I have really been feelin’ the love lately. My birthday was last week and I experienced a flood of loving thoughts and wishes from all corners of my life. It was a beautiful reminder of how love has the power to lift our moods, soothe our bodies and calm our minds.

It got me thinking about how vital giving and receiving love is to our overall wellbeing. I started researching scientific studies on the measurable effect love has on the human body. The impact negative emotions and the hormones they activate, have on our physiology is well documented. By now most of you are familiar with the damaging effects of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. But did you know that healthy love hormones, like dopamine and serotonin, are similarly triggered to flood your system when you are feeling love? The amazing thing about love is that you can choose to feel it. You are self determined in how loving you are in your relationships and in the world.

You can choose LOVE in every step, every interaction & every moment. @Terri_Cole  {CLICK TO TWEET}

 

Most of you will agree that it’s easy to be loving when life is good and everything is running according to your plan. The real challenge is to be loving when you’re sitting in traffic, PMS-ing or your waiter spills the Merlot on your white blouse. When you’ve had a stressful hour, day or week, can you still walk in love? That is the question and I believe the answer is, YES. That is why I am inviting you to …

Join me for the #LoveinEveryStep challenge @Terri_Cole  {CLICK TO TWEET}

This week I encourage you to spread love in every step for the next seven days. Smile at a stranger, pay for someone’s coffee, and most definitely send love to the person who cuts you off in traffic. It can be as simple as closing your eyes, connecting with your heart and consciously sending love to someone else. You can also send love through a compassion meditation, through your prayers, or with a sweet note. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you do.

You may find some moments of living love in every step, easy and rewarding, and others, frustrating or challenging. Consider it an experiment to question the status quo and step outside of your comfort zone. Remember, the rewards of continually coming from a place of love are for you and for all of us.

Imagine how the world would change if we all took the #LoveinEveryStep challenge @Terri_Cole {CLICK TO TWEET}

I am so excited about this adventure! If you decide to join me, (and I hope you do!) please use the hashtag #LoveinEveryStep to share your experiences on FaceBook and Twitter. Tell us how you’ve spread love in every step and how you feel as a result. Also make sure to leave a comment below throughout the challenge if you need support, or just want to brag a little. I look forward to hearing from you. As always, take care of you!

Love Love Love

Terri

*image courtesy of Kim Villanueva

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  1. I’m late reading this but I’m gonna try it out. happy belated bday Terri Cole and thank you for your encouragement and wisdom! Greatly appreciated!

  2. Two days late reading my email but I’m in! I think this is going to be life-changing! Thanks for the encouragement, Terri.

  3. Oh love this Terri,

    I’m going to try it and see if it does work. I often wonder does this “sending out vibes” really work. So I’m glad for a little test!!!

    1. Oh it WILL work, Samiyah! It is impossible for you to be consciously loving in all your interactions and not feel differently 😉
      I am excited you are taking the challenge! Let me know how you do xo

  4. My mantra is to receive, serve and create love. I send love balloons that burst over the intended receiver drenching them with love. Already sent 3 and feel enthusiastic about today. What a joy. Thank yiu, I accept the challenge. 🙂

  5. I’m excited for this #LoveinEveryStep challenge, Terri! It’s a great reminder to not only find the love but also freely give the love in every situation. I look forward to a love-filled week and to celebrate love and miracles at Gabby’s launch on Friday night!

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