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

From Listeners Of Parker Palmer's Awakin Call

Mar 01, 2019, 4 comments, 19 smiles Awakin Calls has been on a roll recently. Three weeks ago, we launched a revamped website. Two weeks ago, Alan Wallace set a record for attendance. Last weekend, Parker Palmer upped even that with 450+ RSVPs. And tomorrow's call with NY Times best-selling author, Mary Pipher, seems to be heading in that range too. For every Saturday's call, we assemble a crew of volunteers. It typically takes about 40 hours of volunteer work for each call, and last week, I got to play a small part in it. Our guest was the revered spiritual activist and community builder Parker Palmer, who first popularized “mobius strip” as referring to the integral dance between our inner and outer lives. Anna Skrzypczynska wrote the bio, Pavi hosted the call and posted the memorable "nuggets", and Preeta moderated the conversation, I did the live-streaming, Prabha managed the post-call editing (also on iTunes), and Gayathri and ... Read Full Story

Work + T: The Neuroscience Of What Amazing

Feb 27, 2019, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed The Neuroscience Of What Amazing Communicators Do. Wishing you well! Thank you for your growing interest in this space - how we evolve ourselves (in thought, speech, action) in the place where many of us spend the bulk of our waking hours. In gratitude for your most precious resource - your attention.

Work + T: Showing Gratitude Improves Well-Being

Jan 30, 2019, 6 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Showing Gratitude Improves Well-Being. Hello all and welcome to 2019! Wishing you a year of nourishment through self-discovery :) This month's eclectic mix includes a reflection the value of written thank you notes to the psyche, along with other tidbits - hope it serves you on your journey!

Work + T: Making Kindness A Core Tenet Of Your Company

Nov 28, 2018, 1 comments, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Making Kindness A Core Tenet Of Your Company. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! This month's focus is on growing the expression kindness in the workplace. Also an author interview on the topic of habits, and reflections on how men can shift workplace culture. Enjoy!

Work + T: How To Cultivate Patience

Oct 30, 2018, 1 comments, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed How To Cultivate Patience. It's decorative gourd season! Welcome to this month's newsletter, which has nothing to do with that :) Patience has been a running theme for me this past year, thought a short note on it may be of benefit to others also, among the tidbits shared this month. Wishing you well!

Work + T: Email Incivility

Sep 26, 2018, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Email Incivility. Welcome to fall! Thanks for your continued engagement with this newsletter - if there are topic areas you'd like to see more of, please reach out and let us know! This month, some research, a book, a talk, and a business analysis. Enjoy!

Flashback To Ekatva 2010 :)

Sep 12, 2018, 3 comments, 12 smiles Just ran into this video from 2010, the first retreat we held at the Gandhi Ashram, called 'Ekatva' -- oneness. Since that spontaneous emergence, there have been well over a 100 such retreats around the globe, including the most recent Gandhi 3.0 retreat that Zilong wrote about. Anyhow, just wanted to share my gratitude for all the goodness that ripples out into the world ...

Work + T: Building Trust Works

Jul 31, 2018, 1 comments, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Building Trust Works. Happy summertime! I'm excited to share these links with you all this month, as the topics are dear to my heart and also more in-depth than traditional weblinks to articles! Wishing you all a wonderful August!

Work + T: Social Innovation From The Inside Out

Jun 28, 2018, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Social Innovation From The Inside Out. Welcome and hope you're enjoying your summer! This month we have a bit more depth on the 'how' of the organizational consciousness transformation process. Be well!

Banyan Grove's First Meditation Retreat

Jun 14, 2018, 1 comments, 17 smiles Banyan Grove has begun to offer space for short meditation retreats! Here's a share from a recent participant of a retreat offered to those dedicating their life to the welfare of animals- During just seven days, I learned to breathe again, how to effectively manage stress by responding rather than reacting, to better communicate, appreciate the little things and become more disciplined in my self-care – physical, emotional and spiritual. I learned to be more grateful, more generous, more kind. We walked through breathtaking wooded trails and meditated in peaceful gardens. We ate exquisite fresh local vegan fare and slept in comfort in the warm, cozy home nestled in the trees. We enjoyed fellowship amidst silence and gained an appreciation for reflection and mindful practices. We were richly blessed by the teachings of Buddhist Monk Tashi Nyima and the guidance and care of a loving staff. Since returning, I have found it ... Read Full Story