I'm joining Service Space because ... it creates the best platform for inner transformation which is the only way for true outer change
A good day to me is when ... I am mindful and observe
My hero in life is ...www.servicespace.org
My favorite book is ...The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
One thing I'm grateful for is ... I am serving and laughing!!!!
Feb 21, 2018, 4 comments, 28 smiles The scale of the problem of Youth crime is a growing concern. Many young offenders are also victims of broken homes, poverty, and domestic violence. They have complex emotional needs which require a balance of welfare and justice models. How can the society contribute to therapeutic inclusion and intervention philosophy, for greater reduction in recidivism compared with punitive approaches? What started out as a small volunteering project turned into so much for Sachi Maniar, who started Project Ashiyana in 2013. In the years since, she has worked to help and improve the lives of all the children at Umkerhadi children’s home, to help them learn, grow, and realize their full potential despite the conditions they have found themselves in. This talk was given at a TEDx event in Mumbai. We are very proud of the work Sachi does and are grateful she is a vibrant and active contributor to the ServiceSpace global community.
Feb 21, 2018, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Aarti Kuber: Healing Through Acceptance And ForgivenessReflection questions: Have you compassionately addressed persons in your life who have wronged or violated you? What role did those encounters have in your healing and life journey?
Jan 10, 2018, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Ann Medlock: Sticking Her Neck Out For DemocracyReflection questions: Our guest this week believes in the inefficacy of compassion without action, and the need for people to be willing to stick their necks out. What has inspired you to take action in your life and stick your neck out in the face of others' suffering?
Aug 09, 2017, 1 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Maya Breuer: Listen To Spirit And Take ActionReflection questions: Our guest this week has devoted her life and her work to take action to serve her community and the greater good. How are you being called by spirit to "take action," and what is the community you seek to serve?
May 31, 2017, 6 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Pranidhi Varshney: Staying Strong In ValuesReflection questions: Our guest this week has established a thriving Los Angeles yoga studio even as she emphasized growth of values rather than growth of numbers and income. Not caving to contemporary image-driven yoga culture, she has remained true to the deeper, healing qualities of the practice. How have you remained strong in your values against the cross-currents of societal practices and pressures?
May 17, 2017, 4 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Joserra Gonzalez: A Re-Love-ution Blooms In SpainReflection questions: Our guest this week is working toward the blooming of a "Re-Love-ution" involving a societal paradigm shift and renaissance of compassion and generosity. Are you seeing the opening cracks of a societal shift? How do you stand in that crack -- holding the paradoxes of the old while tilling the field of the new?
May 10, 2017, 4 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Rajni Bakshi: A Teller Of Stories Of Modern-Day GandhiansReflection questions: Our guest this week has been chronicling grass-roots social movements for decades, with a focus on efforts to construct self-reliant local economies. She has explored the promise of such "bottom-up" movements in the face of market constraints. How have you been able to organize sustainable local service efforts without getting diverted by the demands of the market?
May 03, 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Robert Bengston: Art And Inspiration: What Would Love Do?Reflection questions: Our guest believes that a new story in our world is emerging, and that art can inspire people to pause, reflect, and create new realities based on collaboration and altruism. "New thoughts create new realities and so the programming that we’ve had ... about separation and survival of the fittest and all of these things that are now proving to now be not completely true" are subject to re-imagination. How are you co-creating new realities in your world?
Apr 26, 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'William Rosenzweig : Business Lessons From A Quiet GardenerReflection questions: Our guest this week is a business leader and gardener who "sees the world as a system of interdependent parts -- where healthy, sustaining relationships are essential to the vitality of the whole. ‘A real gardener is not a person who cultivates flowers, but a person who cultivates the soil.’" What "soil" and sustaining ecosystems are you cultivating -- or can you begin to cultivate -- in your life or work?
Apr 19, 2017, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Thu Nguyen: Resourcefulness, Resilience & The Art Of LivingReflection questions: Our guest this week says that when she hit a kind of rock bottom in her life and realized she needed to change, the right people appeared. "It's like you open your eyes to a different subset of stories and resources on your newsfeed and more importantly, you realize that you're not alone." When have the right people appeared in your life? What made them the right people at the time?