Thank you to International School Leader magazine for including my piece, “The Single Most Powerful Method to Uplift Every Conversation You Have Today,” in their December 2019 issue.
Michael Nichol’s book on The Lost Art of Listening is a special one; I appreciate the opportunity to share his ideas, and hope you enjoy the read.
PS second photograph by one of our UK Branch's esteemed and beloved directors: the talented Helen Cox of @chel.photography!
This post is a little late; we’ve been in a whirlwind for, well, months.
But after 11 years together, our love has many birthdays. And three years ago, we promised our lives to each other.
It is a thrill, an honor and a delight turning The Pages with you, my Beloved.
Adventure is always a yes away: Yes, my love; always yes.
This summer of evenings, after work building the magical dreamship of our childhood dreams together - The Tenacity - and now, this fall and winter, working together overseas in South Asia and South Africa. Basing abroad is something we’ve talked about for ages - it went gorgeously, so I’m curious to learn what this coming year - this coming decade - holds.
So many stories to share at some point… soon? … never?... including the one about our magical new inky amulets for blessings, protection, and guidance... They are Sak Yants, both, from an ajarn (Sam) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we stayed a long while, visiting regional schools before the three school leadership conferences we attended - the first in Bangkok - the second in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - and finally, the third in Capetown, South Africa.
So much has happened I don't even know how to start.
So I'll say -
With love from the wind,
learn the flowers
- Gary Snyder
From our company IG page for EquipMySchool :)
Pauline West's first novel, EVENING’S LAND, is winner of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Award and recipient of the Carol Marie Smith Memorial Scholarship for the NOEPE Center of Literary Arts.
Pauline West's books on Goodreads
Candlemoth: A Holy City Romance
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Candlemoth Volume 2: How To Spend It
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Candlemoth Book 3: A Twist of Fate
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Stalker: A Gothic Thriller
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