Here’s a little hug for you…

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The other day a near-stranger gave me a hug. Well, she was not a stranger – just an ex-colleague who was working in the same organisation with me for a few months. Such hugs are pretty normal here. In my birth land however she would be considered just an acquaintance – somebody you would never address with just their first name, as that would be considered too informal. First names can be used only for friends and relatives there. Colleagues, acquaintances and older people are always addressed with their first name and patronymic. And definitely no hugs… which is a pity as a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from hugs and touch. Some of these benefits are listed in my 2014 post The Power of Touch.

So let’s share a hug for a good week…

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3 thoughts on “Here’s a little hug for you…

  1. The sharing of a lovely energy we are all made of, if we can remove those walls that bind it ❤️
    May your energy be always free kind lady ❤️
    P.S. I was so impressed by ‘The Power Of Touch’ linked above, when you posted it way back then, I reblogged it. Thank you for sharing its magic again ❤️

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