Hug More Interview Series - Aleksandra Birta Ilić
She is a mother, phycologist, blogger and a freelance writer. She is an advocate of self-education as well as proactive and a creative approach to life in general. For more than a decade, she's been lecturing and teaching applied psychology. For over four years now, she's been sharing her knowledge and experiences generously and skilfully on her blog. Needless to say, she is wildly creative which explains many of her own food recipes and many more creative DIY kid's games she makes for her little one. She wears a big smile and a good mood and she is our ambassador. She is also our huge inspiration and her name is Aleksandra!
WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS?
I consider myself a big huggy. Being a person who thinks and talk a lot, I often get tired of so many words. That`s when hugs can do loads for me.
They are like a universal gift that can make your moments beautiful in any occasion. Whether you are happy and you want to share that with somebody, when you want to show love, or when you just want to get comfort or compassion.
For me, hugs are magical.
WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST?
When I was living with my parents, I was hugging with my mother the most. Even when I was 30. After that, my husband was my fav hugging buddy. Now, my son is someone who I hug the most. Every day, all the time.
Kisses and hugs are our favorite game most of the time. The love that I feel when I hug him, the smell of his skin and his relaxation while sitting in my lap and enjoying the hugs – these are those “seize the day” moments that many people are talking about.
HUG THAT STICKS OUT?
So many hugs with my little one. The hug with my husband when we said Yes. The hug with my mother when she saw me in a wedding gown. The hug with my father when mother was in hospital.
IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG?
Probably everyone close to me, because we should all always hug more.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HUG?
Anthony Hopkins. Alicia Keys. Maya Angelou. Sade. Nataša Ninković.
WHY SHOULD WE HUG MORE?
Hugs can often say what words can`t. Many times words are even sufficient. For example, when you are full of emotions and thoughts, and you just need to be mute and alone with them, but physically with someone so that you feel security and compassion.
That`s the power of hugs. They can say “I love you. Let`s share this happiness.”, but also “I understand your sorrow. Let me take a part of it for you.”
One hug – so many meanings!
Go, hug! Now!