Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome to Week 1 of class

To fully develop our mind, body and spirit we'll use this blog as a forum to communicate. In the month of September you must respond to this blog (comment) at least once.

The focus this month is on opportunities in the community to give back. These may be ways in which we may develop our mind, body and/or spirit...perhaps simultaneously.

Each week I'll post opportunities that I encounter and share them with you. All I ask of you is to do the same. If we can each inform one another we'll develop awareness for what is available to add to our lives, if we deem appropriate.

What have I noticed?
September 15th Massage Envy locations are offering a SPECIAL RATE. Massages only $35.00/hour (cash) with $10.00 of that being donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Information can be found at:

Nike has a Reuse-A-Shoe program. All you do is bring old athletic shoes (any brand) to a Mike store and they are ground up to make playgrounds. Help others...your trash CAN BE someone's treasure! Information can be found here: The high school where I teach is collecting can bring them to class (in a bag) and I will make sure they are donated.

What can you look for and share? Ideas similar to those listed above, runs and walks for charities, etc. Anything that helps us think of others while we consider ourselves...developing our spirit of compassion for the greater good.


  1. I just saw that San Diego is hosting its 20th annual AIDS walk on the 27th of this month! It begins and ends in Balboa Park and you can either participate in the 5K walk, 10K run, volunteer, or just make any donation. I have been able to do a few of these walks back home and they have such an amazing atmosphere as everyone comes together for a certain cause. Here is the link if anyone is interested in helping or participating, it also gives you much more information!

  2. Also on Sunday, September 27 there is a Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk. It starts at 8:45 AM at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay in San Diego. There is more information about the walk at

  3. Coming up on Saturday, October 10, 2009 is the Pacific Beach Fest 8K Run and Walk along the beach. sounds like fun:)