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Learning Edge +7

Yesterday William from Integral Options Cafe tagged me to take part in a What is Your Learning Edge? meme. What a coincidence! Minutes ago I finished selecting classes for my return to university in September, and I wanted a good excuse to share that. And I’ve been pursuing some other interests as well. Oh, but first I should share what this “learning edge” thing is, right?
“Write a post about your “learning edge” and what you’re into these days. Feel free to mention any books you’re reading, classes you’re taking, people you’re learning from or collaborating with, etc. Tell us about the gems you’re picking up, the fun you’re having, etc., especially if they’re shifting the way you look at what you do.”
– Adam Kayce, “What’s Your Learning Edge

I’m heading back to Dalhousie University in September and plan to pursue a degree in psychology. I need to get the intro classes under my belt before diving in to the more focused program, so I had some space to pick classes I have some interest in outside of psychology. I’ll be studying Spanish, philosophy (logic: deduction), politics (freedom and government), English and, of course, psychology and neuroscience. I’m very excited to be back in an academic environment. As much as I would never have learned and developed in the ways I have if I had stayed closed in school, there’s a lot to say for the structure and focus it can offer.

In the meantime I’m always reading across a wide spectrum of disciplines. My focus recently has been marketing and communication in general. I’m very interested in learning to be more effective in conveying the bits of wisdom and knowledge I have access to, so I’ve been reading up on blogging strategies. Finding a way to merge depth and span is a thrilling challenge.

I have some constant learning experiences that I stick with. My meditation practice is always allowing me to discover new twists and turns in my innerworkings. My resistance training gives me a better appreciation and knowledge of my body even as it strengthens my muscles. My relationships disclose more mysteries than I could count and I learn more about myself and others in the maze of We space.

What’s next? I am weighing options for where to deepen my meditation practice. I’m trying to choose between the Zen and Shambhala centres here in Halifax, and it’s more difficult than I anticipated.

7 Random Facts

Nancy of Waterfalls’ also tagged me for a meme. Seems I’m net-popular this week. She wants seven random facts about me, so I’ll see what I can come up with.

1. I’ve long held a goal of having everything I own fit into the trunk of a car.
2. The furthest from here I’ve been is California, much to my wanderlust’s dismay.
3. I’ve voted for the NDP in every election I’ve been able to.
4. I prefer most media in digital form because of my minimalist leanings.
5. I’m double-jointed in my left hand.
6. I’ve lived in several apartments during the past few years, each one within a few blocks of the Halifax Shopping Centre.
7. I’m in a monogamous relationship but I consider myself to naturally be polyamourous.

I’m supposed to tag people for these, but please just do this if you feel like doing so.

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  1. I have a first year Spanish text book and course book you can have. I also have a Spanish dictionary and verb book. You can have those too.

    I look forward to finding out more about Shambala and Zen as you look into joining.

    P.S. You may need to buy a station wagon to fit your speakers in 🙂

  2. Hi Apollo — thanks for joining in the Learning Edge… and wow, good luck in school! (Brave soul.)

    I got my bachelor's, started into grad studies, and left it to pursue other interests. I almost returned for more, though, at one point (Naturopathic studies), but I chose otherwise.

    Funny, I came close to one of your random facts; I wanted to fit everything I owned into a jeep. Never got the jeep, but I did once get down to that little of stuff.

  3. I have a first year Spanish text book and course book you can have. I also have a Spanish dictionary and verb book. You can have those too.

    I look forward to finding out more about Shambala and Zen as you look into joining.

    P.S. You may need to buy a station wagon to fit your speakers in 🙂

  4. Hi Apollo — thanks for joining in the Learning Edge… and wow, good luck in school! (Brave soul.)

    I got my bachelor's, started into grad studies, and left it to pursue other interests. I almost returned for more, though, at one point (Naturopathic studies), but I chose otherwise.

    Funny, I came close to one of your random facts; I wanted to fit everything I owned into a jeep. Never got the jeep, but I did once get down to that little of stuff.

  5. Hey thanks for replying to the meme. We have one thing in common being that I have also voted NDP in elections from 1979 🙂
    Accept for one year when I went out on a limb and voted for the Natural Law party :)I think I was one of about 10 that voted for them in our city 🙂
    namaste
    Nancy

  6. Hey thanks for replying to the meme. We have one thing in common being that I have also voted NDP in elections from 1979 🙂
    Accept for one year when I went out on a limb and voted for the Natural Law party :)I think I was one of about 10 that voted for them in our city 🙂
    namaste
    Nancy