Happiness is the royal road to beauty. It is the nectar that makes us glow. A scented candle, flowers, soft lighting, photos of loved ones, our pets, walks in nature – these are just a few of the things that nurture our souls and our beauty.
Happiness can also be as simple as a warm hug. Hugs and cuddling release oxytocin, the feel-good hormone associated with increased optimism. It enhances immune response and reduces stress, letting the glow of our natural vitality shine through.
Prolonged hugs of 15 seconds or more work immediately. So find someone to hug, and hug long and often!
You can read more about the benefits of hugging in the article: Happiness is … a warm hug.