Hugs, health, and free of charge
November 3, 2019
Fact: life is hard.
Fact: life is especially hard for people struggling with a mental illness.
Fact: the older we get the less nurturing we receive, and yet we secretly yearn for it, not only out of a psychological need but also a physiological one. Our minds and bodies crave to be positively nourished.
Fact: person-to-person physical contact reduces stress and can even boost self-esteem. Imagine what this can do for someone with depression or anxiety.
Best fact: hugs are free for everyone. Sharing and exchanging positive energy is absolutely free of charge; it costs you nothing, and look at what everyone gets in return.
So, get them and give them to friends and loved ones as often as possible. It’s the ultimate win-win.