Your Soul Food for Sept 9 ’22: Make A Wish & Make It Come True!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

  • Mission Fed Supports Make A Wish Kids with the Help of The Padres
  • This National Suicide Prevention Week, Learn the Signs Someone’s at Risk for Suicide
  • Why Tween Girls Especially Are Struggling So Much
  • Cause Conference ’22 September 15th – Making San Diego Better
  • DogFest 2022 Sept 17th 11am to 4pm – Bring Your Pup
  • Healing the Grieving Heart- Sept 17th 9:30 to 4pm in Del Mar with Dr. Ken Druck
  • Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures to Blow Your Mind!

Mission Fed Supports Make A Wish Kids with the Help of The San Diego Padres:

This week I was honored to join 11-year-old Make-A-Wish kid Julian to ring the bell at the Padres game on the Labor Day holiday.

Julian, who is battling cancer has a big heart, and tackles everything with a positive attitude. He loves singing, animals, painting, and watching Disney movies.

For his wish, he will be going to New York City for a shopping spree. He is so excited to buy lots of toys and explore the city.

Proud to know you Julian!

Destigmatize Mental Health Challenges and Let’s Help One Another!

This National Suicide Prevention Week, learn the signs someone’s at risk for suicide:
Suicide is a leading cause of death among most age groups.

During National Suicide Prevention Week, know the risk factors and warning signs to be able to intervene.

National Suicide Prevention Week: How to help those at risk – CNN

Why Tween Girls Especially Are Struggling So Much:
Mental health issues are on the rise, but tween girls about ages 10 to 14 appear to be struggling more than in the past, a psychologist says.

Mental health problems have grown, but especially among tween girls – The Washington Post

If you are local-

Cause Conference ’22 September 15th:

Make San Diego a better place to live, work and play

Get inspired about what is possible with this podcast featuring Grant Oliphant, CEO of the Conrad Prebys Foundation, Drew the host of the Spotlight in the Community show, Esha a college sophomore, and yours truly getting real about how we can uplift society when we all come together and do small things often

Northeastern University Sophomore Joins Foundation CEO to Chat About the Importance of Community Engagement (

To register for the Cause Conference on Sept 15 and for more info:

Cause Conference 2022 (

If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You Will Always Get What You’ve Always Got!

Join Elly and me at this future proofing session as we stand up new models of system thinking and change that can transform your organization and increase your impact:

DogFest 2022 Sept 17th 11am to 4pm:

Hear from Dan (and his beloved dog Van) about Canine Companions for Independence and the profound impact they have had on his life after a devastating injury at 16 turned his life upside down forever.

I Love Dan & Van!

Canine Companions: Changing Lives Since 1975 | Cloudcast Media

Animal Lover?
Bring your pup to DogFest on Sept 17 at Waterfront Park in San Diego

Healing the Grieving Heart- Sept 17th 9:30 to 4pm in Del Mar:

If you, or someone you care about, is working through a painful loss, please consider joining us for a special day of healing. Led by 

Dr. Ken Druck and John Welshons, two of the world’s leading authorities on healing after loss, the workshop will take place in Del Mar, California where you will learn:

✨How to process the fears, sorrows, guilt, anger and trauma that can accompany loss

✨How to understand the stages, seasons and complexities of grief

✨How to manage unanswerable questions and uncertainties

✨How to meet the spiritual challenges and opportunities that arise in the aftermath of loss 

✨How to honor those we’ve lost with the way we live on (“The Six Honorings”)

✨The restorative benefits of mind-body approaches like meditation and yoga

✨Practical strategies for returning to work, relationships, and our everyday lives

✨The power of self-care, music, nature, exercise and self-compassion in helping us find some measure of peace

✨The “Do’s and Don’ts” of grief support for family, friends and co-workers

Where: by the sea in Del Mar, CA (address will be provided upon registration and deposit)

Register: The workshop will be limited to the first 15 people to register by calling 858-863-7825 and paying the workshop fee

Fee: $175. paid preferably by Venmo, Zelle or a check made out to Druck Enterprises Inc.

Please call us if you have any questions at (858) 863-7825. 

Looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon,

John and Ken

On a lighter note-

Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures!

Anthony Howe creates the world’s most mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. His wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world. Take a break from reality as you stare at Howe’s artwork and prepare to be transfixed.

These Kinetic Sculptures Hypnotize You – YouTube

Thanks this week go to Julian, Cause Conference leaders and volunteers, Dan & Van, Ken & John, and YOU for reading this far and caring!

Resource Yourself Well and Pay It Forward.



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“The purpose of life is not to be happy.  It is to be useful, to be
honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have
lived and lived well.”
 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thought on “Your Soul Food for Sept 9 ’22: Make A Wish & Make It Come True!

  1. HI Neville,
    Do you know Chuck Pretto, the District Governor for Rotary District 5340 (all of San Diego and beyond)? I heard him speak this week and he is making youth mental health the focus of his term. If you don’t already know him, I’d be happy to make an introduction if this is a deeper interest for you.
    Thanks for the Soul Food going into each weekend,

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