The quest for health and happiness is a universal goal shared by individuals of all races, religions, creeds and cultures. Through the ages mankind has searched for an elixir capable of preserving youth and extending life.
What if the answer lies inside us and what if it has been with us all this time?
In this article we will explore the relationship between longevity, or long life, and one’s Love Quotient. By referencing several studies across various disciplines, we will show how people with higher love quotients can expect to live longer and healthier lives.
Emotional eating could be one of the most challenging and difficult things to overcome. It could take years or even decades for someone with this habit to get to where he/she needs to be. Love however, can bring an end to emotional eating and heal us from needing to “eat our emotions”. In this article we explore the relationship between our emotions, eating and how to solve emotional eating through love.
What is emotional eating?
The medical definition, according to popular medical site MedicineNet says “Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food-usually “comfort” or junk foods-in response to feelings instead of hunger” they go on to say that “experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.”
For centuries we have known that there is power in language. The need to connect is as old as humanity itself. Early humans communicated through sign language and documented their histories through cave paintings, sculptures and basic images. The need to name things, places, actions and emotions led to the development of first spoken and then written language. In fact, all systems from the simplest to the most complex require a codified language.
We know that there is power in words. Words can be used to instruct, explain, defend, condemn, heal or destroy and of all the phrases available to us, there is probably none more meaningful, than the phrase ‘I love you’. We say this to our parents, to our children to our spouses and friends but how often do we say ‘I love you’ to ourselves? So often in life we are taught the power of loving others and doing kind things and paying it forward but we are not really taught to love ourselves.
We have often heard of intelligence quotient (IQ) and emotional quotient (EQ) and are probably comfortable with these concepts since they are known entities, but what about love quotient or LQ? What if I told you that LQ is here to shake things up and in that way to push us to grow beyond IQ and even EQ?