Your Soul Food for the Week of Oct 11th 2018: Come Out and “Be the Person YOU NEEDED When You Were Younger”

“Be the Person YOU NEEDED When You Were Younger”

Let’s Elevate Issues of Social Justice, Equity, Inclusion, Global Consciousness, Mental Health & Self Care!


National Coming Out Day is celebrated every year on October 11th

It grows and becomes more well-known every single year. National coming out day is a time for those in the LGBT community to finally be open about who they are to their friends, family and the world! This day was actually founded way back in 1988 and since then it has hit the world by storm. Being out and proud as a lesbian person, a bisexual person, a gay person or a trans person is such a liberation and is sure to completely transform your life for the better.

This week:
Come Out
BE CAUSE Oct 11 and 12
UC San Diego HomeComing Oct 19-21

See the change you want to be. Be the change you want to see…
It’s Time to Measure Success Through a New Lens: San Diego Business Journal Op-Ed This Week
SDBJ Commentary Article_10.08.18

Last Call for Positivity of Epidemic Proportions:
A COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: We’re elevating the community—collectively. Some of San Diego’s finest mission-driven organizations have joined forces to co-create and co-curate the program and activities of Cause Conference THIS FRI, OCT 12. Combined with their expertise and participation, you can expect one the most impactful event experiences to date. JOIN US:

AMA San Diego, Conscious Capitalism San Diego, Business For Good San Diego, San Diego Social Venture Partners, PRSA San Diego, Mission Edge, San Diego Grantmakers, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and more!

Nonprofits and Activism- Restoring Your Faith in Humanity
Curiously both Skyler and Patrick use balloons to weave their story and both are keynoting at Cause on Friday…

Selfishness is killing the human spirit -Skyler McCurine is redefining the standard of beauty in America:
Happiness research proves that if you perform random acts of kindness for two minutes a day, for 21 days, you can actually retrain your brain to be more positive.
So What? When you brain is more positive, you are 31% more creative, intelligent and productive. Selflessness through acts of kindness can actually make your work smarter and better! (see more at the 8:20 mark)
Skyler is one of keynote speakers at this Friday’s Cause Conference…

Kids Are Inspired People- with Patrick Combs:
“You are the only person in the world looking out for your heart”
Patrick Combs, Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame and Opening Keynote at this Friday’s Cause Conference


In stark counterpoint…

How Much We Value Male Anger, and How Little We Rate Female Sadness:

The Kavanaugh hearing was a master class in misreading anger as honesty. The thing about male anger, no matter how pouty and infantile it is, is that people respect it. Female anger is not only disapproved of; it’s read as essentially wrongheaded, a sign of pathology and brokenness… This article, in short, is about the power of anger: who gets to use it, and how it’s misread.

For the complete recording on the fallacies we use to accept bad behavior, including “DARVO”, click on: and pick The Victimhood episode. It is enlightening!


If you are local…

Tritons Unite! Everyone is Welcome!


UC San Diego is hosting a big Homecoming Weekend, and the start of a new tradition from Oct. 19-21! It’s going to be campus-wide fun over three days, with free soccer games and a beer garden on Friday night; a Saturday night Triton Tailgate music festival, featuring hit musician and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter; and a fun Brunch-with-a-Prof event on Sunday. Add to that numerous athletic games, arts events, and special campus tours and activities throughout the weekend. Friends and family of all ages are welcome! It’s going to be a great time to explore campus and connect with the community.

Even better: you can use discount code SWEET” for $5 off registration. Check out the lineup:

There are over 45 events and activities from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, and EVERYONE you know – friends, family, neighbors, colleagues: alumni and non-alumni, alike — is welcome to attend! Events are filling up, so encourage your contacts to register today; feel free to share the “SWEET” promo code for $5 off any of the ticketed events.

A FUN OPPORTUNITY for the Sunday brunch crowd is “Brunch-With-A-Prof,” featuring a delectable menu of French toast casserole, avocado toast with heirloom tomatoes, breakfast hash, salted caramel bacon, and a mimosa bar, just to name a few items. The gourmet fare will be seasoned with opportunities to meet some of the alumni community’s favorite professors – a great opportunity to reconnect with campus….and for families to bring out tweens and teens already thinking about college!  To add even more brain to the brunch, there’s a special mini-lecture about social media and politics that will arm attendees with new insights in the run up to November election season. (Note: with the SWEET promo code, this event is just $5 per person!)

Get social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag @ucsdalumni, #UCSDHomecoming

Thanks this week to all of you that make the world better!

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