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. https://youtu.be/ncd6q9uIEdw Like … Continue 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.
If you practice looking at your pain, being with it, and learning about it, you may discover that it's your greatest teacher!
The Paradox of Bikram: A Response to "Bikram: Yoga, Guru, Predator"
Bikram yoga practice is an antidote to disconnection (and polarity) especially the kind currently pervading within many of us and in modern social life.
Becoming more "able-to-respond" is simple practice but not easy. Learn how to be responsible for wisdom and wellness!
Be a neutral observer of your experiences today to learn.
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 the … Continue 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’s … Continue reading Simple (not easy) Practice: Choice
Simple Practice today is to try out a landscapes for learning mindset!
LFL's Simple Practices: Listening So Simple. So Powerful. So Healthy. Make time to PRACTICE listening! https://landscapesforlearning.com/simple-social-justice-practice/ 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. (No … Continue reading Another SIMPLE PRACTICE for Wisdom & Wellness
NEW LFL FEATURE! Simple Practices on the Landscapes for Learning are simple, self-study practices that you can implement for wisdom and wellness. One, simple step at a time in your day-to-day life can transform the world! Subscribe to Receive Simple Practices in your Inbox! PRACTICE LISTENING to ANOTHER PERSON To listen (and to be … Continue reading NEW FEATURE: Simple Practices on the Landscape for Learning 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 challenge … Continue 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 a … Continue 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 mindfulness … Continue 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, but … Continue 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" Problems … Continue reading Self-Study for Wellness Workshop, October 19!
Landscapes for Learning is podcasting again! I took the year "off" from recording podcasts to write the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019, Amazon)! Now I want to continue sharing the mission of LFL and teaching its self-study curriculum through podcasting and conversations online! Since the Classic Wisdom for … Continue reading How and Why Self-Study, Podcast #16
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” —-the Bhagavad Gita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIjvXtZRerY&fbclid=IwAR3KAhSeKxN1-lrW8-jjzQuUUGvDr6OwNpEzIl7V2KDKyVTI3onS4_u7Eak When you observe your self— your own life— to see where and how your attention and energy is being directed (or not), you may notice it's either stolen, spent properly, conserved, or regularly replenished etc... You … Continue reading Connection Begins with Self-Study
Landscapes for Learning: Wisdom Curriculum for Modern Humans "The function of education is to help you from childhood, not to imitate anybody, but to be yourself all the time."---Jiddu Krishnamurti A self-study curriculum completes true education where you become a whole, fully integrated person, better prepared for life right now, in each moment, and able … Continue reading Wise Up!
Want to be better, kinder, and more understanding to yourself? Come Learn About Self-Study for Self-Realization at Bikram Yoga Danvers October 19th, 2019 Noon-1:00 p.m. Signed copies of the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide (2019) will be available for purchase! Hosted by Landscapes for Learning, LLC
Q & A WHAT the hell is Self-Study for Self-Realization? WHY to Self-Study to Self-Realize? HOW to Self-Study to Self-Realize? This little gem below attempts to give answers to the questions in detail and provides you with directions and activities to get your started knowing yourself better, but you can take a look at … Continue reading WHAT is Self-Study for Self-Realization?
WHAT DO WE HAVE TOO MUCH OF? SPEED, CLUTTER, NOISE, INFORMATION & "EXPERTS" WHAT DO WE LACK? SLOWING DOWN & STILLNESS, INTROSPECTION & REFLECTION WHAT DO WE HAVE TOO MUCH OF ? KNOWLEDGE OF THE EXTERNAL LANDSCAPE; EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION WHAT DO WE LACK ? KNOWLEDGE OF THE INTERNAL; INTERNAL MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION WHAT TO … Continue reading Balance!
These are words I prepared to memorialize the passing of one of the members of our Bikram Yoga community, Ray Chasse. Rest in peace, Ray. Thanks for being here in our very special community to honor and remember Ray. I am going to read something I put together for this occasion drawn from some notes … Continue reading In Memory of a Bikram Yogi
A few months ago, a yoga student at my studio asked me what I read. She wanted a list of recommendations. So, Hannah, this is a visual of what's on my Kindle App and the few books in my living room at the moment! This list is incomplete because, well, I am old and I … Continue reading A Reading List for Hannah
Understanding your own human nature through paying attention to learn about yourself in particular ways using the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness will teach you (among other things) about your limitations, your amazing potential, and the myriad of possibilities for transcending those limits to fully self-realize and self-actualize. You … Continue reading Limits & Possibilities
Thanks to the people who inspired, helped, and encouraged me to write the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide: A Self Study Guide for Wellness. Available Now at Amazon.com