• FREE HUGS

    Water Tower

  • SpeakEasy Sunday Happy Hour

    Immanuel Hall

    SpeakEasy Spiritual Community host a weekly conversation in Hinsdale at 10 am. This event is lovingly referred to as the "un-church." We don't have all the answers, but we love the questions and we invite you to bring your brains, beliefs, and background to the conversation. Love is our religion, care is our currency, and peace is our goal.

  • Community Kitchen Volunteering

    A Just Harvest (formally Good News Community Kitchen)

    ​​Sign up​ and participate​ because you are committed to living an inspired, meaningful, and happy life. When: 3rd Saturday of each month from 4:15 - 6:30PM (often done by 6:15) Where: A Just Harvest (AJH), Rogers Park Why: To serve with a smile as help feed the patrons of A Just Harvest. What to do: A staff member of AJH will assign jobs to do before dinner, during dinner, and after dinner cleanup. Event commitments: • Be on time and honor your RSVP. We have committed to bringing 5 people, but we can bring more as sometimes the other organization has less people. • Wear appropriate attire that follow health codes (long pants, shirts covering shoulders, closed toe shoes) • On your name tag, please include PF so we know you are part of our team as they have others volunteering too. ​ Special Notes: • Transportation: Red line stop Paulina/Howard. There is metered street parking directly in front and free side street parking the next block over. • We sometimes grab a bite to eat after volunteering somewhere close by. As well, AJH allows us to stay and eat with them too. ​​​​​​​​​​About Positive Focus:​ We are a 501c3 organization with a passion and purpose is to cultivate and promote a positive outlook that inspired and supports millions of people to live a more fulfilled life. Visit our website to learn more: www.Positive-Focus.com (http://www.positive-focus.com/) Donations: http://www.positive-focus.com/donate/ or thru Meetup Chip In About the Founder: Carol CC Miller, a positivity catalyst, has touched millions to live life with maximum joy and passion through personal coaching, writing, speaking and running her nonprofit organization - Positive Focus. Visit Carol's website to learn more on how to work with her: www.CarolCCMiller.com (http://www.carolccmiller.com/).

  • Embracing Life Conversations - Byron Katie

    Location visible to members

    ​Sign up​ and participate​ because you are committed to living an inspired, meaningful, and happy life. Join us for our series, EMBRACE LIFE, where we will offer the opportunity to have positive conversations around people and topics that offer options on living life fully in virtual and physical settings. What: Embrace Life - Byron Katie When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00PM CST Register here for event link: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/222927235 *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (Web cam, listen from your computer, or call from phone line. All options available when you register). Facilitator: Paul Zavagno: www.isnessismybusiness.org (http://www.isnessismybusiness.org/). Learn more about Byron Katie: http://www.thework.com Embrace Life Group Commitments: Be on time and honor RSVP as we are committed to providing you positive programming so we ask for our commitment as well. If you cannot make it, we ask you change your RSVP Speak from your own experience rather than telling others how they should do things 'this worked for me, this didn't work for me' rather than 'you should do this or you shouldn't do this.' If its a virtual call, please share your name when speaking so we know who is talking Like most things in life, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, so come share you as we are committed to providing a safe place to shine! ​About Positive Focus:We are a 501c3 organization with a passion and purpose is to cultivate and promote a positive outlook that inspired and supports millions of people to live a more fulfilled life.Visit our website to learn more: www.Positive-Focus.com (http://www.positive-focus.com/)Donations: http://www.positive-focus.com/donate/ or thru Meetup Chip In About the Founder: Carol CC Miller, a positivity catalyst, has touched millions to live life with maximum joy and passion through personal coaching, writing, speaking and running her nonprofit organization - Positive Focus. Visit Carol's website to learn more on how to work with her: www.CarolCCMiller.com (http://www.carolccmiller.com/).

  • SpeakEasy Sunday Happy Hour

    Immanuel Hall

    SpeakEasy Spiritual Community host a weekly conversation in Hinsdale at 10 am. This event is lovingly referred to as the "un-church." We don't have all the answers, but we love the questions and we invite you to bring your brains, beliefs, and background to the conversation. Love is our religion, care is our currency, and peace is our goal.

