Hugs are good for both physical and mental health. A few seconds are enough to bring well-being and comfort. After 20 seconds, they have a therapeutic effect on body and mind.
The hormone produced during a long and sincere hug, called "oxytocin", helps to relax, to feel safe and to allay our anxiety and our fears.
The more tender, affectionate and caring the hug, the stronger the sensations and feelings experienced will be, both physically and psychologically.
Sculpture: "Il Retorno" (The return) or "Abbraccio" (The hug) by Bruno Bruni, 1980
All my thoughts and hugs go to my family and friends in France and in the US (and everywhere else in the world), I love you all.
Take good care of yourself and your loved ones and be safe. And give each other love and hugs because you're all you've got.
LeDomduVin (a.k.a. Dominique Noël)
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