Take a deeper dive with this sampling of articles and reflections about self-care, love, human connection, and mindfulness.

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How Biology Prepares Us for Love and ConnectionOur brains and bodies are wired for empathy, cooperation, generosity, and connection. This article explores the science behind love and connection.

The Art and Science of Breathing "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders." - Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind.This guide reviews three techniques.

The Therapeutic Use of Self: Developing Three Capacities for a More Mindful PracticeThis article from Mary Koloroutis, creator of Relationship Based Care, reflects on the relational aspect of care and its impact on the overall patient experience. For caregivers to fully engage in the art of healing, they must be mindful of the self they are bringing to every encounter. The author explores how mindfulness can be strengthened through the thoughtful pursuit of self-attunement, self-clarity, and self-compassion.