About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I like to spread inspiration.

A good day to me is when ... When I see an inspiring video!

My hero in life is ...My fellow volunteers.

My favorite book is ...Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

One thing I'm grateful for is ... That there are so many people who do good in the world!

A Rite Of Passage For Late Life

Apr 17, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 7287 views and 12 comments. "In this TED residency talk, Bob Stein reveals his transition into using a new ritual to mark his later life. He proposes a new tradition of giving away your things and sharing the stories behind them as you get older, to reflect on your life so far, open conversations and connections that might not happen otherwise and move into the next phase prepared for whatever might come next." ... Watch: A Rite of Passage for Late Life

Brink Of Extinction

Apr 10, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 4101 views and 9 comments. "Anna Louisa first became interested in Faroese ponies because of a children's book. She soon learned that these enchanting creatures, ponies by size but often called horses due to their strength, were almost extinct. Between 1850 and 1920 large numbers of them were exported from their home in the Faroe Islands. By 1960 there were only five left in the wild. Fortunately they have made a remarkable comeback due largely to "the lady with the horses."" ... Watch: Brink of Extinction

Befriending Our Despair: Guidance From Joanna Macy

Apr 03, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 7366 views and 15 comments. "Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. In this short video she advises that pain alerts us to what needs attention. Pain is not the enemy of cheerfulness, but tells us there is suffering. When we face suffering, our hearts and eyes open to beauty. We are not alone in our despair and when we have the courage to speak of it, it cracks open so the love can be found. The key is not being afraid of the pain, not being afraid of the world’s suffering. If you aren’t afraid, nothing can stop you." ... Watch: Befriending Our Despair: Guidance from Joanna Macy

Water From Stone

Mar 27, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 3388 views and 14 comments. "J David Bamberger's story begins like that of many self-made millionaires. He worked long hours, selling vacuum cleaners door to door, until he made enough money to co-found Church's Chicken, which made him a wealthy man. It is what he did next that set him apart. Inspired by the Amish in his home state of Ohio, Bamberger held the earth in reverence. In 1959 this passion led him to seek out a parcel of land that was in bad shape, somewhere that was dried out, over grazed, and desolate. He found that place and named it Selah, a word from the book of Psalms that reminds us to take time to stop and reflect on the beauty around us." ... Watch: Water from Stone

We Became Fragments

Mar 20, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 1358 views and 7 comments. "This powerful film chronicles the journey of Ibraheem Sarhan, a Syrian teenager, as he adapts to a new life in Winnipeg, Canada. Following the loss of his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem left Syria with his father. "We went out against our will and we shall return with our hope," he says. Press play to watch Ibraheem as he navigates his first week of high school in this story of resilience and rebuilding." ... Watch: We Became Fragments

Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Trauma Tell Their Stories

Mar 13, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 3337 views and 7 comments. "Companions for Courage in Orlando, Florida, is a community outreach program that provides therapy dogs for children who have experienced trauma and need to confront that trauma in court. The dogs provide a sense of security, creating a bond with child victims, giving them the courage and confidence to face the court situation. The dogs enable the children to stay calm and tell their stories. The children feel protected with a big dog at their side as they face the reason for their trauma. A dog truly can be their best friend in this challenging experience." ... Watch: Therapy Dogs Help Kids with Trauma Tell Their Stories

School Strike For Climate Change

Mar 06, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 1589 views and 8 comments. "At a young age, Greta Thunberg realized that all of the facts and solutions about how to stop climate change are known. But why aren't we applying this knowledge in order to make a difference? At age 15, Greta started a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament. While many people tell her that she should be in school or that she should study to be a climate scientist, Greta believes that if nobody does anything to stop climate change now, studying for her future will be a waste of time. She is doing what she can to bring attention to this crisis, and has inspired students around the world to take action for the planet." ... Watch: School Strike for Climate Change

Into The Middle Of Nowhere

Feb 27, 2019, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2201 views and 9 comments. "Imaginations run wild in this touching video of young children as they explore their surroundings at an outdoor nursery in Scotland. With admirable patience and unwavering deliberation, they build an aeroplane and travel the world without ever leaving the ground. Press play to witness the human mind's capacity for creativity, connection, and joy of discovery." ... Watch: Into the Middle of Nowhere

I May Not...

Feb 20, 2019, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2077 views and 4 comments. "What are you passionate about? If you could ignite that same fire in someone else, would you? What would make it worth your time and love? Is social transformation possible through the power of sharing what you love? Watch this video about the Saint James Music Academy in Vancouver British Columbia and find out." ... Watch: I May Not...

The Challenges Of Raising A Digital Native

Feb 13, 2019 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2448 views and 3 comments. "Dr. Devorah Heitner's research into the challenges of raising children in the digital age is a tremendous resource for parents and teachers. She has gone right to the source, learning about children's experiences with technology, and listening to their creative solutions to challenges they face. We can all learn through her from the children themselves. First and foremost, they want the people in their lives to be accessible to them when they need them, not to be texting someone else. Rather than monitoring children's use of technology she puts the emphasis on mentoring them, modeling for them how to navigate the digital world. She suggests co-creating solutions with children, based on their creativity and the wisdom of the adults in their lives." ... Watch: The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native