As a follow-up to T is for Training #163, the group discussed this handout from the Harwood Institute on sustaining yourself. Our conversation included examples from the recent ALA Annual Conference.
We want to note that Heather Plett has written a follow-up to the posts on “holding space”, which is “On holding space when there is an imbalance in power or privilege.”
There was a mention of a podcast interview with Daniel Levitin, https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds/55-daniel-levitin-the-organized-mind, on how the brain works. Begin at minute 25.
Also we referred to the book The Pursuit of Silence. There is an NPR interview (13 minutes) with its author at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125511963.
We ended the podcast by talking about how we are going to incorporate silence into our days: sitting in the backyard, weeding in the garden, zoning out on the commute home, taking breaks during work.
On the call were Maurice Coleman, Kate Kostuski, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Paul Signorelli. The episode can be heard here.