Rigorous compassion

Rigorous compassion

Compassion is sometimes misunderstood as some utopian ideal that is impractical in the real world. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Having compassion does not mean that we must forget everything else. Courage, determination and seeking the truth are every bit...
On being happy

On being happy

How to be happy consists mostly of saying “no” to a great many things. Things that make unnecessary demands on your time and on your life. Why is this so important? The complexity of modern life, as measured by the sheer volume, scale and pace of activity...
What I read in 2019

What I read in 2019

Here’s a look back at what I read in 2019 that I took much from. Each book has in some way allowed me to more deeply understand myself or the world around me. In no particular order: 1) The world until yesterday by Jared Diamond: Brilliant insights into...
Anonymous-transactional living

Anonymous-transactional living

Loneliness and the feeling that life lacks meaning are things I often hear about in my 1:1 work. And, our modern ways of living have a huge role to play in this. Life today has become more anonymous-transactional than it has ever been. By this I mean that human...
Lifestyle accretion

Lifestyle accretion

The more money you make, the more that you should be saving. A simple lifestyle offers many advantages, perhaps the most important of which is the opportunity to break free from economic slavery. The opportunity to break free from soul destroying work that you do to...