I'm joining Service Space because ... I am inspired by the community of compassion, and service through inner transformation
A good day to me is when ... I have felt and acted in accord with the goodness of humanity
My hero in life is ...Gandhi and MLK Jr. and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My favorite book is ...so many - but perhaps but perhaps "Karma Yoga" by Vivekananda and "Small is Beautiful" by EF Schumacher
One thing I'm grateful for is ... Awakening
Jun 20, 2018, 1 comments, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Bonnie Rose: The Power Of Sacred IrreverenceReflection questions: How has connecting with the sacred enabled you to overcome doubts and fears that arise in your life? How has sharing your stories of such experiences helped to instill courage and kindness in those you meet?
Mar 18, 2018, 1 comments, 7 smiles I had the pleasure of hosting this weekend's Awakin call with Rick Brooks, who was in conversation with expert moderator Aryae! Rick Brooks is a dedicated community builder who has initiated numerous community-based projects and experiments, including co-founding the Little Free Library project, a movement that has spawned 60,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all U.S. states and over 80 countries around the world over the last six years or so. He has also been involved in time-banking efforts in the US, among many other community-based projects. A few nuggets from our call: • Rick shared how he met Todd Bol, who had a little box of free books in his yard, and immediately foresaw (with Todd) the power of this simple action to spark neighborliness, generosity and sharing. Rick and Todd went on to establish Free Little Libraries, a movement that has spawned more than 60,000 officially registered free little libraries ... Read Full Story
Mar 14, 2018, 2 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Rick Brooks: Building Community With Free Little LibrariesReflection questions: Our guest this week started a global movement to create simple gift-based book exchanges in localities throughout the world, on the view that community is built when we share with others that what gives us meaning and a sense of belonging, and that what matters to us. Have you ever had the experience of building relationship with a stranger based on common reading material or shared objects of meaning?
Feb 22, 2018, 3 comments, 11 smiles I had the pleasure of hosting last week's insightful Awakin Call with Patrick Cook-Deegan, expertly moderated by Aryae! Patrick is an educator, speaker, and wilderness guide focused on helping young people live more meaningful lives. At Stanford’s Design School, Patrick launched and now independently directs Project Wayfinder, which seeks to inspire our next generation to become intentional meaning-makers empowered to contribute to the world around them. Project Wayfinder works with high schools, offering kits and educator workshops to help equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become purposeful navigators of their lives and the world. It also offers summer institutes at leading universities for high school educators, to equip them to lead students on the Wayfinder Journey and reflect on their own paths as wayfinders. The term “wayfinding” comes from an ancient, natural system of navigation used by Polynesians to voyage thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. Patrick also ... Read Full Story
Feb 14, 2018, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Patrick Cook-Deegan: Re-Imagining High School Reflection questions: What would our education system look like if it focused on helping students develop purpose, a healthy sense of self, and a vision for their lives? Our guest this week believes that we have been conditioned by the rewards of our educational system to aim for "compliance and blind drive over purpose and self-actualization." How do you distinguish purpose from drive?
Jan 17, 2018, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Sarah Peyton: Why Self-Compassion Can Be HardReflection questions: Have you ever struggled with self-criticism and tried to be kinder to yourself? Which tools and techniques have you tried, and which have you found to be helpful? What has been the role of offering kindness to others as you have tried to experience kindness for yourself?
Jan 03, 2018, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'David Haskell: Interconnections Between People And TreesReflection questions: Do you have a special relationship to a tree or a particular piece of your natural environment? How do you connect or communicate with it?
Nov 29, 2017, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Jasmin Singer: Compassion Unlocks IdentityReflection questions: Our guest this week was led to animal rights activism through the practice of self-care. Compassion bestowed on herself blossomed into compassion for all sentient beings. In your own experience, what is the relationship between self-care and service, or self-care and taking a stand on behalf of the well-being of other beings in the world?
Nov 08, 2017, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Laura Delano: Recovery From Psychiatry Reflection questions: Our guest this week believes we must reclaim a sacred connection to our inner compasses in the face of a false story that suffering, mental breakdown and spiritual crises are “medical conditions” requiring professional and pharmacological treatments, as opposed to signs of aliveness, sensitivity, and spiritual connection to what’s happening in our world that requires our attention. When has breakdown in your life been a sign of awakening?
Sep 14, 2017, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Anil Ananthaswamy: Explorations In The Edge Of SelfReflection questions: Our guest this week is an award-winning science writer who uses neuroscience to examine the nature of the self. How do you think about the content and boundaries of your "self" -- is it physical, or social, or narrative (based on a story of your sense of self)?