Monthly Archives: December 2016

Notes from the Playground: Up

Yard duty Monday morning began with clouds punching across a square patch of blue above our playground. Then, in the span of half a recess, a storm front arrived in full and paused overhead. Temperatures dropped and I turtled up in my...
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Mark Nepo: The One Life We’re Given

The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart Here are Mark Nepo’s own words describing what he brings to his book, The One Life We’re Given, and what it can mean for you. Through personal...
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Mark Nepo: What it Means to Thrive

Some lucky New Yorkers will be able to see Mark Nepo at the Thrive Global Pop-up Store tonight.  Dec 15, 2016: Thrive Pop Up Store, What It Means to Thrive, A Publication Reading & Conversation, 7:00-9:00PM, 419 Broome Street, SOHO,...
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Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening

The Book Of Awakening: Having The Life You Want By Being Present To The Life You Have — Mark Nepo This is a remarkable book.  It is deceptively simple – daily quotes, reflections and practices – and quietly powerful.  A...
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Mark Nepo: Reflections on “You Shall Above All Things”

The premise behind Teaching with Fire is that poetry stirs up an inner conversation about questions, emotions, and things that matter. Because poetry slows us down and focuses our attention—it can yield poignant insights into what is most significant and enduring...
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Mark Nepo: The Way Under the Way

Mark Nepo is a well-known and gifted poet, teacher and storyteller. He is the author of many books, including The Book of Awakening, The One Life We’re Given, Reduced to Joy, and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen. Mark’s poems and...
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On How to Pick and Eat Poems

I just recently discovered A Year of Being Here, a wonderful website of “daily mindfulness poetry by wordsmiths of the here & now.”  As good projects are wont to do, “a year” became three. While it concluded in January 2016,...
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Gratitude for Parker & Teachers

These days, I’m drawn to people who speak about how we can bring our best selves to our work and lives.  I seek out sites that provide refuge, places where I can revive my spirit and energy. Parker J. Palmer’s...
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