The Science of Broken Hearts
In a recent blog post, Lynne McTaggart, the bestselling author of “The Field” and “The Intention Experiment”, explained what’s known as the “widowhood effect” (i.e., when a spouse dies shortly after their partner) and it’s medical cause, “stress cardiomyopathy”, in which parts of the heart become dysfunctional as a result of extreme emotional distress. It appears that a “broken heart” is a real physical phenomenon.
What struck us most about Lynne’s post was the conclusion she drew about the fundamental connection between people and it’s importance for physical and emotional well-being. She says research suggests a lack of this connection is the root cause of the so-called “broken heart syndrome”. In her post, Lynne wrote,
“This research demonstrates something very fundamental about the human experience – indeed, the experience of all living beings. The need to move beyond the boundaries of our selves as individuals is more vital to us than any diet or exercise program; it protects us against the worst toxins and the greatest adversity. This connection is the most fundamental need we have because it generates our most authentic state of being.
Despite our propensity for one-upmanship and competition, our most basic urge always is to connect.”
-Lynne McTaggart, Intention Experiment Blog (Nov. 19, 2010)
Explaining and strengthening this fundamental connection between men and women is why Donna and I offer the programs we do. Men and women are designed to be together. They bring out the best in each other when they live in alignment with who they are naturally and what they do best.
While feminism was the catalyst behind many needed changes in government, business and society, one negative impact was that it gave credibility to the notion that women were better off without men in their lives. It drove a stake through one of, if not the most fundamental connection we know, the natural connection between a man and a woman.
The power of this energic connection has been proven in research using couples at Princeton University, Ohio State University and other organizations such as the Institute of Noetic Sciences. All this research, however, is simply confirmation of what everyone already intuitively understands…that men and women are natural partners. That we are better together than apart. That we are more powerful acting as a team than as adversaries. Lynne’s blog post shed’s light on the depth of this connectivity.
Read Lynne’s full post on her blog by clicking here…“All Die of Heartbreak”
Having your “heart-nership” evolve in the direction you want it to go is often as simple as understanding the invisible conversation that is always going on between men and women. Our free ebook is a starting point for this fun and rewarding process of translation. Download the ebook here:
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After reading Lynne’s post come back and let us know what you think. Take care.