Your Soul Food for Friday February 27th 2015: Inner and Outer Nature, Fascinating Maps, Teaching Kindness & Kids Nailing Zeppelin!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

  • Are you OUT OF YOUR TREE? The Outer Route to True Nature
  • The Secret Route to Inner Peace
  • Fascinating Maps You Have Never Seen Before!
  • How to Teach Kindness: Five strategies to raise moral, caring children
  • Kids Nailing Zeppelin!

Tree

Are you OUT OF YOUR TREE?

From 5,000 years old to the most gorgeous you have ever seen, this link will connect you

deeply with true nature

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/tag/amazing-trees/

The Secret Route to Inner Peace

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones

are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

Rose

Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

Zen Pup  Tiny Rose

Fascinating Maps You Have Never Seen Before!

Amazing Maps

#244- How to teach kindness

Teach Kindness

WHAT IF…we’ve lost sight of kindness?

RESEARCH SAYS: 80% of youth said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they care for others. But the ability to be caring is most important of all. Here are five strategies to raise moral, caring children:

  1. Make caring for others a priority. Children need to learn to balance their needs with the needs of others whether it’s passing the ball to a teammate or standing up for a friend who is being bullied.
  2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude.
  3. Take your children to a homeless shelter and help them care about someone besides their family and friends.
  4. Be a strong moral role model by examining your values and telling your children how you make moral decisions.
  5. Guide children in managing destructive behavior. Often the ability to care for others is overwhelmed by anger or other negative feelings.

TRY THIS: Think of ways to be a better example of kindness…

Kids Nailing Zeppelin:

They are amazing!

Thanks this week go to Larry H, Louis L, Will M, & Arman S-B

Pay it Forward!

Love,

Neville

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in…

– John Muir

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Your Soul Food for Friday Feb 20th 2015

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat,

known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths.

These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.

Beautiful people do not just happen.”

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

This week:

A Post Valentine’s Week Love Story from Nature

What Bickering Hummingbirds and Devoted Albatrosses can Teach US About Love

Top 5 Civility Actions

The five best civility traits for business etiquette success. Easier said than done!

Make a Smart Mistake

 WHAT IF…you can learn more from mistakes than successes?

Quotes 4 Hard Times

 There is hope even in difficulty and heart break…

Heartwarming Inter-Species Photos

The Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

A Post Valentine’s Week Love Story

What Bickering Hummingbirds and Devoted Albatrosses can Teach US About Love

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2015/02/12/why-do-birds-fall-in-love/ideas/nexus/

Top 5 Civility Actions

The five best civility traits for business etiquette success. Easier said than done!

http://www.emilypost.com/emily-post-business-etiquette-training-top-five-civility-traits

Make a Smart Mistake

WHAT IF…you can learn more from mistakes than successes?

#243 – Make a Smart Mistake

ideaWHAT IF…you can learn more from mistakes than successes?
RESEARCH SAYS: Richard P. Feyman, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, once said, “To develop working ideas efficiently, I try to fail as fast as I can.” 
Successes can be deceptive—when everyone pats you on the back, you conclude that you’ve done something “right.” But mistakes are often a much better gauge. Have you ever followed orders against your better judgment? Have you ever acted greedily, or fearfully, instead of being truthful and patient? Inspect your recent failures. Is there a pattern? Maybe it’s time to change.

Quotes for Hard Times:

There is hope even in difficulty and heart break…

http://www.robinsharma.com/blog/02/great-quotes-for-hard-times/

Heartwarming Inter-Species Photos

The Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/tanja-brandt-ingo-dog-poldi-owl

Thanks this week go to Sheldon E, Will M, Robin S, Glenda O and all of us willing to learn from our mistakes without beating ourselves up over them…

 Pay it forward!

Love,

Neville

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”–Benjamin Franklin

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Your Soul Food Friday for Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day Week 2015

Happy Soul Food Friday for Lucky 13 and Valentine’s Day!

orange sunset

This week:

Sensational Sights, Sounds, Secrets, Saying No, Sophisticated Design, & Some Super Smart Ideas to Make Your Life Easier

Paris for Valentines?

Click on photo, wait a couple of seconds and you will be blown away – Voila!

