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A Present from the Past

January 18, 2014

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Last week, I remembered something I haven’t thought about in a very long time. I remembered my 25-year-old self, rolled up in a ball on the wooden floor of the apartment I rented, doubled over with grief and a reality I could no longer deny. That was such a hard time. That was such an awful […]

Lesson #4: You don’t have to take it.

May 17, 2012

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Each evening, in a Vipassana meditation course, the students listen to an hour-long lecture from the teacher, S.N. Goenka. The lectures aren’t like the lectures you sat through in grad school. They are stories and explanations, and most are usually pretty funny because they point out our universally irrational habits. One of my favorites reminds […]