Mealtime Connection

February 8, 2014

in the generous life

♥ ♥ ♥ 6 days until Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥ ♥

Because Paul and I have been sick over the last few days, we haven’t really eaten normal meals. We’ve nibbled and tasted what we thought we could hold down.

Paul’s mending a bit faster than I am, so he prepared his well-loved sausage chowder and garlic cheese biscuits for dinner last night. I’d forgotten how important it is to connect over a meal. I didn’t eat that much, but it was great to sit upright and do something relatively normal again.

I think it’s helpful to know that sharing a meal releases oxytocin, a bonding hormone, into your blood stream. It nudges you to feel open and trusting toward your table mate. That’s not a bad thing between spouses.

With that in mind, be sure to make time for shared meals with your sweetie (or perhaps a late night snack).

Cooking is not about being the best or most perfect cook, but rather it is about sharing the table with family and friends.  Skye Gyngell


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Hannah February 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

Thanks for sharing my ideas.

Adam and I like to make a point to share dinner together 3-4 times a week, and we like to try and eat out together 2-3 times a month if we can afford it. I definitely appreciate the face time over a yummy meal. We’ve had some great conversations too!


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