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Celebrating 70 with the United Nations

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I think I was a traveler before I ever knew it. Always a ‘people’ person, my former assistant principal called me ‘the energizer bunny’. I love event planning, traveling, adventuring, story-telling, activism, doing and finding ways to make the world better. I often tried to infuse my love for travel in my Global History lessons to ninth graders. Finding a way to turn words on a page into three-dimensional perspectives that worked in their world was a challenge I happily accepted. Whether sharing my own travel tales with students or encouraging them to find their own; it was my hope to show them we’re all part of a much bigger world and we all matter. Working with the United Nations Association of San Diego merged it all. Somehow – travel, worldly ventures, actionable change and a global community sharing a similar mindset invited me in to help plan this massive event. I couldn’t have been happier.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Read the rest of this entry

Yoga at sea

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According to BBC, this past Sunday was International Yoga Day in India. “On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than 35,000 people took part in a mass yoga programme, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest yoga class at a single venue.” (BBC)

For 35 minutes, yoga was king. Children, leaders and yoga instructors joined the Prime Minister on the streets of Delhi, India to bring the benefits of yoga front and center. The New York Times, says there were Yoga Day demonstrations in many other world cities including: Paris, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and New York. (NYT)

Scripps Health Yoga at USS Midway 2015 - the gift of travel Read the rest of this entry