Your Soul Food for Friday August 1st 2014: Fostering a Sense of Purpose, Connection and Love All with the Spirit of Aloha

Happy Soul Food Friday!

On our recent family vacation in Hawaii, an article on The Doctor and the Kahuna ended with “while all cultures have gone thru conflicts, suffering and prejudice, the spirit of aloha has persevered!”

Here is some aloha spirit for you and yours, wherever you find yourselves…

CaptainAysha

Yes Hawaiian Airlines still let’s kids in the cockpit!

Captain’s hat in trade for Aysha’s dolphin seems like a pacific fair trade agreement to me…

This week:

  • Above All CONNECT! Forget Freakenomics, Try Surfenomics…
  • Our Sense of Purpose increases Longevity and is an Antidote for Stress
  • Connecting through Sport: Soccer Fever might have subsided but this Hero’s Impact hasn’t
  • Love- Introducing Non-Violent Marketing
  • It’s All in the Angle:
  • If you are Local: Speaking the SD Military Family Collaborative August 8thAcross California, the average number of military children per county is 1600. In San Diego? 60 THOUSAND

Above All CONNECT!

Forget Freakenomics, Try Surfenomics…

So about a week ago we are on island two of three (Kauai) in Hawaii vacationing as a family, decide to visit Poipu beach about 40 minutes from where we are staying, and snorkel for a few hours. At one point the boogie board that belongs to the condo we are renting, and took with us disappears…

My son Arman and I start looking for it, me somewhat speculatively since I didn’t exactly remember  what it looked like in the first place.

There was a stiff wind blowing so we guessed it had blown away.

Searching downwind ended up being fruitless, so we elected to walk in a different direction almost as a last resort before giving up.

Up ahead in the distance, behind some beach chairs and upside down, lay a boogie board.  I approached the women in the seat nearest to it and asked it belonged to them.

The man next to her, in sunglasses so I couldn’t recognize him, says “Neville Billimoria?”

It was Devin V. the Superintendent of Vista Unified school district- where as part of Mission Fed I serve about once a quarter with leadership and culture work for their 100 senior principals and administrators- and his family, vacationing in Hawaii!

I look forward to the complex calculus and probability modeling of what I am calling “boogie board surfenomics” in this connected world.

Why that boogie board “called me” to Devin is another deeper philosophical matter for another time…

Really freakin’ amazing!!

Our Sense of Purpose increases Longevity and is an Antidote for Stress

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/28/334447274/people-who-feel-they-have-a-purpose-in-life-live-longer

Purpose is not only good for the soul it is also good for the body!!

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/having-a-sense-of-purpose-in-life-may-add-years-to-your-life.html

Connecting through Sport: Soccer Fever might have subsided but this Hero’s impact hasn’t

Do you know Nico? I didn’t until the Powerade brand made him a hero of him.

Love- Introducing Non-Violent Marketing

Yes I sign my emails with love. Maybe it is catching on…

http://www.researchworks.com/index.php/blog/item/106-introducing-nonviolent-marketing-a-new-paradigm

It’s all in the Angle:

Cool Pics…

Click here!

If you are local: The San Diego Military Family Collaborative August 8th

Across California, the average number of military children per county is 1600. In San Diego? 60 THOUSAND

http://sdmilitaryfamily.org/sdmfc-annual-conference/

Mahalo this week go to NPR, Alan D, Devin D, Popeh Z, Moshe E, Larry H & YOU for reading this far and being soul-filled…

Fondest Aloha!

Neville

“ While all cultures have gone thru conflicts, suffering and prejudice, the spirit of aloha has persevered!”

 

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