Tag Archives: identity

In the Flow: Creative Practice as Service

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”        —Rumi Creativity, for me, is the juice of life. It’s the frequency of energy that makes everything feel alive, present and connected. Aligning with the flow of creation in all the small and big ways possible feels gratifying beyond measure, ... Read More »

NY TIMES OPINIONATOR: The Benefits of “Binocularity”

Will advances in neuroscience move reasonable people to abandon the idea that criminals deserve to be punished? Some researchers working at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience and philosophy think the answer is yes. Their reasoning is straightforward: if the idea of deserving punishment depends upon the idea that criminals freely choose their actions, and if neuroscience reveals that free choice ... Read More »

What is beauty?

beauty

Human beings universally seek beauty in others, but a misrepresented version plagues our society. In 2007, the US ranked first in the amount spent on beauty products. The average American is exposed to 1,500 advertisements a day, and almost half of those are beauty-related. We’re a culture obsessed with how we look, but the image many women strive for is ... Read More »

NY TIMES OPINIONATOR: Do I Have the Right to Be?

It’s a disturbing thought: All of us are alive today thanks at least partly to some mass atrocity that was committed in the past. This is because war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing invariably affect who is born after them. Who knows how many of us can claim, “Even if the Holocaust had not occurred, I would ... Read More »

What is your true self?

Pablo Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror, reflecting on her true self

Faced with an important decision that affects your future, you may think in terms of what will make you happy, say, ten years from now. But how much do you know about the ten-year-older you and what will satisfy her? Read More »