​Have you ever watched the Gorillas at the Zoo?

​Have you ever watched the Gorillas at the Zoo?
Have you ever sat and watched the gorillas at the zoo? Volunteered at a hospital as a Baby Cuddler? Or embraced in a hug so heartfelt that you could feel your nervous system slow? Humans are made to be touched; it is one of our most basic primal needs. Emotional and physical benefits of touch are so significant that without it there is failure to thrive. Touch is also the foremost way to commun...

Hot Flashes Anyone?

Hot Flashes Anyone?
Hot flashes anyone? I was in my late thirties shopping in Target when I got my first hot flash. Starting at the top of my head, flushing down my body in a heat induced flame, I had absolutely no doubt in my mind what was happening. My first thought was, “what? I’m only in my thirties, I am way too young for this to be happening!” And my second, was “where the f#$k is my hair band?” If you hav...

What 'Cozy' Means to Us?

When you think of the word ‘cozy,’ what comes to mind?You might picture yourself cuddled on the couch with your pet or loved one, sitting around a kindling fireplace on a snowy evening, or being buried under the covers with your favorite novel.The beautiful thing is, that the ultimate feeling of ‘cozy’ looks different to all of us. But one thing we all have in common here? Our coziest self is ofte...