Evidence that Love Does Conquer Fear

Everyone faces stressful times, but new research shows one way to mentally fortify yourself beforehand. Researchers found that if subjects are shown brief images of people receiving love and support just prior to seeing threatening images, the brain`s threat monitor (the amygdala) doesn`t fire. The love reminder helps shield and restore nerves during stress, particularly for anxious people.

PositiveTip: For peak mental health, meditate on the love of others and remember that God’s “perfect love casts out fear”.