Be a Happy Bucket Filler!

Carol McCloud’s award winning book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? urges us to be Happy Bucket fillers. April is Child Abuse Prevention month and I could dive into the many negative aspects of child abuse. I could restate the American Academy of Pediatrics...
Why Do We Need Hugs?

Why Do We Need Hugs?

Research proposes that hugging promotes healing, improves loneliness, relieves depression and reduces stress. Indeed, a warm, nurturing hug – respectful of personal and cultural boundaries – increases serotonin and oxytocin which work to elevate mood and reduce...