The Power of a ((HUG))


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 Weekend. I’m happy to say our annual Hug Weekend has given out over 50,000 hugs on six continents, 45 countries and 36 US states.  In 2019, I started the 1 Million Hug Movement. Why? Because I have witnessed the power of how hugs transform and help people feel seen. Imagine what over a million hugs around the world could do?  

Hug Programs

Global Hugs Movement

Global Hugs is an annual event that takes place the first weekend of May to bring world citizens together

 one hug at a time.

Countdown to  Global Hugs 2024: 
May 3 – 5 Wherever you live.

1 Million Hugs Movement

The 1 million hug movement was born to bring more LOVE and connection to world citizens one hug at a time. Whether you are part of the global event, or offering hugs during the year, count them up and help grow our hugs count to 1,000,000 hugs.


CLICK HERE to see the current hug count and hug stories along the journey.


Join the Hug Team

We are so excited to have you joining us

in the world hug movement!


Check out my video that will walk you through getting ready for hugs and the fun of the event.


I want to remind you that I was terrified the first time I did it and that was over a decade ago. So, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and join me on this amazing ride of LOVING up the world  one hug at a time.

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