21 Days of Giving Peace: Day 10

Dear Friend,

The gift of a hug with an invitation and a pause in time.

Hugs boost our happiness levels.

A good hug is the fastest way for you to get oxytocin flowing in your body.

Oxytocin, also known as the “love drug” calms your nervous system and boosts positive emotions.

A good hug resulting in oxytocin flow:

  • Lowers your blood pressure, especially helpful if you’re feeling anxious.
  • Lowers your cortisol (the stress hormone), enabling a higher quality of sleep.
  • It can increase your social connections and a sense of belonging.

Take time to day to hug, really be present for the hug.  

Think about who you want to gift a ‘love drug’ to?

This gift gives to you, the receiver and peace on earth!

What did you feel after your day of hugging, any plans for the future?

💖 Love and Respect,
Kelly Curry
CODEPINK Local Peace Economy Organizer

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