LANGUAGE, INSTITUTIONS, AND REALITY-MAKING POWER

There hasn't been an election year in my adult life that hasn't found a foothold in my consciousness and deeply influenced my moods and perception of the world—and while I've often been encouraged by friends, families and health care professionals alike to pry my eyes and ears away from every political development that unfolds on the municipal, …

“Nature Has Fixed No Limits On Our Hope”

Life moves in cycles. Sometimes things are warm and pleasant and lively, and you can't wait to be in the throes of springtime joy. Other times, the cold comes, and you'd rather hide out in the dark and gather your strength until you're ready to walk in the light again. Sometimes, you bloom. Other times, you take a break and stay out of the fray until you're really ready.

Cooking Up Joy: A Meditation On Life’s Smallest, Greatest Pleasures

A reflection on the simple pleasure of grocery shopping.

Earlier this week I read a piece in Refinery29 by famed former Vogue Paris editor and authoress Joan Juliet Buck. Titled "Advice To My 26-Year-Old Self", the work was a reflective letter from a wisened woman who saw much in her life and found clarity as a result. Perhaps because I am the age cohort …

Hear Me Out: Let’s Talk About Love Without Attachment

For a long time I have been thinking about the concept of "love without attachment", and though I do not misunderstand this thinking to mean "lightness" or "avoidance", I still think that the concept deserves some re-examination. I understand it when people say, "How you feel, how I feel, that isn't our responsibility to one …