Gisela Stromeyer is an internationally well-known artist. She has been trained as a dancer, architect, healer, and teacher. She completed and taught at Barbara Brennan School of Healing, completed the School of Enlightenment and Healing and the School of Intentional Living and studied Continuum Movement with Emily Conrad since 1995. She loves moving expression of her inner world and making the unseen world visible. She is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and studied the power of sound with Don Campbell and many other sound healing methods.www.stromeyerhealing.com
“Just Like That is a gift to the soul, a key to the fickle path of light as it makes its way through the cracks of human journey towards love. The book is honest to a fault, so it wakes you up like a fresh brewed cup of coffee, shakes you, like an earth tremor, cracks you open, and rebuilds the pieces with love glue, compassion composite, it makes love to you like the most delicious lover. Most importantly it shines bright light on the dark crevasse of our being. These words are the ginger and mint in your tea, they are fresh, tasty, and quench your thirst; to understanding what makes our human journey so profound."—Dror Ashuah, author of the “Conversation with Angels” series
Glenn Nystrup’s passions have guided his teaching to numerous settings over a wide range of disciplines, including: multiple academic subjects for all ages; the fine art of stone carving, sculpting with teens and adults; technical rock climbing with teens; movement and dance with teens in New York City; and school navigation for struggling students. Throughout, his aim has been to work with the heart as well as the mind and body, both for himself and students, sharpening perception and knowledge across all personal resources.
Teachers are given a great responsibility and challenge when they enter a classroom. The way they see, interpret, and act will determine the difference between effective or weak communication and teaching. It is the task of the teacher to learn and prepare for this classroom setting, including the intrusion of trouble spots, such as anger in its many forms.
Sandra Calder Davidson is an artist and writer, and the author of children's books, including a cookbook for children. She is also a mother and grandmother, and lives in New York.
My sister and I were taught to be polite! My mother wanted us to know how to sit at the table, how to ask others if they would like some bread, and how to pass them the cheese should they ask for it. So it was when I was in high school I received a prize from the DAR for "good manners." It came as a surprise to me just the same. An embroidered handkerchief!
Recently I was telling a friend that I wanted to do a book on...manners! "Manners are missing! But I cannot start without having a title! And I have not yet found a title!"
"I have one!" said my eight-year-old grandson raising his hand.
"And what can that be?" I asked him a bit dubious.
"Manners Make Friends," he cried out.
There it was! The perfect title! There was nothing left to do but get to work!
Beth Pettengill Riley is a global leader in somatic movement education and therapy, as well as a seasoned somatic movement activist with over 40 years of experience in facilitating workshops in Continuum, yoga and meditation. She has a master's in education with a specialization in dance from Stanford University and currently serves as president of the board of the International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association (ISMETA). www.themovingwell.com
Priscilla Stanton Auchincloss has been seeking to understand how the world works for most of her life. She earned a doctorate in experimental physics from Columbia University and, as a professor and administrator at the University of Rochester, investigated the role of gender in the culture of science.
Is it possible to remain connected to the wholeness of embodied experience, as modern life becomes increasingly disembodied, fragmented and fast-moving? Many people hunger for a meaningful movement practice, but struggle to find it. The movement practice offered in this book is an inquiry into the nature of human flourishing. Our lives are made of movements, and bringing an organizing consciousness to our moment-by-moment experience opens a flow of intelligence from the natural world through our senses and tissues. Instead of living “on the surface,” we can know ourselves as part of nature’s body, connected to nature’s life force. This book is a guide to establishing a personal movement practice that can serve as the foundation of daily life, with the body itself as teacher.
Kim Marshall was a teacher, central office administrator, and principal in the Boston Public Schools for thirty-two years. Starting in 2003, he has produced the weekly Marshall Memo. www.marshallmemo.com
Jenn David-Lang has worked in the field of education for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Currently, she runs The Main Idea, an annual subscription service that provides monthly summaries of compelling books and professional learning ideas to school leaders throughout the world. www.themainidea.net
For years, Kim Marshall and Jenn David-Lang have been “designated readers” for busy front-line educators, curating the best ideas and research from scores of magazines and books. In The Best of the Marshall Memo, they’ve identified the most thought-provoking and helpful article summaries from the Marshall Memo archive and added professional learning suggestions. The book aims to help principals, teachers, superintendents, consultants, and researchers address the most pressing issues they face every day.
E. J. McCULLY (1915-1973) was born in La Grande, Oregon, and raised in Oakland, California. He became a Regimental Personnel Officer and Captain in the 415th Infantry Regiment of the104th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his efforts. He later served for almost 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve in Phoenix, Arizona, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and receiving the Army Commendation Medal. After employment at the Phoenix Veterans Administration, he rose to an executive position with a local business, living in Scottsdale with his wife and three daughters.
Winner of the 2017 Book Fest Award, History: Military
Imagine you are a Regimental Personnel Officer for the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II. You are charged with the delivery of hundreds of replacements to the front lines. On occasion, you are required to drive blackout over miles of heavily mined, shell-torn roads that are subject to sniper fire. On top of these challenging and dangerous responsibilities, you and your men are required to transport, pack, assemble, and dismantle almost two tons of office equipment for a personnel office in a field setting—during a war. At the same time, you must keep your office running efficiently. Such was the experience of Captain E. J. McCully, as described in Journals of War.