Finding Sweetness in the Felt Sense of Home

By Sarah Peyton Being asked to “shelter at home” sounds peaceful and safe, but for many people it’s anything but. There are a lot of elements to peace and safety, including externals like money, and how calm or violent the people around us are, but also including internals like how cruel or merciless our inner voices are, and the tone … Read More

Happy New Year GAINS Community!

A Letter from the Incoming GAINS President As the incoming President I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and to share with you the vision and hope the board has for GAINS. These are certainly challenging times across our irreplaceable planet. It is difficult to embrace the New Year with enthusiastic openness … Read More

Resilience: 6 Steps to BOUNCE Back

by Mary Meador, MD What is resilience? It is the quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure, trauma or misfortune overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to bounce back. The initial research on resilience was started by Norman Garmezy in the 1970s. … Read More

What is the relevance of IPNB to leadership?

By Lynn Redenbach This year’s IPNB conference, Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action touched me deeply, as it did for many others who were fortunate to attend this final gathering.  Perhaps, the announcement that this would be the last conference of its kind added to the preciousness of the experience; however, the experiential focus throughout the event brought the topics into body … Read More

Book release – The Invisible Classroom by Kirke Olson

Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education Drawing on his decades of experience, the author highlights the crucial importance of connection before curriculum as the optimal way to prime the brain for learning, sharing both theory and rich stories of teachers and students working together. What a gift!” — Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, … Read More