  • PF GLOBAL FREE HUGS - Chicago

    Needs a location

    ​Sign up​ and participate​ because you are committed to living an inspired, meaningful, and happy life. Welcome to Positive Focus Free Hugs! WHEN: 1st Sunday & 3rd Saturday monthly, beginning at 2pm (usually lasts 90 minutes, weather depending) WHERE: Old Water Tower Park (SW corner of Michigan Ave & Pearson Dr.) WHY: To spread kindness and let people know they matter in the world. We encourage you to come check it out as a bystander first as we think once you see it, you will probably want to participate, so come check it out and see for yourself. We will also have signs with affirmative messages, so you can hold that too if you'd rather not get a hug. FREE HUG EVENT COMMITMENTS: I am committed to... • Coming with an open mind, open heart, open arms, and willingness to spread kindness. • Remembering you are a representative of Positive Focus, so be kind and respectful as kindness is our core value. • Pay attention to scent and not wear too strong of colognes, etc. • Letting the huggee determine the strength of the hug as they may have an injury. Also, let them determine how long the embrace lasts so if they pull away..let them. • Always allow people to walk by without getting a hug. When we have a larger group of huggers it can be intimidating, so make sure people feel free to walk past. • People will ask what why we are doing it, just say to spread kindness. If they seem to want to get involved, you can give them a PF card. • Keeping the event about hugs while allowing high fives/fist bumps. Kissing of any kind is inappropriate. • Sometimes there are protester's sharing the area with us. We go high and do our thing - do not engage with them as you are a representative of PF. Positive Focus is PRO peace rather than anti war, PRO health rather than anti disease, PRO kindness rather than anti cruelty and we act accordingly. • SMILE and have fun. • Tony and I have extra signs, but you are always welcome to make your own. Note: Sometimes due to weather we cancel or shorten the experience, so watch the calendar and come near the beginning in case it's shortened. ​About Positive Focus: We are a 501c3 organization with a passion and purpose is to cultivate and promote a positive outlook that inspired and supports millions of people to live a more fulfilled life.Visit our website to learn more: www.Positive-Focus.com (http://www.positive-focus.com/)Donations: http://www.positive-focus.com/donate/ or thru Meetup Chip In About the Founder: Carol CC Miller, a positivity catalyst, has touched millions to live life with maximum joy and passion through personal coaching, writing, speaking and running her nonprofit organization - Positive Focus. Visit Carol's website to learn more on how to work with her: www.CarolCCMiller.com (http://www.carolccmiller.com/).

  • SpeakEasy Sunday Happy Hour

    Immanuel Hall

    SpeakEasy Spiritual Community host a weekly conversation in Hinsdale at 10 am. This event is lovingly referred to as the "un-church." We don't have all the answers, but we love the questions and we invite you to bring your brains, beliefs, and background to the conversation. Love is our religion, care is our currency, and peace is our goal.

  • PF GLOBAL FREE HUGS - Chicago

    Needs a location

    ​Sign up​ and participate​ because you are committed to living an inspired, meaningful, and happy life. Welcome to Positive Focus Free Hugs! WHEN: Saturday, May 4th - 2pm WHERE: Old Water Tower Park (SW corner of Michigan Ave & Pearson Dr.) WHY: To spread kindness and let people know they matter in the world. We encourage you to come check it out as a bystander first as we think once you see it, you will probably want to participate, so come check it out and see for yourself. We will also have signs with affirmative messages, so you can hold that too if you'd rather not get a hug. FREE HUG EVENT COMMITMENTS: I am committed to... • Coming with an open mind, open heart, open arms, and willingness to spread kindness. • Remembering you are a representative of Positive Focus, so be kind and respectful as kindness is our core value. • Pay attention to scent and not wear too strong of colognes, etc. • Letting the huggee determine the strength of the hug as they may have an injury. Also, let them determine how long the embrace lasts so if they pull away..let them. • Always allow people to walk by without getting a hug. When we have a larger group of huggers it can be intimidating, so make sure people feel free to walk past. • People will ask what why we are doing it, just say to spread kindness. If they seem to want to get involved, you can give them a PF card. • Keeping the event about hugs while allowing high fives/fist bumps. Kissing of any kind is inappropriate. • Sometimes there are protester's sharing the area with us. We go high and do our thing - do not engage with them as you are a representative of PF. Positive Focus is PRO peace rather than anti war, PRO health rather than anti disease, PRO kindness rather than anti cruelty and we act accordingly. • SMILE and have fun. • Tony and I have extra signs, but you are always welcome to make your own. Note: Sometimes due to weather we cancel or shorten the experience, so watch the calendar and come near the beginning in case it's shortened. ​About Positive Focus: We are a 501c3 organization with a passion and purpose is to cultivate and promote a positive outlook that inspired and supports millions of people to live a more fulfilled life.Visit our website to learn more: www.Positive-Focus.com (http://www.positive-focus.com/)Donations: http://www.positive-focus.com/donate/ or thru Meetup Chip In About the Founder: Carol CC Miller, a positivity catalyst, has touched millions to live life with maximum joy and passion through personal coaching, writing, speaking and running her nonprofit organization - Positive Focus. Visit Carol's website to learn more on how to work with her: www.CarolCCMiller.com (http://www.carolccmiller.com/).

  • SpeakEasy Sunday Happy Hour

    Immanuel Hall

    SpeakEasy Spiritual Community host a weekly conversation in Hinsdale at 10 am. This event is lovingly referred to as the "un-church." We don't have all the answers, but we love the questions and we invite you to bring your brains, beliefs, and background to the conversation. Love is our religion, care is our currency, and peace is our goal.

  • SpeakEasy Sunday Happy Hour

    Immanuel Hall

    SpeakEasy Spiritual Community host a weekly conversation in Hinsdale at 10 am. This event is lovingly referred to as the "un-church." We don't have all the answers, but we love the questions and we invite you to bring your brains, beliefs, and background to the conversation. Love is our religion, care is our currency, and peace is our goal.