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A Summer Of Laddership: Lessons From 2014 Interns Posted by Audrey Lin, Oct 02 2014 Every summer, the ServiceSpace ecosystem gets to dive deeper into the values of holding space, deep listening, servant leadership, giftivism, and inner transformation through the lens of youth in our 10-week internship program. Each year, many of us are disarmed by the experience that unfolds. From striking moments on a 30-day Kindness Challenge to trusting in the ripples to small moments of astounding love, this summer was no exception. From June through August, six interns ages 14 to 20 were paired up with six mentors (many of whom called themselves interns :)). Each week, the group explored a theme (such as generosity, simplicity, patience, truth) through readings, videos, personal practices, and weekly group check-in calls to reflect and share on the journey. O

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Education Is GNH: Learning To Nurture Our Hearts Posted by Tim Huang, Jan 28 2015 In 1972, the small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan adopted the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), a holistic approach to development that moves beyond GDP and takes into account shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, cultural preservation, and other factors that are essential to human well-being. And while I cannot speak to the manifestation of Gross National Happiness as the complex policy tool or index that it is in the government’s eyes today, I can speak about my lessons on GNH at a more simple, human level – in the heart-felt and empowering education of young people in Bhutan. Last month, I volunteered as a founding facilitator for Camp Rural-Urban Friendship (RUF), a 10-day camp that brought together over 100 youth from rural Dagana in southern Bhu

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