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A Soft Place to Fall

Rumi always provides wise words. When we open our self, we become vulnerable and we live with the thorns which come with living.

The Hurt Healer

Amanda Cass Amanda Cass

‘I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.’  Rumi

Life can be wonderful yet sometimes it can simply be tough. Whether it’s a broken heart, a damaged relationship, work problems, an unexpected illness or a disease that you’ve been battling with for years, there are times when everyone needs a soft place to fall.

As a mother, it’s something that I accept without question for my children.  If they hurt themselves, if they fall-out with a friend, if they didn’t do as well as they had hoped in exam – I’m there to hug, hold and soothe. Then later when we have more time I can reassure them they are not alone and encourage them to put the difficulty behind them and move on.

I do it without hesitation and for as long as required, for the knowledge that…

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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.

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  1. Carolyn shared her feelings so well. Thanks for re-posting this.

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  2. Hi Ivon, I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer!

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    • I am doing well and enjoying summer reading and writing. I hope things are well with you Tina.

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      • things are going well. We are almost done with our book and a foundation has picked up all of the costs to publish it once it is finished. I will be contacting you to send me a picture of yourself to go with your story. The writer will be sending your story back to you for final approval once it has been transcribe. It is getting quite exciting!

      • It sounds exciting and I am looking forward to reading the draft.

  3. Hi Ivon…would you be interested in doing a blog tour? You answer 4 questions about your writing/projects…and invite 3 people to do the same. You would have to post yours on 7/21/14. It is a nice way to explore new blogs and to have yours explored by new people 🙂
    Let me know…thanks Lorrie

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