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Sometimes, a hug is all that you need

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014: As the playful activities of the past two days give way to the need for peace and quiet... the longing for a safe harbor begins to motivate your activities. It's time to relax, speak less, hug more and replenish depleted energy.

Never underestimate the importance of hugs... they have profound physical and emotional effects. Hugs sooth you. They make you feel warm, safe and secure. They build trust and a sense of safety. They make you happier and healthier. They relieve stress, anxiety, loneliness and can lift you out of depression.

Did you know that just a 20 second hug can release a huge dose of the hormone oxytocin... which heals feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger? Or that holding a hug for an extended time lifts serotonin levels which elevate your mood and make you feel happy? Or that hugs connect to your ability to love yourself by reminding you, on a somatic level, that you are safe, loved, cherished and special.

Sometimes a hug is all that you need to let you know that no matter what happens to you, you have someone in your life who supports and cares for you.

Today's Quote

There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part....
~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug"

Please note: The sky speaks to you if you will let it. Every day it delivers a message that each person hears in a uniquely different way. Each day's Astro-inspiration includes a quote meant to speak to your heart and drive you toward being all you can be. These little snippets of wisdom are meant to shoot to your soul... like an arrow loaded with positive energy they are aimed to strike your heart and drive the sky's daily message home.

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