Hugnation with John Halcyon Styn
Whether you're from China, the United States, India, Africa or an igloo in Antarctica, Hugnation is where you live in love and spiritual connection with other Hug Warriors. Created by Grandpa Caleb and John Halcyon Styn, Hugnation is a way to hug and reconnect with the primal energy that is love via a weekly chat session online.
If you visit Hugnation, watch for me! My handle there is Kizzie (like the character from Roots, I'm told. :D)
Halcyon describes Hugnation
Really, that is all there is to it - Hugnation helps join like-minded people together for a sharing of super sweet love and hugs via the internet, wherever you are, no matter what time zone you're in, Hugnation is the place for releasing your ego and reaching out to people who you may think are strangers, but who can be your loved ones if you open yourself up to it. Here's a blurb from the hub of all the Hugnation action, Hugnation.com:
Hug Nation is a weekly, world-wide, Group Hug - started in 2001.
Think of it as a sort of prayer — a communal expression of compassion. It is a weekly reminder that we are connected and we all far more similar than we are different. Everyone can use a hug.
Find Hugnation's intro from Halcyon himself here, in completion:
You can also follow Hugnation and get updates about when the next Hugnation chat will be by following Hugnation on Twitter:
Wherever you are, wherever you go, love more - as Halcyon says, the world would rather hug you than hurt you.
Other projects by John Halcyon Styn
John isn't just an Internet sensation. He also does good work every first Saturday.
Every first Saturday of the month, large groups of people get together in San Diego, San Francisco and elsewhere to help provide care packages of clothing, hygiene products, and food to the homeless population.
A real family man, John has an archive of videos, 90 second clips, and pictures from the younger years of his nephew. He also participates in Christmas hijinx with his brother, and leads a very active lifestyle in his support of the Burning Man festival every year.
Here are some facts about hugs, and why they're so important:
- National Hugging Day is January 12th!
- Hugging helps you align your body to another person's, even for a short while. Your heart rates will begin to sync, as will your breathing.
- Hugging builds self esteem.
- Hugging releases endorphins - making you feel better quickly!
- Hugging is a free way to cheer up a friend or loved one.
- Hugging increases nerve activity while helping to lower blood pressure.
- Hugging for more than 30 seconds reduces the amount of stress hormone your body produces (temporarily.)