The good of me

Have you ever thought about how your notion of “the good” is different from someone else’s? For years I have studied personality typing. I am a nine on the Enneagram and tend to want to understand the viewpoints of all around me for the sake of connection. I enjoy seeing others’ points of view, althoughContinue reading “The good of me”

Reflected Images

In COM 601, Communication Fluency, at Queens University, I have learned a great deal about myself and how I process information, as well as how others receive it. The seven traditions of communication theory have given me the tools to question to whom I am communicating and from whom I am receiving communication. In addition,Continue reading “Reflected Images”

Seven traditions, seven stages?

In keeping with the theme of my blog of “monk in the world” or “mystic without a monastery,” I’d like to compare the idea of seven communication traditions with the notion of seven stages of spiritual transformation. The seven stages of spiritual transformation, described differently by different teachers, including in the Gnostic Gospel of MaryContinue reading “Seven traditions, seven stages?”

Pride & Prejudice, or how a woman should live?

The 1995 BBC film Pride & Prejudice offers “equipment for living” (Burke, 1973) for women seeking to build self-confidence and the ability to stand up for their own best interests. Right, fans? We all have role models and I’d be willing to bet that for a large number of women in the United States, oneContinue reading “Pride & Prejudice, or how a woman should live?”

Choosing the right scribing style

What kind of research or writing are you doing in your scriptorium? Are you a scientist, a liberal arts researcher, or a social scientist? Dependent upon on what kind of work you do, you’ll want to choose the writing style guide that applies to your field. I hope you enjoy the podcast below on theContinue reading “Choosing the right scribing style”

APA Style Storytelling

In researching several recent topics, I am getting reacquainted with APA Style. I never really learned it thoroughly in the first place. My main course of study in college required the use of MLA Style, designed more for the languages and language arts. Where I once studied languages (French and Russian) in great depth regardingContinue reading “APA Style Storytelling”

Spiritual Transformation at Work?

In the following Powerpoint presentation, you can learn more about the use of the Enneagram as a tool for enhancing spirituality in the workplace. The presentation describes the work of two scholars who, through research into management trends in the late 1990s and early 2000s, discovered the benefits of bring spiritual growth to workplace, callingContinue reading “Spiritual Transformation at Work?”

External Downloads

As an introvert, I’m a big believer in going within myself to find information and to process those ” internal downloads.” As a curious student, I love to research. Libraries and the Internet are particularly important resources. Google and YouTube – pure instant gratification, whether true or false information is presented. These external downloads are funContinue reading “External Downloads”

All Hallow’s Eve – Would Jesus Trick or Treat?

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”― Martin Luther King, Jr. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Some churches today shy away from the practice of Halloween celebrations. And although AllContinue reading “All Hallow’s Eve – Would Jesus Trick or Treat?”