South African psychiatrist Derek Summerfield was in Cambodia when he heard a curious story. He was explaining to the local doctors about antidepressants. His Cambodian counterparts told him they did not need chemical antidepressants.
Do you know someone who seems to magically lift your mood without saying a word? When the Dalai Lama visits a city, residents often say they feel peaceful simply by being in his presence. Researchers believe that peaceful people’s hearts emit uplifting waves that affect nearby hearts. This may explain why some people make us feel so good while others leave us feeling deflated.