The sub-protagonist in the stunningly-good book “The Last Echo”
As featured on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle:
I saw this mesmerizingly-superb movie, “The Music of Strangers”, when my household cable carrier gave me a gratuitous peek at HBO.
I borrowed a two-CD set of Asian music at the library years and years ago and have been hooked ever since.
The YouTube channel is linked below so you can sample the music in-depth at your leisure.
There is a lot of focus in the movie on Yo-Yo Ma (why not, since he’s a well-known name and entity) but the stars of the movie are the other people, especially the story of the founder pictured here, and — of course — the very nature of music itself.
“… I have a friend, Charlie Lehman, who teaches 6‐year‐olds design technology and he says he has these 6‐year‐olds come into class every morning and they sit down and they center together and he says to them, to these kids, he says, “Children, if you learn what to pay attention to and what to focus on, you can be anything you want in life.” And so that’s what we’re practicing here. We’re practicing choosing what we pay attention to.”
Presence-Based Coaching Resources
Coach Training and Certification:
Davidson, Richard: The Emotional Life of Your Brain. Plume, 2013.
Gunaratana, B.H.: Mindfulness in Plain English. Wisdom Publications, 2011.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon: Full Catastrophe Living. Bantam, 2013.
Salzberg, Sharon: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation. Workman, 2010.
Brown, K.W., Creswell, J. D., Ryan, R. M., eds: Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations,
Research, and Applications. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Hanson, Rick: Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Harmony, 2013.
Siegel, Daniel: The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. Norton, 2007.
Silsbee, Doug: The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development, JosseyBass, 2010.
Silsbee, Doug: PresenceBased Coaching: Coaching Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body and Heart, JosseyBass, 2008
American Mindfulness Research Association:
How Humans Change:
Conditioning, Identity and Self-Generation
Chapter Two of
The world needs leaders who are resilient, optimistic, resourceful, authentic, and committed.
Commit for the long run