Sheltering the Heart
Sheltering the Heart.
The link is a wonderful reminder about the role mindfulness plays in life.
Mindfulness shelters the heart in the now. What a wonderful way of understanding this word and practice. When I live in the now, I ask nothing more than being here and being present. The next moment comes just as the river’s current flows. They just do.
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.
Simply beautiful. Thank you for this, friend. 🙂
You are welcome Allison. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Happiness or living fully always seems to be simple, simplistic, nature like
Nature has so much to share with us about the simplicity that exists in its fractal nature.
Thanks for leading me to this blog!
You are welcome Angeline.
It is always good to be reminded of the special things like mindfulness, gratitude and joy. Sheltering the heart is a great title. I liked what you said about it, too. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Thank you. Take care and enjoy the holidays.
THANK YOU so much for sharing this post — I appreciate YOU!
You are welcome Laurie. It is a great post and asked to be shared.
Great choice for a share here!
Thank you Christy.
That’s such a beautiful thought. I always try to stay ‘in the now’ though ocassionally my mind wanders and Wonders 🙂
Thank you. The now is a place filled with wonder.
I so agree. Reminds me of; The Tao of pooh’