Calvin On Learning

How One Student Grows For Self & Others

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Calvin Harris H.W. M.  isn’t simply teaching classes. He is deeply invested in how to better embody its lessons.  He takes to heart these words: “What An Educator Does In Teaching  Is To Make It Possible For The Students to Become Themselves” - quote by the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Reglus Neves Freire known for his work with adult illiterates and for promoting critical pedagogy, a theory, and practice of helping students achieve critical consciousness. Calvin’s learning of Critical Consciousness came from a different path, for as a young person his search for Truth and self-understanding lead him to the teaching and later apprenticeship from Master Teacher Thane Walker, in his School The Prosperos, founded 1956 in Florida and operated in California since the 1960’s

Calvin uncovered his calling or dharma in 1969, in the Prospers, and his ultimate goal is to be able to facilitate change. To help build and sustain a holistic community, organized in a way so one can experience more intensive programs of self-discovery and learning. Calvin says: “My students, I want to give extraordinary experiences, perspectives that they would not be able to experience singularly. Training that is immersive, found in intimate group settings using handpicked subject matter with  unique perspectives, all with the goal of providing a sense of  drawing forth from within, and creating  transformative knowing within the student, in both mind and in spirit.”  

 

This speaks to his teaching trajectory, of offering practices and a way for the teachings to have embodiment. He says: “I love the idea of belonging to a strong community collectively working to become a more aware, insightful, sensuousness, conscious organization. I like to support creating leaders and role models that can extend our community with a positive message. Extending to others the challenge and joy of practices to know thyself.

I like the feel of working with others,  of when I am conversing, eating, drinking, exercising, just moving with conscious intention surrounded by others, all who are doing the work – then I am at home, living my dharma in the core of beingness.” 

A Focus On Living by Calvin

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Empowering Yourself To Begin

 by Calvin Harris, H. W. M.

You’ve  come up with an idea or goal to put into action — whether it’s eating healthier or finding a perfect travel place or  starting a business — Now comes the question, how to begin?

 

In some cases, you can look to someone who is already doing it and then reenact their strategy which can prove useful. Learning from experience is a great way to gain confidence and accelerate your own learning curve. I benefit from such observations myself.

 

But it’s equally important to remember that these habits and systems, are strategies that successful people realized while on their journey to success, what tools they are using today is probably not the same ones they began with.

 

You might want to stay cognizant to their tools and optimal running practices,  they could be unworkable in getting your concept started because  there is a difference between  what is operational and what is a starting point.

 

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Therefore,  just copying their style can erode your confidence in what you are doing if you are not conscious of your present starting situation and resources vs someone  using  a time tested ongoing successful strategy and their resources.

Not paying attention can often make you feel like you lack the required resources to even get started. Especially If you are only looking at their present optimal operation.  You can feel or even convince yourself that you need to buy more things, or learn new skills, or meet more people before you can even take the first step toward your goals, and dollars to donuts, that’s not true.

For examples.

You decide you want to do a  weekend bicycling road trip. You have the proper bike and gear, but you start to notice Johnny De Gearpacker and Mildred the Adventuress,  who have spent a fortune on gear: rainproof  tents, moisture-wicking clothes, special bike tires, and shoes.  Now I’m not saying gear is not important. Great gear can make your travels much easier on the road, but it’s not required. You don’t need new bike shoes to start riding. You don’t need new cooking pots to start eating healthy. And you don’t need a new mountain bike to start weekend travel trips. Those things might be optimal, but they are not needed in the beginning.

You can argue that it’s hard to travel light without the right bike gear, but the truth is you could make it work with what you have now.

 

When starting a business, and having caught the entrepreneurial spirit, one can become obsessed with having “the Best,” in office space and equipment. I came to find out that success could happen with a laptop, cellphone, and a corner of a table at a coffee shop. Yep, that is without great office space and staff.

 

Avoiding starts by demanding the Optimal, is what I have seen in many talented people, with their claiming to need to “learn more” or “get all of their ducks in a row”  before they start. This often becomes a crutch that can prevent you from moving forward on the stuff that actually matters.

 

Obsessing about the Optimal can be a clever way to prevent yourself from doing the hard work or gaining the habits necessary for your success.

 

If you are a regular reader to my blogs, you know, I’m all for optimizing and improvement. Your gains fill me with joy. Altered habits, no matter how small, leave me cheering. Increase levels of consistency make my heart race. But don’t let visions of the Ultimate prevent you from getting started in the first place.

 

A bad start can always be improved, but obsessing over the perfect outcome will never bring you anywhere near your goal on its own. If you want to be happy set about actions that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and moves you towards your goals.

 

Urge for Adventure August 2019

Urge for Adventure August 2019

EVENTS, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, ENGAGE

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August is the best month of summer

June is hectic, what with all those weddings and graduations. July is loud — firecrackers, family reunions — and the humidity is stifling.

 

But August, Ahh, August! For some it is the most perfect month of the summer.  It's high season for  fruits and veggies. Many parts of the country it is a nice break from the thick, sweltering days of July and the rainy days of June. Fewer rainy days means more sunshine, which gives us a good dose of Vitamin D — builder of strong bones and teeth and fabulous hair. Not to mention Good Moods.

 

It is as if by Natures decree,  that We are required to “take it easy” (National Lazy Day is Aug. 10. National Relaxation Day is Aug. 15.)  Go ahead and enjoy a box of  Crayon’s or colored pencils (check out the new adult coloring books).

 

Athletes will be going for their personal best. You can make a splash in the pool and be the star, speaking of Stars. August in the sky are Stars galore as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man’s walk on the moon

For that reason, check on programs from PBS and tips from NASA on what’s available and when. Or for other fun ideas keep reading.

 

August 2019 Monthly Holidays

 

American Adventures Month

American Artists Appreciation Month

American Indian Heritage Month

Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month

Black Business Month

Boomers making a Difference

Boomers making a Difference

Boomers Making A Difference Month

Bystander Awareness Month

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month

Child Support Awareness Month

Children's Vision & Learning Month

Golf Month

Happiness Happens Month

Motor Sports Awareness Month

National Breastfeeding Month

National Catfish Month

National Crayon Collection Month 

National Goat Cheese Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Panini Month 

National Read A Romance Novel Month

National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

National Traffic Awareness Month

National Truancy Prevention Month

National Water Quality Month

National Wellness Month

National Win With Civility Month

Neurosurgery Outreach Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Read-A-Romance Month

Rye Month

Tomboy Tools Month

What Will Be Your Legacy Month

World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month 

 

August 2019  Multi-Day & Weekly Events

 

American History Essay Contest Aug 01 - Dec15

International Clown Week: 1-7

International Mathematicians Week: 1-9

Lollapalooza: 1-4  (Moved from July)

National Cleanse Your Skin Week

National Minority Donor Awareness Week: 1-7

Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7

Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow: 2-11

Sturgis Rally: 2-11

Satchmo Days: 2-4 

Assistance Dog Week: 4-10 

Exercise With Your Child Week: 4-10

National Button Week: 4-10 

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National Farmers' Market Week: 4-10 

National Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10

National Health Center Week: 4-10

National Psychic Week: 4-9

Rock for Life Week: 4-7

Single Working Women's Week: 4-10 

Stop on Red Week: 4-10

Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 5-9

National Bargain Hunting Week: 5-11

Old Fiddlers' Week: 5-10

Numismatic Week (World's Fair of Money): 6-10

National Hobo Week: 8-11

Elvis Week: 9-17

International Tree Climbing Days: 9-11

Perseid Meteor Showers: 9-13

National Motorcycle Week: 11-17

Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 11-17

National Resurrect Romance Week:11-17

Weird Contest Week: 11-17

US Amateur Golf Week: 12-18

National Aviation Week: 15-21 

Little League World Series: 15-25

Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24

National Chef's Appreciation Week: 18-24 

Chuckwagon Races: 24-9/1

Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31

World Water Week: 25-30 

National Composites Week: 26-30 

National Safe at Home Days: 26-30

National Sweet Corn Week: Aug 29- Sep 02

 

