About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I love the vision

A good day to me is when ... I can help and support as many people as possible.

My hero in life is ...My heroes in life are my friends and everyone who inspires me.

My favorite book is ...The Book of Joy

One thing I'm grateful for is ... My daughter and my best friend. Both light up my days!

Betty Peck's Magic Mirror At Our School :)

May 17, 2019, 3 comments, 17 smiles Last June, Anne shared the stunning short film, The Magic Mirror of Betty Peck, at an educators' gathering two of our teachers were attending. Inspiration was in the air. We knew we had to share that spirit with our students. Anne visited our school to brainstorm possibilities. We invited our Middle School students to create a Magic Mirror for our school garden (as a surprise for the rest of the school) -- and they were in! Many other community members provided support, from donating materials and time to teaching our students how to work with power tools. In the end, our students created a number of different mirrors for different parts of the school -- and a special one to gift to our partner school, Gateway School in Santa Cruz! Yesterday was the grand unveiling with Anne and Anna Rainville, Betty Peck's daughter by our side. Betty even joined us via video call. Here's a slideshow of the journey: https://youtu.be/PAPgYX7vSfE It's incredible to witness how seeds of compassion, sown by one kindergarten teacher over half a century ago, continue to multiply in so many beautiful ways.

Mommy, Why Do We Exist?

Dec 27, 2018, 5 comments, 13 smiles "Mommy, why do we exist?" Last week, I was driving with my 7-year-old daughter, and this question came out of her mouth. Dumbfounded by such a loaded inquiry from a young child, I felt it was important enough to stop the car, pull over, and be present with her. I didn't want to feed her any of my pre-existing beliefs. I wanted to hear her thoughts and give her the space to let me know where that question came from. With the car parked, I got out of the driver's seat and sat in the backseat next to my daughter. "Well, what do you think? Why do you think we exist?" I asked. "I think we are here to help each other," she replied. "That's a great observation. Why do you think that?" "Well, there's a new boy in my class. Usually I'm shy with new people, so I don't talk to them. But with this new boy, ... Read Full Story