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Is it Good for You to Cry?

Sep 27, 2013 / Family Health     

A few weeks ago, my son left for college.  As I hugged him good-bye, the dam broke and tears flowed from my eyes… I sobbed uncontrollably.  It can be good to cry every now and then. Why? First, we were created to cry. Whether we cry with tears of joy or tears of sorrow, crying is part of who we are as humans. Second, crying cleanses. It’s a form of emotional release that can cleanse the mind, heart and soul. Third, crying conveys compassion. When we cry with and for others, it shows them how much we really care. Here’s more on why it is good for you to cry from time to time. 

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