All About YOU: It's Okay to Cry  

IamWetFire 53F
739 posts
8/28/2006 3:32 pm

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All About YOU: It's Okay to Cry

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
-- Isak Dinesen

All About YOU: It's Okay to Cry

Don't hold back the tears. According to the RealAge doctors, a good cry now and then may do a body good.

Just as sweat removes salt, urine removes waste, and mucus traps bacteria, tears also serve a purpose. Emotional tears -- shed in moments of intense feeling -- carry stress hormones and are a way of getting rid of them. Even if crying embarrasses you, it signals that you've reached a level of stress that's detrimental to your health. So let it out.

Source: RealAge website newsletter

PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
8/28/2006 9:40 pm

I wish I could lean my head on my Dear Heart's chest and cry.... but he's so far away...

I haven't had anyone to hold me while I cry in about ten years... I don't let anyone see me cry if I can help it, not anymore.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

ZZ_Todd 60M

8/29/2006 5:47 am

I've never been ashamed to cry... and in fact, I'm a rather emotional kind of person; crying comes easy for me (sometimes I wish it didn't) but I do feel so much better when it's done. Not because I'm glad to stop embarrassing myself, but it is a cleansing feeling.

IamWetFire 53F

9/1/2006 7:05 am

That's the key, my dears. . .the cleansing. Plus the release of endorphins in the brain--always a good thing. The Bible wasn't kidding when it says we are amazingly and fearfully made!

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