Monday, January 15, 2018

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Judson Brewer



Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Matt Garcia Foundation - Baseball Clinic - March 3rd & 4th, 2018


The Matt Garcia Foundation is excited to partner with our local Babe Ruth Baseball League and bring the 1st ever comprehensive 2-day Baseball Clinic to our community’s youth and teens.

The clinic will be held in March 3rd & 4th, 2018 and will be offered to any local 13-15 year old baseball players.

Ron Saiz, along with the coaching staff from Sacramento City College Baseball Team, will be instructing this event. They will be joined by former MLB players and our local league coaches.

As part of the continued support of our youth and community, The Foundation has committed to support, feed everyone, and fund this event so that it will be offered FREE for all participating kids.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Where Does Compassion Really Come From?



Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us.

Friday, January 5, 2018

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (according to machines) - Brian Christian


Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives.

Lesson by Brian Christian, animation by Adriatic Animation.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Creating A Community And Finding Purpose


Stephen Thompson walks you through his journey from being a ward of the state at age nine to Silicon Valley Executive and how he created a community to pave the way.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Join Us For Our Monthly Community Clean Up On Saturday!

 
When: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9am 

Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)

Description: We meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are welcome

At the Matt Garcia Foundation we don’t want to complain about this, we want to create solutions to problems. It is with this spirit that we began our Monthly Community Clean Ups.

On the last Saturday of every month, volunteers get together and clean up a neighborhood in Fairfield. We pick up trash, work on landscaping paint windows, fix fences – all in an effort to improve our community. This is another example of community coming together to help make a difference.

The Matt Garcia Foundation Dream Team, is all about stepping up and stepping out of ourselves to serve others and our communities to be a part of the solution. Matt would say ” if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, please just pick it up” How simple is that! So, that is what we do.