The Hug Club Movement: Life Without Fear

When we embrace simplicity, the distractions of life melt away and we create opportunity and space for deep, meaningful connection. Work towards simplifying, not because life is simple, not because it isn’t at times overwhelming – but because our propensity to nurture distraction and drama draws the focus away from the truth of our lives. The only thing that will matter in the end will be the connections you were able to foster with others and yourself.

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“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks

By Cortland Pfeffer and Irwin Ozborne

Every Wednesday morning for the past few months I have seen the same patient around 7:00 a.m. I would bring her a sausage and egg McMuffin every morning and sometimes a fish sandwich in the afternoon – a violation of company rules.

The “rules” also tell me that I am not supposed to pick up her medications, not to disclose personal information, and to never give hugs to patients. But we all face moments in life in which we realize that rules no longer apply to present circumstances.

Nearly sixty years ago, on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, an African-American woman refused to follow the rules and orders of a bus driver demanding she gives…

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