All posts by: Megan Scribner

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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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Mindfulness Mondays

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Book Clubs, I have a fear of commitment! I love books; I even love talking about them.  However, I’m not much of a joiner, and frankly, I feel overwhelmed by...
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Learning to Wonder: Is this real?

Is this real? — Mike Mangiaracina The other day, I decided to do something different with my second-grade science classes. Kids love myths and I love doing read-alouds, so I pulled together a few myths to see how they might...
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Poetry of Presence: Opening Invitation

I decided to start each week by reading a mindfulness poem from Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems. I thought I’d share something from the first poem here, but I didn’t get that far. I was so taken...
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Poetry of Presence: Poet Spotlight

January Book Giveaway: Poetry of Presence This month’s Book Giveaway, Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, has over 150 mindfulness poems to ease your spirit throughout the year. Below is a profile of Barbara Crooker, one of the...
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Book Giveaway: Poetry of Presence

January Book Giveaway! I’m delighted to announce that Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems edited by Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson is our next Book Giveaway. Poetry of Presence is the perfect book to start off the...
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