Savoring & Serving with Britt Bravo

Britt Bravo shimmers.

Talking to her is like being showered with warm acceptance and effervescent hope.

Enjoy Savoring & Serving through her shining eyes. Allow Britt’s responses to encourage your own shimmer!

 

THE SAVOR & SERVE QUESTIONS

How do you savor?

What does savoring give you?

  • Energy
  • Appreciation for what I already have

Teach you?

  • To appreciate my life now
  • To stop thinking about the future when things will be, “better”

Do you help your clients savor?  Is it important to the work you do?

As a blogging coach and creative career guide, time is one of my clients’ major obstacles.  I help them identify and prioritize doing the things they love; it gives them energy for the other to-dos they’re not as excited about, and makes their day feel more spacious.

What does service mean to you?

  • Giving my gifts away without expecting that they be reciprocated
  • Being generous
  • Leaving my ego at the door
  • Putting my compassion into action

If you could serve in any way possible – no restraints, limitations, or boundaries, what would you do? What would that look like?

After reading Kathy LeMay’s book, The Generosity Plan, I decided that there are four issues I’m particularly passionate about:

  • Education (especially literacy and arts education)
  • Food justice (especially food safety and healthy eating)
  • Human rights (especially children’s rights and genocide prevention)
  • Women’s economic empowerment

The skills I love to use are:

  • Capturing and compiling people’s stories
  • Community building
  • Connecting people
  • Cooking
  • Interviewing
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing

If I could serve in any way possible, I would use my skills in service of the causes I care about, which in some ways I already do with my blog and podcast, and with my volunteer work as a reading partner at my neighborhood elementary school.  I’d also love to be involved with a fun organization, or project, like Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, that is focused on food justice, food safety, and/or healthy eating.

Are savoring and serving linked for you?

Definitely.  Savoring your life gives you more energy to serve, and you can savor your service. For example, I recently did some volunteer work to help Save Oakland’s Libraries.  I was attracted to the campaign because it’s being run in a creative way, and I care about literacy, education, and the preservation of public space.

They offered a lot of ways to get involved, so I chose actions that sounded fun, fit my schedule, and used my skills.  I collected petition signatures at my local library, spread the word online, and wrote my Councilmember and the Mayor.

Collecting signatures was one of the most fun things I’ve done in a long time.  I got to stand in the sunshine, talk with all kinds of people from my community, and I felt like I was actually making a difference.  When you savor as your serve, both you and your cause benefit.

 

Britt Bravo is a blogger, podcaster, juicy blogging coach,  and a creative career guide who helps people find and express their calling. The East Bay Express named her the Best Podcaster/Blogger Most Dedicated to Social Change. Check out www.brittbravo.com.

 
 
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