Over the last few weeks I’ve been in contact with more and more women, mostly mamas, who tell me they’ve followed the rules and have stayed indoors and isolated for the last 4 months. I get it, I’m a rule follower too, but as soon as it didn’t jive with my medically inclined mind, I stopped following the mandates and started doing my own thing. Especially when it came to hugs. Hugs are THE most benign of human interactions I can think of. Unless I’m going in for a squeeze mid-sneeze or mid-spit, the benefits far outweigh risk of anything. So hearing these women, my friends and loved ones, talk about how they haven’t seen/touched/hugged anyone in months, has made my heart break a little further open.Then this morning, by the farmers market, my sweet girl went in for a hug to a new friend she met by the lake. The mama and I looked at each other, smiled and let them do their thing. Following their lead, I decided to start a #fearlessmama club and a #hereforhugs campaign.I’m offering a safe haven, a place for hugs in Austin if needed. I’ve already booked a sound healing and hug session for my friend tonight, but otherwise I’m open. My prescription for the rest of the month is hugs. I’m allowed to write scripts for drugs that can cause side effects, so I’m most certainly credentialed to write and declare a prescription that I know to be healing for all sorts of ailments and all of humanity, particularly that of the mental, emotional and spiritual health. And hugs happen to be good for physical health and illness prevention too! If you are in Austin and need a hug, let me know. I have a compound full of people ready to share the love or you can just get one from me and maybe the rainbow Bean.
This is a serious offering. A real prescription. And if you’re in another city and you want to be a safe haven and #hereforhugs, put it out there!