Friday, May 2, 2014

Hugs Heal Myspace Code - About Me

My name is Regina and I'm the creator of Hugs Heal. This is me!
How Hugs Heal got started:
I've always believed hugs are a very important part of every person's life; whether they get give or receive them; but that thought was always kind of abstract. I didn't have anything specific to attribute it to. Then in October 2007 I was reading an article about a study that was done showing that hugs can actually reduce the risk of heart disease. I remember thinking “Wow, hugs really do heal.” It made me think of all the times in my life that I've been made to feel better by being hugged; and all times I've hugged friends and family members when I thought they needed it. I realized that hugs have a far more profound effect on our lives than most people really appreciate.

So, I came up with the "Hugs Heal" idea.

Hugs Heal started out as a simple Myspace account. I sent out some friends requests, half expecting to get some messages back telling me how corny my idea was. I was pleasantly surprised. Instead of messages berating me for my silly idea, I started receiving emails from people telling me how wonderful thought it was, asking how they could help me spread my message. The Hugs Heal Myspace grew from there and is still growing. It now has thousands of friends connected to it, many of whom contribute stories, pictures, and videos that depict how hugs heal.

The Hugs Heal Online Community is a social network I started in the hopes of bringing people together through hugs and love. It is a place for everyone who believes that hugs have real healing power and who have been helped by love and hugs to survive life's challenges.

I also hope to start an in-person club and organize activities like visits to hospitals, passing out sandwiches to the homeless, and protesting Hug Bans in schools. These are just some of the many plans I have for Hugs Heal.

I am only one person running the Hugs Heal Myspace and the Hugs Heal Shop. I need your help to make Hugs Heal grow, expand and touch more people.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Hugs Heal Shop Has Re-Opened!

Great news! I told all of you that Hugs Heal Shop was being redone, and it is now finished! Visit and you will find over 400 different products with a range of more than 20 different positivity-inspiring designs on them. Many of the old designs have been updated to printed in various colors of your choice and on many different products.

Some of the items that are now available for purchase in the shop include:
  • adult size t-shirts (including plus size)
  • kids t-shirts
  • side tie tees
  • hoodies
  • sweaters
  • sweatshirts
  • tank tops
  • bathrobes
  • aprons
  • sweatpants
  • shorts
  • baby onesies
  • button pins
  • tote bags
  • iPad sleeves
  • netbook sleeves
  • laptop sleeves
  • umbrellas
  • pillows
  • duffel bags
  • doggie t-shirts
  • bandannas
  • and more!

Please note that not every product has been prepared with multiple color versions of each design. If you see a product with a design on it that you want in a different color, just let me know and I'll do my best to whip one up for you!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Big Update on Pretty Much Everything

Hi everybody! So sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been very busy with a ton of different projects. First of all, in case you haven't visited in awhile, the Hugs Heal Myspace has been completely re-designed! It now has a sleeker, easier-to-navigate layout for everyone to enjoy.

Now, I have moved on to redoing the entire Hugs Heal Shop. Soon, we will have HUNDREDS of new products with updated designs in a rainbow of colors that you will be able to edit yourself! I am very excited about these changes, and I hope that you will be too!

After the Shop is finished, I plan to open a Hugs Heal Facebook Group! I hope that this expansion with spread the Hugs Heal Message further and further, and that it will help me to promote the Hugs Heal Shop.

To update everyone on my current non-Hugs Heal project, I am working on a new website where I will be displaying various pieces of my paintings. Once the website is up and running, I am hoping to begin working at a local street faire to showcase and sell my work (unbelievably excited AND nervous about this!) I also plan to take custom orders for people who have items that they would like me to paint. I promise that when I've finished setting up the website, I'll share it with you guys here at Hugs Heal. The artwork showcased on the new site will be entirely different than anything I've ever done before.

On April 16, I will be participating in my first-ever SketchCrawl, which is an event that involves a whole bunch of people getting together, walking around, and drawing everything they see. This particular event will be doubling as a fundraiser for disaster relief efforts in Japan. For more information, please read the article on my other website, Gini's Magic.

Support a Great Cause and Get Your Creative Juices Flowing By Participating in a SketchCrawl!


After the Hugs Heal Shop renovations are completed, I will be looking for volunteers to help with spreading the Hugs Heal message. I will need people to send out friend requests on both Myspace and Facebook, and post bulletins and messages (I will write everything myself, I just need help posting it).

If you are interested in helping out with any of this, even you can only do a little bit, PLEASE CONTACT ME! Every bit of help, helps.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hug it Out!

Erica and Cody, age 3
Thanks to Debbie for sharing this adorable photo at the Hugs Heal Online Community!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Fellow Hugger Shares "Free Hugs" Experience

The experience and photos below were shared by Angel, a friend of Hugs Heal. The words in Purple are hers, the words in Black are mine.

"Our first Free Hugs that we participated in we did on 7-7-07. It was significant as people from all over the world were doing it at the same time with the same purpose. Peace, Love & Happiness. We were surrounded by Angels that day and we could all feel them. We got quite the surprise when we got our group pictures - one of the Angel's decided to join in them. In both group pictures if you look at the purple hue you will see its face. First one is looking straight at the camera, the second one its turned facing us. What difference does giving a hug make? Well if we have gotten the attention of Angels then I would say it means a lot!! Love & Hugs, Angel"

While I try to keep Hugs Heal non-religious to make sure everyone of every religion feel welcome, I felt that this experience was too cool not to share. What do you guys think? Can you see the angels' face in the purple hue?