How can we possibly define love? At its core, love is a deep feeling of closeness and affection, ideally unconditional and abiding. Affection for other humans, for the planet, for animals and experiences. Romantic love involving strong physical attraction is just one kind of love. Love in its essence is about opening and connecting at the heart. Through the ages, sages, mystics, philosophers, psychologists, poets, and artists of all kinds have tried to capture and express the majesty of this universal animating force.


The Science of Love | John Gottman | TEDxVeniceBeach

World-renowned relationship expert John Gottman set forth to understand why relationships don’t work, but for that he needed to first understand relationships scientifically. Gottman then measured the behavior, perception and physiology of couples over time to understand how love works.

How to Love

The third book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice.

Philosophy of Love

This article examines the nature of love and some of the ethical and political ramifications.

I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.


What Is True Love?

True love is something that helps you and the other person to suffer less. It is something that makes you and the other person happy. True love is something that brings you freedom. It has the power to bring you and the other person happiness.

All About Love: New Visions

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love.

Romance Is Overrated, Study Confirms

Sure, we all tear up watching romantic movies. But in real life, romance doesn’t seem to matter that much. In fact, it’s the small, non-romantic acts of kindness and compassion that make us feel most loved. This is the case for most Americans, at least.

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.


Dr Barbara Fredrickson 'love - A New Lens on the Science of Thriving' at Young Minds 2012

What is love? How do positive emotions affect our bodies and minds? Can we actively increase our own and our children's capacity for love? What are the implications for parents and teachers?

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

We all yearn for connection, yet often feel trapped by our sense of isolation, anger, envy, and other forms of aversion. Ultimately, our minds get in the way of this yearning, as we spin stories and assumptions around in our heads that keep us feeling alienated from one another.


Romantic Relationships