Turn Up the Heat: How Temperature Affects Relationships

Turn Up the Heat: How Temperature Affects Relationships

Show Notes

The Saddest Day of the Year will apparently be on Monday, January 16, 2022. It’s called Blue Monday by some, and there’s even a formulation for how the date was decided.

It’s a combination of weather, the due date of our credit card bills from our holiday spending and the failure of our ability to keep our New Year’s resolutions. It’s the cold reality that we failed at budgeting, exercising, finishing our novels or thesis, eating better, and learning a new language.

There’s a version of Blue Monday in Denmark – called Bla Mandag – and it has nothing to do with sadness. It’s actually a day for spending money and spending time with others. Blue Monday in Denmark happens in the spring when young people go shopping after their confirmation the day before on Sunday. Bla Mandag is when young people get together – they get the day off school – to go spend the money they received, head to restaurants, and celebrate.

It is blue for the blue skies that emerge after a long cold winter. When we want to escape from loneliness, what we may be seeking is the warmth of another person. And when we’re feeling cold, we crave connections.

Temperature can regulate our loneliness and how we warm up or cool down is based on social interactions. Huddle around this episode, where it’s warm and cozy-or cool and refreshing–depending on your needs at this moment.

Major Sources Cited In This Episode:
Hans Rocha IJZerman Interview Dec 8, 2021
Maria Kotpjevskaja-Tamm Interview Dec 13, 2021
Heartwarming: How Our Inner Thermostat Made Us Human
“Some like it hot”: On the semantics of temperature adjectives in Russian and Swedish
10 Sauna Tips for Beginners from Visit Finland

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Series Producers: Debbie O’Reilly, Guillermo Serrano and Allison Pinches
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

Do you know that our podcast is weather-proof. You can subscribe when it’s cold outside and when it’s hot.

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

The Saddest Day of the Year will apparently be on Monday, January 16, 2022. It’s called Blue Monday by some, and there’s even a formulation for how the date was decided.

It’s a combination of weather, the due date of our credit card bills from our holiday spending and the failure of our ability to keep our New Year’s resolutions. It’s the cold reality that we failed at budgeting, exercising, finishing our novels or thesis, eating better, and learning a new language.

There’s a version of Blue Monday in Denmark – called Bla Mandag – and it has nothing to do with sadness. It’s actually a day for spending money and spending time with others. Blue Monday in Denmark happens in the spring when young people go shopping after their confirmation the day before on Sunday. Bla Mandag is when young people get together – they get the day off school – to go spend the money they received, head to restaurants, and celebrate.

It is blue for the blue skies that emerge after a long cold winter. When we want to escape from loneliness, what we may be seeking is the warmth of another person. And when we’re feeling cold, we crave connections.

Temperature can regulate our loneliness and how we warm up or cool down is based on social interactions. Huddle around this episode, where it’s warm and cozy-or cool and refreshing–depending on your needs at this moment.

Major Sources Cited In This Episode:
Hans Rocha IJZerman Interview Dec 8, 2021
Maria Kotpjevskaja-Tamm Interview Dec 13, 2021
Heartwarming: How Our Inner Thermostat Made Us Human
“Some like it hot”: On the semantics of temperature adjectives in Russian and Swedish
10 Sauna Tips for Beginners from Visit Finland

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Series Producers: Debbie O’Reilly, Guillermo Serrano and Allison Pinches
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

Do you know that our podcast is weather-proof. You can subscribe when it’s cold outside and when it’s hot.

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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