Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
It's like, some things never change like how some people stay in our life as rocks, and then some things come full circle like where we once were or once started and we somehow make it back there again but as a new, evolved person, and in some ways, really everything does change, people come and go, and even those who stay, life is still full of changes because it grows and evolves, we all do, and even though some things end, it's really that every end is a new beginning :-)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This camp was so amazing for what it did for so many girls and young women, including myself and a lot of my close friends who were campers and/or counselors with me.
I am so sad to hear this program has ended :-(
This is part of an email that I wrote to Mohit, to tell him about CCF, and including the message that now has replaced the website:
We had a team of camp doctors (as it was a medically monitored camp for healthy lifestyle and losing weight), and the father of all the doctors, whom we called "Papa" wrote this note on the website that used to exist, that I visited daily for so many years of my life, and that I even helped to update and work on the website. This is the note that has now taken the place of the website: Really saddens my heart :-( I just feel like I want to help people and I don't know how - and the help that was out there and helping people - like this camp - are closing due to lack of funding and I wish I just had money to keep things like this camp open, and just volunteer and help people without having to worry about money. Oh that would be so perfect :-)
I want to help people. I want to change the world. Or at least help to do so. Maybe with my MBA, I can start a program or a business or something - where I can help people.
NOTIFICATION: Camp California Fitness has closed.
Camp California Fitness was started to realize a dream that the founders had to provide a safe setting where young women and girls could come to learn and implement ways of leading healthier lifestyles. The results were amazing. Five years of data showed consistent efficacy and the testimonials spoke for themselves. However, despite the fact that the health care professionals involved (including the physicians, dieticians, mental health professions, etc) provided tireless service to the camp without stipend, the current economic climate in the United States has made it economically impossible to continue. The camp was converted to a non-profit organization in 2008 in an attempt to attract support from individual and corporate donors as well as a means of acquiring capital through grants. Unfortunately, fundraising efforts have failed to raise enough capital to pay prior debts which was a prerequisite for reserving the college campus for summer 2009. All involved continue to dedicate their lives to providing care and teaching ways for people to optimize their lives through lifestyle modifications. While our passionate commitment to assisting people remains, we feel tremendous sadness about not being able to do so through Camp California Fitness. We feel blessed to have worked with so many amazing young women and families and hope that we will have the opportunity to do so in the future.
Sam J.W. Romeo, MD, MBA
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
"You are my waking dream
You're all that's real to me
You are the magic in the world I see
You are the prayer I sing
You brought me to my knees
You are the faith that made me believe
Dreams on fire
Higher n higher
Right on the pyre
Once for, forever yours
All your heart
Dreams on fire
Higher n higher
You are my ocean waves
You are my thought each day
You are the laughter from childhood games
You are the spark of dawn
You are where I belong
You are the ache I feel in every song"
~Dreams on fire