HugNation Today @1! "Reboot Your Baseline"

Homework for today’s HugNation is to watch the 4 min, “Everything is Amazing & Nobody’s Happy” interview with Louis CK. It is a comedy routine, for the most part. But it is also a fantastic reminder of today’s HugNation topic: “Reboot Your Baseline.”

We get so accustomed to our quality of life, our amenities , our amazing blessings that we start to take them for granted.

My grandpa would take time out of every day, several times, to recognize his gifts.

As our culture is screaming panic about having to move back in with their parents, it is good to remember the massive numbers of people who would be THRILLED to have running water.

So watch this and then join us at 1pm Pacific for HUGNATION!

Last week’s Hug Archive:
Part 1 – “InnerActivism”

Part 2 – “Story of HugNation”

HugNation Today @1! “Reboot Your Baseline”

Homework for today’s HugNation is to watch the 4 min, “Everything is Amazing & Nobody’s Happy” interview with Louis CK. It is a comedy routine, for the most part. But it is also a fantastic reminder of today’s HugNation topic: “Reboot Your Baseline.”

We get so accustomed to our quality of life, our amenities , our amazing blessings that we start to take them for granted.

My grandpa would take time out of every day, several times, to recognize his gifts.

As our culture is screaming panic about having to move back in with their parents, it is good to remember the massive numbers of people who would be THRILLED to have running water.

So watch this and then join us at 1pm Pacific for HUGNATION!

Last week’s Hug Archive:
Part 1 – “InnerActivism”

Part 2 – “Story of HugNation”

HUG TOUR 2009 (coming in October)

pics from last Hug Tour

HugNation is a Webby Award-winning weekly live broadcast once co-hosted by 94 year old Rev. Caleb Shikles.
When he passed, HugNation founder (and grandson) John Styn decided to continue the show solo and do a semi-annual “Hug Tour” to take Grandpa’s message of love, hugs, and oneness on the road.

(3 min HugNation profile by CNN)

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The 6 city 2009 West Coast tour is taking shape now!

We are currently looking for

1) A good charity match.
We want to use the tour as a way to raise funds for a good cause. We are looking for a “Light spreading” (vs. “Dark fighting”) organization. Preferably not faith-based (or at least pretty open-minded and pink-friendly.). And willing to work with us to try to get some press/attention and maximize the positive impact.
We want to give proceeds from Tshirt sales, and discuss other possibilities. (Hug-a-thon?)

2) Venues.

Specific dates, and needs TBA.

3) Local Contacts
in Seattle, Oregon, SF, Sacramento, LA, and SD. (other cities possible if need/venue/etc.)

4) Individual & Corporate Support (hugtour2009@styn.net)

5) donated shirts? APB is doing all Tour Shirt stuff at his cost. But we could get more money in the hands of charity if we could get things like the shirts donated! American Apparel, I’m looking at YOU!

The 2007 Tour was a magical experience that changed me forever. Hopefully you can be a part of the journey this year! STAY TUNED!

2007 Video from Sacramento Hug: