Archive for May, 2009

Learning how to learn with all of you!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

When we take the time to engage all of ourselves, quietly and listening with all of our sensory awareness we can make the impossible not only possible but completely elegant and awe inspiring.  To understand more about true organic learning tune into the Scottish percussionist and composer Evelyn Glennie who lost nearly all of her hearing by age 12.  Her presentation on TED is thrilling and proves what we can really do if we quiet down, become aware and listen.  To learn more click here.

Learning and what does will power have to do with it!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

What determines our ability for self-control?  “Will power is just a matter of learning how to control your attention and thoughts…”   After hundreds of hours of observation, Walter Mischel, Stanford professor of psychology, concludes that the crucial skill is our ability for “strategic allocation of attention.” When we become obsessed with the “hot stimulus” what we desire in the moment, we give in.  The individual with the ability to be patient or display will power is the one more able to distract themselves.

This is a fascinating article by Jonah Lehrer called , Don’t, the secret of self control in the New Yorker.  To learn more click here.

How you can accesss your brain to improve your life!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

This is an interview with Dr. Michael Merzenich, neuroscientist and Anat Baniel noted Feldenkrais  (R) practitioner who has continued the evolution of organic learning, creating her own dynamic approach working with children with brain damage.  It is all about how our brains work and how to learn!   This is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy more of life, to be able to do what you want to do no matter what you age or issues.  You can learn and achieve beyond your limiting beliefs!  To learn more click here.

Talks on TED with Michael Merzenich: Exploring the re-wiring of the brain

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Michael Merzenich, neuroscientist was a guest speaker with TED about brain plasticity and how we can heal and enhance our abilities, skills, recover lost function, improve impairments and our overall learning. Our brain is a dynamic processing machine in a sense. Learn more how you can nurture yourself to continuously improve even into your 90’s. To learn more and see Dr. Merzenich on TED click here.