Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action. - Krista Tippett
I am obsessed with the notion of wisdom. It feels reassuring to me.
This goes back to when I was diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease nine years ago at the age of 29. At the time, I felt my world crumbling. I felt I had a potential ticking time bomb in my body, which doctors told me might or might not lead to kidney failure later in life.
I felt a deep sense of helplessness. A sense that while I could take care of myself and my health as much as possible, stuff can happen that I can't control.
Life reminds us of this in big and small ways, doesn't it?
For me, what feels reassuring is trusting that whatever happens in life, I can always choose to learn and grow from it - to become wiser.
Wisdom is defined as 'knowledge, learning, experience'. It feels deeper than intelligence to me - more of a self-knowledge, a knowing of how to live. It is more of a way of being in the world.
Wisdom feels like a path I can commit to, regardless of the circumstances around me. Regardless of what happens around me.
This is why I chose the name Wiser Humans. It is why I believe so strongly in wisdom, and that we can always cultivate this, that we can learn skills for becoming wiser - and that wisdom can lead to a more meaningful life.
I am excited to share a new series of workshops is designed to help you end the year a little wiser by learning practical skills around:
* October 21: Boundaries + Assertiveness
* November 11: Emotions + Intuition
* December 2: Connection + Trust
Each workshop combines theoretical knowledge from psychology with fun, practical exercises where we also work with a felt sense of what is happening in the body.
This will be a unique mix of wisdom from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) / Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / Brené Brown / Harriet Lerner / Karla McLaren.
You can come to one workshop or all three.
Each workshop lasts 3.5 hours from 13:30 - 17:00 and includes a break + homemade snack.
I really hope to see you there!