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Archive for the Service category

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Peacefully Engaged

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Yesterday was the day after the national election in New Zealand and I woke up thinking about the challenge of being at once fully engaged in the efforts to build a more just, equitable and compassionate world while maintaining my inner equilibrium and a sense of peace. I know I’m not alone in this challenge. […]

Be Well. Do Good. The Girl Effect and You.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all there is to do in the world? I know I do. When I wrote my Girl Effect post yesterday I wanted to remind you that the world can be made fairer, that girls everywhere can have more opportunities and greater freedom, that unjust global systems can be changed. […]

Write a new chapter in the story of poverty

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Depending how long you’ve been reading along here, you may or may not know that I used to work for Oxfam. And that I think Oxfam does great work – not just great development work, but really great advocacy and policy work. I went to work for Oxfam when I left the UN because I […]

Five questions with a change-maker: Michele Lisenbury Christensen

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

One of the things I’m realising, through the discomfort of this uncertain place I’m hanging out in at the moment, is that teaching is a big part of how I now serve. And a very big part of what has helped me grow into myself as a teacher in the past year is Teach Now, a […]

On savoring and serving: my curly questions for Jen Louden

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Yesterday I was over at Savor & Serve – Jen Louden’s awesome space. She asked me questions about what savoring and serving looks like for me. And today she’s here – answering some of mine! Click here to read yesterday’s start to this conversation. What first tipped you off to the connection between savoring and […]

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