What I learned from teaching… I learned through direct experience —as a parent, high school English teacher, teacher-educator, yoga teacher, mental health counselor, and writer that one of the best ways to learn is through teaching. Teaching students to write their college essays each year as their English teacher was one of the most enlightening experiencesContinue reading “Learning about Learning by Teaching”
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!
Dr. Gabor Mate on Our Health
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!”
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”
“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”
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”
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 forContinue reading “How and Why Self-Study, Podcast #16”
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
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 TOContinue reading “Balance!”
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. YouContinue 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
Along with daily journal writing, one of my most important tools for self-realization and wellness is Bikram’s Hot Yoga practice. To find out more about how stretching in a hot room for 90 minutes can re-define and improve your relationship with yourself (as ONE tool for SELF-REALIZATION), read my latest book, Classic Wisdom for theContinue reading “Bikram Yoga: A Tool for Self-Study”
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
Is it possible to try hard to live a good life AND let go of feeling guilty that you aren’t the spiritual, intellectual, or physical saint, genius, and specimen you expect yourself to be?
My personal reflections on writing as a tool for wisdom and wellness.
I have heard Joe Rogan interview Jordan Peterson many times, so often that I was reluctant to listen to them talk again. As I plugged in my headphones and headed out the door on my usual morning walk with my fantastic dog, Finn, I asked myself, what else can I possibly learn from these guys?Continue reading “Adventures in Learning Familiar & Foreign”
Study yourself for wisdom and wellness!
“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 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”
“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?”
“There are three things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond, and to know one’s self.” — Benjamin Franklin The Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human Self-Study Guide itself is simple, but knowing who you are is not easy. The five parts of the Self Study Guide contain simple directions to send you on your way, butContinue reading “Know Thyself: Simple, Not Easy”
“The meaning and design of a problem seem not to lie in its solution, but in our working at it incessantly. This alone preserves us from stultification and petrifaction.” — C.G. Jung Problems define us. Rather than ignoring them, pretending they don’t exist, or that they are someone else’s responsibility to solve, facing problems andContinue reading “Problems, Purpose, & Shitty First Drafts”
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”
“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 know yourself, you become easy prey to all these organizations and governments that are hacking youContinue reading “Yuval Harari on the Value of Self-Study”
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”
“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”
Here’s a short solo podcast about my thoughts about over-reliance on others rather than trusting oneself. This habit of excessive co-dependency is something that comes from the way we educate our kids. Landscapes for Learning Podcast Episode #14 On Trust Please “like” on iTunes and share with friends who might be interested in the futureContinue reading “Podcast 014: On Trust”