I notice that receiving praise often feels uncomfortable, and I think I know why: it’s too easily judgmental! (Even if it’s nominally positive!) — Plus…
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Almost everyone I know, myself included, is either lost about knowing what they want, or is denying that they are… Sometimes I find myself caught in a…
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Recently I've realized that communication is a lot more deliberate than I previously thought. What I'll focus on here is that a specific message is…
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If you maintain a blog or substack, consider that you can delete posts that no longer feel resonant to you. I say this as two friends of mine have…
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Earlier this year a friend of mine had a conflict with her partner in which she felt that she couldn’t fully share with him how she was feeling on all…
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Something that took me a long time to understand about meditation is that it's not instrumental. What I mean by this is that if I decide to spend time…
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There are at least two kinds of games: finite and infinite. Finite games are those instrumental activities - from sports to politics to wars - in which…
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I feel like I finally understand the trope of the cryptic Zen master: The obscurity is intentional! And frankly also— unfortunately, wonderfully— this…
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Chris Lakin