Classic Wisdom for Modern Humans

A course in Personal Learning
that will never go out of style! 

Reader Reviews

“Very thought-provoking and insightful. Maureen discusses how we look to the external environment for validation, acceptance and serenity, and challenges the reader to look to the inner self to gain compassion and understanding for oneself. She offers multiple self-study tools to help with is inner exploration.”

“She writes about how life is a “landscape for learning” about oneself. One of my favorite lines: “ instead of whining loudly in the face of fate, ‘Why did this happen to me?!’, the authentic learner, the hero of one’s own life, says, ‘Why, this happened FOR me!’”

“Ms. Bakis has written an important book about learning and contentment. AWAKEN to the essential ingredients of happiness and wisdom through this Self-Study Guide for Wellness.”

“Learning in today’s world focuses on achieving, competing, amassing, winning; yet classic wisdom suggests learning is curiosity, humility, failing, discovering, practicing, realizing, awakening.”

What do Socrates,  Tim Ferris, Jordan Peterson, Brene Brown, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Benjamin Franklin, Buddha, Swami Kripalu, and Soren Kierkegaard have in common? Read and discover an amazing intersection in this landscape for learning. You won’t be disappointed.”


Resources, tools, and simple practices to:

(1) take ownership of attention

(2) consciously turn attention inward for self-awareness and self-understanding

(3) voluntarily face fear and discomfort to build character and resilience

(4) respond rather than react from an inner locus of control

(5) view every experience in life as an opportunity for learning

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