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Happiness alighting,,,,needs cultivating everyday to appear…

This is a simple message with a lovely image. The image suggests a bridging between where we are in life and a lack of visibility where we are going. What brings us happiness moment to moment will alight in ways we can never anticipate. Being present and aware helps us realize that happiness.

C PTSD - A Way Out


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It is rare that happiness alights just so on the desire that called for it.
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~MARCEL PROUST
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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.

5 responses »

  1. I love going into the unknown. Of course, I get to do that every day, since we never really know what’s going to happen. But the great unknown of a forest, a new trail. Just wonderful.

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  2. A perfect quote by Proust to frame the photo. I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately as we have neighbors who recently moved in next door and who are so horrible that we are losing enjoyment and happiness in the home we’ve lived in for 30 years. To us, happiness is being able to sleep all night without being rudely awakened by a street racing muffler at 4:30 a.m. Silence is happiness.

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