Our bodies are designed for touch. We respond to touch with increased blood flow and the release of endorphins that stimulate our brains. We demonstrate that we’re here, now. Ready to listen or just to be together. Getting a hug is possibly the best form of touch there is when it comes to being present with someone. You feel the squeeze of their arms around you… you take in a familiar scent or notice a particular texture from their clothes. These are the tiny threads of being that connect us to others and bring us warmth, support, and comfort.