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My sister was such a bad ass in many ways. Her birthday was yesterday; she would have been 55 years old🥲🌈☮️ I miss her a...
09/03/2021

My sister was such a bad ass in many ways. Her birthday was yesterday; she would have been 55 years old🥲🌈☮️ I miss her and know she’d be here with me on this adventure if she could. ❤️

Love me some hugs! Giving and receiving ❤️
07/18/2021

Love me some hugs! Giving and receiving ❤️

The Importance of Being Held~~
The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds. But the researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere embrace produces a hormone called "oxytocin", also known as the love hormone. This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety. This wonderful tranquilizer is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, who cradled a child, who cherish a dog or a cat, that we are dancing with our partner, the closer we get to someone or simply hold the Shoulders of a friend.

A famous quote by psychotherapist Virginia Satir goes, “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Whether those exact numbers have been scientifically proven remains to be seen, but there is a great deal of scientific evidence related to the importance of hugs and physical contact. Here are some reasons why we should hug::

1. STIMULATES OXYTOCIN

Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain’s emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress, and even making mammals monogamous. It is the hormone responsible for us all being here today. You see this little gem is released during childbirth, making our mothers forget about all of the excruciating pain they endured expelling us from their bodies and making them want to still love and spend time with us. New research from the University of California suggests that it has a similarly civilising effect on human males, making them more affectionate and better at forming relationships and social bonding. And it dramatically increased the libido and sexual performance of test subjects. When we hug someone, oxytocin is released into our bodies by our pituitary gland, lowering both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

2. CULTIVATES PATIENCE

Connections are fostered when people take the time to appreciate and acknowledge one another. A hug is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation and acknowledgement of another person. The world is a busy, hustle-bustle place and we’re constantly rushing to the next task. By slowing down and taking a moment to offer sincere hugs throughout the day, we’re benefiting ourselves, others, and cultivating better patience within ourselves.

3. PREVENTS DISEASE

Affection also has a direct response on the reduction of stress which prevents many diseases. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine says it has carried out more than 100 studies into touch and found evidence of significant effects, including faster growth in premature babies, reduced pain, decreased autoimmune disease symptoms, lowered glucose levels in children with diabetes, and improved immune systems in people with cancer.

4. STIMULATES THYMUS GLAND

Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.

5. COMMUNICATION WITHOUT SAYING A WORD

Almost 70 percent of communication is nonverbal. The interpretation of body language can be based on a single gesture and hugging is an excellent method of expressing yourself nonverbally to another human being or animal. Not only can they feel the love and care in your embrace, but they can actually be receptive enough to pay it forward to others based on your initiative alone.

6. SELF-ESTEEM

Hugging boosts self-esteem, especially in children. The tactile sense is all-important in infants. A baby recognizes its parents initially by touch. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults. The cuddles we received from our Mom and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love.

7. STIMULATES DOPAMINE

Everything everyone does involves protecting and triggering dopamine flow. Low dopamine levels play a role in the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s as well as mood disorders such as depression. Dopamine is responsible for giving us that feel-good feeling, and it’s also responsible for motivation! Hugs stimulate brains to release dopamine, the pleasure hormone. Dopamine sensors are the areas that many stimulating drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine target. The presence of a certain kinds of dopamine receptors are also associated with sensation-seeking.

8. STIMULATES SEROTONIN

Reaching out and hugging releases endorphins and serotonin into the blood vessels and the released endorphins and serotonin cause pleasure and negate pain and sadness and decrease the chances of getting heart problems, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life. Even the cuddling of pets has a soothing effect that reduces the stress levels. Hugging for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.

9. PARASYMPATHETIC BALANCE

Hugs balance out the nervous system. The skin contains a network of tiny, egg-shaped pressure centres called Pacinian corpuscles that can sense touch and which are in contact with the brain through the vagus nerve. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system – parasympathetic.
Embrace, embrace with your heart.~~

art: Dorina Costras

New truck camper adventure!
06/28/2021

New truck camper adventure!

From Abraham Hicks
03/01/2021

From Abraham Hicks

From Abraham Hicks

Couple days ago during the magic hour before sunset. Grateful to be here with Meiko Dixie and Lavender the sheep
12/15/2020

Couple days ago during the magic hour before sunset. Grateful to be here with Meiko Dixie and Lavender the sheep

Dixie dog traveller
11/01/2020

Dixie dog traveller

tractor trailers overturned east of Barstow california- big winds! dogs first night in hotel in sedona arizona.
10/29/2020

tractor trailers overturned east of Barstow california- big winds! dogs first night in hotel in sedona arizona.

the adventure begins.... Taking my sister Elizabeth’s dogs Meiko and Dixie and traveling with Diane from the west coast ...
10/29/2020

the adventure begins.... Taking my sister Elizabeth’s dogs Meiko and Dixie and traveling with Diane from the west coast to the east. a bit of hustle to get to SC before elections but we’re doing it!

Do you need a laugh?
07/11/2020

Do you need a laugh?

Sheep Emergency Call Centers...

