About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I feel the call. I love what Service Space is doing with pay it forward ecology.

A good day to me is when ... I stay in Light.

My hero in life is ...My Hawaiian Grandfather

My favorite book is ...Anna, Grandmother of Jesus

One thing I'm grateful for is ... being a father.

Nuggets From Tsering Gellek's Call

Mar 16, 2019, 3 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Tsering Gellek. Tsering Gellek works to preserve sacred Buddhist art, artifacts and culture throughout Asia in order to promote human dignity, tolerance and global engagement. She is director of the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute founded by her father, Tarthang Tulku, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. She is a self-proclaimed bridge builder between cultures and time periods. From her first major projects directing the installation of large peace bells at the most significant Buddhist holy sites throughout India and Nepal, to being the first female director to lead the renovation of Nepal’s oldest monument, the Swayambhu Stupa, to her current role developing programs with universities and centers of learning around the world, and to harness the power of sharing between the East and the West, Tsering investigates how the past can “support the possibility of adapting to the present moment, and more ... Read Full Story

A Quote I Was Reminded Of...

Mar 14, 2019, 1 comments, 10 smiles At last night's Awakin Circle, reflections on the passage, Three Qualities of Holiness, reminded me of this quote:

Tsering Gellek: Preserving Sacred Culture & Building

Mar 13, 2019, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Tsering Gellek: Preserving Sacred Culture & Building BridgesReflection questions: Our guest this week has focused her work on striking the delicate balance between conservation of historic sites and honoring them as places of worship, or what is known as ‘living monuments’” -- unique places where the visitor gains positive qualities towards enlightenment. In which places do you believe you have gained spiritual growth and that hold special qualities?

Nuggets From Jessica Roach's Call

Nov 04, 2018, 6 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Jessica Roach. Jessica Roach is the Co-founder of Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT), a nonprofit providing community-based maternal-child health and birthing support in Columbus, Ohio. Roach's family stories reflect the communal birthing tradition that's rooted deeply in black history. Her great-grandmother was a healer who assisted local women in childbirth in an area of Irondale, Ohio, before women of color were admitted to hospitals. Roach came to appreciate the vital role her great-grandmother played in supporting the community only later -- after Jessica had her own varied experiences with childbirth, became a nurse, and embraced similar healing practices. ROOTT, a Black women-led reproductive justice organization, offers affordable doula services, healthcare provider trainings, and consultation to meet their clients' environmental stresses and to address the staggering infant mortality rates in the African American community. We'll post the transcript of the call ... Read Full Story

Jessica Roach: Midwifing A New Reality For Black

Oct 31, 2018, 1 comments, 5 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Jessica Roach: Midwifing A New Reality For Black MothersReflection questions: What new realities are you helping birth in your own life and in the life of your community?

Clare Dubois: Toward A Nature-Based Feminine

Jan 24, 2018, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Clare Dubois: Toward A Nature-Based Feminine ConsciousnessReflection questions: What does feminine consciousness mean to you, and how can tapping into feminine energy help address planetary crises?

Paying It Forward Humbly

Dec 25, 2017, 3 comments, 13 smiles Dear Service Space Community, On this holy day, I can't help but think that I might not be here today if it weren't for all the blessings and support I received from this ecosphere. I can never pay back the kindness I received during my healing journey, but I will continue to try and pay it forward. On that note, I would like to offer anyone and everyone a copy of the book I just published about the healing grace of cancer. Please share this link with anyone who might be served by this humble offering. Click here for a free copy. The book will be free for the next five days starting on Christmas. Thank you all for all you have done visibly and invisibly for me and my family these past few years. I love you all. With Aloha, Makala Kozo Hattori

Sharyle Patton: Understanding Our Chemical Burden

Dec 06, 2017, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Sharyle Patton: Understanding Our Chemical BurdenReflection questions: Our guest this week helps spread awareness about the toxic chemicals in our communities' landscapes -- chemicals that make their way into our bodies. What tools (inner and outer) do you have to be aware of the exchange of particles inside and outside of our bodies, and to address the toxicity within yourself?

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Nov 28, 2017, 2 comments, 24 smiles After four years, I'm still in awe of ServiceSpace. Not casual, leisure-time awe, but jaw-to-the-floor, rock-your-world awe. This weekend, my son, Jett, and I went to Karma Kitchen. Jett loves Karma Kitchen even though it is an hour drive each way on a Sunday when he could be playing video games. I have a feeling that he thrives off the energy and smiles, but he also really likes the food. :) After making the rounds of hugs from Joserra, Richard, Audrey, Fab, Sangeeta, Maya, and so many others, we sat down to eat. Samantha, our server, was so calm and smooth that it settled Jett down when he was starving. While stuffing himself with buttered naan, Jett asked, "Dad, does this restaurant serves the same food when it is not Karma Kitchen and charge for it?" "Yes, son, it is called Taste of the Himalayans," I replied. "How much does it cost to eat ... Read Full Story

Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness--Being More

Nov 01, 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness--Being More CompassionateReflection questions: Our guest this week has researched and written extensively on how to turn passing experiences into a resilient happiness hardwired into your brain. What techniques or practices have you utilized to hardwire your brain for happiness?