A really, really fascinating take on empathy and how it relates to class. One of the things Graeber says is that the ability to not have to care about others is in itself a privilege, which may explain the dearth of it among the wealthiest segments of the population. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/26/caring-curse-working-class-austerity-solidarity-scourge

Working with Boredom in Meditation

One of the first things we encounter in meditation practice is boredom. It’s an uncomfortable feeling that can lead to doubt about ourselves and/or the practice. Even experienced practitioners often face the problem on long retreats or after years of dedicated practice, reaching a point where they wonder, among other things, am I wasting my … Continue reading

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Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Medications

The decision to take or to stop taking psychiatric medications is complex and personal. I believe people should be empowered with non-biased information in order to make the decision that is best for themselves. In that spirit I’d like to offer this guide created by Will Hall and the Icarus Project. It offers a balanced … Continue reading

Lack of Gentle Platonic Touch in Men

I find this to be a wonderful website exploring masculinity in both an affirming and critical way. This article in particle I found to be quite useful in exploring the devastating effects of homophobia and the inability of men to express non-sexualized affection with other men. http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-the-lack-of-gentle-platonic-touch-in-mens-lives-is-a-killer/