With both heart and mind.

heart & mind

This is a topic that is particularly close to my heart (no pun intended!).

It’s very well put; we need to support and create communities of all sorts (and specially schools) where the whole person gets honored, nurtured, supported and stimulated. We have for a long time now put a lot of emphasis on the left side of our brain; reasoning, detail oriented, language, numbers and it’s gotten us to the point where we have a hard time with our right hemisphere; big picture, color, music, fluidity etc. etc. We value language and math over most everything else, and we force children and adults to learn these skills in a way that doesn’t work for everyone.

If we can bring back ‘the heart’ and teach from heart-centered- learning (applied to learning all skills) learning is natural, intuitive, inspiring and empowering.  That is what I envision for our schools, our communities and the world at large!

Thanks to the Heart Math Institute – you folks are awesome!!!

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What are we teaching???

school shooting

 

Really?

This is what we are teaching our children? And we think that leads to happy, healthy, independent, secure, stable, engaged, responsible and inspired adults? I don’t think so………. I can’t imagine growing up with this type of horrible activities (practicing for a lock-down) – we just breed fear and more fear. I think we need to re-think as a society how we’re handling the violence that seems so prevalent – I don’t claim to have the solution, however I don’t think we’re on the ‘right’ track!

Fear is very debilitating to our brain – it doesn’t make us think creatively, outside the box, with new ideas and awareness. We just end up functioning from our very basic fight/flight mechanism – no learning happens there…….

I hope we can come up with a different approach to all this very very soon.