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The Six Second Kiss

Filed in Advice, Wedding — July 18, 2017

At Koru Ceremony we believe not only in supporting couples on their wedding day, but also in their marriage that follows.  I love the advice and information by Dr. John Gottman, who is a marriage researcher at the University of Washington.  A book I highly recommend to anyone in a relationship is The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. Gottman.  In addition, The Gottman Institute also has these weekly emails called The Marriage Minute that I enjoy reading and sharing with couples.  



The six-second kiss
Dr. John Gottman recommends that couples share a kiss each day that lasts at least six seconds.

Long enough to feel romantic, a six-second kiss shared in daily moments of transition (going to or from work) will strengthen your marriage.

It releases oxytocin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. It generates a cascade of love chemicals that reduce stress hormones, lower your blood pressure, and send oxygenated blood to your brain.

Count out loud.
That’s a kiss with potential.

Action of the day: Share a six-second kiss with your partner.

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What does Koru mean?

KORU (kor-roo) is the Maori word for “loop.” For the indigenous people of New Zealand, the koru spiral represents a fern frond beginning to unfurl. The koru symbol embodies new beginnings, a new phase of life, renewal, hope for the future, positive change, personal growth, working in harmony, bringing people together, and being mindful of the good things in life.

At Koru Ceremony, we strive to personify these ideals and celebrate a new beginning through ceremony and ritual.

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