Bela shares …

Wanted to share a beautiful thank you card that a recent Kindness Contest winner shared with Service Space:) Her idea: I’ve had this idea for 35 years, ever since I worked in Highland Park IL for the Volunteer Pool as a young woman.

Coffee And Smiles

Today I have been tagged! I have spread kindness and given things away and bought lunches and dinners for families. Today I was the receiver of an unexpected kindness. I have a sick dog and I woke up today to find a mess that I had to clean

What It Really Means To Live Our Mission

“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?” Maira Kalman asked in pondering happiness and existence. What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure? That’s precisely what the Reverend Victoria Safford explores in her essay “The Small Work in the Great Work.” [ Full Story ]…

Now On — PDF Files!

We've just added a great new feature to host PDF versions of various articles on  It offers the option of retaining the print aesthetic for those are keen on it.  Here are a few articles that you can check out (click on 'View PDF' link in the top right to access the PDF

Dance It Out

Dance to the beat of your heart. Sometimes solo, other-times not.

Richard shares …

Just a few days ago I got the following note from an old friend I rarely see as he now lives in Italy. “Thanks for the gift of your latest magazine, #29.

An Open Letter To The Children Of The World

If you wrote an open letter to the children of the world, would you apologize to them? Following the tragic Newtown shooting that took the lives of 20 children exactly two years ago today, Randall Amster wrote such a letter.

Our Environment Is An Integrated Whole

This week’s Awakin reading is by Ganoba titled ‘Our Environment Is An Integrated Whole': We have a very special relationship with our environment. The sooner we realize it, the better it is for all of us. Life as we know it came into being because of the environment.

Karma Kitchen Website

Since the launch of Karma Kitchen , we've seen its ripples spread in so many directions.  For so many, just knowing (via talks like Pavi's  Reclaiming the Priceless ) of its existence provides a ray of hope.  Just recently, we have upgraded our website with new features, streamlined access to different locations and localized stories