They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Keeping to the same analogy, a hug or a kiss may just be worth a thousand pushups. Yes, a good hug or a great kiss is just as much of a boon for our health as a day at the gym and the sauna.
What is it about the power of touch that keeps us craving it unconsciously, even without knowing its technical advantages? Here’s an even more important question, perhaps. How does the average person get more hugs and kisses in the course of everyday life?
Learning kiss and hug etiquette goes a long way in getting more of this vitally important connective touch. In our February edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide I look at some etiquette you can learn to make every day like Valentine’s Day!
Note: In case you’ve not seen these capsules before, the When Fashion and Nature Collide project is a monthly collaboration with two of my WP friends: Lisa of Lismore Paper and Darren of The Arty Plantsman. Artwork Copyright ©Fashioned by Nature.
This month’s edition is a little different then usual. My looks were inspired by our latest designs that are now available on our Fashioned by Nature shop. But as always with the spirit of protecting nature, I pulled together my outfits with clothing already available in my wardrobe.
Enjoy the issue!
Be Happy Sweetheart
People love to hug and kiss people who are already happy. When you ask for your hug or kiss, you should already be in a happy state of mind! This makes you more attractive, and the more attractive you are, the more hugs and kisses you get!
Photography of 3C Style by Annie Gaudreau @ladyhochelaga –– Strawberry Artwork by Darren Sleep, The Arty Plantsman & Lettering by Lisa lawrence, LismorePaper –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style
Of course, if you feel sad just be honest about it. Your true friends will gladly give you all the love and hugs that you need.
Give much love and hugs!
Photography of 3C Style by Annie Gaudreau –– Artwork by Lisa Lawrence, LismorePaper –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style
Love a Tree
Trees improve our quality of life! In so many ways, trees provide us with psychological and physical benefits that are unique to them. They add permanence and character to an area. They mitigate pollution and regulate our personal ecosystems. They give us peace, warmth and comfort. Show your gratefulness, protect the trees and the environment. (See my post Love a Tree, Wear a Tee for more reasons to love trees)
Photography of 3C Style by Annie Gaudreau @ladyhochelaga –– Artwork by Lisa Lawrence, LismorePaper –– Flower Artwork by Darren Sleep, The Arty Plantsman –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style
Set up the situation
Hugging and kissing is all about comfort. Give people an excuse to touch you! Welcome it with warmth. However, realize that not everyone is a fan of public displays of affection. Give people more privacy, and you may get more hugs and kisses than you can handle!
Photography of 3C Style by Annie Gaudreau @ladyhochelaga –– Artwork by Lisa Lawrence, LismorePaper –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style –– Coat and Handbag, Elena B. Creation
Learn the right hug and kiss for the occasion
Certain hugs and kisses are more intimate than others. You don’t want to run around kissing people on the lips if you are at a company party. (No, you can’t use Cupid’s arrow as an excuse! Valentine’s Day is over.) Intimacy comes from trust, and if people don’t know that you understand the right way to hug or kiss, they can’t trust you. Show them that you are aware of social norms, and you will certainly see your kiss count go up.
Photography of 3C Style by Annie Gaudreau @ladyhochelaga –– Artwork by Lisa Lawrence, LismorePaper –– Flower photography from Pixabay –– Handbag, Private collection of Elena B. –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style
Who says that you have to associate any certain emotion with a hug or a kiss? As long as the emotion is positive, you can hug or kiss for just about any reason! Look for ways to use humor to make people more comfortable. Once people are comfortable with your humor, use the power of touch to solidify the right level of intimacy in the situation.
Artwork by Dominique Nancy, 3C Style & Lisa Lawrence, Lismore Paper –– Photo collage & Stylist: Dominique Nancy, 3C Style
Wear a huggable T-shirt!
You can bring together all of the tips above with the right T-shirt. A funny or sweet tee is sure to make you happy. It certainly sets up an icebreaker, so you’re setting up a positive situation. If you know the right hug/kiss for the situation and you have a funny shirt on top of that, your chances of hugs go sky high.
Choose from our wide variety of tees that are guaranteed to give you more huggability. Don’t limit your shirts to special occasions, however. These are T-Shirts that can be worn year round to bring the warmth and intimacy of Valentine’s Day to the entire year. Visit our shop on Threadless and see all our products. HERE
Hope you have enjoy our February Issue.
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Next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide: March 20th
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