Your Soul Food for Friday May 16th 2014

Happy Soul Food Friday!

While we all try to create our own internal climate, inevitably the background does determine the foreground.

Here is San Diego we have experienced some very un-seasonable weather with significant adverse consequences as neighbors have lost their homes, and much of our natural environment has burned down.

Thankfully, so far there has been no loss of life!

Our hearts go out to those who are displaced and facing loss, grief and uncertainty.

Together, we can turn our stumbling blocks into stepping stones…

Last week, I shared the exponential growth in natural disasters worldwide.

This week San Diegans have unfortunately got to experience them first hand…

Here are some tips to helping you with preparation in response to emergencies, as well as some positivity to keep us grounded and moving forward especially in challenging times.

If you are not in San Diego, I am sure you have similar resources in your neck of the woods!

Be prepared and Stay Proactive.

Photo credit: Robin Martin

With the fires now popping up all over the county here is an important resource. The single most important thing you should do today is register your cellphone numbers online to get reverse 911 calls and texts. You will not get notification calls on your cellphone unless they are registered. You can do this at The web page is very clear how to do this in both English and Spanish. We hope this is helpful and please say a prayer to keep the amazing fire personnel safe that are working so hard on the front lines to protect our community.

In addition to the website, check out this app on iTunes:
SD Emergency
County of San Diego
Reference, News
Sep 21, 2012
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Disaster Preparedness Starts With You.
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different disaster situations. The SD Emergency App contains disaster preparedness information, interactive checklists to help you to create your emergency plan, build an emergency supplies kit, and when disaster strikes; the SD Emergency App will keep you and your family informed with emergency updates, interactive emergency maps, and shelter locations.

The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) created the SD Emergency App to better prepare and inform San Diego County residents and visitors about disasters. With SD Emergency, the tools you need to plan, prepare, and respond in an emergency are right at your fingertips.

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The antidote for complex problems is collective intelligence and collaborative solutions.

If it is all about me, we will never get to we!

Along with two other co-authors, we address this in an article that came out this week in the San Diego Business Journal, a conference I have been birthing for the last 9 months, and a Daily Good article that allow us to help others- even when we are just playing with an app!

Moving Forward by Giving Back:

Click here!


Are you a Purpose-Driven Leader?

Impact the Lives of 1 Billion People by Playing an App:

Thanks this week go to Robin M,  Angie L, Hélène G,Andrea YC, Shannon Mc, Alan D, Steve F, Jim L, Charles T, the EFM team and everyone with a we not me orientation!

Stay strong, share your spirit, be grateful, and do good work!

Pay it forward and eat dessert first. The future is uncertain…


                                                 “Absorb Chaos, Project Calm, Give Hope”

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