Ever realize how awesome a hug feels?....Introducing the "HUG IT OUT" Challenge
November 20, 2014
So here is the scoop--I love hugs...I think they are amazing and not sure if you know this- there are so many different ways to hug! (bro hug, heart to heart hug, the squeeze hug, etc). I will take a good hug any day but on a bad day....a hug simply feels priceless! It uplifts you- it shows someone cares- and it makes you feel like you are going to be okay!
City Chik is launching the "HUG IT OUT" Challenge (so fun)!!! If you know me you know that I love the holiday season- it is so magical and filled with love...but the reality is that there are millions of people across the globe that live with depression and this time of the year is tough...real tough! One of these people living with depression is my historical best friend (a friend that has know you all your life) Dina....if you would to follow Dina on social media you would think she is the happiest, most go-lucky person in the world but the reality is some days she is hiding behind that facade and inside she is crumbling ( over the next few days you will see her video message) and I know first hand that when I see her and give her a hug she kindof melts and knows that I am there unconditionally.
I was talking to my nephews about Dina and explained that she lives with depression and they were so curious about what she goes through and when I told them stories they wanted to help us think of way to bring awareness....must admit my nephews simply ROCK and have hearts of gold! They came back to me with a proposal (literally a written proposal - mom helped a bit) for City Chik to launch the "HUG IT OUT" Challenge.
The concept is simple, beautiful, and filled wth so much love- that Rebecca, Jill and I (our board) felt we had to launch this with City Chik during this holiday season. Here is the challenge...video or take pics of giving someone one of your best hugs, get creative- maybe invent a new type of hug- and donate whatever you can (no amount is too small) to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). If you click on our JOIN page there is a direct link and highlight you heard about it from us!
We can have a great deal of fun bringing awareness to this very serious issue! Please share your stories with us and we will feature them....so what do you say....will you join us in "HUGGING IT OUT"??? I promise if you do- you will feel like you got one of those priceless gifts...and nothing beats that during the holidays!
Sending you all a virtual "tight squeeze hug"!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!