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: The Startup Empathy Dilemma

Apr 30, 2019 This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed The Startup Empathy Dilemma. Thank you for your continued interest in how the professional environment can be a context for self discovery. This months topics - empathy, gratitude, hierarchy of needs, and implicit bias :) Hope something catches your eye!

Regenerative Living: The Banyan Grove Toilet

Apr 16, 2019, 4 comments, 13 smiles Banyan Grove is a relatively new gathering place in the ServiceSpace ecosystem. I think it's pretty great :) Yes it looks good, but for me, the approach is what really speaks to me, and I wanted to highlight one place in which that approach plays out - the toilet. In my world, we talk a fair bit about this concept of regeneration. It's used a lot in some agriculture circles. The concept is fundamentally about leaving something better than we find it. And the path there is about understanding nature - that over time, abundance inevitably arises when we surrender to nature. The below graphic is one that'll I'll keep referencing to this end. The Toilet System On the Banyan Grove volunteer team, I've been the one most focused on sanitation. I've felt like I won a sort of prize as that shook out, given that many of my inspirations focused on sanitation ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Hacking Inner Peace

Mar 27, 2019, 4 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Hacking Inner Peace. Welcome to spring! Wishing you a joyful season with nourishment of head, heart, and hands. This months eclectic mix includes perspectives on transformation from technology, sociology, entrepreneurship, and religion. Be well!

From Listeners Of Parker Palmer's Awakin Call

Mar 01, 2019, 4 comments, 20 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 ...