How Togetherness Can Heal Your Soul

I’ve shared several times on my blog on how changing my mindset has helped me overcome the pain I experienced in my life.
You’re probably thinking what did I experience in the past to make me the person I am today. Enough. I’ve experienced enough. 
And sometimes, just knowing that you’ve been able to get through certain things in life is enough to show you that you can pretty much get through anything. 
Experience The Love 
My parents have always loved me, but growing up I always searched for it in other people. It wasn’t until I was in my last “teen” years that I realized there was more to life than finding love. Actually, I just reignited the fire with myself. 
If you ever get a chance to step outside on a beautiful day, and just go for a walk, you learn to appreciate the love you have found in nature. 
At 19, I became obsessed with long walks in the park. I took my friends with me on long walks just to see if they would appreciate it as much as I did. 
Some did, others just thought I was some type of hippie. 
I used to love going on walks with my dad. We’d go for lunch after. I loved taking him with me because he also enjoys nature walks. 
Regardless of who would tag along, I learned to just enjoy the time I spent with them. Talk about life, get to know what they were thinking. 
Parks are a great place to just forget about everything for a while. 
Becoming A Hug Monster
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a big, tight hug. It says so much about the other person.
Whenever I see someone going through a tough time, I like to give them a really big hug. It puts a smile on their face. I never like to see people feeling down. Sometimes a hug can say more than words could ever explain. 
A hug can really take on its own language. It simplifies having to find the right words to say, and most importantly, it shows the other person how much you genuinely care. 
I love giving hugs, but nothing beats receiving them. Tight hugs from my boys makes everything a lot better. 
On tough days, a hug from our toddler always makes me smile. He understands that just being present is enough to make things better. I hope he never changes and that his baby brother learns this little technique. 🙂 


  1. Amber N

    I was never hugged much as a kid, so I am not much of a hugger. Although I am trying to hug my kids more.

  2. Housewife Eclectic

    I love hugging my husband and my kids and do both frequently. Other than that, I am not much of a hugger.

  3. Jen Bosen

    As an introvert with 3 kids who think I am a piece of furniture, I'm usually pretty touched out by the end of every day. Still, I try hard not to be the first one to let go when my kiddos hug me. I want them to know that even though I need my space I love their little guts.

  4. All The Things I Do

    It's so funny because I hate when people touch me without my permission but I am a huge hugger. I'm the person who talks to you for half an hour and when you try to shake my hand goodbye, I'm like "No we hug it out."

  5. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    This post sure did made my heart long for my husband even more. Especially my mother / familys are in the Philippines and I am here in the East Coast while my hubby got deployed. I totally agree about togetherness.

  6. jillconyers

    I love the title of this post. I'm a being together kind of person. If you've ever read the 7 Love Languages, my love language is time. I cherish it.

  7. Veronica Pototska

    A hug from a close person has a healing effect, that is definitely true! There's so much support in it!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful post with us.

  8. Rose Sahetapy

    It's strange, we can be together someone, yet feeling alone, but we can be alone, but feel the togetherness with people we love. This a lovely post with beautiful message, togetherness.

  9. Amanda Love

    I love long walks but I'm not big on hugs. I'm sure they're pretty good for you but I just feel uncomfortable giving them although I really don't mind getting them. 🙂

  10. Roxanne Ferber

    I miss taking long walks early in the morning. My pup was my walking companion. He has sinced passed and I have two kids who do not enjoy long QUIET walks as much as I do. 😉 The treadmill just isn't the same!

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