About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I founded a global community to do what I can to make a positive difference in the world, and then discovered how ServiceSpace is already doing this, on a large scale in such a beautiful way, with so much to teach me.

A good day to me is when ... I can reach out and connect with others, and find ways to share our journeys.

My hero in life is ...My father, my wife, my daughter, my son, my teachers and my friends.

My favorite book is ...Book of Formation (ancient Kabalistic text), Tao Te Ching, The Essential Rumi, Complete Works of Shakespeare

One thing I'm grateful for is ... The awesome gift of the beauty of this world; the chance to connect with others to pass this gift on to future generations.


Apr 23 OWL Global Wisdom Circle

Apr 13, 2017, 3 smiles Empowering Youth & Saving Wildlife in Kenya Trish Sewe, who lives in Nairobi, Kenya, is passionate about two things: Kenya's youth, and Kenya's wild animals. She is founder of MimiNiChange, which aims to inspire and unite Kenyan youth and young adults to shun tribalism, speak with one voice, and take charge of their own destinies as empowered leaders. She is also a Communications Manager at WildlifeDirect, a non-profit which holds a unique role in Kenya’s wildlife conservation efforts, widely recognized for its singular successes in supporting the protection of elephants.  Please join us for a conversation about courage and inspiration in working for a better world! Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific Time. You can find your corresponding local time at Time and Date. To join us for the videoconference, please RSVP. We’ll get back to you with the details.       

OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Leadership Now

Mar 10, 2017, 2 smiles March 19 OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Leadership for the Common Good Cam Danielson & Pam Fuhrmann At this time of increasing division, ​fragmentation and conflict, what kind of leadership is needed for bringing people together for the common good? How do we each find and act on this leadership within ourselves? Cam was Awaken Call guest speaker last August. He and Pam are co-founders of the Conscious Leadership Institute, through which they and their team have worked with thousands of leaders and hundreds of organizations and communities around the world. Cam's research on the effects of meditation practice on leadership has been published as a book entitled: Beyond the Horizon: Glimpses into the Lives of Exceptional Leaders. Pam has studied and written about the role of the archetypal feminine in individual development. Global video conference: March 19, 2917, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific Time Learn more & RSVP    

On The Front Lines At Standing Rock

Feb 09, 2017, 16 smiles On the Front Lines at Standing Rock Artist and social activist Colleen Choi spent two months with the indigenous peoples who were defending their water, and their way of life, at Standing Rock. What can we learn from her story about resisting ignorance, fear, greed, and hatred -- with light, courage, selfless service, and love -- and about American values -- at this moment in history? "We cannot fight fire with fire. We stand in peace. We stand in love. We stand in prayer. We stand as One... "Our world can be based on love and respect. Our world can be about inclusion instead of exclusion. Our world can run on heart-fuel. " Join us on Feb 26 for the OWL Global Wisdom Circle!     

The Sacred Path Of Bees

Dec 30, 2016, 6 smiles The Sacred Path of Bees According to Debra Roberts, a beekeeper, international honeybee educator, artist, writer, and wisdom teacher who lives with her husband and bees in the heart of Appalachia:   We depend on honeybees for over a third of the food we eat… Many of our challenges stem from our disconnect with nature — both within us and outside of us. When we steward bees in a bee-centric rather than business-centric way, there is an opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness we share with all life. Join us on January 8 for the Interfaith Spiritual Travelers Circle with Debra Roberts!   

Mary Gentile @ Sunday's OWL Global Wisdom Circle

Nov 10, 2016, 3 smiles Mary Gentile @ Sunday's OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Giving Voice to Values Can you recall a time at work or in community, where the leadership or community wanted to act in a way that ran contrary to your values? What did you do, and how did that make a difference?  Mary Gentile, Ph.D. has dedicated her career supporting leaders in creating workplaces and communities where each person can act openly and authentically based on their own values.  We invite you to join us for the Nov. 13 OWL Global Wisdom Circle! 

Nov. 13 OWL Wisdom Circle: Giving Voice To Values

Nov 04, 2016, 1 comments, 3 smiles November 13 OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Mary Gentile Giving Voice to Values Can you recall a time at work or in community, where the leadership or community wanted to act in a way that ran contrary to your values? What did you do, and how did that make a difference?  Mary Gentile, Ph.D. has dedicated her career supporting leaders in creating workplaces and communities where each person can act openly and authentically based on their own values.  In case you missed the Jan. 23 Awakin Call with Mary, or would like to join the conversation with her in a more interactive video-conference format, we invite you to join us for the Nov. 13 OWL Global Wisdom Circle!

Interfaith Day In The Sukkah In Our Garden

Sep 29, 2016, 1 comments, 11 smiles Interfaith Day in the Sukkah in our Garden We invite you to join us for an interfaith celebration in the Sukkah in our garden on Sunday, October 23. We’ll begin with an hour of silence, followed by time of shared reflection, music, a meal together and, for all who would like to join us, the ancient ritual of the “four species” for unifying the earth. The Sukkah is a temporary dwelling where Jewish people live for a week each year in memory of our ancient 40 year journey through the desert. We are asked to make our Sukkah with two qualities: it has to be temporary, and it has to be beautiful. The ancient Jewish festival of Sukkot, dating back to biblical times, is celebrated in honor of "the 70 nations," i.e. all peoples of the world. Find more information, more spiritual background, and RSVP to join us, at Interfaith Day in the Sukkah in our Garden. We'd love to see you then! Love and blessings, Aryae & Wendy 

Global Wisdom Circle With Sonya Shah

Sep 29, 2016, 1 comments, 5 smiles Sept. 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle with Sonya Shah: Justice that Heals Sonya's dialogue with friends from around the world created the space for deep dialogue about healing. Here she's speaking about her experience of working with men in prison. You can see the entire dialogue at Sept 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle.       

Sept. 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle ...

Sep 20, 2016, 8 smiles Sept. 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle with Sonya Shah    Sonya -- social justice facilitator, professor, teacher, and community healer -- was guest speaker at the September 10 Awakin Call. If you missed the call and/or would like to participate in a smaller, more interactive conversation with Sonia, please join us for this global video circle!  ----  RSVP 

The Gift Of Simplicity

Sep 08, 2016, 6 comments, 25 smiles The Gift of Simplicity --  At last night’s Silicon Valley Awakin Circle, listening the reading from J. Krishnamurti, “Simplicity of the Heart,” the message seemed paradoxical to me. We can’t attain true simplicity of the heart by desiring it and trying to do it; it has to come on it’s own. I was reminded of my little brother Ronald, who died at age 58 of lung cancer. He was diagnosed at a young age with schizophrenia. He spoke with angels and devils in ways that “ordinary” people don’t. I and other family members tried enlisting psychiatrists and therapists to “cure” him, but none of it worked, and eventually we all gave up. If he could live with the help of medications at a nice facility in relative peace and comfort, that would be enough. In his final years he lived in Florida, at a place called “Merriment Manor,” an assisted living facility where ... Read Full Story