About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I value having a community with which to practice 'inner work' while engaging in 'outer projects'

A good day to me is when ... I'm breathing :)

My hero in life is ...So many :)

My favorite book is ...So many :)

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Love


Work + T: How Projects Shape Our Personalities

Feb 22, 2018, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed How Projects Shape Our Personalities. Welcome to Work+T! This month covers a range of topics, again all touching on how the inner landscape of development plays a key role in the workplace. Wishing you meaningful projects, no burnout, embodied emotions, allowing for mindful work!

Owen Suilleabhain: Art, Hope And Wholeness In Troubled

Jan 31, 2018, 5 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Owen Suilleabhain: Art, Hope And Wholeness In Troubled TimesReflection questions: In challenging times where have you discovered hope and wholeness? Has there been a time in your life when art offered up an avenue towards transformation and healing, and if so, how?

Work + T: What Self-Awareness Is (and How To Cultivate

Jan 25, 2018, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed What Self-Awareness Is (and How To Cultivate It). Welcome to Work+T! This month, we check out some examples of 'main stream' companies doing decidedly 'unmainstream' things - it's not just the small gems pushing boundaries! And we again dive into the inner landscape as it applies to being at work. Enjoy!

Work + T: Holiday Book Reading

Dec 28, 2017, 1 comments, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Holiday Book Reading. Good day and happy holidays! Wishing your family and lineage peace and joy in this and all seasons :) This month, some pieces by authors of recent books that speak to the motif of this newsletter, we hope you enjoy!

Work + T: Overexposure?

Nov 30, 2017, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Overexposure?. Good day and happy holiday season! This month, we focus on a couple stories asking the question about transformative business and culture practices that leave much to be desired... as well as some possibilities for the next step.

Work + T: The Joyful Economy

Sep 22, 2017, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed The Joyful Economy. Welcome to Work+T! This month we look at a conception of economy based on joy; dive into the nuances of values-aligned livelihood; explore the neuroscience of talking; and recap an interesting interview. Wishing you a joyful start to fall :)

Work + T: Emotional Granularity

Aug 25, 2017, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Emotional Granularity. Happy Summer Friday! In this month's Work+Transformation, we focus on the transformative aspects of emotion literacy, whether its in senior leadership or how we handle our off-times. Turning emotional capacity into a practice can be a core practice in transforming the workplace to that of deeper well-being and compassion.

Andy Smallman: Kindness As An Avenue To Awe

Aug 16, 2017, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Andy Smallman: Kindness As An Avenue To AweReflection questions: This week's guest is "drawn to cultivating awe in my life, by which I mean noticing little things that evoke in me a sense of wonder or delight. It's when my soul opens up and I realize on the deepest level that there is no separation among anything, that we are at once fully connected AND individual representations of the divine. Kindness is both an avenue in to recognizing awe, and is the result of experiencing awe." How has kindness been an avenue to awe for you?

Kingian Nonviolence, Smile Cards, And San Bruno Jail

Aug 07, 2017, 3 comments, 24 smiles A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tag along for an auspicious gathering at San Bruno Jail in San Francisco. Kazu Haga (here's his Awakin Call), who runs East Point Peace Academy, was leading a graduation ceremony for some men in the jail. That in itself is a rare occasion, but this ceremony was for a rare feat - completing a course curriculum (theory & practice), while in jail, on the nonviolent approaches of MLK Jr - or what is called 'Kingian Nonviolence.' Kazu himself is a rare individual (I'd recommend listening to the Awakin Call), having done spirit walks with monks, devoted his life to nonviolence, and choosing to live in the spirit of gift. And he greets me with open arms despite not having seen me for years :) We walk in through the security, and my eyes are opened as it's my first visit to a ... Read Full Story

Work + T: What Power Does To The Brain

Jul 25, 2017, 4 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed What Power Does To The Brain. Welcome to Work+Transformation! We hope you're enjoying the season! This month we highlight rudeness, power, and taking energy ... of course we also highlight how to flip it around :) Wishing you all well!