The Art of Memory: Conversations Across Time

The art of memory resides in our capacity to work imaginatively with our memories in order to improve the quality of our life in the here and now. Human memory is much more than a mental warehouse for

Contrived Fear: Let It Be Your Teacher

Allowing fear to become our teacher is an act of courageous self-compassion. Fear is a difficult emotion that we tend to avoid, resist, or feel ashamed about; it can become a source of significant

Leaning into Fear: Seeing Life from a Great Altitude

The idea of leaning into our fear is a request to resist our tendency to avoid uncomfortable feelings. Strangely, fear is an extremely valuable source of personal growth. To lean into our fear is to

Self-Compassion: Cultivating Kindness Within

Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves. The struggle to survive within the increasingly competitive, complicated, and volatile world of modern society can wear us down. Our assumptions about

Emptiness: Waiting for the World to Find Us Again

Feelings of emptiness are the harbingers of a remarkably powerful and potentially dangerous threshold in life. To feel the dark, poignant embrace of emptiness is to become entranced by the delusion

Flexibility: Navigating the Confluence of Life

Flexibility is a skill that helps us to successfully respond and adapt to the difficulties and challenges that emerge in life. A flexible person consistently moves through life with a suppleness of