Taking our personal bests to the "next level"

From Tim Mitchinson's Blog on Feb. 28

People all over the world have enjoyed the 2014 Winter Olympics.  We have seen athletes exceed beyond “personal bests”; in Nike’s current campaign, it’s: “Take it to the next level”. To me, it’s all about breaking through our own limitations and doing or being the best we can…

How about embracing a new level in the good emotions we cultivate and express in our lives?  Maybe we can express more affection, compassion and gratitude than we have in the past.

Kory Floyd, an associate professor at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has studied the effect of affection on one’s health.  "Being affectionate is good for you," Floyd says. "Affection can be a simple, non-pharmaceutical, cheap way to reduce stress."

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