Dr. Andrea Kraj on Sustainability and Self-Awareness

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By Dr. Andrea Kraj. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Well, today is a special episode – it’s my first solo episode with you. I had thought about doing a solo episode for a while, but I wasn’t sure where to start and with some kind encouragement from our listeners and guests, I let that brew for a while and finally I thought it was the perfect time to do this. This episode is inspired by my travels last week into the wild Canadian Rockies with my family and the events that unfolded that lead me to be so impassioned to speak about today's topic on sustainability and how self-awareness is directly correlated to this. So have a listen to my story, let me know what you think, and stay tuned for the announcements for the next upcoming Fempower LIVE! Event happening at the end of this month! Enjoy! Andrea I DISCUSS:

  • What I was up to last week while there was no episode
  • The importance of immersing ourselves in the present moment
  • The new big lesson I learned about myself and my family
  • What I now label as tourist traps and why
  • Why I am concerned for the sustainability for our National Parks and Historic Sites
  • What happened at one of the tourist sites we visited
  • Why I question the state of eco-tourism and sustainability at our National Parks
  • What the definition of Sustainable Development is and how long we have had it
  • How Parks Canada breaking the very principals of what they were established to do
  • How self-awareness ties into our behavioural patterns
  • How my yogic thought and training play in developing and living self-awareness
  • What the yogic principal of Svadhyaya or self-study aka: self-awareness teaches us
  • An experiment that I give you to discover the layers that you cover yourself in
  • How our projections and the ego influence our perspective
  • How developing the "Witness" is key to developing self-awareness
  • Why is matters to dive deep and think about our "Why"
  • How self-study is a continual journey
  • How our everyday choices cause ripple effects in sustainability
  • How sustainability is an everyday choice directly related to our self-awareness
  • The 4 questions I leave you with for further self-study on your own time
  • The bonus challenge I leave you with
  • How self-awareness is the foundation for developing your greatest confidence
  • And what I've noticed I need to do in challenging myself further

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