We carry umbrellas to protect us from the rain. Rain can feel soothing on the body. It cools and warms. We walk in it to gain fresh perspective on life. We splash in the puddles to recall childhood.
Walking in the rain is walking through life which the link suggests in a wonderful way. We are having a conversation as we walk in the rain listening for what life has to say. When we are mindful, we hear the wisdom in rain drops. We are living into the questions that life is.
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.
I agree completely.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
IS HE SAYING IT’S OKAY TO TALK TO YOURSELF DURING WALKS IN THE RAIN? 🙂
It is OK to talk to yourself, argue with yourself, but never lose the arguments. People wonder at that point.
😀 I knew I was doing SOMETHING wrong! 😀
I enjoyed this. I recently wrote a post about walking in the rain and getting caught out in a heavy rain storm with my two dogs along the waterfront. We arrived home absolutely drenched and my kids were freaking out thinking I was going to get struck by lightening. It was interesting because even though I don’t really like getting wet, I did feel an incredible energy out there.
It is the freshness of the rain that give us the extra burst.
I have a love of the rain I cannot describe. I’m not sure I have ever asked; but may I re-blog this? I won’t be offended at all if you don’t prefer re-blogs. Have a beautiful and inspired day.
You may re-blog. I am grateful you asked. Thank you. Take care and enjoy.
Thank you for permission. My love of rain has been explained for me. Thank you.
You are welcome.
Reblogged this on Busy Mind Thinking and commented:
My love of rain..my friends post helps explain it far better then I ever could.