At the heart of Nordic design philosophy is a deep respect for functionality, clean lines, and longevity. The term itself conjures an airy imagery of white walls, neutral-coloured furniture, and minimalist decor.
I spoke last week at the University of Ottawa to kick off their Health and Wellness Week. It was chilly and cold, but a fabulous event to be part of. I am thankful for the organizers and their forward thinking in connecting minimalism to wellness.
Spiritual wellness is not about any specific faith, but about fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony, while conducting activities that supports one's beliefs and values.
Minimalism, at its core, is about alignment with our core values, while removing distractions. Minimalism contributes significantly to spiritual wellness by directing our finite resources of time, money and energy towards the things that matter to us the most.
Learning is defined as a process that brings together personal and environmental experiences and influences for acquiring, enriching or modifying one's knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, behaviour and world views. Learning theories develop hypotheses that describe how this process takes place. The scientific study of learning started in earnest at the dawn of the 20th century.
The behaviorist perspectives of learning originated in the early 1900s. The main idea of behaviorism is that learning consists of a change in behavior because of obtaining, strengthening and applying associations between input from the world, and observations of the individual.
Learning is reinforced by exercise and repetition, followed by a positive reward.
Learning takes place when the right parts of more complex behavior are rewarded.