The world can be a cold place.

People are often so busy with work and other obligations that their stress levels soar and their emotional connections falter.

Versandra Kennebrew wants to share the healing power of touch with her fellow residents of Detroit.
Kennebrew, a massage therapist and owner of the Wellness Resource Center … is the founder of the Touch is Great drive.

“It’s a campaign to eradicate touch deprivation,” said Kennebrew, 44 … Kennebrew has developed e-books explaining the effects of and remedies for touch deprivation, including games, basic movements and other activities children and adults might enjoy.

Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2008