EL & intimacy
I his book steiner said:
Most of us sense that there should be more to life. We hunger for the intimacy of deep feeling. We hunger for a connection to others, to understand someone and be understood by him or her. In short, we long to love and be loved.
The undeniable evidence is that love and intimacy affect health and recovery from illness.
“love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well… I am not aware of any factor in medicine — not diet, not smoking, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery—that has greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death from all causes.”
Dean Ornish, MD in Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy.
few links in connection with this
People seek love; love is exchanged transactionally, through strokes. Strokes can be physical or verbal. Physical strokes are any form of touch: hugs, kisses, caresses, backrubs, holding hands, or being held.