Two Experiments in Communal Grieving

This past September, more than thirty years after finishing my undergraduate degree, I entered a graduate program on Social Innovation and Sustainability at Goddard College in Vermont. The focus of …

Shaking Hands with Nonviolence

In my school in Berlin, all the eleventh-graders have a project called “Alle Ins Ausland“ (Engl. “All Abroad“): Every student has to go for three months in another country, to …

Headspace: Mindfulness and Intentionality

Increasingly, I am opting out of the typical, American greeting which is some variety of: Hi, how are you?            Fine, thanks, and you? Doing fine, …

Space for Meditation

I have tried meditation before. Quite a few times, actually. I have also led meditations for a group and for a loved one. I often grow irritated with myself over …

My Road to the Gandhi Institute

I first visited the Gandhi Institute in June of 2015. I had no idea that in two short years I would become one of its employees.I was there with the …

Shanell from SYFI

With this being my second year as a SYFI (Summer Youth Facilitation Institute) member at the Gandhi Institute, I am excited and ready for everything this summer and the Gandhi …

GRIEF

Over a year ago, I stumbled upon Nora on Instagram and my goodness!–she is one heck of a lady who is equal parts brilliant, witty, deep, vulnerable, and compassionate. I …