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Category Archives: Living From the Inside Out
Honesty & Wellness
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”
Antidote to Disconnection
Bikram yoga practice is an antidote to disconnection (and polarity) especially the kind currently pervading within many of us and in modern social life.
Simple Practice: Neutral Observation
Be a neutral observer of your experiences today to learn.
018: Podcast on CHALLENGE
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.
Connection Begins with Self-Study
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” —-the Bhagavad Gita 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 canContinue reading “Connection Begins with Self-Study”
WHAT is Self-Study for Self-Realization?
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 atContinue reading “WHAT is Self-Study for Self-Realization?”
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
A Self Study Guide for Wellness
What is the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide and why does everyone need a copy?
Yoga is Union
A complete education is about wholeness and wellness. Study yourself and be your own best teacher, to connect with, love, and care for yourself. #doyouryoga
Know Thyself, Part IV: Choice
Your Choices Define You. The Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide will help you learn to manage your attention, become more self-aware, and develop resilience in the face of challenge, so you’ll inevitably make better, more mindful choices from a central locus of control. More self knowledge from self study will helpContinue reading “Know Thyself, Part IV: Choice”
Check out the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human from Dr. Gabor Mate!
2018 In Hindsight
My personal reflections on writing as a tool for wisdom and wellness.
Know Thyself, Part III: Challenge
Part III of the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide: Challenge
Know Thyself, Part II: Self Awareness
“If you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” —-Daniel Goleman Self Awareness is Part II of Landscapes for Learning’s Classic Wisdom for the ModernContinue reading “Know Thyself, Part II: Self Awareness”
Everybody Wants More Wisdom & Wellness
Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide Coming Soon! I believe so strongly that dedicating more time and energy to understanding oneself is the foundation for balance and wellness in this day and age of speed and data overwhelm that I left the security of my career as a high school teacher toContinue reading “Everybody Wants More Wisdom & Wellness”
Self Study: The Beginning of All Wisdom
“Knowing oneself is the beginning of all wisdom”—Aristotle As knowing thyself is the classic, foundational wisdom to all other kinds of growth, learning, achievement, and success, the Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide is the platform upon which you can build, adding other advice, self-help programs, formal education, workplace training and moreContinue reading “Self Study: The Beginning of All Wisdom”
An Examined Life
“An unexamined life is not worth living”– Socrates Landscapes for Learning’s Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self-Study Guide is designed to inspire and motivate individuals of all ages to live an “examined” life and give people simple, pragmatic tools for everyday use to begin their journey to know themselves better than anyone else ever could.Continue reading “An Examined Life”
“Know Thyself” Sure, but HOW?
“Landscapes for Learning’s Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self Study Guide is a set of simple directions, tools, and practices to show you how to live by the classic maxim, “know thyself” for modern teens and adults. It was created for people to actively integrate the process of knowing themselves into their daily lives, andContinue reading ““Know Thyself” Sure, but HOW?”
Self-Study for Wisdom & Wellness
The answers aren’t outside ourselves. Travel the inner landscape to find out how the mind works and you’ll find out who you are and who you can be if you control your thoughts. “Build the image in your mind of what you want. Be specific. Write it down. Reject negative thoughts. Think of how youContinue reading “Self-Study for Wisdom & Wellness”
What You Won’t Learn at School
Engage in Self-Study to Prepare to Thrive in the Future “What’s good for everybody is to get to know yourself better because we are now entering the era where we are hackable animals…and there are corporations and governments that are trying to hack you whether you are a student or a billionaire…If you don’t get to knowContinue reading “What You Won’t Learn at School”
Listen to Your Nudges
Listen to your nudges, bitches. They’re never wrong. When you ignore them or you are too afraid to do what they ask, they usually show up as aches and pains in your body, or in your mind, or both. Denial, distraction, and ignorance will make you sick and suffer-– maybe not in the short termContinue reading “Listen to Your Nudges”
Return to Uniqueness
Why can’t we inform people that they can be their truest selves sooner, encourage them to slow down to practice stillness, to listen to their inner guide, and give them the loving support and tools to do so? That’s a question I ask in my book and am answering with the creation of my coachingContinue reading “Return to Uniqueness”
Podcast 015: Future of Education: Learning Beyond Schooling
“I hope to help dismantle traditional schooling and its unhelpful, outdated, damaging values and persuade teachers, school leaders, parents, and students to focus their attention on better, more important ways of learning. My goal is to support ALL parties in this transformation with their humanity and a love for our shared humanity in tact.” Continue reading “Podcast 015: Future of Education: Learning Beyond Schooling”
List for Learning: 27 Take-Aways from It’s Not About the Grades
27 Take-Aways from It’s Not About the Grades: Landscapes for Learning Beyond Schooling Since everyone seems to be publishing books with rules for life and lists for “best” something or other, I thought I would make a list of possible take-aways from It’s Not About the Grades: Landscapes for Learning Beyond Schooling, my newest memoirContinue reading “List for Learning: 27 Take-Aways from It’s Not About the Grades”
Podcast 013: It’s Not About the Grades: INTRODUCTION
It’s Not About the Grades: Love for Learning Beyond Schooling is very close to completion, so I am recording a reading of a few chapters for feedback, as a faster way of getting “peer review” before I write proposals for publishing the final manuscript. INTRODUCTION Download Episode HERE I would LOVE your input, insight, constructiveContinue reading “Podcast 013: It’s Not About the Grades: INTRODUCTION”
Podcast 012: Preface, It’s Not About the Grades
It’s Not About the Grades: Love for Learning Beyond Schooling is very close to completion, so I am recording a reading of a few chapters for feedback, as a faster way of getting “peer review” before I write proposals for publishing the final manuscript. THIS PODCAST IS A READING OF THE PREFACE, A LETTER TOContinue reading “Podcast 012: Preface, It’s Not About the Grades”
Podcast 010: Nick Filth
Nick Filth grew up in an abusive home, dropped out of high school after ninth grade, was homeless for a time, and addicted to drugs, but ironically his experiences with THC and psychedelics sent him out of this world then back to his own life– his truth, which is a place and point of viewContinue reading “Podcast 010: Nick Filth”
Tools FOR Inner Landscape Learning
I write a lot about how we need to encourage young people to travel the inner landscape FOR learning. Here’s one way (Vipassana/meditation) And another way: And, of course, my favourite way:
Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Who to Be or What to Do!
If you don’t take responsibility for designing your own life by figuring out who you really are, then people will forever be telling you what to do and who to be, and you’ll be miserable. I used Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s Self Authoring Program and the Big 5 Personality Test he recommended a while back,Continue reading “Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Who to Be or What to Do!”