We can’t hug but we can write a letter
Family therapist Virginia Satir once said, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”
Research shows whenever we embrace someone – anyone, even ourselves – our bodies are flooded with oxytocin, making us feel happier, more connected and less anxious.
So what a dilemma in our new-normal era of touch-deprived social distancing. Although I do think we should all be giving ourselves a pat on the back because we are getting very adept at looking for substitutions rather than dwelling on the Covid-induced problems these days.
So how else can we let ‘our people’ (and even ourselves) know they are loved, cared about and supported?
“Shut your mouth and listen.”
How many times have you been the recipient of that remark, or god forbid you have directed it to one of your offspring?
Cringe? Well, not anymore because we are going to lay the foundations of intrigue to challenge you that ‘breathing through your nose and not your mouth’ should become your self-mantra until the action is on autopilot.