About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... it helps me stay true to my heart.

A good day to me is when ... I have helped someone smile.

My hero in life is ...Mom, Gandhi, Peace Pilgrim, and you!

My favorite book is ...Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

One thing I'm grateful for is ... I remember how small I am in relation to the universe.

Teaching + T: We Are All Connected

Oct 12, 2018 Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed We Are All Connected. We are all connected. These stories remind us of the inspiring capacity children have to teach us that insight -- whether in a circle on kindness, an art project inspired by a passage on "Interbeing," or a unit on allies.

Teaching + T: Mirroring Kindness

Sep 28, 2018, 1 comments, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Mirroring Kindness. From a student 'smile campaign' on the streets, to Betty Peck's heartwarming reminder in a 'magic' mirror, to the ripples of a classroom "Compliment Can" -- these heartwarming stories remind us of the potential for school communities to tap into our underlying shared humanity, through small acts of compassion.

Teaching + T: Between Summer And Fall

Sep 14, 2018, 2 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: Between Summer And Fall. As summer fades into autumn, the stories below return to the classroom with renewed lenses, unfold stories of design, and reflect on trends in teen summer jobs.

Ron Epstein: Explorations In Applied Buddhist Ethics

Sep 12, 2018 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Ron Epstein: Explorations In Applied Buddhist EthicsReflection questions: Our guest this week is a thoughtful scholar and ethicist who addresses, from a Buddhist lens, some of society's cutting-edge issues of science and technology with clarity and conviction. How does a spiritual practice or world view inform your ability to navigate ethical dilemmas in contemporary life?

Teaching + T: The Good Life

Aug 10, 2018, 1 comments, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed The Good Life. What makes a good life? India's capital city, Yale's most popular class, and good ol' Mr. Rogers share more.

Getting Ready For Two More Laddership Circles!

Jul 29, 2018, 4 comments, 18 smiles This week, 27 of us are gearing up for another round of Laddership Circles! After a year of smaller, themed circles -- from business to healthcare to youth values, design principles and beyond -- we're thrilled to now head into two fresh concurrent circles (which we've nicknamed 'Yin' and 'Yang' :)) in the next six weeks! Just a glance at the quality intent behind the applications alone has been inspiring to behold! One young engineer wrote: In this era, our minds our valued and trained above all else while our heart are often neglected. I feel that my truest introspection comes not through a mental process but through the emotional center of solar plexus when my head and heart are in alignment and can communicate freely. My close friends may say my curiosity heavily defines my character. I suspect my passion for introspection is invigorated as I am able to reach ... Read Full Story

Nuggets From Timber Hawkeye's Call

Jul 21, 2018, 6 smiles Today, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Timber Hawkeye. Timber Hawkeye is the author of the bestselling books Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless. From an early age, Timber saw the contradictions inherent in our world, noticing that society’s endorsement of wealth, possessions, and career are distractions from a freer, truer, simpler, and more connected way of life. Timber was born in Israel and moved with his family to San Francisco at the age of 13, His teenage years and early twenties were an ongoing attempt to embody the "American Dream" and being "successful." But he eventually left the corporate world and moved to Hawaii, emailing friends and family about his experiences. Those emails about his deepening journey became the basis for his best-selling book Buddhist Boot Camp. Timber offers a secular and non-sectarian approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. We'll post ... Read Full Story

Teaching+T: Simple Humanity

Jul 10, 2018, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Simple Humanity. From higher ed best practices, to multimedia lessons, to a compassionate educator's end-of-life gift, these stories stir up compelling reminders of our simple, shared humanity.

Teaching + T: Creative Joy

Jun 26, 2018, 1 comments, 3 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Creative Joy. As the prolonged sunlight of summer days encourage play, we're reminded of the power creativity mixed with compassion -- unleashed in the stories below, from a how color affects student morale, a self-designed summer camp, and one school's inspiration from art on bathroom stalls!

Teaching + T: The Way We Share

Jun 12, 2018, 5 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: The Way We Share. These three articles investigate the lens of learning through stories -- how a child's brains soaks in stories, how they influence our use of technology, and how they support interconnections in community.