Lyndsey Caldwell

Recycling On the Go (ROG) Staff, St. Louis Earth Day
Saint Louis, MO, United States

About Lyndsey

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Dance - Funkstyles, HipHop, Interpretive, Language & Communication, Translation & Interpretation, Poetry & Writing, Jewelry Design & Creation

I'm passionate about

MUSIC! Dance! Travel! Nature. Love. Language. Culture. Connection. Yoga. Creating, reading, writing. Self-expression. Losing oneself. Awareness. Mindfulness. Teaching, dreaming, hugging, loving.

Talk to me about

Music & Travel - I believe both are essential for the soul. I love discussing these topics and am always eager to experience new music and to hear about the adventures of fellow travellers.

People don't know I'm good at

Singing. I used to do this quite a bit and in front of large audiences; however, in recent years I have developed a strange stage fright that only applies to doing this one thing in public.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Lyndsey Caldwell
Posted almost 2 years ago
Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places
Indeed! I've been thinking about the same scenario myself a lot in recent years; most people in the US have become somewhat helpless when it comes to building or growing anything, outside of those who have received training and experience. That's why I have decided to spend some time living in different sustainable communities around the US and abroad. I want to learn more about permaculture and gain a greater level of independence, as well as live within a community that truly behaves with interdependence and respect.
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Lyndsey Caldwell
Posted almost 2 years ago
Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places
The innate architectural creativity and ingenuity of the various people shown throughout this talk are amazing! I really wanted to see the rest, but it cut off before he was finished! Why does that keep happening with the recently posted videos?
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Lyndsey Caldwell
Posted almost 3 years ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
I would think that perhaps these different postures reflect two very different perspectives on the power of the self that I often see within religion: "I can do all things through God", and "It's out of our hands and in God's hands." There are folks that are simply humbled by God and those that are empowered through God. Some people feel like God is in control of everything and they are just along for the ride, while the more empowered religious folks believe that they can accomplish whatever they desire through their connection with God. I am a fan of the latter view, as I believe in self-empowerment, though I am not religious myself. But whatever you believe spiritually, it is important to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve whatever you put your mind to. Amy's talk suggests some great tactics for boosting self-confidence and self-empowerment.
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Lyndsey Caldwell
Posted almost 3 years ago
Faking suggests something quite negative, if we are able to do it then we have it within us... Perhaps just change the term faking?
All of you have some really good points. I too was a little put off by her using the term "fake" to describe this process, although it is fairly accurate. It still conjures up some negative connotations in my mind when I hear people talk about faking things, but essentially "faking it" is to fool or persuade yourself into being more confident in this case, and not really geared towards manipulating others. Personally, I prefer to use what is referred to as "positive visualization," seeing yourself achieving a particular goal or seeing yourself as the person you desire to be until that becomes your reality. This is just another way of "faking it until you become it." Our thoughts and words become our reality. Think and speak positively and positivity is what you will receive!
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Lyndsey Caldwell
Posted almost 4 years ago
MUSIC is a HEALER.
I love Sigur Ros! I discovered them back in 2004 and I have been listening ever since. Their stuff is very ethereal. I like to put on the album entitled ( ) to drift off to sleep. If you like that kind of music, another wonderful band you need to check out that is somewhat similar is Yo La Tengo, start with the albums "I can hear the heart beating as one" and "And then nothing turned itself inside out." "Summer Sun" is a great album too. Here is a link to one of their songs, it's one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIkMeaAfIRw I love the gentle layering in this song, simplicity.