Wednesday, July 6, 2011

World Kissing Day!

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve:
The sure sweet cement, glue and lime of love.
~ Robert Herrick

Today is... Kissing Day! Started in Great Britain but now celebrated worldwide, Kissing Day reminds us of the importance of kissing.

Kissing is really good for you - and your relationship. So today - and everyday, of course - remember to kiss, kiss, kiss!

+ Kissing increases oxytocin, the bonding hormone. Oxtyocin counters the negative effects of stress, resulting in improved health, less depression and addiction, and greater harmony.

+ You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

+ Kissing helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva helps clean out your mouth.

+ You use only two muscles on your face when you give a peck kiss but you use all of your facial muscles and burn more calories during a passionate kiss.

+ Special neurons in our brains help us find each others lips in the dark.

"Love is when you kiss all the time.” Emily - age 8

PS: New location/date added to our schedule: An Intimacy Retreat will be held in British Columbia in September.