Kickball Lesson

I have probably told this story a 1 million times, so here goes a 1,000,001. I remember hating kickball at school. It was time to pick teams and my heart would feel like it would come out of my chest. Now I played kickball often at home and I was really fast and I could […]

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What’s in a HUG?

According to one expert on the subject, Michael Murphy, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate at the Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity, and Disease in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, says it’s because touch deactivates the part of the brain that responds to threats, and in turn fewer hormones are released to signal a stress response, and your cardiovascular system experiences less stress.

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The Power of a Hug

I remember growing up and being taught to not talk to strangers, let alone give them a hug and for good reason with the world we live in and all the violence we see happening to our children, but is that the best way? I don’t think we should force our kids to hug people, […]

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