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Love Stories--of all kinds

Sharing Stories

Aladar and Ariele at Ocean Shores

LOVE STORIES

of all kinds

Don't forget to write about your stories of loving relationships—school crushes, teen angst, meeting your mate, falling in love with a new child, discovering the depth of connection with an animal, re-uniting with parents after you get mature enough to appreciate them. LOVE makes great stories.

Even better than that, recent studies show thinking about love (of people, activities, favorite things) “activates the brain's reward center." The sense of taste is enhanced, breathing becomes deeper, blood pressure normalizes, and we get that wonderful serotonin effect.

Bring "happy" back into your life by reclaiming your "love history.”

Ariele M. Huff lives, loves, and writes in Aberdeen, Washington. Connect with her for online advice or writing classes at ariele@comcast.net.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

SHARING STORIES is featured on www.northwestprimetime.com, the website for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. The newspaper can be found in the greater Seattle area and other Puget Sound locations. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit www.northwestprimetime.com. To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" in the search function above.