The Mindful School Leader – Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School
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For educational leaders who feel overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted, this book offers explicit practices to help readers avoid burnout and become the mindful, poised, effective leaders they were meant to be. The book also offers real-time encouragement with portraits of educational leaders who are incorporating mindfulness practices, like attentive breathing, mindful walking about the school building, or calming pauses in the office throughout the school day into their leadership portfolios and everyday lives. Chapters present a brief overview of school culture and climate, research that describes the effectiveness of mindfulness practices, and helpful tips for incorporating mindfulness in daily life.
Pamphlet 421. Heartfulness: Renewing Heart, Mind, and Spirit on Retreat and Beyond
Valerie Brown guides readers toward renewal of mind, heart, and spirit by encouraging them to take time away from the busyness of their lives through retreat. Drawing on her experience as a retreatant and retreat leader, she introduces readers to opportunities for personal restoration within a variety of focused retreats. She wonders how Friends experience of expectant waiting influences the retreat process and how retreats influence expectant waiting. She encourages the “big questions” – What has meaning and purpose in my life? What am I avoiding? What brings me most alive? – and offers specific practices for retreatants to cultivate in everyday life.
Buy Valerie’s New Book on Mindfulness!
Valerie’s new book, The Road that Teaches: Lessons in Transformation through Travel (QuakerBridge Media 2012), is a guidebook for contemplation, discernment and reflection to discover inner transformation through travel. The book examines how transformation happens and supports travel of any kind, business and pleasure, and may be particularly useful for people who hate to travel, providing an opportunity to re-think the gifts of travel.