Kirby and I just returned from a 9-day inner city retreat in New York.
We traveled north to Hudson and the Catskills, stopped at the Center of Sacred Mirrors along the way, visited Coney Island and caught up with friends from college.
Most people wouldn’t consider New York a retreat, but it can be… if you can slow down and simply observe the chaos.
This was our 4th year at the Global Youth Peace Summit, but my first as a counselor.
I spent the week alongside some of our world’s most incredible and encouraging youth. Throughout the week we developed strong relationships and respect for each other and our respective cultures.
Big thanks to the Amala Foundation for allowing us to be a part of something so powerful. I have so much love for this community!
In November Nick and I visited India with a small group to volunteer at the Tender Heart School and adventure a bit. While staying at the school during the first week of our trip, we painted a classroom and taught various art classes. Some of these photos are in the education page, but here are a few other photos from the school.
The staff at the school was incredible- they took good care of us and prepared our hearts for the rest of the trip. If anyone is interested in volunteering with Tender Heart (I totally recommend it!) – learn more at http://tenderheartfoundation.org or contact Elena Colon: [email protected]