 

 

AUGUST 2019 Daily Fun and Wacky Days

 

Aug 01     Thu         Girlfriend's Day

Aug 01     Thu         Earth Over Shoot Day

World Wide Web

World Wide Web

Aug 01     Thu         World Wide Web Day

 

 

Aug 02    Fri           Coloring Book Day

Aug 02    Fri           Homemade Pie

Aug 02    Fri           Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Aug 02    Fri           International Beer Day

Aug 02    Fri           Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day

 

 

 

Aug 03    Sat           Disc Golf Day

Aug 03    Sat           International Friendship Day

Aug 03    Sat           International hangover Day

Aug 03    Sat           Mustard Day

Aug 03    Sat           Sandcastle Day

Aug 03    Sat           Watermelon Day           

 

Aug 04    Sun         Chocolate Chip Day

Aug 04    Sun   National Friendship Day

Aug 04    Sun         National Sister’s Day

Aug 05    Mon         Doll Day

Aug 05    Mon        Oyster Day

Aug 05    Mon        Psychic Day

Aug 05    Mon        Underwear Day

Aug 05    Mon        Work Like a Dog Day

 

Aug 06    Tue          Fresh Breath Day

Aug 06    Tue          Root Beer Float Day

 

Aug 07    Wed         Lighthouse Day

Aug 07    Wed        Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day

Aug 07    Wed        Professional Speakers Day

 

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Book Lover

Aug 08    Thu         Happiness Happens Day

Aug 08    Thu         International Cat Day

Aug 08    Thu         The Date to Create Day

 

Aug 09    Fri           Book Lovers Day

Aug 09    Fri           Int’l World’s Indigenous People’s Day

Aug 09    Fri           Shop Online for Groceries Day

Aug 09    Fri           Veep Day

 

Aug 10     Sat           Bowling Day

Aug 10     Sat           Lazy Day

Aug 10     Sat           Middle Child Day

Aug 10     Sat           Skyscraper Appreciation Day

Aug 10     Sat           Smithsonian Day

Aug 10     Sat           S’mores Day

Aug 10     Sat           World Lion Day

 

Aug 11     Sun         Hip Hop Day

Aug 11     Sun         Presidential Joke Day

Aug 11     Sun         Son and Daughter Day

 

Aug 12     Mon         Assistance Dog Day

Aug 12     Mon        IBM PC Day

Aug 12     Mon        International Youth Day

Aug 12     Mon        Middle Child Day

Aug 12     Mon        Milkman Day

Aug 12     Mon        Sewing Machine Day

Aug 12     Mon        Vinyl  Record Day

Aug 12     Mon        World Elephant Day

 

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Left handed man

Aug 13     Tue          International Left-Handers Day

 

Aug 14     Wed         Creamsicle Day

Aug 14     Wed        International Rose Day

Aug 14     Wed        Navajo Code Talkers Day

 

Aug 15     Thu         Best Friends Day

Aug 15     Thu         Relaxation Day

 

Aug 16     Fri           Airborne Day

Grooming Day

Grooming Day

Aug 16     Fri           Brothers Day

Aug 16     Fri           Joke Day

Aug 16     Fri           Men’s Grooming Day

Aug 16     Fri           Rollercoaster Day

Aug 16     Fri           Wave at Surveillance Day

 

Aug 17     Sat           Black Cat Appreciation Day

Aug 17     Sat           I Love My Feet Day

Aug 17     Sat           International Geocaching Day

Aug 17     Sat           Meaning of ‘is’ Day

Aug 17     Sat           Thrift Shop Day

Aug 17     Sat           World Honeybee Day

 

Aug 18     Sun         Bad Poetry Day

Aug 18     Sun         Chef Appreciation Day

Aug 18     Sun         Fajita Day

Aug 18     Sun         Mail Order Catalog Day

Aug 18     Sun         Serendipity Day

 

Aug 19     Mon         National Aviation Day

Aug 19     Mon        Cupcake Day

Aug 19     Mon        International Bow Day

Aug 19     Mon        World Humanitarian Day

Aug 19     Mon        World Photo Day

 

Aug 20    Tue          Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

Aug 20    Tue          Radio Day

Aug 20    Tue          World Mosquito Day

 

Aug 21     Wed         Internet Self-Care Day

Aug 21     Wed        Poet’s Day

Aug 21     Wed        Senior Citizen’s Day

Aug 21     Wed        Spumoni Day

 

Aug 22    Thu         Be An Angel Day

Aug 22    Thu         Hoodie Hoo Day

Aug 22    Thu         Southern Hemisphere

Aug 22    Thu         Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

 

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Aug 23    Fri           Remembrance Day of Slave Trade

Aug 23    Fri           Ride Like the Wind Day

Aug 23    Fri           Valentino Day

Aug 23    Fri           World Daffodil Day

 

Aug 24    Sat           International Bat Night

Aug 24    Sat           Knife Day

Aug 24    Sat           Pluto Demoted Day

Aug 24    Sat           Waffle Iron Day

 

Aug 25    Sun         Go Topless Day

Aug 25    Sun         Kiss and Make Up Day

Aug 25    Sun         Second-Hand Wardrobe Day

Aug 25    Sun         Whiskey Sour Day

Aug 26    Mon         National Dog Appreciation Day

Aug 26    Mon        Toilet Paper Day

Aug 26    Mon        Women’s Equality Day

 

Aug 27    Tue          Just Because Day

Aug 27    Tue          The Duchess Who Wasn't Day

 

Aug 28    Wed         Crackers Over The Keyboard Day

Aug 28    Wed        National Bow Tie Day

Aug 28    Wed        Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

Aug 28    Wed        Radio Commercials Day

Aug 28    Wed        Tug-of-War Day

 

Aug 29    Thu         According to Hoyle Day

Aug 29    Thu         Individual Rights Day

Aug 29    Thu         More Herbs, Less Salt Day

 

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Aug 30    Fri           Holistic Pet Day

Aug 30    Fri           Int’l Cabernet Sauvignon Day

Aug 30    Fri           National Frankenstein Day

Aug 30    Fri           Toasted Marshmallow Day

 

Aug 31     Sat           Cowgirl Day

Aug 31     Sat           Eat Outside Day

Aug 31     Sat           Franchise Appreciation Day

Aug 31     Sat           International Bacon Day

Aug 31     Sat           Litigating Lawyers Day

Aug 31     Sat           Matchmaker Day

Aug 31     Sat           Pony Express Day

Self Care Making Time For You

 

Making Time For You

by Calvin Harris H.W., M.

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Between the demands of working and bringing home a paycheck, family obligations, paying the bills, social media, and a little time for friends . . . it feels like no time is left for you.

 

As part of Self-Care month, I wanted you to focus on making time for yourself. Self-Care is another way of saying let’s be Healthy. Which is really different from saying let me be selfish.

 

Another idea to consider about Health, is that health is not always maintained from medicines. Medicine suggests you can be relieved of dis-ease, or chemically restore a balance in pursuit of the healthy Body. A healthy lifestyle, I suggest, may take you further than just medicine alone. Consider adding activities and things that contribute to peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. And, oh yes, liberal amounts of laughter and love to be applied daily for self-care.

