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Rumi About Today

Rumi is one of my favourite writers. His words resonate through the centuries and offer thoughtful insight and inspiration in the 21st Century. When we open our sails and catch the wind, life is much simpler and rewarding.

The Sunset Blog

“On a day

when the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.

Today is such a day.”

– Rumi

Sailing © Eva Tenter

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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.

11 responses »

  1. One of my all time favorite poets!

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  2. May your day and world be full of beauty and fair winds, Ivon.
    Russ

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  3. Rumi…. one of my favorites.

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  4. Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” -Rumi ……

    Love this one

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  5. Professions for PEACE

    Another post of beauty. Thank you Ivon! 🙂 Gina

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