- Posted February 20, 2012 by
Raleigh, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move challenge
"Enhancing Your Wellness Tour: Health, Finance & Fun!!!"
During the next 12 months, with corporate support, we will visit 40 cities in 4 countries. The 1st Leg Plan includes Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, High Point-Greensboro-Winston Salem NC & Columbia SC; Greenville-Rocky Mount-Wilson NC; and Fayetteville, Asheville & Wilmington NC.
Each event plan includes: 2-day live and Web-cast university-community conversations on "Transforming (a) 'Learners into Leaders'; and (b) 'Famine into Favor: Health, Education & Finance'". The tour's close-to-action 7-day Victory Vacation and Seminar-At-Sea is designed for program participants--along with their family, friends, and publics--to reflect, relax, and be recognized as well as to plan the 2nd annual tour.
EYLN core leaders will convene "EWL Tour Briefings": (1) Feb-26th 3-4 PM ET at Mount Peace Community Center, 1610 MLK Jr. Blvd, Raleigh NC 27610; and (2) Feb-27th 6:30-8 PM at Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Raleigh NC 27601. In 'sync with a global imitative that is duplicate-able, Gayle and I will host in our home (3) "Wellness Commitment Party" on March 1st and 15th.
Inspired by Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move Challenge", the tour will focus on three inter-related complex issues of Wellness...Health, Finance and Fun...for re-building civil society. The view of civil purpose--valuing liberty, co-equality, and inclusiveness--is also expressed by Barack Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, as envisioned in the "US Declaration of Independence".
Gayle & I were advised recently to "address seriously" our recurring heart, financial, stress episodes, diminishing the quality of our life and most people in our diverse world. Michelle's challenge summoned us to find solutions as well as to expand our base of accountability partners in our diverse region, nation and world!
As the 'adventurist and analytical one' in our blended families, I committed to the discipline of a proven mind-set, exercise, and nutrition supplement program. I'm flat-out excited about sharing How in 80 days I deceased my weight by 30 pounds and waist by 3 inches, reduced joint inflammation and well as increased my energy and mental alertness.
I turn now to an 80-day muscle building commitment to celebrate my 68th birthday June 6th D-Day on the beaches of the world, showing 'Bill's back with his 8-pack abs!' My success has inspired Gayle and our children and grandchildren to participate a health challenge program. To that, I say:WOW!!!
With corporate support, EYLN core leaders, and event hosts, we will venture-out from Raleigh, aiming for 184,000 committed consumer, promoter, provider partners of health, finance and fun. While each partner will be focused on a particular goal, we refer to them collectively as 'for-benefit public entrepreneurs' for re-building civil society.
Tour participants will be invited to explore and establish criteria to evaluate products, services, and opportunities for enhancing life's purpose. Its operating principles center on Sharing information, Showing solutions, and Supporting each partner, with adequate support systems, adding value to the quality of life, cross-culturally.
Particular attention will be given to 'empowering under-represented peoples for viable two-way collaborations with policy-makers and proven-leaders of the political, economic, and socio-cultural life'. Carter G. Woodson summons this alliance to 'become necessary' for sustaining the emerging diverse communities of genuine human fulfillment and social justice, globally!
Email to BillThurston08@gmail.com for more info; follow tour on my: Wall & Enhancing Your Life Network Facebook; Twitter, LinkIn, 2EnhanceLife: CNN iReport.