About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... This is a great space to be in. I've learned so much from visiting this space and feel so confident and calm when I read about everyone 's sharing, innovation and creation.

A good day to me is when ... I can reach out to others and make a difference, and also let others be of a contribution to me.

My hero in life is ...Book of Life

My favorite book is ...Krishnamurti

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Having amazing friends. Nipun being one!

Reflections On KarunaVirus Semester!

May 25, 2020, 4 comments, 5 smiles At the college where I teach, we’re at the end of our spring 2020 semester and it seemed we had two endings this semester; one was the end of the March and spring break and a new one after spring break. When I heard the news that we’re going to a distant learning/teaching mode, two things were important to me: (a) learning the technology to deliver my courses and, (b) how do I keep students engaged and get them to the finish line powerfully. I reached out to my ServiceSpace family for guidance and I received plenty of heartfelt stories to be inspired. I heard from students about their disappointments, fears, challenges and thoughts of abandoning their education all together to support their recently laid-off families. This I could not be a witness. I don’t mind students going away to find themselves, to experience the world, but going away from a place of ... Read Full Story

Can You Spot The Smile Cards?

Oct 04, 2019, 5 comments, 22 smiles Can you spot the Smile Card below? Student on our campus did lots of acts of kindness, and spread a ton of Smile Cards too! I'll need to get a refill. :)

Our Ripple Effect

Sep 05, 2018, 1 comments, 14 smiles When you’re around service space, you hear a lot about the Ripple Effect and wonder how it works. This last summer, we were at lunch with Nipun and Audrey and many other love warriors who are part of the Service Space ecosystem. We were the recipient of a gift – a book called “A Greater democracy” by Sally Mahe & Kathy Covert. The discussion came up, how do you know the ripple effect of giving out a book like this? Well, it has been on desk and just about every day, I read a quote or two and get inspired by it. But the conversation was still there for me. How do you know? This morning as I opened my email from college and there was another instructor from a different college who shared with me from his online class discussion board. Evidently, I had given this book to students ... Read Full Story

At Golden West College, An Awakin Circle!

Mar 31, 2018, 1 comments, 12 smiles At Golden West College, in Los Angeles area, we just had our second Awakin Circle at the college. More people came than the first one, and even our President came in and had a great sitting. Someone from our College Newspaper came in and wrote an article. "You probably can't read it, but it opens with: "In 1996, three friends in the Bay Area decided to spend an hour in silence. They began to invite others to join them, and soon Awakin Circles became a worldwide phenomenon. On March 14th, the Peace and Leadership club brought it to Golden West ..." We'll have the next one (April 25). (And we're excited about the upcoming 12th annual Peace Conference as well, that many of you have spoken at!) Ripples all around.

Airport Giftivism :)

Jul 10, 2017, 6 comments, 17 smiles Last week, my husband and I were coming back from an out-of-town, and we had quite an encounter at the airport! :) At the airport counter, the young woman in front of us was checking in her baggage and realized that she had brought her Costco card instead of her real credit card! Embarrassed and frustrated, she didn't know what to do. My husband asked her what was wrong, and upon hearing her story, he instantly pulled out his credit card and said, "Don't worry, we'll cover you." While crying, the young woman asked me for our address so she could pay us back. Of course, I didn't want to miss my opportunity to practice Giftivism :), and I told her to Pay-it-Forward! :) Upon hearing that, she asked me if we could hug, and all of us found ourselves filled with joy and sharing happy smiles! The lady at the airport ... Read Full Story