your kind appreciation, it all comes from the source of all. Thank you Mary. Maybe we should write a joint piece one day?

      Now you say this, we might re-post this today.

      We really appreciate that we have this wonderful medium, great teachers, and a wonderfully receptive audience. We recieve your kindness.

      Thank you.


  5. merryfairy says:

    Yes, we could write a joint piece one day! As for now, we could include the pic of my post “hug, hug, hug!” In your post… haha


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