hug: v.t. Hugged, hugging, hugs: To clasp or hold closely, especially in one's arms; embrace or enfold, as in affection.
hug: n. An affectionate embrace.
What dictionary definitions fail to point out is that hugging feels good and that, among its many benefits, a hug can dispel loneliness, overcome fear, help curb appetite and even slow down aging.
With a cheerful mix of whimsy and seriousness, Kathleen Keating provides in this collection a small armoury of affection which is guaranteed to promote health and happiness and to equip you with the restorative skills of a qualified hug therapist.