There is a parody tea mug on my desk that says: Keep Calm and Call Mom. And there is a lot of truth to that.
The science behind the experiment indicates that the girls' levels of oxytocin rose significantly with their mom interaction and helped wipe out the stress-inducing cortisol hormones.
So maybe all those times I called my Mother from college before finals was my way to get some verbal reassurance and a better balance in my hormonal levels - even if I didn't know it at the time. And maybe when I call her today, it's not just because I want to hear her voice or see what she has been up to, but because my life is a little crazy and I need my Mom.
Because Moms are amazing. (Thanks, Mom!)
Call your mother - tell her I said hi - and tell me if you feel better in the comments.