I recently read this: For Comfort, Mom’s Voice Works as Well as a Hug
…and thought immediately of my mom. I did call her on and around Mother’s day, but yeah, just hearing her voice generally makes me feel better.
I also note that this explains why WST (even when WCB) would calm down almost immediately with a phone call when I was on the road for work.
I did wonder, however, what if your mom was a…um…stressful person for you to be around? Would the effects be the same?