24 08, 2017

8. Lessons from the Life of a Cell

By | 2017-08-29T13:12:21+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I became aware during college that I was drawn to remoteness amidst gatherings of people, and self-imposed deprivation amidst plenty. So it was not as unusual as it may sound that for nearly a week during one Thanksgiving break I confined myself alone to the depths of the university’s catacomb-like biological laboratories, where almost the [...]

3 01, 2017

7. Love and Family

By | 2017-01-09T01:46:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a public lecture in our little town, Northampton, Massachusetts. When he invited questions from the audience, he was asked if he had any advice for raising children. “Raise children? Me? I’m afraid I have no experience.” He laughed his sweet Dalai Lama laugh at the thought of being considered [...]

27 09, 2016

5. Dialectical Paradigm: Movement, Speed, Flow

By | 2016-12-13T07:42:30+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The first two paragraphs provide a very brief summary of the principles of Change and Acceptance, which I covered in more detail in the last two blogs. So if you prefer, you can jump past them and go right to the principles of the Dialectical Paradigm. Think of any difficult spot in which you find [...]


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