The Month of Love: February

The Month of Love: February

Posted by Jodie Dawson on

By Fiona Cullen


As we near the end of February, the Month of Love, we can’t help but reflect on the many benefits that spreading love and positivity has on our overall mental and physical health. Spreading love not only makes others feel good, but it improves our overall mood and enhances our emotional well-being. And, let’s not overlook the vital role that our favorite drink, coffee, plays in enhancing cognitive functions and fostering positive emotions. Come along with us as we dive into the scientific benefits of spreading love and positivity, how a positive mindset elevates our overall life quality, and the unique connection between coffee and cognitive functions.


The Interplay Between Love and Positivity: 

Spreading love can range from performing little acts of kindness- like buying coffee for the person behind you in line or holding the door open for someone- to fostering long-term relationships full of support and understanding. When we commit acts that spread love, our brains release oxytocin, which is often called the “love hormone.” Oxytocin is important for strengthening social bonds and reducing stress and anxiety. Of course, all of these factors enhance our overall sense of well-being- all starting with a simple act of love. 


Benefits of Positivity on Life Quality: 

Being positive is an active choice that we can make through our everyday routine that can lead to a significant enhancement of our quality of life. Studies have consistently demonstrated the positive correlation between people who have a positive outlook and improved cardiovascular health, a stronger immune system, and lower levels of overall stress. As we look back on the Month of Love, we can remind ourselves how important it is to cultivate positivity and optimism in our everyday lives year round, helping us to lead a happier and healthier life in the long-run. 


Java Love: Fueling Cognitive Functions:

Let’s not overlook the impacts of our favorite brew- coffee. Besides its rich flavor, coffee helps our cognitive functions immensely. When we drink caffeine, the natural stimulant in coffee, we enhance several aspects of brain function. Caffeine leads to improved moods, increased alertness, and elevated cognitive performance by. The caffeine in coffee works its magic by blocking adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxing and calming feelings. This leads to increased levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, and therefore a better mood and level of mental alertness. So, the coffee we know and love isn’t only good for its amazing taste- each sip helps improve cognitive functions and our everyday emotions. 


As we wrap up this Month of Love, let's celebrate the intertwined magic of love, positivity, and coffee! Love and positivity have a huge effect on lessening stress and generally improving mental, physical, and emotional health. Specifically created with love, our “Java L’Amore” blend might just be the perfect roast for you- by roasting each bean with care and compassion, our team here at Java Love hopes that each sip of our delicious brew brings you joy and helps you lead a more positive, loving life. https://javaloveroasters.com/products/java-lamore 




Sources:

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/the-science-of-kindness 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/well/live/positive-thinking-may-improve-health-and-extend-life.html#:~:text=Studies%20have%20shown%20an%20indisputable,Dr

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coffee-brain#coffee-and-the-brain 

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