Love always begins with us and moves outwards in healthy and positive ways.
Posted on May 3, 2014 by ivonprefontaine
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About ivonprefontaineIn 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.
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May I impart a few mindfulness connections here.
I think it was Buddha who said if you can not find happiness, peace of mind here how will you find it anywhere in the world.
The Buddhist has precepts and one is ” do no harm”
Easy till you look in the mirror. Sometimes doing no harm. Places us in awkward positions, a place where we need to stand up and act or speak or defend us or another.
Do no harm is not following others.
If you find awake ending, happiness at the top of the mountain, you brought it with you.
All of this is absent as much ego and desire as possible
Loving oneself is, to me, honoring the soul within while being aware that there are areas for improvement in the human being.