 

To have a healthy lifestyle takes a change in habits, a conscious focus to make time for yourself each day, even if it is only fifteen minutes a day. It is important but, unfortunately, I have seen from clients in my life coaching business time and again it’s something they will let slide or neglect in their busy stressed-out life and wonder why they feel the way they do.

 

When your thoughts are negative or unsupportive of your happiness and success you feel out of balance or dis-eased. You will find that to change your thinking means to stop beating yourself up: instead, redirect your thinking to thoughts that will support your success and happiness. Laugh, if you can, when you think about the time you have spent obsessing over matters that are not happening or have run their course and are completed.

 

Suggestion: Arrange whatever small block of time you can to just stop - and draw back from the fast-paced routine of the day to just be truly with yourself and, if possible, define how you feel, or what you’ve learned or experienced. In those moments with yourself take stock to see how you live, and most importantly what gives you enjoyment. The importance of this exercise is that you are not just letting your life slip away from you.

 

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Self-Care moments exist to counteract living life on autopilot. Use tools like journaling to become more mindful in your day-to-day life. It can take just minutes a day to inspire valuable Habit changes. Two wonderful sources I use and that can get you started in that direction are: First, the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey, which is a book written on Covey's belief that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions. And the second is by a company called Vertellis, who has put out an actual journaling formatted book called Vertellis Chapters Journal. I highly recommend both for anyone looking to draw out of themselves and refresh their perspective on how they view the world and are living their lives in it. This is also preparation for those who choose to move their life forward. (Unsurprisingly, this forward movement comes with a feeling of living in gratitude and to have no regrets.)

 

Over the next 7 to 10 years, the world will look a whole lot different. “AI” Technology will see to that! Computer monitors and other screen-time activities will obliterate “quality”-self-time and instill the mantra “staying busy is more important than self-reflection." Unfortunately, this can create less understanding of oneself and the ability one has for crucial thinking and coping with change in a healthy manner. So, my mission is to facilitate meaningful habit changes with Life Coaching and encouraging self-dialog through Journaling and small group activities. I liken Journaling to going through a maze or Labyrinth of your mind, giving you an outlet for self-reflection and development.

 

Encouraging these offline moments increases space for self-reflection and can spark sincere conversations with yourself and people you care about to inspire a wholeness within you, through reflection, and self-awareness for a happier, satisfying and more meaningful life.

 

A satisfying life is what I call a successful life. It goes against conventional thinking, but the word successful, in its normal sense of the word usually is the measure of “other people’s criteria" or standards, not by what the individual creates as criteria for themselves. Flip that around with the use of the word Satisfaction: Now, you see, that is measured, and criteria of your own mind, heart, and efforts are in play.

 

Routine Daily habits of journaling will allow you to identify your greatest hopes, fears, and dreams, to process that information before you go into a situation that truly matters to you; to learn and name what could hold you back from exploring your innate creativity; to find the nature of what holds you in its grip such as “you’re scared of being disliked”, or “people don’t hear your voice”, or “ fear of letting other people down” –etc., etc. The practice of pinpointing your emotional state is what psychologists call emotional granularity. It is suggested that people who exhibit greater emotional granularity regulate their feelings better and have a greater sense of satisfaction regarding appropriate responses in stressful situations.

 

Making time for yourself, with daily Journaling, is Self Care that helps you speak to and act with greater control of your interactions, rather than pushing emotions down and numbing yourself to life or being tossed around like salad when stressful situations hit.

 

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To sum up, having a healthy lifestyle takes a change in habits, creating a routine that makes time for yourself – operating in mind, heart, and soul, to consciously focus each day. This type of Self Care gives you the opportunity to see yourself as Conscious mind, the ability to think, "to create and govern thought" and as the vehicle to create your reality.

 

To investigate this idea further go to https://www.theprosperos.com/  There you will find audio lessons for individual and community group learning.

 

For Life-Coaching contact Calvin: ialchemy1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Urge for Adventure July 2019

Self Care Month

Self Care Month



HEY GUYS,

 It’s July, Summer is now in full swing, outside activities and celebrations are great, the sun is high in the sky for longer days and nights.

Some awesome choices for you to engage in for fun, or even a bit of outrageousness, can be found in our daily calendar of events for July, dazzle yourself with situations, and things to enhance your social standing, or if nothing else, to give you great conversation material.

After Perusing the July calendar page below. Check out Current or Pass Blogs pages by navigating the tabs at the top of each page. Find Items to reset your perspective or just enjoy the pictures.

From time to time this July, stop and ponder the words of Peter Marshall when he said: “May we think of Freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”




JULY 2019 SPECIAL MONTH-LONG EVENT:

Cell Phone Courtesy Month 

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Family Golf Month Link

Fragile X Awareness Month Link

Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month

Independent Retailer Month

Int’l Group B Strep Awareness Month

World Wide Self Publishing Zine

World Wide Self Publishing Zine

International Zine Month

National Anti-Boredom Month

National Baked Beans Month

National Blueberries Month

National Culinary Arts Month

National Deli Sandwich Month

National Grilling Month

National HIV Awareness Month 

National Horseradish Month

National Hot Dog Month

National Ice Cream Month

Nat’l Make A Difference to Children Month

Nat’l Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Man in nature

Man in nature

National Parks & Recreation Month

National Picnic Month

Nat’l Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month

National Vacation Rental Month

National Watermelon Month

Self-Care Month 

Smart Irrigation Month

Social Wellness Month

Terrorism/Disaster Education Month

Tour de France

UV Safety Month

Wheat Month

World Watercolor Month

Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month




July 2019 Weekly  & Multi-Day Celebration

 

World Jump Rope Days: 2-12 

Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days: (Jul.3 to Aug.15) 

Beer Pong Days: 3-7

Bean and Bacon Days: 3-7

National Tom Sawyer Days: 3-6

Roswell New Mexico

Roswell New Mexico

Roswell UFO Days: 5-7

Tour de France: 6-28

Creative Maladjustment Week: 7-14

Sports Cliché Week: 7-13

World Body Painting Days: 11-13

Freedom Week CAMBRIDGE  Week: 12-17

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow: 12-14

National Nude Recreation Week: 8-14

Body Deserve Massage Week:15-22

Capture the Sunset Photo Week: 16-23

National Baby Food Days: 17-20

National Ventriloquism Days: 17-20 

Comic Con International Days: 18-21

Hemingway Look-Alike Days: 18-21

Celebration of The Horse Days: 19-21

Robin Hood Day: 19-21 

Guy Quilters

Guy Quilters

North American SCRABBLE Championship Days: 20-24 

International Lace Week: 21-27 

Nat’l Independent Retailers Week: 21-27

Nat’l Zoo Keeper Week:21-27

RAGBRAI  Days: 21-27

20th Anniversary Quilt Odyssey Days: 25-28



National Garlic Days: 19- 23

Nat’l Little League Baseball Days: Jul 27- Aug 25 





July 2019 Daily Holidays

 

Mon. Jul 1     Canada Day

Mon. Jul 1     Medicare's Birthday

Mon. Jul 1     National Deep-Fried Clams Day

Mon. Jul 1     National GSA Employee Day

Postal Workers Day

Postal Workers Day

Mon. Jul 1     National Postal Workers Day

Mon. Jul 1    New Moon Eclipse Day

Mon. Jul 1     Resolution Renewal Day

Mon. Jul 1     U.S. Postage Stamp Day

Mon. Jul 1     Zip Code Day



Tue. Jul 2      I  Forgot Day

Tue. Jul 2      Made In The USA Day

Tue. Jul 2      World UFO Day

 

Wed. Jul 3     Compliment Your Mirror Day

Wed. Jul 3     International Plastic Bag Free Day

Wed. Jul 3     Stay Out Of The Sun Day

 

