What if you could change the world?

Feb 7 / Isabel Dennis
If you had had the opportunity to change one thing in this world what would it be?

Mine would be to change the way we educate in the Caribbean.

And over the last 12 years I've been working almost every day to understand what that means in a practical and systematic way. 

This winding journey has led me to create Learning to Live. On the surface, it's an online learning hub that brings people together to learn, heal, play and connect. But this ish has layers!

Yes, you can!

One of the fundamental principles of Learning to Live was passed onto me by my mother.

She held the unwavering position, regardless of how it looked, that she could do ANYTHING!

I watched as she navigated the world in ways that were unconventional while always managing to land on her feet. And while I wouldn't recommend or repeat some of her methods, the principle is one that has been woven into the design of this space.


And I've designed Learning to Live to show you that it is possible and to guide you through the how.

It's time...

Most people know what to do and some can even describe how to do it. But I swear, the chasm between knowing and doing has never been greater!

Lol! Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but maybe it isn't. I don't have empirical data, but what I do know is that many of the people I interact with are one situation away from a major crisis and are quietly and desperately searching for answers.

You might be here because it is no longer enough for you to have mastered the "I'm okay" look or even the "I've made it" look. And you are getting ready to dive deeper to work through how you can feel better on the inside.

If this is you, then it's time to touch the parts of your life and this world that may feel yucky and uncomfortable. It's time for you to not only remember your power, but stand in it, moving with intention and compassion through the muck to get to the other side...to get to the part where you don't have to pretend to be okay anymore because you are okay.
Our deepest fear by Marianne Williamson

How do you do it?

It's actually quite simple. Be your full self!

Marianne Williamson wrote the poem Our Deepest Fear since 1992. And I'm sure she wasn't the first.

But knowing the answer and knowing how to get to the answer are sometimes two different skills.

So this is an invitation to journey with me as we figure out your "how" together. I've developed a template that has been passed down from my grandparents, fueled by my intuition and experience, and strengthened by the findings of my research into cultural practices in Trinidad and Tobago. This template, known as the Learning to Live Methodology, is what we will use to guide our journey together.

The Learning to Live (L2L) Methodology starts with understanding present realities. It then explores how these realities came to being from a personal and societal level and uses these learnings to create new habits for the future. The L2L methodology focuses on understanding oneself through culture, history, and connection—mind, body, and nature— as an individual in community with others. 

Whether you are from the Caribbean or not, you are welcomed to participate, share and learn how to create a safer, more caring and just world in community with each other. We need all of us!

Your next step

Now, relax your shoulders and breathe in and out until you start to feel what makes most sense for you to do right now. 

When you feel it. Trust it and follow through. 

Whatever you decide, I'm glad you came!

Take what resonates with you and leave the rest. I'm looking forward to connecting with you in real time soon.

Much love and blessings,

Isabel D.

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