Your Soul Food for Friday July 3rd and 4th of July Weekend: Is It Time for a New Model? Independence and inter-dependence, competence and character, science and art, technology and humanity -all with soul…

Happy Soul Food Friday!

Model Passion, Purpose & Positivity

Practice independence and inter-dependence, competence and character, science and art, technology and humanity -all with soul…

This week:

A New Model for Education: Where Character Matters!

A New Model of Marriage: How STRAIGHT Couples Redefined Traditional Marriage

A New Model for Music Teach Her:

A New Model for Transportation on this Crowded Planet

A New Model for Eating

And a New Model of Beauty

Mountain

A New Model for Education: Where Character and Civic Leadership Matter!

 In the past week I was honored to speak at the 19th Annual Character Matters Conference in San Diego, where I was wholly inspired but this group of educators and leaders working on whole person values especially life skills with character, leadership and service as meta-competencies for 21st century education.

https://www.sandiego.edu/soles/centers-and-research/character-development-center/summer-conference.php

Cherokee Point Elementary in City Heights is an area with only 1.5% of the geography of San Diego, but 15% of the violent crime and 25% of the total murder rate in the city, yet look what their new model of trauma informed community schools is manifesting:

I also connected with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) that is doing phenomenal work locally, and has a transformative plan for teaching students throughout school systems a new model of civic engagement and restorative justice. Learn more about their depth of services and work at:

http://www.ncrconline.com/

A New Model of Marriage: How STRAIGHT Couples Redefined Traditional Marriage

An historical perspective of marriage before and after love that is not the least bit traditional with Stephanie Coontz…

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/marriage-isnt-what-it-used-be-and-s-good-thing/

A New Model for Music Teach Her:

These three preteens from Mexico are really rocking it!

“You really have to work hard, but in the end it’s always worth it. When you’re doing something you love, it’s always worth it.”

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-19/these-mexican-sisters-give-metallica-run-their-money

A New Model for Transportation on this Crowded Planet

How Henry Ford’s Great-Grandson Envisions the Future…

The average drives spend a week a year commuting. Gridlock is becoming a civic issue. Now what?

A leap in thinking about a viable future with smart cars, smart roads, smart parking and more…

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/06/318483035/how-does-henry-ford-s-great-grandson-envision-the-future

A New Model for Eating

Save the Bread for the End of the Meal and Lower your Peak Blood Sugar by 30%

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/29/417500957/curb-your-appetite-save-bread-for-the-end-of-the-meal

A New Model of Beauty:

The Un-paralleled Nordic landscape of Iceland

Iceland

Thanks this week go to Ed D & Paty M, Gary J and Steven D, Larry H and teachers of character everywhere!

Pay it forward

Love,

Neville

“If you want to be happy practice compassion; if you want others to be happy, practice compassion – The Dalai Lama

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