Thu. Jul 4      Boom Box Parade Day

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Thu. Jul 4      Earth at Aphelion

Thu. Jul 4      Fourth of July or Independence Day

Thu. Jul 4      Independence From Meat Day

Thu. Jul 4      Indivisible Day

Thu. Jul 4      Ratha Yatra

 





Fri. Jul 5        Bikini Day

Fri. Jul 5        National Apple Turnover Day

Fri. Jul 5        Work-a-holics Day



Sat. Jul 6       Fried Chicken Day: 6 Link

Sat. Jul 6       Hop A Park Day: 6 (First Saturday)

The Kiss

The Kiss

Sat. Jul 6       International Kissing Day 

Sat. Jul 6       National Hand Roll Day

Sat. Jul 6       Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

Sat. Jul 6       U. N. International Day of Cooperatives

 

Sun. Jul 7      Chocolate Day

Sun. Jul 7      Father-Daughter Day

Sun. Jul 7      Global Forgiveness Day

Sun. Jul 7      National Dive Bar Day

Sun. Jul 7      Tell The Truth Day

Sun. Jul 7      Victims of  Dallas, Texas Attack Day

 

Mon. Jul 8     Coca Cola Day     

Mon. Jul 8     National Blueberry Day

Education science - technology -arts - culture and sports 2.0 Day

Education science - technology -arts - culture and sports 2.0 Day

Mon. Jul 8     Math 2.0 Day (Math with technology)     

Mon. Jul 8     Savor  Comic, Unplug the Drama Day

Mon. Jul 8     Video Games Day








Tue. Jul 9      Bee Awareness Day

Tue. Jul 9      Clerihew Day (write that Poem)

Tue. Jul 9      Global Energy Independence Day

Tue. Jul 9      National No Bra Day

 

Wed. Jul 10   Martyrdom of The Bab

Wed. Jul 10   Piña Colada Day

Wed. Jul 10   U.S. Energy Independence Day

Wed. Jul 10   World Population Day

 

Thu. Jul 11    Cheer Up The Lonely Day

Thu. Jul 11    Different Colored Eyes Day

Thu. Jul 11    Pecan Pie Day

Thu. Jul 11    National Rainier Cherries Day

Thu. Jul 11    Slurpee Day

Thu. Jul 11    World Population Day

Fri. Jul 12      Collector’s  Car Appreciation Day

Fri. Jul 12      National Motorcycle Day

Fri. Jul 12      Maritime Radio Night

Fri. Jul 12      Simplicity Day

 

 

Embrace Baldness

Embrace Baldness

Sat. Jul 13     Bald Is In

Sat. Jul 13     Carver Day

Sat. Jul 13     Embrace Your Geekiness Day

Sat. Jul 13     Grange Day

Sat. Jul 13     Gruntled Workers Day

Sat. Jul 13     International Skinny Dip Day

Sat. Jul 13     National Beef Tallow Day

Sat. Jul 13     National French Fries Day

Sat. Jul 13     National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day

Sat. Jul 13     World Cup Soccer Day

 



Sun Jul 14     Bastille Day

Sun Jul 14     International Nude Day

Sun Jul 14     National Macaroni and Cheese Day

Sun Jul 14     Shark Awareness Day



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Mon Jul 15    Be A Dork Day

Mon Jul 15    Gummi Worm Day

Mon Jul 15    National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Mon Jul 15    National Give Something Away Day

Mon Jul 15    National Pet Fire Safety Day

Mon Jul 15    Saint Switching’s Day

Mon Jul 15    World Youth Skills Day

 

Tue Jul 16     National Personal Chef's Day

Tue Jul 16     World Snake Day

 

Wed Jul 17    Disneyland Day

Wed Jul 17    National Hot Dog Day

Wed Jul 17    World Day for International Criminal Justice

Wed Jul 17    World Emoji Day

Wed Jul 17    Wrong Way Corrigan Day

 

Brotha K - Rahn & Altapasa Hope - knowing who you serve

Brotha K - Rahn & Altapasa Hope - knowing who you serve

Thu Jul 18     Get to Know Your Customers Day

Thu Jul 18     International Nelson Mandela Day

Thu Jul 18     National Caviar Day

Thu Jul 18     National Sour Candy Day









Fri Jul 19       National Daiquiri Day

Fri Jul 19       National Garlic Days

Fri Jul 19       National Raspberry Cake Day

 

Sat Jul 20      International Cake Day

Sat Jul 20      Moon Day

Sat Jul 20      Space Exploration Day

Sat Jul 20      Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day

Sat Jul 20      Get rid of "Could Haves" & "Should Haves"

Sat Jul 20      Woodie Wagon Day

Sat Jul 20      World Jump Day

 

Sun Jul 21     Fast of Tammuz: 21

Sun Jul 21     Legal Drinking Age Day

Sun Jul 21     National Be Someone Day

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Sun Jul 21     National Ice Cream Day

Sun Jul 21     National Junk Food Day

Sun Jul 21     International Zine Library Day.



Mon Jul 22    Casual Pi Day  (22/7)

Mon Jul 22    Fragile X Awareness Day

Mon Jul 22    Global Hug Your Kid Day

Mon Jul 22    Rat-catchers Day

Mon Jul 22    Spooners (Spoonerism) Day

 

Tue Jul 23     Hot Enough For Ya Yet Day

 

Wed Jul 24    Church of Latter-Day Saints Pioneer Day

Wed Jul 24    Cousins Day

Wed Jul 24    International Self Care Day

Wed Jul 24    National Drive-Thru Day

Wed Jul 24    National Tequila Day

Wed Jul 24    National Thermal Engineers Day

Wed Jul 24    Tell An Old Joke Day


Thu Jul 25     National Refreshment Day

Thu Jul 25     Red Shoe Day

Thu Jul 25     Video Games Day

 

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Fri Jul 26       Americans With Disabilities Day

Fri Jul 26       Armed Forces Unification Day

Fri Jul 26       Aunts and Uncles Day

Fri Jul 26       Bagelfest Day

Fri Jul 26       Lumberjack Day

Fri Jul 26       National Get Narly Day

Fri Jul 26       National Talk in An Elevator Day

Fri Jul 26       One Voice Day

Fri Jul 26       System Administrator Appreciation Day

 

Sat Jul 27      Love Is Kind Day

Sat Jul 27      National Dance Day

Sat Jul 27      National Day of the Cowboy

Sat Jul 27      National Day of Lament

Sat Jul 27      Nat’l Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Sat Jul 27      Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day

Sat Jul 27      Walk on Stilts Day








Sun Jul 28     National Chocolate Milk Day

Sun Jul 28     National Waterpark Day

Sun Jul 28     World Hepatitis Awareness Day

 

Mon Jul 29    International Chicken Wing Day

Mon Jul 29    International Tiger Day

Mon Jul 29    Lasagna Day

Mon Jul 29    National Lipstick Day

Mon Jul 29    Rain Day

 

Paper Back Books

Paper Back Books

Tue Jul 30     Cheesecake Day

Tue Jul 30     Medicare's Birthday

Tue Jul 30     International Day of Friendship

Tue Jul 30     National Chicken and Waffles Day

Tue Jul 30     National Support Public Education Day

Tue Jul 30     National Whistleblowers Appreciation Day

Tue Jul 30     Paperback Book Day

Tue Jul 30     World Day Against Trafficking People

 

 

Wed Jul 31    National Avocado Day

Wed Jul 31    National Mutt Day

Wed Jul 31    Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

Wed Jul 31    World Ranger Day

Urge for Adventure June 2019

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE MONTH (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE)

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE MONTH (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE)

Hey all!

Welcome to another monthly selection of activity nuggets, the month of June features exploration and sensations that can expand your personal boundaries by breaking habits in small steps.

In your plan you must integrate elements of fun. Therefor we have activities that you can interact with as much or as little as you like but are design to expand your norm.  This is about summer and you, examining and unleashing boundaries. It is a roundabout way of getting you to feelings, and having gratification in your authenticity, and self-ownership in yourself as the architect of your habits rather than the victim of them.  

Thus, we provide wacky, yet useful information that not only is to Motivate you (that’s what gets you started) but that also helps form Habits (that keeps you going.}

I’ve compiled an assortment of monthly to daily activities that are for laughs, intrigue, and or to get your butt into action. So Try one you might like it.  

 

 Unique & Fun Themes for June 2019 

 

June 2019 Special MONTH-LONG EVENT:

ALZHEIMER'S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH

AMERICA KIDS IN SPORTS MONTH

AQUARIUM and ZOO MONTH

AUDIO BOOK APPRECIATION MONTH

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO MONTH 

CANDY MONTH

CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

DAIRY and DAIRY ALTERNATIVES MONTH

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS MONTH

FIGHT THE FILTHY FLY MONTH

Pride Month

Pride Month

GAY LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH -50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and celebration Pride Month

GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH- CAMPING, GARDENS, & RIVERS

INT’L MEN’S HEALTH EDUCATION & AWARENESS MONTH

NATIONAL ADOPT A CAT MONTH

NATIONAL DJ MONTH

NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MONTH

NATIONAL HOME OWNERSHIP MONTH

NATIONAL HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

NATIONAL ICED TEA MONTH

NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH

NATIONAL ROSE MONTH

National Safety Month

National Soul Food Month

National smile and Oral Health Month

Professional Wellness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Rebuild Your Life Month

TURKEY LOVERS MONTH

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Month (Northern Hemisphere)



JUNE 2019 WEEK & MULTI DAY EVENT:

National Boating & Fishing: June 01-09

National Lemonade Days: June 01-09


Protected Valuables

Protected Valuables

Bed Bug Awareness Week: June 02-08

Community Health Improvement Week: Jun 02-08

National Business Etiquette Week: June 02-08

National Headache Awareness Week: June 02-08

National Sun Safety Week: June 02-08

Pet Appreciation Week: June 02-08






Hemp History Week: June 03-09

Superman Days: June 06-09

Greencare For Troops Days: June 09-15

Nat’l Auto Service Professionals Week: June 09-15

National Email Week: June 09-15

National Flag Week: June 09-15

National Body Piercing Week: June 10-16

National Men's Health Week: June 10-16

National Hermit Week: June 13-20

National Nursing Assistants Days: June 13-19

US Open Golf Championship: June 13-16

Duct Tape Days: June 13-15

Animal Rights Awareness: June 16-22

National Craft Spirits Week: June 16-22

Universal Father's Week: June 16-22

Bartender of The Year Days: June 17-20

Meet A Mate Week: June 17-23

National Pollinator Week: June 17-23

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 23-29

National Mosquito Awareness Week: June 23-29

Windjammer Days: June 23-29

Nat’l Awareness & Prevention of Eye Injuries: June 27 -July 04

North American Organic Brewers Days: June 28-30

Water Ski Days: June 28-30

When you think you are looking like the Tour de France

When you think you are looking like the Tour de France

Tour de France: June 29-July 21











National Tom Sawyer Days: June 30-July 04





JUNE 2018 DAILY SPECIAL AND WACKY DAY EVENTS:


Sat. Jun 1 Artichoke Days

Sat. Jun 1 Drawing or Pencil Day

Sat. Jun 1 Heimlich Maneuver Day

Sat. Jun 1 National Bubbly Day

Sat. Jun 1 National Dare Day:

Sat. Jun 1 National Go Barefoot Day

Sat. Jun 1 National Olive Day

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Sat. Jun 1 National Pen Pal Day

Sat. Jun 1 National Trails Day

Sat. Jun 1 Say Something Nice Day

Sat. Jun 1 Superman's Birthday

Sat. Jun 1 World Reef Day

Sun. Jun 2 National Animal Rights Day

Sun. Jun 2 National Bubba Day

Sun. Jun 2 National Cancer Survivors Day

Sun. Jun 2 Nat’l Gun Violence Awareness Day

Sun. Jun 2 International Sex Workers Day

Sun. Jun 2 National Rotisserie Chicken Day

Sun. Jun 2 Children's Memorial Day

Mon. Jun 3 Leave The Office Early Day

Mon. Jun 3 National Repeat Day

Mon. Jun 3 Wonder Woman Day

Mon. Jun 3 World Bicycle Day



Tue. Jun 4 Audacity To Hope Day

Tue. Jun 4 National Cheese Day

Tue. Jun 4 National Cognac Day

Tue. Jun 4 Int’l Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Tue. Jun 4 International Hug Your Cat Day

Tue. Jun 4 National SAFE Day

Tue. Jun 4 Old Maid's Day



Wed. Jun 5 Baby Boomers Recognition

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Wed. Jun 5 Festival of Popular Delusions Day

Wed. Jun 5 Global Running Day

Wed. Jun 5 Hot Air Balloon Day

Wed. Jun 5 National Moonshine Day

Wed. Jun 5 National Gingerbread Day

Wed. Jun 5 National Tailors Day

Wed. Jun 5 National Veggie Burgers Day

Wed. Jun 5 World Environment Day




Thur. Jun 6       Atheists Pride Day

Thur. Jun 6       Drive-in Movie Day

Thur. Jun 6       National Eye-wear Day

Thur. Jun 6       Nat’l Gardening Exercise Day

Thur. Jun 6       National Higher Education Day

Thur. Jun 6       YMCA Day

Thur. Jun 6       Yo Yo Day


 

 

Fri. Jun 7           Banana Split Days

Fri. Jun 7           Donuts Day [Salvation Army]

Fri. Jun 7           Horseradish Days

Fri. Jun 7           Nat’l Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Fri. Jun 7           VCR Day

                   

         

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Sat. Jun 8           Best Friends Day

Sat. Jun 8          Belmont Stakes

Sat. Jun 8          Family Fitness & Health Day

Sat. Jun 8          Int’l Shavout (at Sundown)

Sat. Jun 8          Name Your Poison Day

Sat. Jun 8          National Rose' (wine) Day

Sat. Jun 8           World Bike Naked Day

Sat. Jun 8           World Gin Day

Sat. Jun 8           World Knit & Crotchet Day

Sat. Jun 8           World Oceans Day

 

Sun. Jun 9         Abused Women & Children's Awareness Day

Multicultural Two Worlds One Life

Multicultural Two Worlds One Life

Sun. Jun 9         International Archives Day

Sun. Jun 9         Interracial Marriage Loving Day

Sun. Jun 9         Multicultural American Child Day

Sun. Jun 9         Toy Industry Day

Sun. Jun 9         World Races Unity Day

         

 

Mon. Jun 10     Ball Point Pen Day

Mon. Jun 10     Founders Alcoholics Anonymous Day

Herbs & Spice

Herbs & Spice

Mon. Jun 10     Iced Tea Day:

Mon. Jun 10     National Herbs & Spices Day







Tue. Jun 11       Corn on the Cob Day

Make Life Beautiful

Make Life Beautiful

Tue. Jun 11       National Cotton Candy Day

Tue. Jun 11       National Dirty Book Day

Tue. Jun 11       National Make Life Beautiful Day

Tue. Jun 11       World Pet Memorial Day

         

         