Paris

The Joy & Skill of Youth: Flash Mob

Hundreds of Retirees Share Secrets to a Happy Marriage:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/01/06/retirees-love-marriage/20648553/

Saying No:

Every time we say yes to a request, we are also saying no to anything else we might accomplish with the time

http://timharford.com/2015/01/the-power-of-saying-no/

Sophisticated design, engineering AND communication

http://www.apple.com/watch/films/#film-design

Super New Ideas: Life Hacks

Hacks

Thanks this week go to Larry H, Isabelle A, Paul S, and Lovers of Life Everywhere!

Pay it Forward

Love,

Neville

“It is we who nourish the Soul of the World,

and the world we live in will be either better or worse,

depending on whether we become better or worse.

And that’s where the power of love comes in.

Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”

–Paulo Coelho

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Your Soul Food Friday for Friday Feb 6th 2015

Happy Soul Food Friday

Pizza Pup

This week:

Restrictive Human Beliefs, Expansive Orbital Perspectives, Staying Young, Chasing Naughty Pets and Learning to Listen like Amazing Musicians

The Psychology Behind Why Some Kids Go Unvaccinated: Collective Action Dilemmas

And what we can learn about Human Beliefs Shaped by Pre-Existing Views in the Tragedy of the Commons

Start from the Heart, not from the Head to Build Relationships & Build Trust and Acknowledge Someone’s Fear

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=383724467&m=383724468

An Orbital Perspective: I’m Astronaut Ron Garan and This Is How I Work

Perhaps the Challenges Facing the Earth Become More Clear From a Distance…

http://pulse.me/s/3nifbk

Be Bold and Never Leave the Playground:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=179506128916888

The Thieves Who Live Among Us:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152421607491130&fref=nf

Let me take you out with some righteous music:

Two masters building energy with and from each other and demonstrate why good listening is the key to making great music together:

If you are local:

What do 178,000 San Diegans (enough to fill 3 Qualcomm stadiums) know and experience and a chance to join them…

Refer A Friend_

Refer A Friend

Thanks this week to Ron M, Larry H, Facebook friends sharing Soul-filling content and “heartists” EVERYWHERE
Pay it Forward!

Love,

Neville

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”
— Pablo Picasso

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Soul Food for Your Friday Jan 30th 2015: Grand Canyons – Some Good and Some Bad

Happy Soul Food Friday!

Grand Canyon

There are so many grand canyons in our world today…

Some present as vast gaps in inequality, some chasms of understanding, some the difference between knowing and doing, and others just glorious splendor.

Enjoy this week, mind the gap and pay if forward…

Love,

Neville

An important life lesson for all:

How our perceptions change our actions…

http://www.metaspoon.com/fall-homeless-man-experiment/

We can’t rewrite history but we can right history!

Friendship 9 Activists Exonerated 54 Years Later…

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=382002000&m=382056548

The Real Grand Canyon–like you have never seen it!

 http://www.humfer.net/gcanyon/index.html

Closing the Gap to Smarter Teams

In the final analysis real value is generated not just by the individuals and their talents, performance and competencies, but by the teams they belong to and the culture (system) they operate in. It is BOTH/AND/ALL, forest AND trees!

In the spirit of a better WE not just ME, this New York Times article from just a few days ago is thought provoking:

The smartest teams were distinguished by three characteristics…

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/opinion/sunday/why-some-teams-are-smarter-than-others.html

Collective and Emotional Intelligence Said Another Way:

http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2012/07/15

Culture Matters! 7 Cultural Concepts we Don’t Have in the US        

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/7-cultural-concepts-we-dont-have-in-the-us

If you are Local-

 UC San Diego Leadership Day Feb 14th

Change Your Leadership Lens

http://alumni.ucsd.edu/s/1170/index.aspx?sid=1170&gid=1&pgid=5955&content_id=8186

Close the gap between for profit and nonprofit enterprise with purpose-driven systems on Feb 12th:

SDNA logo

Join The San Diego Nonprofit Association

Making A Difference Every Day

Thanks this week go to Anne S, Larry H, Paul S, Glenda O, Sarah A, Sparky B, and Civic Leaders Everywhere!

