Good Thursday Morning, Friends! My Soul Intention: Hugs are medicine. Humans need other humans. In fact, it’s our social nature and ability to network that helps us survive. Hugging one another releases hormones that heal the heart, depression, anxiety and help you focus. Babies develop failure to thrive if they aren’t held and nurtured. If you could bottle and sell hugs, you could prevent marriages from conflict, minimize loneliness among the aged, and heal millions. If hugs are so necessary, why do we forget or become too busy to give them? Practice giving 3 hugs each day and watch your life change. You will never run out of people to hug because small children need hugs, teens need hugs, spouses need hugs, friends need hugs, and strangers need hugs. You need hugs too, so when you cannot find anyone else to hug, give yourself a nice big bear hug.