For the Love of Hugging

For the Love of Hugging

Hugs can reduce stress, boost immunity, increase self esteem, promote trust, and reduce depression  . . . hugging is critical to our survival!

The Science of Hugging

We’ve all heard of oxytocin, that neuro-transmitter in our brain that makes us feel good. Well, as it turns out, hugging increases the brain’s production of oxytocin, as well as dopamine and seratonin two additional feel good hormones. And, the more we hug, the better we feel  . . . READ MORE

Free Hugs

In 2014, the year following the 2013 bombing, Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. barely missed qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He decided he could still participate by hugging runners and providing encouragement. And the Free Hugs Project was born. When I first heard about Free Hugs, I knew I had to participate and you can, too . . . READ MORE

Hugging for Breast Cancer

It’s an early Spring morning in Minnesota and you can never be sure what the weather will bring. But thousands gather each year for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Mother’s Day event.  And, it’s a great day for hugging . . . READ MORE

the Pride of Hugging

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