menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Hug Somebody!

The sun is shining this morning–outside and inside.

I’ve just had the best good morning hug with Mama and it just feels good!

And these hugs are so very because she is here, with me in my home in Germany.

She made this trip from Seattle, Washington like a big girl, all by herself with her 85 years to be with me for the premiere of the German version of my book,
Incompatible with Nature–A Mother’s Story/ Einen Herzschlag entfernt.

And I’m still reeling from all the love from everyone who came out to support me.

Hugs. There’s something to them.

They’re powerful. Good for our bodies, our minds, and moods.

According to a Google site:

When we hug, Oxytocin, also known as the “love drug” is released. It calms our nervous systems and boosts positive emotions. Here’s how a good hug resulting in oxytocin flow affects us: It lowers our blood pressure, especially helpful if we’re feeling anxious. It lowers our cortisol (the stress hormone), enabling a higher quality of sleep.

Which means that I am going to stand up from this laptop, go to my bedroom, crawl back in bed with Mama and hug her some more.

Enjoy some images of some hugging at my book premiere. Have a peaceful weekend…and be sure to hug somebody!

Photos:Sven Lorenz

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