March 25, 2012

The Brain on Love
New York Times
By Diane Ackerman

A happy marriage relieves stress and makes one feel adored as a newborn baby.


  1. April 3, 2012 2:42 PM EDT
    I'll remember that, Diane, when I marry my sweetheart on Friday the 13th of April, 2012.
    - Jim Bertolino
  2. April 5, 2012 6:27 AM EDT
    i cant say exactly why for zoo's, but to watch fish drift aimlessly makes me feel ok about drifting , which we are sometimes made to feel is a wasteful past time, when actually is just as useful as a seed that drifts after a bird moves it to a new home in its dropping.
    - z kaplan
  3. April 28, 2012 7:35 PM EDT
    Thank you for all of your writing about the importance of the natural world. It needs all of the help it can get, with our increasing numbers, and our negative effect on nature. I see hope perhaps in increasing numbers of people appreciating nature and scenery, hiking and using photography to capture the natural realm. Where I live in New England there seems to be more garden nurseries also.
    We are nature, if we lose it we lose ourselves. Your writing helps us become more aware of its essential need. I think The US and Canada have vast amounts of open country and wilderness. We need to preserve what is left to preserve ourselves. We also have a history of Naturalist writing, Thoreau, John Muir, Edwin Teale, Farley Mowat, Gretel Ehrlich,Peter Matthiessan, to just name a few. We need to continue this and your writing helps us to do so. I think awareness is growing about The importance of the natural world, we have to continue to expand this awareness if we are to save ourselves, life and the Earth.
    - William Gordon
  4. May 9, 2012 6:05 PM EDT
    Thank you for your wonderful book, 100 Names for Love! I just finished it. As a caregiver for my husband who has Parkinsons Disease, I found many of the situations you decribed as so similar to PD. An inspiration! I'll tell all my PD caregiver friends!
    - Elizabeth Goldfarb

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