Your Soul Food for Friday July 24 2020: BE An UpStander!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week: Be An Upstander
Upstander– a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.

Your Personal Invitation to: “Looking For LOVE in All the Right Places-Keeping the Good Changes This Pandemic Has Spread In Our Lives”- Zoom Webinar: Thurs July 30th 2020 @ Noon to 1:30pm (Limited Spaces So Registration Is Required)

 “When you are feeling blessed you can’t be stressed”


Last Call for: “Looking For LOVE in All the Right Places-Keeping the Good Changes This Pandemic Has Spread In Our Lives

Let’s discern and keep the good changes that this pandemic has manifested, so we can regain our joy, re-energize our spirit, and grow our love in support of our loved ones, community and ourselves…

Why: Most of us- even the most stress-hardened- are emotionally and spiritually fatigued from months of adjusting to life in a Covid world.

Now: In lieu of a summer vacation to distant places, or even a spa day or retreat, can we give ourselves a mini-stay-cation, with a little help from our friends, to reframe our current circumstance and recharge our spirit (yes even on another zoom call!)?

In Spite of Everything, Can We Find the Gift in THIS Moment?.
What: Join Moshe and Neville as they create the space for us to get real, get clear, and get on, with how we would like to show up in the Covid world.
Together we will explore the current conditions we find ourselves in as well as our habituated responses to them.
In a brave, safe and even sacred space, we will gently challenge our beliefs, reactions and responses so we move into and stay in the growth zone together.
And yes, LOVE has everything to do with it!

We will:

  • Shift from Life is happening TO ME to Life is happening THROUGH ME.
  • Reclaim your Passion, Purpose, and Priorities as you release yourself from the grip of this Pandemic.
  • Practice Straight “A” Gift Giving to someone in your life:  Acknowledgment / Attention / Appreciation and rise up by lifting others

Click HERE to Register for this Free Webinar!

Or, copy/paste the link into your browser:
Note: Attendance is limited, so please sign up soon if you care to join, so we don’t cause any unintended disappointment.

Love All,
Moshe and Neville

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile.  
But sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Remembering Our Non-Violent Freedom Fighters:

John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80

Images of his beating at Sema shocked the nation and led to swift passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He was later called the conscience of the Congress.


C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King’s Field General, Dies at 95

A disciplined advocate of nonviolence, he was on the front lines in the 1960s movement for racial justice.


Good Cops Changing the Culture and System with a “Duty to Intervene”

Duty To Intervene Policies Aim To Prevent Officers From Using Excessive Force:


(HU)-Man UP!

The more I think about it, the antidote for much of the injustice we see in this world is fostering a cultural shift that eliminates bystanding from the norm, regardless of who is being marginalized, downtrodden, and especially those who are unable to stand up for themselves.
This goes far beyond race relations and includes gender disparity particularly violence against women.
Here is a presentation I created some time ago on how men could be allies with no more bystanding.
It has applications in many aspects of the equity, diversity and inclusion conversation and systemic changes that include personal responsibility for all.
Liberty and Justice for all will require accountability from more of us to make these positive changes stick!


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Standing Up for What You Value @ Work:

Mission Fed has always been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for our members, employees, community partners and the communities we serve. This commitment is core to our Mission: Earning trust, investing in our membership’s success, and caring for our community.

Dedicated to the credit union foundational principle of ‘people helping people’ and ‘serving the underserved’, both financial performance and social purpose are priorities. We are committed to creating financial inclusion and financial autonomy for ALL San Diegans. We pledge to being part of the solution for our member-owners and extended community by providing financial literacy, education, and empowerment. We are committed to listening, learning and modeling actions that create positive change in our local communities.

With respect to our employee base, we are reflective and representative of the diversity within our local San Diego community. We purposefully seek out, support and partner with nonprofit organizations that share Mission Fed’s purpose-driven commitment in the community.

We recognize there is much more to be done, both internally as a not-for-profit organization, and externally within our community, to advance a more just and equitable society. We all have accountability and responsibility to end social and racial injustice. Together, we can co-create a better world that serves everyone equally.

Mission Fed is a firm believer that a kinder world is possible, and we’re here to make it happen.

By uplifting our community and sharing good to one another, we are spreading the much-needed positive message via our new television spots.

Spot #1: Lift Up San Diego

Over the past few months, we’ve learned a lot together, including the power of community. Let us continue to lift up each other up to lift up our San Diego community.

View spot here:

Spot #2: Kindness Costs Nothing

Kindness costs nothing but means everything. Mission Fed is here for our members and the San Diego community. Let’s continue to work together to help our community.

View spot here:

I remain proud to work in an industry that focuses on people over profits and for an organization where “people helping people” is more than just a nice phrase, it is the mindset for everything we do.


Thanks this week go to Steve S, Moshe E, the Mission Fed Team and Upstanders Like You Everywhere!
Please pay it forward.

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.

The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.

The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.

And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

–Elie Wiesel


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