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I Tracked the Amount of Touch I Received in a Week and the Results were Shocking

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After tracking the amount of touch I received over a week, there was one major takeaway -- dogs need more touch than any of us. The amount of cuddles and kisses I receive from my dog, Gunner, in a week surpasses human touch received by a landslide. Not only...
Healing in Rwanda

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For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of traveling to Kigali, Rwanda to lead a Multi-Cultural Trauma Treatment Training sponsored by the Global Engagement Institute and the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center. This experience has been transformative.
The Words Sex and Touch are Getting a Divorce

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“Your sense of taste is so sexy,” is probably something you’ve never heard someone say. That’s because taste is not a sense that is typically sexualized as opposed to touch which holds the trophy for the most sexualized of senses. However “creepy” touch can be (and, certainly in some...
Touch is Touchy: Are Yoga Teachers Qualified to Touch?

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Yoga adjustments are hands-on assists that either guide someone into a deeper stretch, or help to modify the body slightly to create better alignment. Example: a yoga teacher might press down on your lower back in Pigeon Pose to deepen the stretch, or they might move your...