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A Love To Last April 19

Nancy's decision to open a private dog sanctuary was her real labor of love! A new property and house were purchased and made into a facility where a number of dogs could live out their remaining years with the love and compassion many of them never experienced. Along with her dear friend Renee Rocco and her husband, Pete, the project became a reality.

She named the sanctuary "ZACH'S" in honor of the above mentioned Zachary Meyers, who inspired her in so many ways with his bravery and fortitude to fight so hard in a battle where winning was impossible. We could go on and on with various stories about Nancy and her life which could fill up pages. But would rather keep things centered on her love of animals which was shared by everyone with the Brougher gene!

Nancy had a lot of other interests in her life including sports, travel, and music, which she shared with her husband along with hundreds of great friends. She was a truly beautiful woman, both inside and out. She will be missed by so many, both locally and internationally.

She adored her children, Heath and Megan, who both shared her magnanimous love to help animals in need. A private service for family members will be held at the John W. Food, beverages, and good memories will be the center point of this event. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter or any animal rescue agencies that they may prefer.

Or simply donate your time and energy to any person or cause where your help will be appreciated. Nancy will be sorely missed by any that knew her. Her vivacious personality and stunning beauty were felt by all that knew her. Nancy worked tirelessly, regardless of some recent medical conditions. She refused to give in to pain and suffering, and this demanding schedule probably accelerated her untimely demise.

But she always did it her way, the only way she knew how. We will honor her positive attitude and hope to see every person see life this way as we all work hard to help bring this world back to "normalcy. However, in a few unusual and specific domains, such as immune systems , it seems that humans prefer others who are unlike themselves e. Some Western authorities disaggregate into two main components, the altruistic and the narcissistic. This view is represented in the works of Scott Peck , whose work in the field of applied psychology explored the definitions of love and evil.

Peck maintains that love is a combination of the "concern for the spiritual growth of another," and simple narcissism. Psychologist Erich Fromm maintained in his book The Art of Loving that love is not merely a feeling but is also actions, and that in fact, the "feeling" of love is superficial in comparison to one's commitment to love via a series of loving actions over time.

Humans are dependent on parental help for a large portion of their lifespans compared to other mammals. Love has therefore been seen as a mechanism to promote parental support of children for this extended time period. Furthermore, researchers as early as Charles Darwin himself identified unique features of human love compared to other mammals and credit love as a major factor for creating social support systems that enabled the development and expansion of the human species. This would favor monogamous relationships over polygamy.

Thus understanding the adaptive benefit of interpersonal love depends on understanding the adaptive benefit of sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction.

Michod [33] has reviewed evidence that love, and consequently sexual reproduction, provides two major adaptive advantages. First, love leading to sexual reproduction facilitates repair of damages in the DNA that is passed from parent to progeny during meiosis , a key stage of the sexual process.

Second, a gene in either parent may contain a harmful mutation , but in the progeny produced by sex reproduction, expression of a harmful mutation introduced by one parent is likely to be masked by expression of the unaffected homologous gene from the other parent. Certainly, love is influenced by hormones such as oxytocin , neurotrophins such as NGF , and pheromones , and how people think and behave in love is influenced by their conceptions of love. The conventional view in biology is that there are two major drives in love: sexual attraction and attachment.

Attachment between adults is presumed to work on the same principles that lead an infant to become attached to its mother. The traditional psychological view sees love as being a combination of companionate love and passionate love. Passionate love is intense longing, and is often accompanied by physiological arousal shortness of breath, rapid heart rate ; companionate love is affection and a feeling of intimacy not accompanied by physiological arousal.

Cultural views See also: Greek words for love Roman copy of a Greek sculpture by Lysippus depicting Eros , the Greek personification of romantic love Greek distinguishes several different senses in which the word "love" is used.

At the same time, the Ancient Greek text of the Bible has examples of the verb agapo having the same meaning as phileo. The term s'agapo means I love you in Greek. The word agapo is the verb I love. It generally refers to a "pure," ideal type of love, rather than the physical attraction suggested by eros. However, there are some examples of agape used to mean the same as eros.

It has also been translated as "love of the soul. The Greek word erota means in love. Plato refined his own definition. Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth by eros. Some translations list it as "love of the body".

Philia is motivated by practical reasons; one or both of the parties benefit from the relationship. It can also mean "love of the mind. It was an almost ritualized friendship formed between a host and his guest, who could previously have been strangers. The host fed and provided quarters for the guest, who was expected to repay only with gratitude.

The importance of this can be seen throughout Greek mythology —in particular, Homer 's Iliad and Odyssey. Ancient Roman Latin The Latin language has several different verbs corresponding to the English word "love. The Romans used it both in an affectionate sense as well as in a romantic or sexual sense. From this verb come amans—a lover, amator, "professional lover," often with the accessory notion of lechery—and amica, "girlfriend" in the English sense, often being applied euphemistically to a prostitute.

The corresponding noun is amor the significance of this term for the Romans is well illustrated in the fact, that the name of the city, Rome —in Latin: Roma—can be viewed as an anagram for amor, which was used as the secret name of the City in wide circles in ancient times , [39] which is also used in the plural form to indicate love affairs or sexual adventures.

This same root also produces amicus—"friend"—and amicitia, "friendship" often based to mutual advantage, and corresponding sometimes more closely to "indebtedness" or "influence". Cicero wrote a treatise called On Friendship de Amicitia , which discusses the notion at some length.

Ovid wrote a guide to dating called Ars Amatoria The Art of Love , which addresses, in depth, everything from extramarital affairs to overprotective parents. Diligere often has the notion "to be affectionate for," "to esteem," and rarely if ever is used for romantic love. This word would be appropriate to describe the friendship of two men. The corresponding noun diligentia, however, has the meaning of "diligence" or "carefulness," and has little semantic overlap with the verb.

Observare is a synonym for diligere; despite the cognate with English, this verb and its corresponding noun, observantia, often denote "esteem" or "affection. As it arises from a conflation with a Greek word, there is no corresponding verb.