#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Therapeutic Relief

You haven’t come into physical contact yet? 

I was reading an Ebony Magazine and there was a section in the magazine for Best Life/Connect “According to researchers, physical contact can provide therapeutic relief, convey emotions and much more”

You must be one lucky person if you can say you came into physical contact with everyone you wanted to meet, or even meeting someone for a better experience. Sometimes we think connecting via email or social media will do the job that’s not always the case. When interpersonal connections such as a hug, and even a little push on the arm when walking side by side will bring a much more positive result, and decrease depression and anxiety.

A hug can go a long way.

This is something I just learned. I can only imagine what it’s like to touch someone who touched you without touching you, I’m sure you heard that before. Which bring me back to the researchers saying it brings a more positive result after a physical connection. You don’t have to sit in wonder why you were never able to physically hug someone. I know we think of all these reasons to why we haven’t come in contact with those we long to touch. Maybe they never wanted to touch you, you have to want to meet someone before you allow them to touch you etc there are so many things to think of.

Is it too late?

Most people in power and higher positions like to decide on how they want the quality of the connection. When I read the article I thought of the people I would have liked to touch instead focusing on the people I missed. Which got me thinking is it even possible to miss someone you never physically touched? Having experienced with what I’m talking about just gave me the relief to help someone who can relate and I want you to know you are not alone. It hurt when we can’t have a physical encounter to raise the level of our connection between you and someone who had the greatest impact on you. Some of us will never get to touch the people who hold a special place in our hearts.

We miss out on personal touches because:

  • There’s no possible way we can see them every day.
  • We never actually got a chance to meet them.
  • They gave out all their personal touches and now there’s none left for us.
  • We are afraid to ask for a hug?

Tough love or rough love.

I remember wanting my favorite rappers fitted hats or T-shirts as a way to keep their personal touch with me to last a lifetime. People became so self-centered nowadays they don’t even offer fan love anymore. Around the neck, hugs will never be taken for granted. Wanting an interpersonal touch is not the same as it was in the 90’s and the early 2000’s when people actually cared about showing love. Everything is on an intimate level, I myself feel like I have to make myself available to higher my chances of being connected on a physical level. You either win or you don’t.

2 Corinthians 13:12 “Greet one another with a holy kiss” is listed at least 4 times in the bible.


2 thoughts on “#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Therapeutic Relief

  1. I am a nurse so I know that this is true! Even in the bible, we see the power of touch that Jesus exemplifies!

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