I'm joining Service Space because ... i <3 humans and i <3 our home.
A good day to me is when ... my thoughts, my heart and my hands are aligned ... and hearing my children giggle.
My hero in life is ...my mother
My favorite book is ...the Happy Hedgehog by Marcus Pfister AND The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama
One thing I'm grateful for is ... everything
Feb 27, 2018, 7 comments Hello Friends, My teenage daughter is really struggling emotionally right now. With so much violence in schools, and in my own community, she is hurting and doesn't understand why others around her do not lead with love. In the past two months I read a compelling article here on Service Space, but my search terms are not finding it and my memory does not recall the writer. The writer shared that he was in a philosophy (or psychology) class and had a debate with his teacher about human nature, and the natural set point of love and peace versus defense and entitlement. (These might be my words, not the writer's.) His writing resonated with my heart that indeed we are more grounded and bound to each other in love than in competition or battle. Does anyone recall a similar story or know who the kindheart was that posted it? This ... Read Full Story
Nov 01, 2017, 6 smiles Hello Dear Loves! Sharing Laddership Alum Katie Teague's recent beautiful video poem, I LOVE therefore I AM. Katie offers her radiant lightwork through https://www.patreon.com/katieteague
Apr 11, 2017, 6 smiles Dear Space Travellers. <3 Here is a reflection from my recent trip to Seattle and my commitment to connecting with people through gifts. I call it a mindpebble, because I have been holding care around my memories (mind pebbles) from this wonderful trip. I live in North Carolina so traveling so far away from my family without them, was quite an opportunity for presence and wonder. “There’s are only two stories: a man goes on a quest, a stranger comes to town.” — John Gardner Before I left for Seattle, I got this idea I couldn’t shake: I wanted to spend 24 hours in Seattle without money. A few years ago I wrote about Heidemarie Schwermer’s commitment to living without money . I had recently revisited her story with some friends who talk about gift economy on a regular basis. Perhaps this was idealistic. But on the other hand, I was really committed ... Read Full Story
Mar 05, 2017, 6 smiles Katie Teague recently posted her full interview of Jacob Needleman, that she excerpted in her wonderful film Money & Life. So grateful for Katie's beautiful body of work AND of course to our beloved Jerry!
Feb 02, 2016, 8 smiles Dear Kindness Warriors, (ETA: specific questions) I was incredibly blessed to be part of the October Laddership Circle. The time and energy dedicated and gifted by the Laddership Spaceholders and Fellows generated a special and sacred experience for each of us. Personally, it led me to more deeply consider how to use my life and energy in deeper authenticity and purpose. And Laddership blessings continue... Since our Circle closing in mid November, I've taken time to be "a leaf upon the breath of God" instead of being my usual "a leaf blower". This time has been quiet--well as quiet as being a mother of 3 kiddos (my teachers) can be--and reflective, recounting and reconciling the past five years of my journey and commitment to living on purpose, in service to my community here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I grapple intensely between creating/willing my path and promoting my ideas and activities forward, versus being an open ... Read Full Story
Sep 14, 2015, 1 comments, 2 smiles Hi Service Space Cadettes :), Tonight I listened to this wonderful interview with Charles Eisenstein and Nipun Mehta. Nipun's sharing helped me trust and affirm what I'm going through, as he spoke of an "iterative process", that I am now related to my commitment and on-going wrestle with gift economizing my sacred business. I recently opened registration for an ecourse I have written intending to promote greater JOY in humans. I have rewritten the registration and gift economy language umpteen times--and counting-- always the intention for no one to feel marginalized or diminished due to lack of money, and intention for people to consider a different way of business. I have given people several options for registration: one to gift a monetary amount of their choice to support me, two to commit to an act of kindness they share with me, and other ways for people to register other people. ------At one point I ... Read Full Story
Sep 08, 2015, 1 comments, 4 smiles As I'm launching and announcing my next offerings with an experimental type of gift economy energy--work that is sacred to me and also how I intend to support my family--I wonder if touting that I'm using a gift economy philosophy is somehow sensational. I suppose I have to live with this wondering, and trust that my heart is in the lead. My intention is to never again manipulate words to exploit vulnerabilities or feelings of lack, but instead to activate feelings of inclusion, and to focus on the abundance of human currency. I trust that my love of words--and the very re-arrangining and massaging of them--shall reveal a new form of marketing: yin marketing. PROclaimer: I'm a reformed 20-year marketer/pr peep. Words, images, taglines--everything I do to spark attention--I investigate my intention, and consider how the ripples may be felt.