How We Responded to the PandemicA pandemic reminds us that everything is connected. And in a many-to-many way. Such times of collective suffering make virtue visible, and even if the light stays on momentarily, we can't unsee the good that we saw. It’s time to get to work. Read More »
Gandhi 3.0: Vortex of Noble Friendship70 global love warriors hold a simple idea: if diverse people can all hold space with a focus on inner transformation, something may shift in the matrix of our interconnection and create a field for radically innovative solutions for today's challenges. Read More »
My Six Weeks of Laddership"How have I evolved? I am not sure yet, except to say that the former me wouldn't allow "not sure" to be an answer." Lara reflects on the subtle shifts from her 6-week virtual Laddership Circle. Read More »
Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceDalai Lama awarded ServiceSpace Founder with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
The Gift SpectrumBirju outlines and reflects on different shades of gift economy and ecology. Read More »
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Reflections From Our Time With The Incredible Sallyann! Posted by Leela Kiyawat, Jul 10 2020 Yesterday, Sonya and I had the privilege of moderating a talk with Sallyann Keizer, an Emmy and BAFTA award-winning presenter, journalist, and alternative media visionary. As interns with servicespace, it was a really amazing experience to learn about all the amazing ways Sallyann has committed herself to serving children and creating media targeted towards them. We were struck by how well she seemed to not only understand kids, but also sympathize and empathize with them. Not many individuals who have crossed into adulthood are so in tune with a child's perspective, and Sallyann blew us away with her genuinely kind approach to children's programming. We asked her a variety of questions, all of which she responded to with well thought out, multifaceted answers. A touching moment was when Lena, one of the interns, asked Sallyann who some of her role models were. Sallyann then gave a loving tribute to her mother, a ... Read Full Story
Making Friends During A Pandemic Posted by Bonnie Rose, Jul 10 2020 Dear SSp Friends, This was from my friend Jen and I had to share it. Picture of her dog too, just for fun. :) I have to tell you a little story... With Spencer recently moving down here after being away for several years, and most of his friends having moved away, he has been looking to make new friends. Covid has made it a little tricky, but he managed to make a few friends while out rock climbing and they go out together to climb outdoors a few days a week. He asked me if I knew any other ways to meet people, while also staying safe. The only thing I could think to say was, "Be kind. Kind people attract other kind people." A few days later I saw him writing in the 21-Day Kindness book (from Service Space) that I stuck in his stocking ... Read Full Story
Karuna News: When Challenges Alchemize Into Possibility Posted by KarunaVirus , Jul 08 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!As a quote goes: "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." Through the muddied waters of life and societal turmoil, what does it take to see a sense of possibility? This week's stories are witness to remarkable resilience, strength, and community alchemized from the ashes of incredible challenges.Read the full newsletter here ...
Stephen Loyd: Healing Opioid Addiction In Appalachia Posted by Joe Houska, Jul 08 2020 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Stephen Loyd: Healing Opioid Addiction In AppalachiaReflection questions: From which physical, mental or emotional afflictions or addictions have you suffered, and how has your recovery from those conditions allowed you to support others?
Sarah Schecter's Unwavering Positive Mindset Posted by Leela Kiyawat, Jul 07 2020 Hi everyone! My name is Leela Kiyawat, and I am one of the ServiceSpace 2020 Summer interns. It's such an honor to do service work in the company of all of you amazing people - I'm so grateful I've found this wonderful group. One of my projects this summer includes interviewing teenagers in my community about the various acts of kindness that they have either done or experienced this summer. I also wanted to hear, in a more general sense, their experience with grappling with the future in a world that has come to a pandemic-induced standstill. Generation Z is going to inherit a tumultuous world, and I want to show you all some of my incredible friends who are ready to attack any challenge that's been thrown at them. From online AP tests to lobbying for gun safety laws to the negative affects of performative activism, these interviews will cover ... Read Full Story
KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Forgiveness Posted by Guri Mehta, Jul 07 2020 The latest issue of 'Spotlight on Kindness' weekly newsletter is themed: Spotlight On Kindness: Forgiveness.Editor's Note: We might think that forgiveness means accepting the harm that happened to us. I think that it's actually recognizing that harm occurred, but not accepting that it was okay that it happened. It's not excusing the behavior or justifying it. Forgiveness is letting go of the resentment, so the past doesn't have a hold on you. It's choosing to rise above it. --Guri