About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... My heart is already part of this community, and I just want to bring my physical life into community as well.

A good day to me is when ... ...I can't imagine a bad day.

My hero in life is ...the person who sees through the heart.

My favorite book is ...Be Here Now

One thing I'm grateful for is ... The profound ability we now have to create these projects and share them...and the ripples, even unconscious, created when we do.


The Artistry Of Laddership

Dec 08, 2020, 4 smiles The Artistry Of Laddership A sculptor cannot work in thought experiments. There must be clay, marble, sand … something for the hands to touch, feedback for the senses to guide inspiration into form. Connection with the medium, interaction and feedback directly from the medium itself change the artist's perception of his/her own creation. Direct experience opens space for the actualization of art. Humanity is changing. We are generating a new way of being, founded in compassion, expressed through kindness. Transcending all cultures, colors and creeds, we are answering a collective call for new systems, ideologies and inter-relationships that honor life in new ways. And that takes hands-on experience. What then, is the medium when the artist is creating self-awareness for social change? It’s compassionate connection, inquiry and listening. Laddership Pods provide a unique kind of opportunity for sculpting social innovation. The tech platform, emergent from inspired ideas and built by generously skilled “Tech Angels”, ... Read Full Story

Dufresne's Story

Nov 22, 2020, 8 comments, 15 smiles A friend of mine was looking to buy a horse that could be a backyard buddy, a friend to their current quarter horse mare and new member of the family. She didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I suggested we go to the local monthly horse auction to see if we might rescue one of the horses from a potential death sentence. For those of you who are unfamiliar with horse auctions, many times the meat buyers end up taking the unwanted animals at low prices. There are always horses there who have plenty of life left and just need someone to show up and recognize their value, see their heart, and offer them a space where they can just be a loved horse. We found a few older horses who seemed to be dumped at the auction but still had life left and love to give. My friend ... Read Full Story

A Six Year Promise

Nov 02, 2020, 3 comments, 25 smiles [As we ready for an upcoming Laddership Pod on the theme of "Priceless Pricing," I was recently reminded of this experience that transformed my relationship to money.] In 2012 I bought a one-way ticket to Kauai, Hawaii, from California. I knew nobody, I had no place to stay, no income and no idea what I was doing! I arrived on-island with $144 to my name, leaving my car (and a $500 payment) back in San Jose, California. The first night I was there, all I wanted was a hot shower. So, I spent $100 of my $144 on a hotel room so I could shower. The next day I woke up and started living. I was still living for survival though. I used my abilities to create opportunities for work. I met people, said no to some invitations, yes to others. By many acts of magic and divine intervention, I stayed on ... Read Full Story

Horses And Humans Together Create Big Ripples

Aug 13, 2020, 2 comments, 6 smiles Animals have a presence that opens the hearts of humanity. Absent of judgment, never requiring you to be different than you are, they offer connection and awareness for its own sake. As humans, we have the ability to recognize and share this connection with one another, reminding each other how it feels to be connected, with an open heart. Michelle Wagner-Yeatts knows that feeling well! Her “volunteer heart” was inspired and nourished by her mother who was always looking for more ways to help those around her. So, she is already tuned to notice situations where she might be able to step in and make a difference. Michelle’s professional background includes years and years of administration in nursing homes and other care facilities, and through that work, she developed a huge passion for seniors! When she saw a post float across her FB feed sharing the story of a man in who was ... Read Full Story