Wed. Jun 12     Crowded Nest Awareness Day

Wed. Jun 12     National Jerky Meat Day

Wed. Jun 12     National Interracial Marriage Day

Wed. Jun 12     National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Wed. Jun 12     National Red Rose Day

Wed. Jun 12     Superman Day






Thur. Jun 13     National Kitchen Klutzes Day

Thur. Jun 13     Weed Your Garden Day

Thur. Jun 13     National Career Nursing Assistants Day

Thur. Jun 13     Random Acts of Light

Thur. Jun 13     Roller Coaster Day

 

Fri. Jun 14         National Bourbon Day

Fri. Jun 14         Army's Birthday

Fri. Jun 14         Family History Day

Fri. Jun 14         Flag Day: 14

Fri. Jun 14         International Bath Day

Fri. Jun 14         Monkey Around Day

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Fri. Jun 14         National Flip Flop Day

Fri. Jun 14         Wear Blue Day

Fri. Jun 14         World Blood Donor Day

  

 

Sat. Jun 15        Global Wind Day

Sat. Jun 15        Magna Carta Day

Sat. Jun 15        Mermaids/men Day

Sat. Jun 15        Native American Citizenship Day

Sat. Jun 15        Nature Photography Day

Sat. Jun 15        Nat’l Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers

Sat. Jun 15        National Smile Power Day

Sat. Jun 15        Prune Day

Sat. Jun 15        World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Sat. Jun 15        World Juggling Day

 

Sun. Jun 16       Husband Caregiver Day

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sun. Jun 16       National Father's Day

Sun. Jun 16       National Fudge Day       

Sun. Jun 16       National Apple Strudel & Cherry Tart Day

Sun. Jun 16       Eat Fresh Veggies Day

Sun. Jun 16       National Turkey Lovers’ Day

         

Mon. Jun 17     National Garbage Man Day

Mon. Jun 17     Motorcycle To Ride To Work Day

Mon. Jun 17     World Day To Combat Desertification & Drought

Mon. Jun 17     World Tessellation Day (perfectly repeating shapes & patterns)

 

 Tue. Jun 18       Autistic Pride Day

Tue. Jun 18       International Picnic Day

Tue. Jun 18       International Sushi Day

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Tue. Jun 18       National Go Fishing Day

Tue. Jun 18       National Splurge Day

Tue. Jun 18       Sustainable Gastronomy Day

 

Wed. Jun 19     National BSD Computer System Day

Juneteenth is commemorated at the African Burial Ground National Monument Day Slaves were freed

Juneteenth is commemorated at the African Burial Ground National Monument Day Slaves were freed

Wed. Jun 19     National Juneteenth - U. S. Abolish Slavery

Wed. Jun 19     National Martini Day

Wed. Jun 19     National Sauntering Day

Wed. Jun 19     Int’l Day For Elimination of Sexual Conflict Violence







Thur. Jun 20 National Bald Eagle Day

Thur. Jun 20 National Ice Cream Soda Day

Thur. Jun 20 Dump The Pump/ Public Trans Day

Thur. Jun 20 National Kouign Amann Day

Thur. Jun 20 World Productivity Day

Thur. Jun 20 World Refugee Day








Fri. Jun 21 Atheists Solidarity Day

Fri. Jun 21 Global Orgasm Day

Fri. Jun 21 International Day of Yoga

Midsummer Solstice

Midsummer Solstice

Fri. Jun 21 Midsummer Sumner Solstice / Daylight Savings

Fri. Jun 21 World Humanist Day

Fri. Jun 21 World Hydrography Data Day

Fri. Jun 21 World Music Day







Sat. Jun 22        Baby Boomer's Recognition Day: 22

Sat. Jun 22        H VAC Technicians Day: 22  Link)

Sat. Jun 22        Great American Backyard Camp out

Sat. Jun 22        Stupid Guy Thing Day

Sat. Jun 22        Worldwide VW Beetle Day

Sat. Jun 22        National Chocolate Eclair Day       

Sat. Jun 22        National Onion Ring Day

Sat. Jun 22        Heat, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Day







Sun. Jun 23       National Columnists Day

Sun. Jun 23       National Eat At A Food Truck Day

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Sun. Jun 23       National Hydration Day

Sun. Jun 23       National It Go Day

Sun. Jun 23       Pink Flamingo Day

Sun. Jun 23       Public Service Day

Sun. Jun 23       Runner's Selfie Day

Sun. Jun 23       SAT Math Day

Sun. Jun 23       Typing Day



Mon. Jun 24 Celebration of the Senses

Mon. Jun 24 International Fairy Day

Mon. Jun 24 Litha

Mon. Jun 24 National Pralines Day

Mon. Jun 24 National Swim a Lap Day

Mon. Jun 24 Take My Children To Work Day

Mon. Jun 24 Stonewall National Monument Day

Mon. Jun 24 World UFO Day



Tue. Jun 25 Color TV Day

Tue. Jun 25 Day of The Seafarer

Tue. Jun 25 Global Beatles Day

Tue. Jun 25 Global Smurfs Day

Tue. Jun 25 Leon Day

Tue. Jun 25 National Catfish Day

Tue. Jun 25 National Columnists Day



Wed. Jun 26 Beautician's (Hairstylist) Day

Wed. Jun 26 Chocolate Pudding Day

Wed. Jun 26 Tropical Cocktails Day

Wed. Jun 26 World Forgiveness Day

Wed. Jun 26 Harry Potter Day

Wed. Jun 26 Int’l Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

Wed. Jun 26 Int’l Day Support Victims of Torture

Wed. Jun 26 National Canoe Day

Wed. Jun 26 National Parchment Cooking Day

Wed. Jun 26 Same Sex Marriage Day



Thur. Jun 27 Helen Keller Day

Thur. Jun 27 Industrial Workers of The World Day

Small Business Enterprise

Small Business Enterprise

Thur. Jun 27 Micro, Small, & Medium-Sized Enterprises Day

Thur. Jun 27 National Handshake Day

Thur. Jun 27 National HIV Testing Day

Thur. Jun 27 National Onion Day

Thur. Jun 27 National Orange Blossom Day

Thur. Jun 27 National PTSD Awareness Day

Thur. Jun 27 National Sunglasses Day





Fri. Jun 28 Insurance Awareness Day

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Fri. Jun 28 International Body Piercing Day

Fri. Jun 28 National Food Truck Day

Fri. Jun 28 Tau Day





Sat. Jun 29 International Day Of The Tropics

Sat. Jun 29 International Mud Day

Sat. Jun 29 National Camera Day

Sat. Jun 29 National Hugs for Health Day

Sat. Jun 29 National Haskap Berry Day

Sat. Jun 29 Waffle Iron Day

Sat. Jun 29 World Camera Day





Sun. Jun 30 Asteroid Day

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Sun. Jun 30 California Avocado Day

Sun. Jun 30 Descendants Day

Sun. Jun 30 Leap Second Time Adjustment Day

Sun. Jun 30 National Outfit Of The Day, Day

Sun. Jun 30 National Star Meteor Watch Day

Sun. Jun 30 NOW (National Organization For Women) Day

Sun. Jun 30 NYC Pride Day ‘50’ years

Sun. Jun 30 Social Media Day








































































Urge for Adventure May 2019

By Jim French Photo Artist

By Jim French Photo Artist

Hey guys,

May is more than just about laying around and pleasuring yourself (International Masturbation Month). The Month of May derives it name from Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility. It is associated as  Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn (fall) in the Southern hemisphere. It is said that this is the month when things really start growing (no pun intended). May is considered the height of the growing season, when trees and flowers begin to “Fruit and Seed.” Let us take a cue from the month, in considering how our plans for growth are doing. Do they need more attention?

