I’m always getting those jokes e-mailed to me – you know the ones, male bashing or putting down women. I don’t like them, I know they’re supposed to be funny, but most of the time I find them to be mean spirited. It’s okay to laugh at ourselves and our human tendencies, but we don’t have to put each other down. We need to appreciate each other, and love each other, warts and all, as they say! After all, we’re good for each other. Consider this: a study from the University of Virginia has determined that human touch helps the body respond to stress. And when it is the touch of someone we love, the affect is even more profound. When our partner holds our hand, the effect is that he or she is actually reaching a part of our brain that activates the immune system! Love helps us to live longer, healthier lives. Regular human contact with a loving partner can be like medicine for us.