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Category Archives: courage

Coming Soon to Bookstores Near You!

I’m excited to announce that our next book from the Center for Courage & Renewal is being printed now and shipping to bookstores in a few weeks! The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity is a guide to leadership that shows how to access and draw upon courage in all that you do. How  Continue Reading »

Fired Up About Social Justice and Self-Care in Community

What gets me fired up is how to better connect individual wellbeing, awareness, and self-care with community wellbeing, especially through methods that address and reverse social injustice. I greatly wanted to connect with other leaders who are interested in mobilizing these shared efforts. That’s why I applied to attend the Courage to Lead for Young  Continue Reading »

Bridging the Gap Between Immigrant Farmworkers and University Students

We are fortunate to have an Inner Life of Teaching & Leadership cohort at Cornell University, a circle of trust that meets monthly for faculty and staff. We have two cohorts at any one time – one year-long experience for new applicants and another into which participants can flow after that first year. Mary Jo  Continue Reading »

Finding the Wisdom to Survive Despite Sorrows

Where do you find courage, hope and renewal each day? A poem by Wendell Barry provides a clue.

Faithfulness To Our Profession as Teachers

Jennifer Cheatham, superintendent of schools in Madison, Wisconsin, reflects on teacher activism, the importance of reflection, and a recent conversation she had with Parker Palmer.

Planting Seeds of Heart in South Korea

Terry Chadsey goes to South Korea to train educators and leaders in the Seeds of Heart affiliate program of the Center for Courage & Renewal.

Lessons in Scarcity and Abundance with a Deer

We have the best soil in New York State. In fact, it’s literally the state soil. I didn’t know there was such a thing until we moved into our place 17 years ago. At that time, our neighbor would wander over and say, “Our soil is rich. It’s almost too rich.” I’d smile. How can  Continue Reading »

How do you fortify your heart in hard times?

Music can offer sustenance in hard times, especially when songs — and the singing — are a shared experience. We invite you to post your favorite “soul fortifying” songs to make a shared soundtrack together.

Poised Between the Known and Unknown

“If you find yourself poised between the known and the unknown, between what has been and what comes next, we invite you to join us for a weekend retreat to explore the theme of threshold.” That was me, poised between the known and unknown. In 1994 my wife, Melinda Shaw, and I founded the Puget Sound  Continue Reading »

Seizing Teachable Moments: An African-American Professor’s Reflections of Conversations on Race and Culture with White Students

  Over the past twelve years, I have functioned in the capacity of both adjunct faculty and National Faculty at Lesley University, a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have had the distinct pleasure of teaching courses across the United States for the division of Creative Arts in Learning (CAL) as a part of the  Continue Reading »