My purpose and passion in life are to help people feel seen and to know they matter. I've held hundreds of events over the years to help people see the good in themselves and the world.
One way I do this is through my coaching practice. Another way is through Positive Focus, a 501c3 nonprofit I founded as well as the Global Hug Day. I'm happy to say Hug Day has grown to include Huggers on six continents, 45 countries and 32 US states.
My absolute favorite is our two main programs:
GLOBAL FREE HUGS AND THE 1 MILLION FREE HUG MISSION!
MY INSPIRATION - Juan Mann!
Juan Mann - began his hug journey on June 30, 2004. Returning from London to Sydney, there was no one at the airport to greet him. He took matters into his own hands with a piece of cardboard that he wrote free hugs on.
In 2006, he created a video that has been seen by over 78 million people, and the free hug movement was born.
GLOBAL HUGS 2021: Oct. 1 - 3
If you believe in our mission of spreading LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace one positive thought, word, action, and ((hug)) at a time,
please support our mission.
It started from watching a YouTube video.
It continued by seeing the impact ((HUGS)) had in Chicago.
It grew to a global movement involving huggers on six continents, 45 countries, and 32 US states.
1 MILLION HUGS MOVEMENT
HUGS SHARED: 52,343
To share a moment of kindness with another heightening their celebrations and lessening their sorrows.
To take a moment and slow down
to SEE people and acknowledge they matter.
To bring global citizens together to see our similarities rather than our differences and LOVE each other and the world up.
Check out our amazing song written, produced
and sung by Kris Voelker.
Research has shown that hugs reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and release the feel-good Oxytocin. Studies also show the importance of touch helping lessen anxiety.
What I know to be true is it is all that and so much more. Hugs are a quick way to connect with another person and see hearts instead of hurts.
Join the hug movement creating a world we want to live in one hug at a time.