We are delighted to announce a new 5-week eCourse with poet Dale Biron!
November 1 – November 29, 2017 

I think of this course as a kind of sacred intersection between poetry and grateful living…The poems we most need for our Gratefulness Poetry First Aid Kit are short, surprising and soul-sustaining.  ~ Dale Biron


We’ve all experienced difficulty and loss in our lives. While no one wishes for these kinds of challenges, we can be genuinely grateful for our capacity to gather the courage and resilience to carry on. Poems are wise and timeless tools that can support us on our path back to gratitude, happiness and yes, even joy.

  • How can poetry help us celebrate the stunning beauty of the world and remember the joys we have forgotten?
  • How can poems heal and connect us even in the most difficult and fierce circumstances of our lives?
  • How can we bring poetry and gratefulness into our lives as supportive and trustworthy practices?

Please join us in exploring these questions, and many more, in this eCourse.

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Poetry itself, when allowed to, becomes within us a playable organ of perception, sounding out its own forms of knowledge and forms of discovery. Poems do not simply express. They make, they find, they sound (in both meanings of that word) things undiscoverable by other means. ~ Jane Hirshfield

Course Details: Wednesdays, November 1 – November 29, 2017

Each Wednesday for five weeks you will receive an email with links to a session for the week, to complete at your convenience. Each session will include:

  • A 5 – 8 minute video clip from a Seminar given by Dale Biron in June, 2017 at A Network for Grateful Living gathering
  • Full transcript of the video clip
  • Featured poem(s)
  • Questions for reflection and discussion
  • Suggested practices

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 eCourse Cost $30

* This eCourse is offered on a sliding scale starting at $30. All donations over $30 enable us to make this eCourse, and future offerings, available at no/reduced cost for people for whom the suggested amount is prohibitive. All donations are tax-deductible and deeply appreciated.

We are committed to making our educational offerings accessible to all. If $30 is a hardship, please contact us at contact@gratefulness.org


Dale Biron – Poet | Author | Coach | Adjunct Professor

Dale Biron is a  poet, author, coach and adjunct professor at Dominican University OLLI Program. He is former poetry editor and board member for A Network For Grateful Living (gratefulness.org). His longtime friend and mentor, Brother David Steindl-Rast has long inspired Dale’s work with gratefulness and the power of grateful living. Dale has shared his poetry-inspired presentations at TEDx, The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, as well as non-profit and business conferences nationwide. Dale is the author of a poetry collection entitled Why We Do Our Daily Practices. His latest work is a prose book entitled: Poetry For The Leader Inside You – A Search and Rescue Mission For The Heart and Soul and will be published in the fall. For more information, visit Dale Biron’s Web Site www.dalebiron.com.

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