Oxytocin Anyone?

I always wondered why my mood drastically improves after one of my “highway driving singing sessions”. For me, a “highway driving singing session” involves a little more than turning the volume up and singing along. A “highway driving singing session” means I am putting on a full concert from my seat for everyone I drive past. It seems that this transformation into Teyonce’ 🙂 is giving me a boost in OXYTOCIN(not to be confused with Oxycontin), the happy hormone!

Oxytocin, otherwise known as the feel-good hormone, is produced by the brain and released by the pituitary gland. It is considered a feel-good hormone because it can help improve mood, fight stress, and even relieve pain. It seems to me you can’t lose with a little oxytocin in your life.

So, how can you get a boost in oxytocin, you ask? Here are a couple of suggestions.

As I think about it, maybe my oxytocin inducing “highway driving singing sessions” just might be boosting oxytocin levels for those I pass on the highway as well. I hope so!

Much Love,

Tonza

Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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