About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... it is an amazing movement to be a part of.

A good day to me is when ... laughter fills the air.

My hero in life is ...Harshida Auntie.

My favorite book is ...too many good ones to pick...

One thing I'm grateful for is ... trees.

Nuggets From Deborah Cohan's Call

Sep 11, 2021, 2 smiles Awakin Calls was delighted to host Dr Deborah Cohan, in conversation with Dr Cynthia Li. Deborah is a lifelong dancer, obstetrician-gynecologist, and teacher of embodied medicine. In 2013, moments before undergoing a double-mastectomy, she and the entire operating room team broke out into dance, filmed by the anesthesiologist for Deborah’s friends and family. The video found its way into the public sphere and has since been viewed 8 million times, continuing to bring forth joy and inspiration! Deborah oversees births at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and serves as the medical director of HIVE, caring for pregnant people living with HIV. She teaches embodied medicine at Bolinas, through the Foundation for Embodied Medicine. For Cohan, medicine and movement are deeply interwoven. With an embodied approach that honors the inherent wisdom of our bodies, she has served as a doula for those who are giving birth and those who are dying. It was ... Read Full Story

Deborah Cohan: Dancing Doctor & The Body's Capacity To

Sep 08, 2021, 1 comments, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Deborah Cohan: Dancing Doctor & The Body's Capacity To HealReflection questions: How might you celebrate or "dance" to life if you were facing death? What embodied practice, song, musical genre, or expression makes you feel most alive?

Remembering Our Dear Brother Kozo…

Mar 15, 2021, 7 smiles On Sunday, March 28th, we will gather online to remember beloved ServiceSpace friend Kozo Hattori. Through stories, songs, prayers, poetry, movement, pictures, community, we will come together to celebrate an extraordinary friend. All are welcome. Please visit this event page to RSVP. When thinking of what to write in this blog post, I stared at a blank document for a while, wondering how on earth would one begin to describe Kozo? Would you first mention his beaming smile, so energetic and joyful that it's impossible not to beam a wide smile back? Or perhaps you would begin, as he himself would begin in a circle of sharing: “Aloha Kakou! Welcome to us all with love…” Or would you just simply describe him as the one who seemingly knew everyone in the room. The one who always included everybody, who always noticed anyone new to the circle and made a point to ... Read Full Story