Over the last six weeks I’ve challenged you to de-stress and simplify your nutrition, up your superfood intake, detox your beauty regime, green your home cleaning, adopt new stress relief habits, and rock your body. We’ve covered so many vital aspects of lifestyle design and this week is no different. To round out my six week challenge series, inspired by Aveeno, I ask you to focus on giving back and community.
How are you making a positive impact through your actions within your online or local community? Do you live in a community you are proud of? How would you design it differently? What is stopping you?
Teaching and blogging over the last several years has taught me the fun and immense fulfillment of giving and building community using my passions. Online and offline. From Google + video hangouts, to massive meetup potlucks in the park, to collecting signatures for Non-GMO’S legislation, to teaching basic ballet to 80 year olds, to beach cleanups with the Surf Rider Foundation, giving back and connecting with others is priceless.
First set your intentions by answering the questions above and then act. Add a few of these community building techniques into your life this week and watch the magic unravel.
- Share Your Skills
- Ask For Help When You Need It
- Smile At Others
- Go Outside To Explore
- Say Hi
- Meet Your Neighbors
- Throw A Block Party
- Buy Local
- Know Your Farmers
- Garden and Make Healthy Food Together
- Make Extra and Share
- Create A Tradition
- Lead By Example
- Write Thank You Notes
- Remember Names
- Show Up
- Be Consistent
- Trust Others
- Travel And Build Your Global Community
- Start Discussions
- Ask Questions
San Francisco is the community I feel most aligned with in the United States, which is why I chose it as a home base and launching pad of all my endeavors. It wasn’t always a friendly place. I had to reach out and connect with the community members I wanted around me. Especially now that I run the largest organic health and raw food meetup group in SF, I always have inspiring people, companies, and organizations in my life. For example, just last night we had a huge potluck and lecture on skin health with Dr. Tel Oren! No one was leading the organic health movement in the city, so I took the job because I want a better now and a better future for all.
Ultimately we can’t be afraid of each other, afraid of connecting, afraid of the power we have when we unite.
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