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This is a beautiful way to come out of Sabbath. Did I live fully? Did I love well? These seem like simple questions, but my guess is they would keep me busy reflecting.

Soul Gatherings

prple rose

At the end of life,
our questions are very simple:
Did I live fully?
Did I love well?

~ Jack Kornfield ~


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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

17 responses »

  1. Thank you for this re-blog. And yes – I am still reflecting…

  2. I am really enjoying your thoughts, fellow educator. These questions accompanied by the purple rose truly zapped me today. Thanks!

  3. I’m enjoying your posts very much, fellow educator. The questions and purple rose really zapped me today. Thank you!

  4. Simply, perfectly stated. Thanks for sharing. ~Tom

  5. Excellent questions to ask at the end of every day!

  6. Hi thanks so much for liking my post “Love Changes Everything” at: and for stopping by. Your blog is amazing too. Have a wonderful day. Betty

  7. Great Post. Your comment is exactly true.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Bonsoir Yvon! 🙂 nice quote, but this one is quite realstic:

    “Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.”
    * * *
    Un week-end formidable! My very best, Mélanie

  9. Excellent quote and beautiful picture.


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