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Hug Away Today - Day 242

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Today I had lunch with a dear friend who I have known for years.  Each time I meet with her,  I know I will leave our lunch or coffee break feeling great!  She is a great hugger... perhaps that is one of the reasons I always feel good when I leave our meetings.


A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart.


According to Virgina Satir, who was often referred to as the mother of family therapy, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”   Her statement is backed by research, which consistently demonstrates that our emotional wellbeing is deeply impacted by the physical love we experience and that touch and hugging are primary vehicles in the brain’s development of basic positive emotions.

So go ahead and hug someone today, better yet hug twelve people today! 


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