Know Thyself
Wisdom & Wellness

Get a ‘Lay of the Landscape’ of You!

Lifestyle Assessment
FREE Coaching Session 

Many people struggle with dis-ease stemming from the modern, American lifestyle. Discover how your environment, attention, relationships, energy & stress, choices & habits impact your level of vitality. Learning about your inner landscapes is critical, even for all you self-proclaimed “Fit & Fine” humans looking for even more optimal integration, performance, and healthy functioning so you can continue to make yourself & the world a better place!
Take the Lifestyle Assessment and I’ll help you learn how to know yourself better for wisdom & wellness. 


This ain’t school, kids.  This ain’t spiritual woo-woo. Get ready to work hard for wisdom and wellness because it doesn’t happen any other way, no matter how much you whine, blame, or resist. These courses will teach you to STOP buying your own bullshit and avoiding “going there” to do the real work of becoming the REAL you.

The SELF-STUDY FOR SELF-REALIZATION courses are comprised of short video instructions along with explanations, a rationale, everyday examples, self-study journaling prompts, personality tests, and other simple exercises and practices from which you can pick and choose as appropriate for your unique growth and insight.  Knowing yourself is a process and the path to wisdom and wellness. It will never go out of style, as the content and its tools are drawn from the wisdom of the ages, East & West, and apply to ALL humans, even YOU.  LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!

the FREE Introductory Course
for only $100!!



LEARNING: The landscape of your life is full of opportunities for learning, and this is nothing like schooling. Taking risks and making mistakes is highly encouraged, not grade point average.  Be a creator, not a copycat.

CHALLENGE:  Reflect on your fear, willingness to take on voluntary stress, and personal discipline for growth and wellness. Leave your excuses and sob stories  at the door.

ATTENTION: Reflect on your attention, judgment, and values, and create a life worth living. Realize your “why” so you can get after creating a REAL life rather than a fake one.

SELF-AWARENESS: Reflect on your mind, body, emotions, personality and much more to know who YOU really are and rid yourself of the bullshit that’s making you sick at worst or settled with average at best.

CHOICE:  Reflect on your choices, reactivity and develop response-ability, so nobody and nothing can steal your peace!

The original print text version of the Self-Study for Self-Realization curriculum, Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019) is available at A nice supplement to the online courses with extra information for teachers, parents & students.

Lifestyle Coaching Mental Health Counseling

Individualized  “WORKOUT WITHIN” Programs

“Everyone needs help lifting the heavy weight of being human.”

You may be consistently showing up at the gym, but do you know how your physical workouts are impacting your mental health and vice versa? I will make accessible to you information from the latest research in neuroscience and body-based psychology about nervous system health, so you can create and sustain not only high-levels of performance in your outer life but emotional balance and self-regulation within your inner landscape.

You will learn how voluntary stress and chronic stress linked to disease manifest in your experience, in your body, in your mind. It doesn’t matter what everyone else is doing; nor is reading about generic information about health helpful if you don’t know how it uniquely applies to you. Mental and physical health are really one in the same, and “Working out Within” is essential for vitality and a good, purposeful life.

You are always changing, so there is always more to discover. Let me help you travel you inner landscape for learning and get your system integrated for optimal performance, enjoyment, passion, and healthy relationships, and whatever else you desire.  Yes, this is mental health counseling without the stigma or diagnoses. You don’t have to be sick to get well!

Writing & Nervous System Health Journaling Program
“Reading & Writing the REAL Story of You”

Forget focusing on grammar and spelling and start focusing on the true you!  One of the best things you can do for yourself is tell yourself the truth about your experiences. Writing is an excellent tool for articulating your life as it really is and to know who you really are, that is, if you are willing to struggle to be clear and honest.

The therapeutic benefits of writing for emotional health, wisdom and wellness abound. Writing slows you down and allows you to reflect, so you can get a lay of the landscapes of your life, inside and out, discovering what’s going on “out there” and what’s going on “in here.” Most people simply say they feel “bad” or “good” or that they are “stressed out.” My writing program includes teaching you how to develop more emotional granularity, by specifically articulating with a wider ranging vocabulary your thoughts, emotions, and sensations. This way you can be clear about yourself and communicate that effectively to yourself and others, like doctors or teachers or important relationships. The last thing you need is for someone else to tell you who you are, what to think, or how to feel!

The act of writing allows you to settle in stillness for a bit, orient yourself in the present, see what you think more clearly, witness how you interpret your experiences, make plans for your future, and enable you to act with more intention, integrity, and direction. These lessons about writing support all the other courses offered at Landscapes for Learning.

Lectures  Workshops  Bootcamps

FREE BIKRAM YOGA Online Lecture Series  (Coming Soon)

“If someone steals your peace, you are the loser”-Bikram

This online lecture series explains the original Bikram Yoga as self-study for self-realization practice, in terms of the latest research in neuroscience, body psychology, and nervous system health. Lectures will cover the psychotherapeutic benefits and effects of the practice: the heat, mirrors, breathing, single-pointed focus and concentration, movement, stillness and static holds, and the repetition and rhythm intrinsic to the proper and consistent delivery of the original Bikram Yoga Series Dialogue.

This lecture series will inform to inspire you to engage with this yoga practice and/or deepen it through developing your attention, interoceptive awareness, become more mindful & more.

“Rebuild & Renew Connection Inside & Out”

Mental Health Assistance Workshops

Rebuild & Renew

Your Nervous System
Your Relationships
(w/ yourself & w/others)


Bikram Yoga Bootcamps
High School Students


 embodied. face-to-face.interpersonal

 (Summer, 2021)

Mental Health Education
Coaching & Counseling

LFL provides you with educational curricula, coaching, and counseling services to help you get fit for lifting the heavy weight of being human. To become wise and well, you have to know yourself––your whole self, body and mind. I will teach you how to trust the process of knowing yourself for wisdom and wellness, using a tough-love, humanistic approach based on proven principles in counseling psychology and somatic psychotherapy as well as decades of experience as a high school educator, yoga teacher,  parent of four, athlete and coach. I will en-courage you to discover your inner resources, actualize your potential as the unique human you were born to be, and create a life worth living.

Are you willing to do the work?

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I look forward to supporting you on the landscapes for learning!