According to Dr. William Frey II, PH.D., biochemist at the Ramsey Medical Center in Minneapolis, “crying enables your body to release harmful chemicals …that add to stress.”

Thank you, good doctor (we mean it), our “tribe” already knew this and have been exploring the health benefits since the dawn of time. Very little is as useful as a dramatic, racking, drawn out cry. Your eyes though swollen, (fewer wrinkles) are clear and open to a new possibility, your soul is cleansed – at least for the moment – of unbearable pain, and you have lowered your blood pressure and need to eat fried foods! All in the act of crying. So yes, go ahead and cry. We will be there right beside you, holding the tissue.

Read more in the 1982 New York Times article.

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