July 9, 2019

Violet the Hugging Octopus  has been out in hardcover since February 1st. The subsequent months have been filled with events, networking and anything and everything to get Violet into the hands of the most people around the world who will benefit from her loving and healing message. During this time I have had the exciting…

March 27, 2019

Essay:   When I Grow Up by Sherry D.  Oct.9,  1981 “When I grow up it might be fun to be in a circus because it would be a good experience. And it would be fun. It might also be fun to be an airplane stewardess because you could travel a lot. There are lots…

January 21, 2019

National Hugging day was started in Clio, Michigan in 1986. This feels like a fun and strange coincidence because I was born and raised in Michigan. I spent nearly 40 years in evidently,  the national hub of hugging. Now, I have the honor of teaching people of all ages how to hug themselves in my…

November 13, 2018

Many years ago while in Yoga teacher training I read an article in Psychology Today about how crossing your arms in a hug over the midline of your body confuses your brain and pain receptors, naturally reducing pain. I thought that was absolutely incredible and have worked self hugs into almost every one of my…

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