I got my first snow peas from the garden today. they didn’t make it into the house! Who would’ve predicted we be gettin...
05/29/2020

I got my first snow peas from the garden today. they didn’t make it into the house! Who would’ve predicted we be getting snow peas this late in the year? A nice cool spring. I am grateful! 

a local meal tonight! asparagus from Watsonia Farms, puffball mushrooms from my chemical free lawn, broccoli quiche with...
04/25/2020

a local meal tonight! asparagus from Watsonia Farms, puffball mushrooms from my chemical free lawn, broccoli quiche with broccoli from Clyde’s Fresh Produce and eggs from Enlightened Acres!

Environmental Working Group
04/16/2020
Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group

Prevent exposure to toxic pesticides in your favorite fruits and vegetables with EWG's Dirty Dozen™ list of most-contaminated produce.

Tales of a veterinary supply hoarder.... this excess now gifted to local animal farmers in trust this might help other b...
03/29/2020

Tales of a veterinary supply hoarder.... this excess now gifted to local animal farmers in trust this might help other beings. this is after having gifted other farm stuff before now 🤪 . i’m embarrassed to accumulate so much, yet recognize none of us are perfect. Believing in community and sharing-however it looks. #farmershare #downsizing #sheep #transitions #hoarder

03/28/2020

Honored to support local farmers and deliver for Augusta Locally Grown

03/27/2020
Shearing day! Nicole Taylor of Spirit Fiber Works brought bottle lamb Harvey along - he stole the show! The girls we ver...
03/27/2020

Shearing day! Nicole Taylor of Spirit Fiber Works brought bottle lamb Harvey along - he stole the show! The girls we very cooperative and not a single cut due to their careful work. Thank you ladies!

apparently can’t post pictures AND videos on fb now??? so videos later...

Even with Covid 19 life goes on....

Three woolly sheep (Hopi, Apache -in the rear-and Lavender -right picture) get sheared Tuesday by Spirit Fiber. i know t...
03/23/2020

Three woolly sheep (Hopi, Apache -in the rear-and Lavender -right picture) get sheared Tuesday by Spirit Fiber. i know they are ready to be free of their itchy wool coats!

Khakalaki Farm
03/23/2020

Khakalaki Farm

Khakalaki Farm's cover photo
03/23/2020

Khakalaki Farm's cover photo

wash day! lavender is the last of my three sheep to get washed before shearing next Tuesday, I hope!! Even Jimmy belong...
03/21/2020

wash day! lavender is the last of my three sheep to get washed before shearing next Tuesday, I hope!! Even Jimmy belonging to Monica Schuster got to participate 😳

Bald Eagles Keep Dying of Lead Poisoning And No One’s Talking About It
03/02/2020
Bald Eagles Keep Dying of Lead Poisoning And No One’s Talking About It

Bald Eagles Keep Dying of Lead Poisoning And No One’s Talking About It

Bald eagles are dying at an alarming rate due to lead poisoning (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Our national bird, which represents freedom and independence, is facing a deadly crisis. While a soaring bald eagle is a sight to behold, they’ll be seen less and less if we keep pois...

Lavenders rainy day look 🙂 i’m attempting to educate myself in real time on incorporating social media...  #sheepofinsta...
02/18/2020

Lavenders rainy day look 🙂 i’m attempting to educate myself in real time on incorporating social media... #sheepofinstagram #sheep #kathrynkoven_

ha ha!
02/07/2020

ha ha!

Hopi is practicing her Smurf costume! She’s been rubbing on the cobalt blue salt block...
10/22/2019

Hopi is practicing her Smurf costume!

She’s been rubbing on the cobalt blue salt block...

Khakalaki Farm's cover photo
07/29/2019

Khakalaki Farm's cover photo

It’s the end of an era of Khakalaki Farm! (trenton sc). Welcome to new owners Zac and Whitney Poucher and family. I woul...
06/02/2019

It’s the end of an era of Khakalaki Farm! (trenton sc). Welcome to new owners Zac and Whitney Poucher and family.

I would like to thank all who were here: working, living, contributing, learning, and loving the land. May the love continue ❤️❤️❤️

More to come as i transition to Khakalaki Urban Farm. much love to you all!

i said goodbye to Ted monday. he has a great new home with Bob and Lori spinner and Georgia...
04/17/2019

i said goodbye to Ted monday. he has a great new home with Bob and Lori spinner and Georgia...

This lovely orchard in bloom can be yours, at Khakalaki Farm ❤️
03/12/2019

This lovely orchard in bloom can be yours, at Khakalaki Farm ❤️

The World's Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun
02/19/2019
The World's Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

The World's Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

02/11/2019

Apache figures out how to reach the top leaves of this small tree:)

Beautiful Diva wants a new loving home, where she gets lots of attention 🙂 She is an 11 yo registered TB/QH mare 16hh; k...
01/22/2019

Beautiful Diva wants a new loving home, where she gets lots of attention 🙂
She is an 11 yo registered TB/QH mare 16hh; kind, comfortable to ride, shown with novice rider. PM for details.

Briar-loving sheep at Khakalaki Urban Farm in Aiken. Can you find three sheep in the first picture?
01/12/2019

Briar-loving sheep at Khakalaki Urban Farm in Aiken. Can you find three sheep in the first picture?

Loving Energy Transformations
01/06/2019

Loving Energy Transformations

I am always saying to monitor your thoughts because you are creating your future and choose high vibration words. And as you awaken further you will speak less and not think at all!

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As of June 2019 we have relocated to Aiken, SC.

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