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INNERSELF.COM – DAILY INSPIRATION
|Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Focus for today: I recognize the healing power of all kinds of love.
Animals seem to be natural healers. In the Healing Power of Pets, Dr. Marty Becker explores many health benefits of having animal companionship.He cites studies showing that people who have animal companions also tend to have lower blood pressure, less stress, and fewer bouts of depression or feelings of isolation than people who don’t have animals. And those are only a few of the ways in which animals improved people’s quality of life.
Dr. Becker writes, “Our beloved pets are life vitamins fortifying us against invisible threats: like seat belts cradling against life’s crashes; like alarm systems giving us a sense of security. Taken together, the healing power of pets is powerful medicine indeed.”
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Written by Allen & Linda Anderson