The Middle Way

Imagine you’re looking at a spectrum, a line representing two extremes. On one end, you have complete austerity, whatever that means to you. On the other, you have complete indulgence. Or, perhaps, on one end you have deeply blissful highs, … Continue reading

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New Year Experiments

For the new year, at least the next few months, I’ll be employing one personal experiment per month. Perhaps you’ll join me. Here are the rules of the game: 1. Only one experiment per month. You want to do other … Continue reading

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Assessment, Treatment and Reverse Engineering

Consider for a moment the difference between what are good tools for assessment, and what are good tools for treatment. And when those two are synonymous, and when they’re not.   (Often, this assessment/treatment schema is a bit of a … Continue reading

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Choosing Wisely What to Read

I heard some words from a colleague* that changed the way I research for my work, and prepare to teach. I want to pass those words on here. “It takes a lot for me to open up to read something … Continue reading

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Bringing Aristotle Into the Heart

I think we are being asked, right now in our current politics and daily conversations alike, to bring the Greek revolution of the mind down into the heart. There is one principal in particular, of Aristotle and the sophists, that … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Alignment, Pt 1

Learning “good alignment” can be a helpful, liberating teaching. It can also become a cage, reinforcing neuroses and fragility. These two seemingly opposite truths — that alignment-based work can be both liberating and enslaving — share a common root. That root … Continue reading

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I Held a Handstand For the First Time Yesterday …

… for about 15 seconds. This was a huge deal for me, and not because of why you might think. I wrote to my two training partners with joy, but didn’t share the backstory, largely because they already know it. … Continue reading

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