You’re Doing Great Because You’re You

You’re Doing Great Because You’re You

When my Uncle Joe passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 39, the last thing he said to me was: “Just be patient. Everything is going to be OK.” I thought he was referring to how painful it all was on our family. I had no idea he was offering me my...
The Case for Bootstraps

The Case for Bootstraps

I’ve never liked the expression, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” While we all need motivation sometimes, it’s a pet peeve of mine when feelings are invalidated. I’m a feeler. And I’m protective of those feelings....
Are You a Musical “Householder?”

Are You a Musical “Householder?”

I still have much to learn about the Tibetan Buddhist lineages in which I study, but a term I discovered last week opened my eyes: “Householder.” A householder is a layperson, or non-monastic. Their goal is to apply what they gain in meditation practice to...