free-hugsListening to some training yesterday, I was reminded of the research by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, which showed that “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Another study shows that hugging strengthens the immune system, boosts self-esteem and balances out the nervous system.

What a great reminder for all of us – especially during Valentine’s Day week. Whether you are single or in a relationship, find some people to hug this week.  Tell them it is for their health!

Looking for ways to celebrate love, friendship and passion during this heart week? read on for some great ideas to do that and protect your wallet from the bite of expensive expectations.

Enjoy!  Talk soon.

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