About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... Losing my sense of "self" through service is what inspires me to dig deeper and serve more. The people in this space, through their incredible acts of service, are a huge source of inspiration for my own service journey!

A good day to me is when ... I can touch someone's life, in some small way, and make them smile from within :)

My hero in life is ...All the people around the world doing small acts of goodness, right where they are right now. Because ultimately, it is these small acts that together will change the world.

My favorite book is ...Journey books like Siddhartha and Tuesdays with Morrie, Books on raising mindful children like Raising Happiness and books about going within like The Power of Now

One thing I'm grateful for is ... When I can tap into that place, deep inside of me, from which I can do things with a pure heart.

Kindful Kids: Bringing Presence To Decision-Making

Jun 23, 2018 This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Bringing Presence to Decision-Making. Take a look."Life is available only in the present moment." --Thich Nhat Hanh

Kindful Kids: How To Teach Your Kids About The Brain

Jun 16, 2018, 1 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on How to Teach Your Kids About the Brain. Take a look."Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent to throw it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha

Kindful Kids: Paying It Forward In London!

Jun 11, 2018, 4 comments, 7 smiles “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” -- Angela Schwindt I am feeling so grateful for the magical afternoon that unfolded at yesterday's first Kindful Kids Circle in London, which was filled with so much joy, love and togetherness! Planting Seeds, Whatever Grows Will Grow... A few months ago, we planted seeds for a "family oriented" afternoon to practice kindness, which would hopefully be as inspiring, nourishing and joyful for parents as it would be for children of any age. Having never hosted a "family" circle before yesterday, Nilakshi and I were very open to emergence, not knowing if the children (or parents) :) would be shy to share stories or to get stuck in with acts of kindness in the streets, or if they would be quite open and forthcoming -- we proceeded without any expectations and simply an ... Read Full Story

Kindful Kids: Self Compassion For Parents

Jun 09, 2018 This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Self Compassion For Parents. Take a look."One must be compassionate to one's self before external compassion." -- Dalai Lama

Kindful Kids: 17 Stories Of Inspiring Kids

May 26, 2018, 1 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on 17 Stories of Inspiring Kids. Take a look."Stong-willed children become adults who change the world... as long as we can hang on for the ride and resist the temptation to 'tame' the spirit out of them." -- Sarah Stogryn

Ripples Of A Stolen Backpack

May 21, 2018, 8 comments, 27 smiles Last week, my husband's car was surprisingly broken into in broad daylight, while it was parked in a safe neighbourhood in central London on a busy road with several shops and people walking by. Whenever something like this happens, our first reaction is of course shock when you return to your car, In this case, even moreso, as the staff at the dry cleaners nearby observed the whole incident and came running out to share every detail with him when he returned to his car. Two masked people on cycles came by with a crow bar, smashed his rear window and knew exactly what they were stealing -- his work backpack with his laptop and much more! They must have been watching him when he opened the car boot to remove a bag only 30 minutes before returning back to his car. A passerby tried to stop them and they ... Read Full Story

Kindful Kids: Cultivating Humility

May 19, 2018, 3 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Cultivating Humility. Take a look."Without humility, there can be no humanity." --John Buchan

Kindful Kids: The Spirit Of A Mother

May 12, 2018, 1 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on The Spirit Of A Mother. Take a look."The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness." - Kahlil Gibran

Planting Seeds For First Kindful Kids Circle In London!

May 10, 2018, 2 comments, 13 smiles “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” -- Angela Schwindt We are so excited to be planting seeds to come together with families for the first ever Kindful Kids Circle hosted by the London ServiceSpace community! One of our first "family-oriented" experiments in ServiceSpace started as a newsletter back in 2011 and more recently has been rippling into offline community gatherings like Awakin Kids Circles in CA and in Surat, Mindful Parenting Calls, Kindful Kids events and Conscious Mama's Circles! It's been so beautiful to watch this all unfold and I've been quietly holding onto an intention in my heart to pay forward this love and inspiration to families here in London for the past couple of years. My daughters are always wondering why they can't come to a retreat or stay up late at night for Awakin Circles, so ... Read Full Story

Kindful Kids: How Stories Profoundly Impact Children

May 06, 2018, 3 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on How Stories Profoundly Impact Children. Take a look."The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story." -- Michael Margolis