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Things That Make Us Cry - Crying is a Communication Tool?

Things That Make Us Cry - Crying is a Communication Tool?
From infancy to adulthood, crying is one of the best ways we communicate. It even relieves stress and facilitates bonding. Despite cultural expectations, everyone deserves to have a good cry.

Crying is important. As babies, we’re not yet equipped with useful tools such as words, so crying is how we communicate our needs. And boy does it do the trick.

Even as tweens, teens, and adults, crying remains a vital form of communication. Sad cries, ugly cries, tears of frustration, and tears of joy — they're all part of what makes us beautifully human. Crying even provides physical and emotional relief by releasing a nifty little endorphin called oxytocin. The more you know!

Tune in as we discuss societal expectations around crying, our favorite places to cry, and who we feel most comfortable crying around.

Orange Blossom Highball

Orange Blossom Highball

Orange Blossom Highball
Sometimes we all need a good cry, but adding more fuel to the fire isn’t the wisest decision. So we crafted an Orange Blossom Highball mocktail, full of bubbles to uplift your spirit. Like a situation surrounding the need to cry, the honey syrup is complex, but it’s not too sweet. Take it with you in the shower, or let it all pour out with some friends on the couch. Either way the result is cool, refreshing relief.


  • 2 oz Seedlip Grove 42: 2 oz
  • 1/ 2oz Honey Syrup*
  • 2 dashes Orange Blossom Water
  • 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Fever-Tree Club Soda
  • Blood orange for garnish


  1. Build all ingredients in glass.
  2. Add ice & gently stir.
  3. Garnish w/ a Blood Orange slice.

* Honey syrup: combine equal parts warm water & honey. Stir to combine. Let cool.

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