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Encouragement

I had the opportunity to hear some of John O”Donohue’s poems read by David Whyte who was a friend. It was wonderful and inspiritional. It seems everything O’Donohue wrote took the form of a blessing.

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Many times encouragement blesses someone to walk into their season, conquer a fear, feel loved, move forward, get a job, smile. The possibilities are endless to what words of encouragement can do! 😀

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God bless us, by faith, as we encourage those around us today! Let thy will be done.

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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.

10 responses »

  1. Thank you and I appreciate the reblog (smile) Abundant blessing and enjoy your day!

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  2. That’s what we are here for.
    Leslie

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  3. Great inspiring post Ivon. We should all take this advice and run with it.

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  4. Great advice. Giving and receiving encouragement are both important in our lives. I’m going to share this on my blog.

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  5. Pingback: Encouragement | Gypsy Road Trip

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