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Your Soul Food Friday Information & Energy “Dream” Burst for Jan 23rd 2015 and MLK Week

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“…I say to you this morning that the first question that the priest asked was the first question that I asked on that Jericho Road in Atlanta known as Simpson Road.  The first question that the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”  But the good Samaritan came by and he reversed the question.  Not, “What will happen to me if I stop to help this man?” but “What will happen to this man if I do not stop to help him?”  This was why that man was good and great.  He was great because he was willing to take a risk for humanity; he was willing to ask, “What will happen to this man?” not “What will happen to me?” –Dr. MLK

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…

You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King

Adorapup

 

This week:

Convention is Clearly in Dire Need of an Intervention and You are Just the One to Provide it!

This week’s Soul Food e-missives provide both a new optic through which to see the world for what it is and some tools to get busy doing work that matters

Stay Soulful…

Escaping the Cult of the Average

One of the best TED talks I have experienced…

The Ultimate Family Guide to MLK Day

Consider creating a day of community service in your ecosystem.

If that sounds like a worthwhile endeavor here is a great resource to inspire a KING!

The Ultimate Family Guide to Martin Luther King Jr Day

32 Facts That Show Just How Far the Human Race Has Come:

It is not all doom and gloom! We all need perspective once in a while. Time to recalibrate wouldn’t you say?

http://news.distractify.com/mark-pygas/human-progress/

An Example of Exemplary Human Achievement- El Capitan Free Climb

“This is not about an effort to conquer, it is about realizing a DREAM”

“For me the Dawn Wall is the perfect venue for some of the most important values I want to show [my son] Fitz,” Caldwell wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of him hugging his son. “Optimism, perseverance, dedication and the importance of dreaming big.”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/

Cool Pics…

I hope the rest of your day is as good as the last few minutes!

Thanks this week go to Isabelle A, Sarah M, Larry H, and every one of us that has a dream and is working on living the dream & manifesting that destiny!

Pay it Forward, Backward, Sideways and Tangentially

It ain’t going with you baby!

Love,
Neville

See the Change You Want to Be in the World

Be the Change You Want to See in the World”

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Your Soul Food Friday for January 16th 2015: Empathy, Charlie Hebdo, Everything is Cyclical, Making Friends with Structure & Phenomenal Pictures

Happy Soul Food Friday!

The events of the past week clearly cry out for more empathy from us all…

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”- Henry David Thoreau

 Empathy is at the heart of all good design. Without the understanding of what others see, feel, and experience, designing anything is a pointless task. Alternatively, when communicated as in the example below, empathy can be truly inspirational. What the following Cleveland Clinic movie reveals is the true scale and complexity of the challenge of understanding a complex social situation in order to design a system that supports many and various needs.

How do you go about being inspired by empathy?

9 Points to Ponder on the Paris Shooting and Charlie Hebdo

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/9-points-to-ponder-on-the-paris-shooting-and-charlie-hebdo/7193

‘Everything Is Cyclical': Christian McBride Looks At 2015 In Jazz

Some gems to soothe your soul…

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=377224137&m=377267082

Make Friends with Structure:

WHAT IF…”going with the flow” could actually disrupt your flow?
RESEARCH SAYS: Creativity and structure actually work together. When you’re trying to rise to the next level, sticking to a schedule and setting goals isn’t a drag—it helps your brain focus and gain traction.

TRY THIS: Think of one creative goal you’d like to accomplish this year–redecorating a room in your house, streamlining a system at work, finishing that secret novel hiding in your desk drawer. Now make a structure for just this week that helps you work on it. Tell us how you feel at the end of the week. How much closer did you get to your goal than if the structure wasn’t there?
Recent Tips:

#230 – The Secret to a Successful Marriage

#231 – Hey Leaders, Mindfulness Matters!

#232 – Balancing Negative and Positive Feedback

Past Popular Tips:

#96 – Why a Vision is Better Than a Plan

#109 – Nobody’s Perfect

#215 – Positive Pleasure

Read Will’s latest leadership/career blog post:

Do You Feel Your Infinite Value?

Connect with Will on LinkedIn to be up to date on his latest leadership knowledge and insight.

Phenomenal Pictures

Thanks this week go to Paul S, Tim B, Dan S, Will M, Larry H & Improvisers Everywhere!
Pay it Forward!

Love,

Neville

“You rise by lifting others.” –Robert Green Ingersoll

 

 

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