cleaning out the garbage

“The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it, we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated, and conceptions confused, and our body tricked with medication. But someday our body will present its bill, for it is as incorruptible as a child, […]


when things fall apart

Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart. Things are falling apart, and I am in the midst of that, and without a doubt, I see opportunity in every shift, and I see lovely things on the other side of all of those shifts. When I get right down to it, there is absolutely nowhere else that […]


the right to fail

First, a quick story: When I was a teacher, I had this student who was failing. I’d given multiple chances to him to re-do things, none of which he took. He failed the class. He came to my office one last time, to argue his points, and then he finished by telling me that clearly, […]