Wellness Now: Your Oasis in a Hectic Day
Recently, I hugged a stranger. That simple act made my day…and the next day and the day after that! The hug happened in response to something I did, but to me seemed fairly insignificant, which made the hug all the more special.

Hugging, research shows, is powerful medicine. It can heal illness and disease, alleviate loneliness, lift depression, lessen anxiety, and decrease stress. Click here to read more about hugs, or as I've heard it referred to, "a smile with arms."
May you be well,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Author

"A hug is the perfect gift: one size fits all
and nobody minds if you exchange it." ~ Unknown
Need a hug? Try this:

  • Take a deep inhalation, followed by a long, slow exhalation.

  • Extend both arms straight in front of you at shoulder level, palms facing.

  • Slowly bend your arms, wrapping them around your shoulders and give yourself a nice, big hug.

  • Hold that hug for as long as you wish...and smile!
Romeo hopes his auntie keeps on hugging him...unless she stops to get him a cookie!
Watch this sweet video to prepare for National Hugging Day
(yes, it's a thing!) on January 21