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The suggestions in the post i.e. cultivating beauty and joy, playing, filling your sails with dreams, and feeding your soul with what enchants you are worth meditating over each day. What do they mean in our living?

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Feed your soul with what enchants you



Sculpture: Michael Buonaiuto

Rough seas will pass

~~Ebb~~~ and~~ flow~~~~


Cultivate beauty and joy

Dive deeply: โ€™tis where the richest treasures lie




Your heart is your true compass: listen


Fill your sails with your dreams


Venture forth on your lifeโ€™s vast seas of possibility


Be intrepid in your quest




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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. Dear Ivon, Methinks you are a mindreader or an angel (or both), in addition to being a very compassionate and generous soul. I was just sitting here at my computer, eager to write a post, and wondering whether I should bother. And then the reblog icon came on. Thank you more than I can say for your wonderful support, for showing up in my life when I need it–again and again and again. May your new year, including your graduate studies, enchant you. xoxo

  2. Intrepidness is a requisite.

  3. Dive deeply, tis where the deepest treasures lie – oh so very true.

  4. Keep Love in your heart.

  5. Love this Ivan! Especially “Bask — rough seas will pass — ebb and flow.” Mantras to live and expand by. Thank you โ™ฅ

  6. I liked this a lot, probably because I am part mermaid. Sh-h-h! Most people don’t know.

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  8. How I liked that first line: Feed your soul with what enchants you. We need to do that more often – on a daily basis. Then our soul will shine to brighten others’ pathways as well.


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