Have you been hugged lately? Did you know...

"The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds, but researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

The reason is that a sincere hug produces a hormone called "oxytocin", also known as the love hormone. This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety.

This wonderful calming is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, when we cradled a child, cherish a dog or cat, we're dancing with our partner, the closer we get to someone or just hold the shoulders of a friend."

Try it out and hug a Beloved today!

the power of hugs
"My name is Jenn. I'm 26, have 11 tattoos, 14 piercings, and I work front of house reception for the Canadian Government. I dont have to hide my tattoos or take out my piercings for work and am known as the resident 'freak' in the office for both them, and my constantly changing hair styles.
I greet and direct high-level politicians to meetings, as well as members of the public, and I've never once had a snide comment. Everyone in the office loves my body art and style, even those who dont understand it.

I am Tattooed and Employed, and there is true acceptance in my workplace"
tattoo, acceptance, piercing, hair color