On Self-Care

Self-care means being gentle with ourselves, rather than having an attitude of violence, disdain, or dismissiveness toward our feelings and needs. The more we cultivate non-judgmental self-care in this way — that is, the more that we bring a gentle presence to ourselves — the more we can bring a sense of presence to our […]

On Anxiety

Much of what ruins the present is sheer anxiety. The present always contains an enormous number of possibilities, some hugely gruesome, which we are constantly aware of in the background. Anything could theoretically happen, an earthquake, an aneurysm, a rejection – which gives rise to the non-specific anxiety that trails most of us around all the time; […]

On Eating Meat

As humans gain an ever-increasing understanding of animals’ ability to [think, feel, and experience pain], many of us are asking whether eating meat is morally acceptable. From Thoughts on the family dog and eating meat Eating meat has really been weighing on me lately. I love meat, I don’t think I could ever slide into […]