Healing hugs- We all need it

February 12, 2016
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Hug Day is my favorite among all the days of so called “Love Week”. While I was strengthening my reading habit, I have come across an article stressing the need of wrapped arms around us. The surprising fact was-

“We Need at Least 4 Hugs a Day”.

It sounds like a addition in Calorie chart where we can fulfill our need for “Oxytocin” through a Magic called Hug. For those who is new to this term-

Oxytocin is a fascinating pituitary hormone that reduces pain and increases calmness, known as a bonding hormone. It heals the feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.

Wow, we can measure that- 8 hugs and you are done for the day. It seems so easy, Isn’t it.


Thinking myself at the receiving end, there seems one to many relationship- so many people to receive the daily dose from. This is so much related to “Self Love”- The one who receive love from others tend to be in love with oneself which is a healthy habit.

In the world full of Stress today, this therapy can come handy.

Questioning Round

Do I get that much or should I think other way round..Do I give that much? Should I ask for it or Expect them to come my way. Do I deserve this much? Did my actions in the past accounted for this magical herb.

Lots of questions knocking my mind in sequence.

Answering Myself

Another interesting fact “Those who receive more hugs are somewhat more protected”

It is giving me a chance to retrospect my past- My Life, My Actions and My Words. What is sure is- There is nothing like “Free Hugs” in this world, it comes with good deeds.

While I am checking my records, How many do you like to make your day complete?

Ask your Loved ones and get interesting replies.

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  • Reply Angela Mitchell April 27, 2016 at 6:19 am

    This is such a nice post! I am an avid hugger myself, and always a bit confused and saddened when I encounter someone who doesn’t seem to enjoy hugging or maybe does it very superficially (fake!)

    • Reply upasna April 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Angela. Its like an experiment we need to do with people. The ones who enjoy this herb are a Boon to us. Happy to see you here. Do come often with your suggestions.

  • Reply Alok Singhal February 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, never knew Hugs and happiness can be put down in quantitative terms. Great!

    • Reply upasna February 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Ya Really.. Its easy to put that way

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