What if you were out of hugs and had to go to the store to get more? In The Hug Store, five-year-old Shana is asked by her Grandfather for a hug. Shana replies that she is all out of hugs and tells her Grandfather she has to go to the store to get more. In this heart-warming children’s book is inspired by a true story, Shana embarks on a journey of self-discovery, finding some of the greatest gifs we have within us as well as a powerful capacity for love. Fortunately, we don’t really have to buy hugs at the store, and in fact, giving and receiving hugs is important for our physical and emotional health.
The Hug Store is Rick Morrison’s first book. He co-authored it with his daughter, Shana Morrison, who is the inspiration for the story. Yet it is far from his first excursion into exploring the themes of conscious parenting. Rick is a frequent public speaker and writer with a commitment to well-being through conscious parenting, ethical business, community engagement, and teaching workshops (including hugging playshops). In these pages as well as all of his work in the world, Rick reveals his heartfelt belief in the power of connection.