On Sunday I took part in the 40th Round the Bays in Auckland. It was a much bigger event that i had imagined with seventy thousand plus people. You may have spotted me, I was number 75270.
I did the walk to support a cause. I still haven’t connected the words fun and run in my mind yet so it was great to have another purpose. The cause was to promote a social giving website - www.socialangels.co.nz.
This site promotes the idea that by supportiong others not only is it beneficial for those people it also supports our own happiness. The idea that we are often happier when helping or supporting others is a growing movement. Many people find their own way to do this and Social Angels is only one option.
There were many other groups , companies and charities doing Round the Bays it felt like a sea of colour along the road. You could imagine the whole of New Zealand on the move with a purpose, even if it was just to get across the finish line. Just think of all the energy that was created during those few hours on a Sunday monring and how that could be used!
Happy trails :)
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The Cancer Society is highlighting men’s personal stories with the intention of increasing the awareness of health issues for NZ men. Video showing this is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Cj9k9vZLVLA
“It is recognised that men are less likely to access health services, have a higher incidence of cancers and other chronic diseases, and present later than women.
To help address this, Cancer Society’s Men’s Health programme, CanWork, has launched 3 new personal video stories. Go to www.getthetools.org.nz
A few weeks ago HisBiz was given a copy of a book by Jeremy Thomas - I make a lousy someone else. Jeremy sent us the book as we have been talking around men’s issues and how we get some key messages out about men sharing stories and having permission to talk about our expereinces, often without it feeling too theraputic.
Basically it just is and it is ok to be what we are. Jeremy wrote the book as part of his bucket list, something many of us may well talk about, but he has done it! For more info around the book check out the link below. We will give a fulll HisBiz review once it has been completely read.