If you don’t have any plans, then lets start some, create some Habits no matter how small, by giving a look through the list of activities in our Calendar section. Often you will find some new favorite activity to engage in or find ideas that challenge you: Either way, you will come away more empowered within yourself. Then make these activities a part of your regular rituals and routine, habits to spur you into a further life.


Unique & Fun Themes for May 2019 

MONTH LONG ACTIVITIES

Aramanth Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Building Safety Month

Chip Your Pet Month Link 

Clean Air Month

Creative Beginnings Month

Date Your Mate Month

Gardening Month

Get Caught Reading Month

Global Civility Awareness Month

International Masturbation Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

Latino Books Month

Military Appreciation Month

Motorcycle Safety Month

Mystery Month

National Barbeque Month

National Bike Month

National Chamber Music Month

National Egg Month

National Foster Care Month

National Good Car Keeping Month

National Hamburger Month 

National Inventors Month

National Meditation Month

National Mental Health Month

National Moving Month

National Pet Month

National Photograph Month

National Preservation Month

National Recommitment Month 

National Salad Month

National Smile Month

National Strawberry Month

National Water Safety Month

Older Americans Month

DNA Average Faces of the World

DNA Average Faces of the World

Personal & Global Health - Fitness Awareness Month

Personal History Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month 

Spiritual Literacy Month

Textile Month 

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month




MULTI DAY & WEEK EVENTS :

National Hug Week - first full week of May

National Teacher's week first full week of May

Nurse's Week - first full week of May

National Small Business Week- first full week of May

National Etiquette Week – second full week of May

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Wildflower Week - week two weeks of May

National Bike Week - third week of May

National Police Week - third week of May

Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of May

Remembrance for Lost Lives  WWII – May 8 and 9

Ramadan: May 6, 2019- June 5, 2019

UNIQUE, FUN AND WACKY DAYS:

Wed.  May 1  Batman Day

Wed.  May 1  Beltane (Gaelic May Day)

Wed.  May 1  Executive Coaching Day

Wed.  May 1  Global Love Day

Wed.  May 1  Int’l Workers Day

Wed.  May 1  LEI DAY

Wed. May 1   Loyalty Day

Wed. May 1   National Skilled Trades Day

Wed. May 1   Stepmothers Day

 

Thu. May 2    Nat’l Brothers & Sisters Day

Thu. May 2    World Password Day

Thu. May 2    National Day of Prayer

Thu. May 2    National Day of Reason

Thu. May 2    Roberts Rules of Order Day

Thu. May 2    World Tuna Day

 

Fri. May 3      Garden Meditation Day

Fri. May 3      Nat’l Two Different  Color Shoes Day

Fri. May 3      International Space Day

Fri. May 3      Public Radio Day

Fri. May 3      World Press Freedom Day

Sat. May 4     Int’l Sauvignon Blanc Day

Sat. May 4     Join Hands Day

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Sat. May 4     National Fitness Day

Sat. May 4     National Homebrew Day

Sat. May 4     Kentucky Derby

Sat. May 4     World Naked Gardening Day

Sat. May 4     International Firefighters Day

Sat. May 4     World Giving Day

 

Sun. May 5    Cartoonists Day

Sun. May 5    Cinco de Mayo

Sun. May 5    Int’l Day of  The Midwife

Sun. May 5    Lemonade Day

Sun. May 5    World Laughter Day

  

Mon. May 6   Int’l Mgt Accounting Day

Mon. May 6   National Beverage Day

Mon. May 6   No Diet Day

Mon. May 6   National Nurses  & RN Day

Mon. May 6   Ramadan - begins sundown

Tue. May 7    Barrier Awareness Day (breaking down obstacles}

Tue. May 7    Nat’l Cosmopolitan Cocktail Day

Tue. May 7    National Masturbation Day

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Plato in his academy,

Tue. May 7    National Tourism Day

Tue. May 7    National Teacher's Day

Tue. May 7    World Day of Genital Autonomy

 

 

Wed. May 8   Great American Grump Out

Wed. May 8   Shift Workers/Night Workers Day

Wed. May 8   No Socks Day

Wed. May 8   Occupational Safety and Health Day

Wed. May 8   Nat’l Receptionist Day

Wed. May 8   World Red Cross Day

Wed. May 8   Free Trade Day

Wed. May 8   V-E Day

       

Thu. May 9    Sleepover Day

 

Fri. May 10   Child Care  Provider Day

Fri. May 10   Clean up Your Room Day

Fri. May10    Military Spouses Day

Fri. May10    Nat’l Public Gardens Day

Sat May11     National Baby Sitters Day

Sat May11     Eat What You Want Day

Sat May11     International Migratory Bird Day

Sat May11     Mother Ocean Day

Sat May11     National Miniature Golf Day

Sat May11     National Windmill Day

Sat May11     Root Canal Appreciation Day

Sat May11     Spring Astronomy Day

Sat May11     Stay Up All Night

Sat May11     World Fair Trade Day

 

 

Symbols of Mother Nature

Symbols of Mother Nature

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Sun May12    Mother's Day

Sun May12    Native American Rights Day

Sun May12    National Limerick Day

Sun May12    International Nurses Day

Sun. May12   National Train Day

Sun. May12   National Windmill Day

 

Mon. May13  AFD military/amateur radio tests

Mon. May13  Mon. May13 

Mon. May13  Hummus Day

Mon. May13  Leprechaun Day

  

Tue. May 14  National Dance Like A Chicken Day

Tue. May 14  National Decency Day

Tue. May 14  The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

Tue. May 14  Underground America Day

 

Wed May 15  National Chocolate Chip Day

Wed May 15  Int’l Day of Families

Wed May 15  Nat’l Employee Health & Fitness Day

Wed May 15  National Juice Slush Day

Wed May 15  International Nakba Day

Wed May 15  Nylon Stockings Day

Wed May 15  National Slider Day

Wed May 15  Police Officer's Memorial Day

Wed May 15  Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

Thu. May16   Int’l Biographer's Day

Thu. May16   International Day of Light

Thu. May16   Mimosa Day

Thu. May16   National Piercing Day

Aging Gays

Aging Gays

Thu. May 16   Honor Our LGBT Elders' Day

Thu. May 16   Love a Tree Day

Thu. May 16   Wear Purple for Peace Day

 

Fri. May 17     National Bike to Work Day

Fri. May 17     Int’l Defense Transportation Day

Fri. May 17     Endangered Species Day

Fri. May 17     International Virtual Assistants Day

Fri. May 17     NASCAR Day

Fri. May 17     National Pizza Party Day

Fri. May 17     Pack Rat Day

Fri. May 17     Same Sex Marriage Day

Fri. May 17     Syttende Mai

Fri. May 17     World Telecommunications Day

Fri. May 17     Int’l Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

 

Sat. May 18    Armed Forces Day

Sat. May 18    Nat’l Bike to Work Day

Sat. May 18    Do Dah Day Parade

Sat. May 18    No Dirty Dishes Day

Sat. May 18    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Sat. May 18    International Museum Day

Sat. May 18    National Learn To Swim Day

Sat. May 18    Morel Mushroom Day

Sat. May 18    Preakness

Sat. May 18    Day of Vesak

Sat. May 18    Visit Your Relatives Day

 

Sun  May 19   Bay to Breakers Footrace Race

Sun  May 19   Boy's Club Day

Sun  May 19   National Scooter Day

Sun  May 19   Take Parents To The Playground

       

Mon May 20  Be a Millionaire Day

Mon May 20  Eliza Doolittle Day

Mon May 20  Mohammed Day

Mon May 20  Supply Chain Professional Day

Mon May 20  Victoria Day (Canada)

