To Hug or Not to Hug, Is That Really the Question?

Last week's U.S. National Hug Day raised a diversionary debate: to hug or not to hug in the United States. With 'hard' news continuing to take our collective breath away - like school shootings on what feels like a weekly basis - it seems the National Hug Day gave us a momentary reprieve, something else to fret about. Something that we may have a little personal control over. Or maybe not. "It is almost impossible to refuse a hug," writes Alexandra Petrini in the Washington Post, "except by running away. And if you do that often enough you … [Read more...]

Holiday Hug!

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Reflections on Time Spent

As we move toward a new year, I love looking back over the one completed. Not a subscriber to Thoreau's "never look back unless you are planning to go that way," I try to figure out what I spent the most time reflecting upon. If I'd used some kind of cool app that monitored my 2013 thoughts (which thank goodness I didn't, because that's creepy, and thank goodness the NSA hasn't figured out a way to do this to us, or maybe they have, but I digress), I have to admit it:  I probably spent as much time thinking about myself as anything or anyone … [Read more...]


Today is International Day of Peace. Share a #PeaceHug!   … [Read more...]

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