Learning is willing to be uncomfortable in order to grow and thrive!
Take Baby steps toward surrounding yourself with good energy and love, honesty and good health. You may not be less uncomfortable over time, but the discomfort will be familiar– and those people struggling alongside you? They’ll become your family!
A LOVE FOR LEARNING & HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS My “WHYS” My experience observing others within learning environments has taught me that when people fall in love with learning (especially about themselves but not in a narcissistic way!) everything gets better, including physical and mental health, schooling, work, and relationships with self and others. The problems ofContinue reading “Why I Created Landscapes for Learning”
In the Workout Within blog series, I ask you, reader, to take time to consider one question. I ask you to go within to sense, feel, and think deeply about this question. Contemplate, meditate, and be with the question in your own way to see what you can learn about who you are. QUESTION: HowContinue reading “Your Body Your Self”
Studying yourself is not some narcissistic exercise so you can feel better about yourself and your life. It’s about taking the time to investigate what’s really going on inside you, as opposed to what you assume on a surface level appears to be true. Self-study for self-realization takes some real digging– some working out within-–Continue reading “Go There–– Where Your Dragons Live”
The “Right” Choices for YOU & The Group How do you balance actualizing your potential by being “YOU” and do right by “the group?” This is a tough one! This is the inner landscapes meeting the external landscapes! Here’s the big secret that’s really no secret at all—separate landscapes don’t really exist; they are intricatelyContinue reading “Reflecting on Oneself as Social Animal”
Free content from the Course on Attention. Practice watching attention, reflecting on it non-judgmentally and writing about it. The more you learn about your attention the healthier you will be and less apt to be manipulated by others.
Most people just want to feel heard. Most people, when stressed or upset, just want someone to listen and empathize without judgement. It’s hard to find a person who understands the special demands of teaching— someone who doesn’t have any stake in you or your status; someone who does not work with you or relyContinue reading “I Feel You, Teachers!”
RADICAL HONESTY This little video captures my journey from lover of stories and storytelling as an English teacher and writer to becoming a yoga teacher and psychotherapist. It encapsulates wisdom curriculum and some things I convey in both of my books, especially the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019,Continue reading “Honesty & Wellness”
I am currently watching “Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” which are lectures by University of Toronto assistant professor, John Vervaeke. (The man has “Know Thyself” tattooed on his back!) I highly recommend his work if you want to learn more about the difference between modern self-help/narcissism and classical self-examination for wisdom and fulfillment. Like Vervaeke’sContinue reading “The Meaning Crisis”
Instead of dreading or fearing responsibility or avoiding the challenges that come with it, look at these things as opportunities and grateful, humble, and happy for the next mountain to climb— for the journey will keep you continually growing and feeling alive and well.
Simple (not easy) Practice: Rewriting Challenge Today’s Simple (not easy) Practice is taken from the “Challenge Audit” in Part III: Challenge of the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness. Challenge is at the heart of knowing who you are which is one reason why it is smack dab in theContinue reading “Simple (not easy) Practice: Rewriting Challenge”
A Moment, A Pause… & Conscious Choice Have you ever found yourself in the middle of drama (your own internal drama or one happening with others/around you) and realizing, “I don’t want to spend my moments in this state over this topic. It’s not a priority. It’s not aligned with my values. It’sContinue reading “Simple (not easy) Practice: Choice”
LFL’s Simple Practices: Listening So Simple. So Powerful. So Healthy. Make time to PRACTICE listening! NEW FEATURE: Simple Practices on the Landscape for Learning for Wisdom & Wellness SUBSCRIBE BELOW FOR SIMPLE PRACTICES FROM LFL
PRACTICE LISTENING to YOUR INNER LANDSCAPE Practice listening to yourself today. (You decide for how long or how often, when, where etc…) What did you learn from listening AND the act of trying to listen to yourself? (No right/wrong answers here– only your experience of your own life. Stop judging!) Write about the experience. (NoContinue reading “Another SIMPLE PRACTICE for Wisdom & Wellness”
Our sources of pain are diverse, but we are all flawed and we all suffer– in our own ways, great and small– because we are human. It’s scary and challenging to face our insecurities and vulnerabilities, but doing so is exactly the path to freedom. You can learn tools and practices to get better at suffering and to suffer less and live with more joy in this very struggle.
“It’s no coincidence that a Mindfulness Movement has erupted yet SADLY I see how schools co-opt this by USING it as a tool to serve their utilitarian values which are outcomes and results-focused—that is, for kids to “do better” in measurable ways, to be more productive, competitive, higher achievers, and…umm… “successful.””
Bikram Yoga as Anti-fragility Training Bikram Yoga helps people develop distress tolerance which is the ability to withstand challenge– some of which include emotional distress, difficult physical sensations, mind-racing or distorted thinking, and general discomfort with staying in the present moment. What’s the point of being able to withstand challenge? Shouldn’t we just eliminate challengeContinue reading “Anti-fragility Training”
In this podcast, I read Part V: LEARNING from Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019, Amazon). The podcast includes subtopics like: *Vulnerability as intrinsic to learning process and creating meaning *Parenting without safe-space or victim mentality *Schooling discourages failure and uniqueness *How and why to continue learning as aContinue reading “Podcast 17: LEARNING as OPPORTUNITY MINDSET”
I loved this conversation between Rich Roll and Dr. Jud Brewer on the Rich Roll Podcast. My book, Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019, Amazon) overlaps with so many of the concepts and ideas Dr. Brewer talks about. I feel like my own life experience (especially in practicing mindfulnessContinue reading “Same Song, Slightly Different Lyrics”
Q. What is Landscapes for Learning? A. It’s a mindset—-an opportunity-focused way of looking at the world of personal experience. You can CHOOSE to see your life any way you decide. Just decide! Q. Why did I name this blog and my independent education website and business, Landscapes for Learning? A. Lots of reasons, butContinue reading “Opportunity Mindset = Meaning & Wellness”
Get a “lay of the landscape” of YOU! Why has there been an onslaught of advice to meditate and “do yoga”? Why all the meditation apps? Why all the meditation programs in schools? Why is yoga part of the P.E. curriculum? Why the “mindfulness” movement? Why here (in the West)? Why now? Our “Modern” ProblemsContinue reading “Self-Study for Wellness Workshop, October 19!”