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There’s an interesting article in the New York Times Magazine today entitled Enlightenment Therapy chronicling a Zen Master’s  journey through psychoanalysis. It gets at an interesting dilemma- the way the experience of non-self can be used in the service of repression and avoidance.  The author, […]

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A goal I’ve been working with lately is cultivating a feeling of spaciousness. It’s a theme that seems to be emerging in many aspects of my life- whether in the readings for Hardcore Dharma or one of my psychology classes to conversations […]

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Like many others this week, I found myself strangely fascinated with the death of actress Natasha Richardson. Not that I was a fan per se, but I think it was more the senselessness and randomness of it that was striking. […]

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Maybe it’s the spring like weather this weekend that’s jolted me out of my winter doldrums, but I’ve noticed a subtle shift…a desire creeping in. Upon further investigation, I realized that it’s not so much a desire for anything in […]

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere as of late. First, my computer crashed…and no I hadn’t backed up recently. Yes, I know that’s stupid. Lucky for me, my roommate works at a computer consulting firm and he took it in […]

Last night, as I was staring at my lap top trying to think of something to write for this week’s post, a friend and I started chatting on g-chat. It was just the usual small talk, until I mentioned I […]

I was playing cards with some friends last night and catching up- I don’t know what it is about card games, but they often turn into mini therapy sessions. Maybe it’s that everyone is a bit preoccupied so it’s easier […]

Last weekend I attended a talk, moderated by Gloria Steinem, entitled “Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists” (video available here). Her panel consisted of Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services) and Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of […]

Something crazy happened on Tuesday evening. I was riding the subway home with a friend from class and there was this paranoid girl (a teenager) yelling at people for looking at her. No one was looking at her…of course. My […]

I was scrolling through the psychology news in my Google Reader last night and came across a study finding that “some people are as giddy as teenagers in love, even after two decades of marriage.”  Researchers at the Albert Einstein College […]

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