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Halcyon's Playa Tips & Tricks

Halcyon's 2014 Playa Speaking Schedule
Living: 8:45 & Esplanade - PINK HEART


Join us for the PINK RIDE in 2014
& Hug Nation on The Playa!

THURSDAY 12:00 NOON at Pink Heart Camp (address TBD) -
Facebook Event Page

Bring a pink outfit, your bike & an open heart.

Hosted by Halcyon.
photo taken at start of 2010 Pink Ride by Eric Schwabel



It is a chance to share grattitude, Playa Lessons, and honor HugNation co-host Grandpa Caleb.

Although he never physically went to the playa, Caleb had a number of grandchildren (and one great grandchild) who did. And for his last 6 years, he sent special items with me to be burned.





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Hug Nation is a world-wide Group Hug.

Those pesky oceans keep us from doing the weekly hug physically, so we do it virtually. Thousands of people around the world gather in front of webcams to hug themselves and the people around them at a set time. Rather than a shared physical space, it is a shared mental space.

Regardless of where you are during the Hug, you can join us in spirit and intention.

Squeeze yourself in your car or in the supermarket. Hug your spouse or co-worker. Just visualize the thousands worldwide who are joining you at that moment.

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.



Tues & Thurs at noon at Pink Heart Camp

9:30 & Esplanade

The first "on Playa" HugNation was in 2001.


"Why? "

The world is torn apart. We need to connect. We need to be able to reach out and feel that there are people out there who care and love and feel like we do.

We need to be able to feel that -- regardless of what soil our feet are planted on --our hearts are in the same place.

For the first time in the history, we have the tools to connect the entire world. The Internet may be a nifty place to buy your books online, but at its core, it is a way for ALL of us to connect to one another.

Now, more than ever, we need to use any tools we have to heal our planet. Will it work? A better question is, "Will we try?"


"Who? "

YOU, of course!!! Everyone is the world is hereby granted dual citizenship.

HugNation was founded by Halcyon & Grandpa Caleb.

Live hugs are hosted by Halcyon.



NOTE: Grandpa Caleb passed on March 29, 2007, a week shy of 95.
His transition was peaceful and he was vibrant until his final hours. HugNation continues in his honor.


(Default world Hugs starts at 1pm Pacific on Tuesdays- checktime zones)

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