Who doesn’t want to shorten their learning curve when they’re learning a new skill, right? But research from a Harvard Professor suggests that we’ve been going about it the wrong way, that our traditional models of learning are inhibiting our progress. Practice makes perfect? Apparently not. If you’re learning a new skill, Ellen Langer’s innovative approach to mindful learning may be just what you’re looking for. Here’s why mindful learning will shorten your learning curve.
Solstice, from the Latin solstitium, meaning sun standing. On the longest day of the year, solstice heralds the beginning of summer, paving the way for sunshine, light nights and fun. It brings energy, transition and growth. As the sun rises it welcomes in a new phase, new beginnings, a time to press pause and reflect. At 3.30am this morning, that’s just what we did as we headed up to the famous Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick, Cumbria to join the celebrations. In that small early morning window of darkness we contemplated our place in this huge universe and how solstice is the perfect time to begin, reignite or go deeper into our mindfulness practice. We take a look at;
- Are you mindful (or not)
- Mindfulness benefits
- 4 magical mindful solstice practices