Touch: One of the most important and life affirming actions we can take, every day.
And simultaneously, one of the most important things we can give and receive each day.
How many times did you experience touch today? One? Three? Ten times? (Hint: If you feel great, it was probably enough.)
When was the last time you held someone’s hand?
When was the last time you touched someone without fear, anxiety or doubt? When was the last time you felt the warmth of someone else’s touch without guilt, shame, regret, despair or another negative emotion?
If you’ve gone longer than one week or even one day without healthy, healing touch, it’s time to change that and start THRIVING.
Do you need a hug?
Why not give your Self a big hug? Embracing your Self physically is a great start toward getting and giving regular gifts of healing touch.
Touch is one of the most important elements we all need to help us THRIVE, an act that involves far more than mere survival.
BTW, touch does not have to be sexual to be healing and effective. =)
I want one of these: The Hug Chair!
Even if you live alone, you can always give your Self a big hug!
Here’s an alternative challenge: Give the gift of touch by giving out free hugs!
(Side benefit of giving free hugs: You rock your confidence muscle each time! Please practice this choice responsibly; set and state your boundaries clearly; and always remain in a busy, well-lit, public space.)
Even if the only touch you can manage today is to shake your own hand or give your Self a scalp massage, give it a try. I am sure it will make you smile.
*Pamela earned her Certified Professional Coach (CPC) credential from Fowler-Wainwright International and her BA in English Literature from Georgetown University. She has been writing and teaching professionally for over 20 years but continues to learn and improve her talents, gifts and skills with experience and training. Her unique background includes PR and marketing for the US Army and a natural wood finishes manufacturer (both in Germany), translations from German to English for a global retailer, choreography and dance instruction for theater, plus English language training for foreign executives. Pamela has written travel articles, a regular column on cultural differences, book reviews, guest blog posts, her own weekly blog and eZine and she speaks frequently at live events, on radio and TV. Pamela is a featured coach on the Expert Panels of Kristen Howe’s www.LawofAttractionKey.com and Kerry Swetmon’s www.LifeBusinessGrowth.com. In addition, Pamela is on the Speakers Bureau of B.I.G. Women’s Network
in Massachusetts. Helping others increase their confidence is Pamela’s passion because she learned the hard way how important confidence really is for success in life. She wants to spare you the hard, dark journey she took and set you on a bright, happy path as quickly as possible!
To learn more and schedule your own complimentary SPARK Session, contact Pamela today.
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