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How to Feel a Natural Rush of Oxytocin (the ‘Love Hormone’)

Sometimes the simplest way to drop the baditude and bring on the happiness can come through an everyday action. Certain actions activate oxytocin, aka the love hormone, which is known to induce feelin…

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7 Powerful Reasons We Should Hug More

A hug is the perfect gift- one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it. ― Irvin Ball There was a time when hugs were given freely, but we seem to live in an increasingly hands-of…

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The Benefits of Hugging

A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart. -Anonymous For decades weve known that babies wont thrive without physical holding and affection. There is little that will …

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Why Do We Withhold Love?

My four year-old just told me that her very liberal, uber-crunchy, 100 percent woo-woo Waldorf kindergarten has a rule -- no kissing in school. Shes heartbroken. Siena LOVES to kiss. She kisses…

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Have You Hugged Your Husband Today?

When you hug your husband, it's not only a boost for the two of you; it's also good for your kids. When they see you happy--and happy with each other--it makes their world. In fact, why not make …

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