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: What Power Does To The Brain

Jul 26, 2017, 2 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!

The Gift Spectrum

Jul 06, 2017, 19 smiles Over the past few years of Laddership Circles, one of my favorite topics for inquiry has been 'wealth.' There have been many folks coming to engage with the ServiceSpace ecosystem - in part connected to a wish to evolve their relationship with money, and consequently, wealth. Perhaps a wish to more deeply align with values connected to love and interbeing. Of course, ServiceSpace has been talking about gift-based approaches for a while, and so it's a place to inquire. Over the many dialogues, one of the themes I've seen emerge is the value of naming the 'spectrum of gift.' Rather than approach it as a binary, such that either the approach is 'gift economy/ecology' or not, to dive deeper into the nuances. To that end, I've come across several possibilities in the inquiry, and I'm sharing with the intention of inviting that inquiry into a broader space. Without creating a hierarchy, ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Transcending 'Conscious Capitalism'

Jun 21, 2017, 2 comments, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Transcending 'Conscious Capitalism'. Welcome to June's Work+Transformation!  This month is a deeper dive into the nuances of what transformation in business could look like when we question the fundamentals of capitalism.  Whether that's rethinking conscious capitalism, or understanding the neurology of capitalism, or experimenting with power & privilege dynamics, it's all connected to transcending the implicit rules of our current financial system.  We wish you joy!

Mark Barone & Marina Dervan: An Act Of Dog: 5,500

Jun 14, 2017, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Mark Barone & Marina Dervan: An Act Of Dog: 5,500 PortraReflection questions: Our guests this week are a couple dedicated to raising consciousness around animal welfare, and who believe that, "Everyone can learn to cultivate deep roots of compassion at any age...and help to create a world that is rich in humanity and free from discrimination." What tools and practices in your own life allow you to deepen the roots of your compassion, across different boundaries?

Work + T: Buen Vivir

May 24, 2017, 2 comments, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Buen Vivir. Welcome to Work+T!  This month we push boundaries of what an investment fund could look like through Buen Vivir; we see the cutting edge approaches to naming and addressing unconscious bias; review one woman's vulnerable journey living in the spectrum of gift ecology; and see a live example of how leadership can concretely change through inner work.  Wishing you a wonderful start to the summer!

I Really Enjoyed This In-depth Interview ...

Apr 26, 2017, 2 comments, 12 smiles I really enjoyed this in-depth interview of natural 'farmer' Ragu by Madhu. It's rare to have such an in-depth convo (+1 hr) with a natural farmer focused specifically on the topic of land. Ragu shares at great depth how a paradigm shift in the mind leads to wild differences in the concrete reality of land, and the incalculable abundance and regeneration that results. Especially rare because of the context that Ragu is coming from - years living in silicon valley, exposure to the wide spectrum of tech, investing, and 'sustainable' forms of living, all transmuted into an embodied understanding that leads to a way of life today...     

Work + T: Humility, Reflection, Dialogue ... And Money

Apr 26, 2017 This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Humility, Reflection, Dialogue ... And Money. Good day!  This month's newsletter continues to highlight a set of values connected with the transformative process - the capacity of the professional to see oneself.  The hidden patterns that continue to manifest in life not just personally, but organizationally and systemically.  Also included are some antidotes ;)  Sending best wishes for your week!  

Work + T: Individual Journeys

Mar 17, 2017, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Individual Journeys. Welcome to Work+T!  This month we've shared a few examples of individual journeys as they relate to the transformative process in the workplace.  We see how start ups, investors, and large companies all benefit from self-inquiry in tangible ways.  Enjoy!

37 Practices Of A Bodhisattva

Mar 10, 2017, 2 comments, 11 smiles Ran into this, via another inspiring blog post -- it's 37 practices of Boddhisattva, writte by Tog-me Zong-po. 1 Right now, you have a good boat, fully equipped and available — hard to find. To free others and you from the sea of samsara, Day and night, fully alert and present, Study, reflect, and meditate — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. 2 Attraction to those close to you catches you in its currents; Aversion to those who oppose you burns inside; Indifference that ignores what needs to be done is a black hole. Leave your homeland — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. 3 Don’t engage disturbances and reactive emotions gradually fade away; Don’t engage distractions and spiritual practice naturally grows; Keep awareness clear and vivid and confidence in the way arises. Rely on silence — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. Reflections on Silver River Translator’s commentary on this text lm line Read excerpts and reviews of this book by Ken McLeod. 4 You will separate from long-time ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Flourishing, Generosity Burnout, And Crucial

Feb 08, 2017 This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Flourishing, Generosity Burnout, And Crucial Conversations. Welcome to Work+Transformation!  This month are several pieces from different perspectives in workplace transformation.  Included in the letter are 2 book reviews, both of value to read in full :)