We all know the punch line to the self-help adage about stress. But what if it’s not just things that aren’t worth worrying about that are “small stuff”? What if it’s all small stuff? What if our lives are not composed of sweeping narratives but … read more.
Speaker: Mary MacKay
Knowing that all living things will someday die – what do our lives, and those who have passed before, mean in the larger context? And how does that shape who we are in the world… How do those of us who don’t hold … read more.
So sang Bo Diddley more than 50 years ago – but try as we might, we both judge and are judged in all kinds of ways. Cognitive scientists say assigning basic categories is part of how we simplify the world so that we’re … read more.
I was raised with Martin Luther King’s Dream and the belief that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” And with Thomas Jefferson, who said “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” And … read more.
We humans spend a lifetime of practice and still we are learning to be human. Dogs, on the other hand, may be the perfect Zen Masters. A Border Collie is perfectly and completely a Border Collie. Her only inner conflict involves keeping her silly sheep … read more.