I'm joining Service Space because ... I am interested in the opportunity to expand and deepen my practices of kindness, mindfulness, and gratitude.
A good day to me is when ... I have made someone smile. :)
My hero in life is ...my parents!
My favorite book is ...The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.
One thing I'm grateful for is ... my health.
Jan 13, 2020, 1 comments, 15 smiles On the first Friday evening of the new year, 7 teens from around Silicon Valley came together for an Awakin circle led by former ServiceSpace interns Vishesh and Priya. We kicked the circle off with 5 minutes of guided meditation, took a break to make some care packages to give out as random acts of kindness (with an origami heart making session led by Maya!), did 10 more minutes of guided meditation, and then did a 'reverse brainstorm' to make a plan for future circles based on the teens' shared desires for what kind of a space they wanted to create for and with each other. And then, of course, we ended the evening by enjoying some delicious homemade snacks!
Apr 27, 2018, 2 comments, 12 smiles In November 2017, I brought my family and roommate to enjoy a meal at Karma Kitchen in Berkeley. As we were waiting for our meal, we played the spin challenge game at the table. I landed on “Give a hug to someone.” My siblings’ eyes lit up, claiming that I could not use it on someone I knew already and that they would be in charge of picking out my ‘victim’. :) As they were surveying the restaurant to decide on who I should surprise with a hug, one of the musically-gifted KK volunteers broke out into song on his guitar. Everyone (servers, dishwashers, plater, guests) joined in, singing and clapping along. One of the chefs even came out and started dancing! At the end of the song, the Maitre d’ thanked the volunteer for performing and the guests for coming. Turns out he had also heard that I had yet to give ... Read Full Story