The gift of anger

The gift of anger

What do I mean by “the gift of anger?” Isn’t anger something to be avoided, or better yet, transcended? Maybe, but I can’t seem to avoid getting angry, and I suspect transcendence will take me several lifetimes. In the meantime, though, I have a powerful option. I can... Read more
How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

When you get that “this is all just too much” feeling, you need a way to clear a space for yourself…and never more than now, as the pandemic rages on and the political climate remains divisive. In this post, which originally appeared on July 18, 2018... Read more
To head off conflict, acknowledge your point of view

To head off conflict, acknowledge your point of view

Even when a conflict seems insurmountable, a powerful action is always open to you: you can acknowledge your point of view. Then you enter a different world, one in which respectful disagreement is possible and people sometimes, miraculously, change their minds.  We... Read more
Have you seen My Octopus Teacher yet?

Have you seen My Octopus Teacher yet?

My Octopus Teacher is unlike any film I’ve ever seen. It spoke to me as a highly sensitive person—on many levels. I’ve never started an article by saying, “Stop reading now.” But if you haven’t yet seen My Octopus Teacher (now streaming on Netflix), stop reading now.... Read more
Are you afraid of your own thoughts?

Are you afraid of your own thoughts?

If you are afraid of your own thoughts, you’ve got a lot of company. Fortunately, this fear is based on a misunderstanding. Why would you be afraid of your own thoughts? After all, they are just thoughts, right? No. Not if you have read any of the wildly popular books... Read more