My Personal Manifesto — revised

I used to ask my students to write their personal credo — what they believed about how to live a satisfying life. I urged them not to think about the stuff they wanted — a great job, a trophy spouse, 2 kids, a fantastic house. I wanted them to consider what they felt was necessary in what they believed about how to live in the company of others — how to respond. What characteristics of thought would they hope to have so that they would enjoy just being themselves.

And like all assignments which I gave my students, I tried it out first. My Teacher’s Credo was not hard to write. It encompassed [and still does] my personal philosophy of education which was the ground upon which my career as a educator is still based.

However, I never really tried to put in words what I believed about how to live my life as a person — divorced from any considerations of the roles I’ve had in my life, my place in my family or other such considerations.

Recently, I created my own Manifesto. It really goes beyond a Credo because it is a statement not only of my beliefs but also a statement of intent.

This is my Personal Manifesto.

My Personal Manifesto

I celebrate me!

I do and will always remember that I am a strong, vital, and successful woman!

I do and will continue to affirm myself!

I do and will choose thoughtfully and listen to what my body, soul, and sprit say to me!

I do and will always ensure that there is space for my presence to live and grow!

I do and will continue to speak my truth!

I do and will continue to choose to play a game that is big enough for me!

I do and will continue to create in all ways which speak to mySelf!

I do and will always ensure that the signal that I am will be the invitation to others to know themselves!

I shine and will continue to let my light shine!

I do and will continue to exhale my large ‘S’ self into my world!

I know now and will always keep present to myself the knowledge that my life is juicy!

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About Authentic Vibrations

My life is about learning and personal growth. I was an educator in the public secondary system for over 33 years. I now work with women, individually and in small groups, using words and music, art and language to help them explore their individaul sense of self in ways with are authentically meaningful for each of them. I also facilitate discussions with educators at all stages of their involvement in the teaching profession to help each of us explore the meaning, value and potential of learning and teaching. It is my belief that, in working individually and in collective, we have the power to transform and evolve. In the power of the collectives which we create together is the power to create culture. As a musician, I believe that the arts have the power to change lives. Certification: CODE Model™ Coach WEL-Systems® Institute Affiliate Education: Ed. D (c) (Applied Psychology – Focus on Teaching) University of Toronto M. Ed (Curriculum Development and Design) Queen’s University (1992) B. Ed (Music, English, Elementary Education) University of Toronto (1976) Mus. Bac. (Music Education) University of Toronto (1975) RCM Grade 4 Harmony, Grade 4 History, Grade 9 Voice, Grade 10 Piano Awards: Life Membership, Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (2009)
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