May 15, 2017

Millennials aren’t fooled by the misdirection. The dominant lens of cable news does not fool New Copernicans. Cable news assumes that politics is the big story and that politicians are the cultural change agents worth watching and talking about. To New Copernicans this...

May 13, 2017

Neuroscientists confirm that our defenses go up when our core beliefs are challenged. With self-awareness we can lower the resistance and listen more effectively. But our attention to more facts—even with less defensiveness—will not change the frame. The eureka moment...

May 10, 2017

Expectations matter. Most marriage ceremonies lie. They don’t set accurate expectations about the cross-pressured nature of marriage. Certainty is not accurate. Nor is it reality. Just look at the parents’ faces at the wedding.

Divorce ranks high as one of the most pain...

May 8, 2017

Every honest life coach will tell you that there is no human flourishing without being on a spiritual pilgrimage. This is not because of pop psychology or religious sentiment. It’s a fact of nature.

Everything living derives its life from an environment that is other th...

May 5, 2017

You can go to Nepal as a tourist or a pilgrim. Depending on which, you will not arrive at the same place. Pilgrimage makes demands. So I was reminded over dinner in Brooklyn recently by a Buddhist filmmaker from Scotland.

Many modern spiritual seekers are dabblers, dise...

May 3, 2017

I need a counter weight to the entropy of narcissism. Children, dogs, and a walk in the woods are one of the ways I can get outside of myself. The challenge of living that I seek to follow is to establish a frame that is up and out rather than down and in. It is for th...

April 26, 2017

Most boundaries are set in fear, not love. And that’s a relational problem.

There is a lot of hand-wringing among religious types about boundaries. There seems to be a common human compulsion to go tribal—defining some as “in” and others as “out.” C.S. Lewis wrote an en...

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