Learning

These days, I'm practicing making the "first three hours" of each day all about my own health, personal growth, creativity, and learning. If you don't prioritize time and space for such endeavors (and the specific chunk of the day when you do them will vary...

The late Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for saying, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Fitzgerald is far from the only famous...

I conclude this blog series on "doing what matters most" by emphasizing the importance of maintaining wellness across four key spheres of living: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. I've been blogging about these spheres for more than five years, and describe them at length in my...

The main thrust of my life is to learn, to never stop learning, learning organically and formally and with structure and without structure, each and every day in all settings. Particularly, I yearn to learn in three areas: Learning to Notice: To soak in, with each of my...

I'm really glad that a few large brick-and-mortar bookstores such as Barnes and Noble are still around. Where else can you lose yourself for a couple of hours while browsing through shelves of really interesting discounted books? Anything you could ever possibly hope to learn can...

Who you are, and who you're committed to becoming, are both worthy of introspection, evaluation and celebration.   You might not fully like who you are right at this moment. Maybe you've let yourself or others down--and more than once. It's time to not wallow in the...

Unless you're a formal student enrolled in an academic program with a proscribed curriculum, chances are you don't have an intentional "learning framework." Most of us regularly glean new insights and skills along the way: at work; from family and friends; via Internet sites, television...

Don Henley once sang, "The more I know, the less I understand." I'm finding on a regular basis that I'm only starting to understand conspicuous dynamics that were right in front of me all the while--or, in the case of the moon and its lunar cycles, just 238,900 miles above me.  It...

In their book Brain Power, Michael Gelb and Kelly Howell explore the brain's amazing potential to grow stronger and more complex as we age, which flies in the face of conventional wisdom. This user-friendly dive into neuroscience includes the following documented assertion: "...

Shakespeare wrote: All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with...