Each step begins a new journey.
Take the First Step
Posted on January 28, 2015 by ivonprefontaine
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About ivonprefontaineIn 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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This has to be one of my favourite quotes, Ivon.
(similar to that expression, You’ll never know unless you Try). Living life to the fullest takes a certain amount of courage. Courage to step outside of your comfort zone and courage to test unknown waters.
It is challenging to step outside comfort zones. Sometimes, we pretend we have using the right words, but, when we look back, we notice nothing has changed.
Running mindfulness blog supporting those who suffer from trauma, the number one reason humans do not heal is action.
We will read, discuss, do,almost anything but take a small concrete action.
Fear, laziness or confusion seem to be the reasons.
If I were to group humans or pick a friend, the first two questions would be:
Giver or taker
Sedentary or active.
Those are excellent questions.