Mon May 20  Weights & Measures Day 

  

Tue. May 21   American Red Cross Founder's Day

The World's Cultural Diversity Assessments

The World's Cultural Diversity Assessments

Tue. May 21   World Cultrl Diversity Dialogue & Dvlpmnt

Tue. May 21   End of the World or Rapture Party Day

Tue. May 21   World Goth Day

Tue. May 21   National Memo Day

Tue. May 21   National Waiters & Waitresses Day

Tue. May 21   Pick Strawberries Day

  

Wed. May 22  Canadian Immigrants Day

Wed. May 22  EMS Day

Wed. May 22  Int’l Day for Biological Diversity

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Scott Keen Photo of Penny

Wed. May 22  Lucky Penny Day

Wed. May 22  National Maritime Day

Wed. May 22  Sherlock Holmes Day

Wed. May 22  US Colored Troops Day

Wed. May 22  World Goth Day

Wed. May 22  World Paloma Day

 



Thu. May 23  Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day

Thu. May 23  EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day

Thu. May 23  National Escargot Day

Thu. May 23  National Taffy Day

Thu. May 23  Victoria Day(Canada)

Thu. May 23  World Orienteering Day

Thu. May 23  World Turtle Day

 

Fri. May 24   Aviation Maintenance Tech Day

Fri. May 24   Brother's Day

Fri. May 24   Don't Fry Friday

Fri. May 24   Morse Code Day

Fri. May 24   National Polka Day

Fri. May 24   National Title Track Day

Fri. May 24   National Brown Bag It Day

Fri. May 24   Tap Dance Day

Fri. May 24   National Wig Out Day

  

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Sat. May 25   Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day

Sat. May 25   International Heritage Breeds Day

Sat. May 25   International Jazz Day

Sat. May 25   Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day

Sat. May 25   National Tap Dance Day

Sat. May 25   Towel Day

Sat. May 25   National Wine Day

Sun. May 26  Indianapolis 500

Sun. May 26  National Chardonnay Day

Sun. May 26  National Paper Airplane Day

Sun. May 26  Neighbor Day

Sun. May 26  Soil Stewardship Sunday

Sun. May 26  World Lindy Hop Day

 

Mon. May 27 Cellophane Tape Day

Mon. May 27 Joe Cool Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Mon. May 27 Memorial Day

Mon. May 27 Prayer for Peace Day

Mon. May 27 Sun Screen Day

 

Tue. May 28   Amnesty International Day

Tue. May 28   National Hamburger Day

Tue. May 28   Sierra Club Day

Tue. May 28   Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

 

Wed. May 29  Ascension of Baha'u'Llah

Wed.May 29   Learn About Composting Day           

Wed. May 29  World Otter Day

Wed. May 29  Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day

Wed. May 29  National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wed. May 29  Int’l United Nations Peacekeepers Day

 

Thu. May 30  Indianapolis 500 Anniversary

Thu. May 30  Mint Julep Day

Perform Creativity

Perform Creativity

Thu. May 30  National Creativity Day

Thu. May 30  National Nail Tech Day

Thu. May 30  Water a Flower Day

 

Fri. May 31   Heat Awareness Day

Fri. May 31   National Macaroon Day

Fri. May 31   Save Your Hearing Day

Fri. May 31   What You Think About Grows Day

Fri. May 31   World No Tobacco Day

A Focus On Living by Calvin

What Roles Do You Play?

 

by photographer Damien Blottière

by photographer Damien Blottière

Single. Married. Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Student. Colleague (or boss). Have you ever thought about what it takes to succeed in the roles you play in life. 

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With pen and pad, you may want to list and count them. I did, and here are some of mine: Man. Brother. Business Entrepreneur. Client. Conscious Observer. Friend. Instructor. Neighbor. Teacher. Speaker. Writer.

I invite you to think about it for a few second—jot a few notes if you can regarding the many roles you play?

Now ask yourself,  with so many roles, have you been successful in your roles? Especially if you find yourself banging your head against the wall while  continually facing failures in some of those roles. 

Each of our roles require certain qualities to be successful, or effective. To be an effective student for instance takes certain things that we have to do; A self-discipline in attending class, doing assigned task, as well as learning through our own best methods. Conflict resolution with a particular teacher/ other student  through enacting diplomacy to bring about succees.

That definition of success or effectiveness will be entirely up to you;

If you define success as being happy in a certain role, then consider what are the attributes needed  for you to maintain  the place where you yourself  are happy? . We all come  wired with certain sets of qualities and abilities, other roles, we can develop by being trained or taught. Regardless of our unique strengths and weaknesses, our job then is to play out our roles, how well we do that is up to us based on the goals we have in mind. 

The Roles We’re Born Into vs Chosen Roles.

Self-Portraits by Alex Stoddard

Self-Portraits by Alex Stoddard

We have roles we’re born into  such as: homosapien, man, woman, son, daughter, brother, sister, etc. Then there are the roles we choose or resonate with such as: being a friend, a lover, a partner, a spouse, a parent, a student, an employee, a manager, a boss, an entrepreneur, etc.  These roles can also include defining ourself as having a particular occupation or mission such as: an actor, artist, blogger, a chef, a craftsman, an advocate, an activist or practicing a form of spirituality or religion.

Then there are Roles labels that we might take on, things we identify with such as Fighter, Nudist, Survivor. Conservationist, Green activist, Political party supporter, Sports fan, Ecologist.

In life, our personalities reflect abilities to be effective and successful in various Roles - through, integration, combing  and or overlapping of the various roles we can be -  

  • As a good Partner, qualities to cultivate: Caring, communication, empathy, boundaries, kindness,  being supportive, open,  patient, self-aware.

  • A good Manager or Boss -  skills to have or acquire: Being a good listener. Having visionary goals. Having a Strategy that is aware of  the bottom line as well as for care and support of  your employees.

  • As a Survivor, from disease or situation(abuse, etc.), attribute such as: Resilience, determination, faith and grit are needed.

  • Activist: Commitment to and for raising awareness, speaking about, writing about and participation in activities and fundraisers that actively promotes or eradicates something.

by Eduardo Mata Icaza

by Eduardo Mata Icaza

But what happens when the qualities that help us become successful in one area aren’t the same qualities needed to be effective in another?

If you aren’t sure, check yourself, ask:  “In all my situations am I playing, that is applying only the qualities of one role to everything I am doing? such as a Survivor to all my other roles?” Certainly grit is needed to make it through any ordeal, but a survivalist role suggest some type of constant struggle against something to survive,  and would you need or want struggle in every area of life? That would be an exhausting way to live.

 

Understanding the right role for the right situation and using qualities that are appropriate is a challenge. We have all seen examples of someone incredibly successful in business but can’t seem to get their personal life under control. Then again that person who is highly spiritual and wants to change the world but can’t get their business off the ground.  We have examples all the time where someone is successful in one role and essentially not in another. Perhaps it has happened to you?

I suggest questioning: what roles do you want to take on, and what attributes, qualities, or values, are needed for you to be successful and effective in each of those roles?  Check out your mental tool box, and if you don’t have those attributes, can you find a way to develop them?

 

Many of the people I’ve coached struggled in roles and relationships because they were unclear on what their healthy relationships would operate on, or what they needed from themselves to make it work.

Go over your list and check to see if the values and  qualities you are working with are in sync and required for each role you play in your life. Now if you find there are places that you are lacking, and that you’re willing to admit to lacking? Then comes the Big question, would you willing to seek out and get coaching, training or support you need in how to be more successful at the roles you’ve chosen to play? Then you are laying a path to success.

 

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. - Bradley Whitford