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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day. ¬†Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. ūüôā Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

Another Free Hugs Day is in the books! Over 30,000 hugs were pledged with over 40 schools. Thank YOU, the Swift Kick community, for an amazing day. Check out some Free Hugs facts and videos from this years event:   Swift Kick’s official video Bridgewater State University Texas Tech Want in on more fun? Keep an eye out for Random Acts of Kindness Day on April 13th!

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Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

In an uncertain time, we should remember that we are always stronger together. Stay positive and share love. #TeamHuman

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4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

Are you ready for Free Hugs Day?! Many of you will be nodding¬†your heads saying, “YES! LET ‘S DO THIS!” Others might not have a clue. And yet, others (and this post is for you) might be making excuses as to why you can’t run a Free Hugs Day on your campus. Here are some excuses we¬†simply won’t¬†accept:   I don’t have time to hug people. 6 seconds, people. That’s all it takes. You can spend 5 minutes in between classes holding your sign in the hallway. It will still make an impact. In fact, stand in the doorway and greet people with Free Hugs as they come into class. I don’t have people to hug. That’s the fun of it. Just hold up the sign. People will come to you. They won’t be able to help it. I don’t […]

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3 Types of Hugs for 3 Types of Moments

3 Types of Hugs for 3 Types of Moments

Every now and then I like to dwell¬†think about my pageant days. Not because I am vain, but because if selected to represent New Jersey at Miss America, I think I would have done a darn good job. That moment would have changed my life forever. Who knows if I would even be writing these words if I was called as the winner and not first runner up. No matter the moment, there are gestures in the form of hugging that send the message you need at the time. Here’s a few: The Nervous/Supportive Hug “I really want to win, but you’re cool too and I would be happy if you won too!” There are different hugs that we all experience and some happen right before or after a moment that ends up defining you, at least for a little […]

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When You Go To War with Post-It Notes as Your Ammo

When You Go To War with Post-It Notes as Your Ammo

What if you walked into¬†work, looked out the window, and saw Marge Simpson looking at you from the office across the street? Here at the office, Melissa and I have been day-dreaming about attaching a #FreeHugs sign to the window by our desk, so that the building next to us can have a laugh. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones with the idea of¬†cross-building window messaging. Recently on Canal Street, in New York City, a full on Post-It War has erupted. It started with one creative soul, who used Post-Its to write “HI” in his office window. It didn’t take long for other offices to catch on and send a message back. Before you know it,¬†whole buildings looked like something out of a Pixar movie. The Lorax joins the #postit party. #postitwars #postitwar #canalnotes pic.twitter.com/UsBxk4FOOc — Erika Wegener (@ELWegener) May […]

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#RAK16 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Random Acts of Kindness Day

#RAK16 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Random Acts of Kindness Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in #RAK16 Day! It was fun, as always, to see how many different ways there¬†are to show kindness to others. The Buzz “Our group looks forward to RAK every year. This year we are pledging more random acts of kindness then we have ever done. I am very excited to be a part of our Phi Theta Kappa Chapter and the great things that we are doing in the community.” ¬†– Roane State Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Advisor Ms. Claudia Cummings) “It’s the little things that can make a huge impact on people’s lives.” – Erik Trenary (A.R.K. Society, Colorado School of Mines) ¬†The Stats The video Extra¬†Blog Posts #RAK16- 10 Reasons to Spread the Love Tomorrow¬† 5 Adjectives to Describe Random Acts of Kindness Day 2016 #RAK16 – Swift Kick

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7 Random Act of Kindness Ideas You Can Use on #RAK16

7 Random Act of Kindness Ideas You Can Use on #RAK16

    Excited to use these ideas? Pledge your RAKs now for April 12th and join us on #RAK16 Day ūüôā

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5 “Blender Events” to Make this Leap Day Special

5 “Blender Events” to Make this Leap Day Special

Don’t look now, but we all have an extra day this year! Because it’s a day we wouldn’t otherwise have had, it’s definitely a cause for celebration and for doing something special. Here are some blender events¬†to make the most of today¬†with your friends, peers, or coworkers. 1. Put up an “I will use this extra day to….” board in a common area. Leave something to write with so everyone ¬†can share how they will use their¬†unclaimed time. 2. Turn it into a fitness challenge! Get it, LEAP like jumping? Ha ha. Challenge passerby’s to a jump rope work out, jumping jacks, or obstacle course. No need to get too intense – just give people a way to get an energy burst. 3. A Leap of Faith moment. Ask those in your community what slightly scary thing they could do […]

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Do you want to build a snowman? Getting People Involved is Sometimes the Hardest Part

Do you want to build a snowman? Getting People Involved is Sometimes the Hardest Part

This past week, thanks to a random snow storm, both the school I work for and the school I attend had snow days. While this sadly did not stop the massive amount of work that needed to be done for the day, after a successful morning of work I ran into two of my lovely Resident Assistants. That is when my break from my massive work load began. Running into my two Resident Assistants just hanging out and sitting around doing nothing gave me the great idea for using the snow to our advantage. ¬†I started by asking of them if they wanted to build a snowman, go sledding, and have a snowball fight with me. ¬†To my surprise one answered “yes” and the other answered “no”. ¬†Now the challenge was to get the one resident assistant that said “no” […]

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