#sketch of the day no 569 in my #moleskine #artjournal: Sylvia the Swan says “so come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever I’m Never Never Land” a quote from Peter Pan
Yes, our hearts can fly when we follow our dreams. This is a wonderful quote from a great children’s story.
Sketch of the day no 569 in my moleskine art journal: Sylvia the Swan says “so come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever I’m Never Never Land” a quote from Peter Pan
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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.
Hello Ivan — back in Morocco, adjusting to jet lag with all the trimmings. You continually surprise me with such exquisite samplings of poetry and art, gathered lovingly from so many sources. I so appreciate this about you and your site. Blessings, Alia
Thank you so much Alia. Enjoy Morocco.
Like this quote it’s so dreamy yet makes sense
That is a great way to describe it Natasha.
It takes me back, but it also speaks of tomorrow’s possibilities. I, too, am amazed, taught, and entertained by the reach of your knowledge. You bless us all.
Thank you Marie for a lovely comment. Alfred North Whitehead referred to the present as holy ground (making whole and I think healing, as well) where the past and present are continuously recurring.
Just think of happy things! What a great goal!
It truly is.
Dreams are like hope. They need not come true, but they are sustenance.
That is so true. They are the imaginative grist that feeds the mills of reality.