What is the science behind tears? What is their purpose? Let’s find out…
I discovered this article through our mentor and friend Jon Paul Crimi. The article came as a complete revelation. Growing up in a household full of anger, abuse and uncertainty, I cried — A LOT. I noticed that my brother who took the brunt of the abuse also cried a lot. My father, my brother and myself – we all had a temper that could be set off as fast as you can light a match.
The science of getting angry – the release of stress or cortisol in the body. This release of adrenaline while the fight or flight response is preparing for what’s next. We would fight, yell, scream, things got physical more than I have ever wanted to face. Tears inevitably followed any argument, fight or disagreement we had in our family. For the longest time I would shame myself for crying, as if the fit of anger the preceded the tears wasn’t shameful enough.
This article truly allowed me to surrender to my emotions in a new way. Of course we release stress through our tears. To take a read of the article click here, it’s a good one!!