Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jason Silva on Compassion | Brain Games

Jason Silva ponders whether our brains are instinctively empathetic.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Science of Kindness

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

You are NOT your PAST or your MISTAKES

You are NOT your PAST or your MISTAKES (2020) - Motivational Speech by Fearless Soul

Monday, October 19, 2020

Helping Others Makes Us Happier -- But It Matters How We Do It

Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.

Friday, October 16, 2020

This Is Why We Suffer! Deepak Chopra

"We know nothing. Everything we know is made up. It is a human construct. We don't question: What is the source of this experience"

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Make An Impact

"When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

Sunday, October 4, 2020

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Friday, October 2, 2020


On Saturday, September 26th, we had our first social distancing clean-up since February. It was wonderful to see so many of our volunteers come out for a few hours to pick up trash. It was an added bonus to see the Matt Garcia Foundation's Adopt-A-Street sign located at 601 Texas Street.

We are thankful to be a positive influence in our city. We also know that we adopted downtown over 12 years ago when we decided to pick up where Matt left off. After his death in September of 2008, Raymond and I walked downtown and began to pick up trash as Matt had done nearly every weekend. This was our way to honor our Matt and help ourselves begin to heal. It became a thing! We are eternally grateful that it did. We are honored to be recognized by the City of Fairfield.

If you would like to come out and help We would love to see you. We meet at 9:00AM on the last Saturday of each month (weather and covid-19 permitting) at 601 Texas Street (across from the downtown Starbucks).

Thank you all for all that you do!

Teresa Courtemanche (Matt's Mom)