Archive for May 15th, 2012

The beauty of a hug…

Have you been hugged lately?  I took this picture recently of my dog Courtney and her little sidekick Gracie.  As they were snoozing together in the car I saw Courtney put her little arm around Gracie and I quickly snatched the picture!


Are you a hugger?  There is something so genuine as a good solid hug.  My students all know that I love to hug them as they enter and leave my office.  I read recently that there are 7 benefits of hugging:

7 Benefits Of Hugging:


1.  Reduces heart disease

2.  Diminishes stress

3.  Promotes longevity

4.  Strengthens social ties

5.  Lowers blood pressure

6.  Lowers heart rate

7.  Benefits the hugger and the huggee equally

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