Monthly Archives: February 2018

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#Mindfulness Mondays: A Teacher’s Contract

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to find the space – in our day, in our mind, in our heart – to be quiet, to be mindful.  Last week’s #Mindfulness Mondays poem by Rumi suggested that we join...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: “A Community of the Spirit”

When I think of a mindfulness practice or setting, I picture finding a quiet space to escape from the world and take some time to slow down and regroup. So I was surprised how the opening lines from Rumi’s “A...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: A Return to Love

This week’s poem for #Mindfulness Mondays is not actually a poem, it’s an excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love.”  Rachel Willis selected it for her reflection in Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach....
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I used to be Alex, but now I am Ms. G

I used to be Alex, but now I am Ms. G — Alexandra Glinsbockel Identity. A simple word – 8 letters, 4 syllables. Yet it may well be one of the most elusive constructs in the world. Defined by the...
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Book Giveaway: The Courage Way

Congratulations to DeAnn Akins for winning Greg John’s Notes from the Playground and to Jan Meyer for winning Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson’s Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems. Our next Book Giveaway is The Courage Way:...
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Launching Mindfulness Mondays

I can think of no better poem for launching Mindfulness Mondays than “On How to Pick and Eat Poems” by Phyllis Cole-Dai. It serves as a preface poem to the collection in Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems...
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