At the end of my self-compassion workshop this semester in the Psychology & Counseling Program I overheard a student saying, "I'm so glad to hear I could just meditate for ten minutes. I always thought it had to be a whole long thing." This blog is for those who thought they could never meditate, like this student, like me, and for those who already have a meditation or yoga-meditation practice.
The faculty, alumni and students of the Goddard College MFAW program are enjoying great success in the publishing, literary and theatrical worlds. Here are their recent accomplishments.
Audio versions of two of Rachel Pollack’s novels “Temporary Agency” and “Godmother Night” will be produced by Audible Books. Rachel also gave a reading at the Namaste Bookshop in New York City of her new book, The New Tarot Handbook.
New interview on the cable show Waking Universe:
I will be on a new episode of the BIO channel's "The uneXplained" this Saturday, Oct. 6th at 10:00 PM ET/9:00c. The episode will be available after it premieres at: http://www.biography.com/tv/the-unexplained
MFAIA alumna and interdisciplinary performance artist Roslyn Tate (MFAIA '10), was recently interviewed by faculty member Laiwan regarding how her work at Goddard has advanced her professional practice.
Congratualtions to E. Larson Gunness (MFAIA '10) on his recently published, highly-accessible financial planning resource for artists and creative practitioners, Peace, Love, and Financial Planning: Financial Literacy for Right Brained People. The book grew out of Larson’s MFAIA practicum work, and his personal journey of connecting his life as a creative practitioner with his professional work as a financial planner.
One of the wonderful things about being in an MFA program is getting assigned books one would otherwise never read. I treasure those books that I discovered only because an advisor pushed it in front of me and insisted that it would blow my mind. My attitude as a student was to seek out the most challenging, unique, and varied books I could find.
On September 19, 2012, Devora Neumark, MFAIA faculty member at the Vermont campus, gave a presentation titled Dialogic Live Art Performance and the Exploration of Third Realm Beauty as part of the Hexagram-Concordia Research-Creation Brown-Bag Series. The presentation was convened with the following overview: