Seeing yourself from the outside (pretty literally)

Nov 16 2019

For my money, one of the most valuable things about a mindfulness practice is that it can give you a more objective view of the world. A bit of critical distance from your feelings can let you see other people with less of the distortion that

All the content on this site is published as a newsletter first.

It's free, comes out 3 times a month and has extra writing.

Please, consider subscribing:

The strange efficiency of enlightenment

Oct 26 2019
I’m not a big booster of Silicon Valley mindfulness. That is, I don’t go around telling people they should meditate because it can increase their productivity by a few percentage points. I think the best reasons to meditate are to clarify your view of

Meditation as a meaning maker

Sep 21 2019
I’m afraid I must take issue with my friend Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychologist at Columbia University (whom I had the pleasure of talking with on meaningoflife.tv last year).  

Ten days off the grid

Jul 12 2019
The first rule of meditation retreats is, You do not talk about meditation retreats. The reason is that, by and large, people don’t want to hear about them. They don’t want to hear about how beautiful the world started to seem on day three (you

Mindfulness at work

Apr 26 2019
Three weeks ago, I suggested a way to use smartphones to (ironically!) weaken smartphone addiction. And I promised that in a subsequent issue of MRN I’d “talk about why this exercise has broader application than it may sound like it has.” So here go

All the content on this site is published as a newsletter first.

It's free, comes out 3 times a month and has extra writing.

Please, consider subscribing: