Wondering whether there’s something more?

 

In 2013, a difficult job transition, a crumbling marriage, the death of a beloved family member, and a diagnosis of depression and anxiety left Brandi incapacitated. However, through the paths of mindfulness, gratitude, growth, and connection, these challenges became the seeds of a new, more authentic life—something more.

Modern society is based on common, false assumptions about how we are supposed to live, which often lead to lives devoid of meaning. However, the realities of our human nature can free us from struggling to reconcile our lives with those myths, creating more fulfillment and a sense of purpose. Drawing on the poetry of personal experience and the supporting research of experts in the field, this 8-week journey toward a more human life provides practical skills and strategies to connect with what matters.

 

Hilliard City Schools

I received all positive feedback about the Myths of Being Human course with Brandi. Every participant I talked to was so glad to be able to have this offered to them and felt value in each session.

- Molly Martin, Wellness Coordinator Hilliard City Schools


The Four Paths

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Mindfulness

Myth 1: Humans are primarily thinking beings.

Reality 1: Humans are experiencing feeling being who are also able to think.

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Gratitude

Myth 2: Humans are satisfied when they have what they want.

Reality 2: Humans will never be satisfied unless they love what they have.

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Growth

Myth 3: The default human state is happiness and contentment. If I am not happy and content, something is probably wrong with me.

Reality 3: There is no default emotion or ideal state. Uncomfortable emotions are part of being human, and they can be sources of meaning and transformation.

Connection-practices

Connection

Myth 4: Humans are independent individuals whose main concern is personal success and achievement.

Reality 4: Humans are a social species, and we are wired for compassion and interconnection.


Amazon REview

“This book is a must-read for everyone swept up in the chaos and fast-paced culture of our modern society. Brandi includes research-based examples and activities along with her own personal journey to help the reader understand and begin their own personal practice of mindfulness… I highly recommend this book!” 

- Amazon verified reviewer