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,
CODEPINK Local Peace Economy Organizer