Four Ways of Dealing With Adversity

there’s a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in (Leonard Cohen: Anthem) According to some Buddhist teachings, there is inevitable pain in life. Buddhists call it dukkha, translated as “suffering”, “unsatisfactoriness” or – interestingly enough –...

The Untouchables

Recently, I came upon a piece about Annie Lennox taking a stance against twerking being an expression of feminism – and causing an uproar in Twitterland and gossip magazines as a result. What did the pop/rock legend do wrong? The interviewer asked about her thoughts...

The Ethics of Relationships

We live in volatile times. Our devices, harboring our irreplaceable work and memories, keep dying on us. But the art of repair has gone out of fashion, and so, many of us migrate as much as they can save of their data from one phone or computer to another – repeating...

When Living Your Dream Hurts

At the end of a year, it is customary in our Western world to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. We like to sit down and think about the things that worked out and the things that maybe didn’t, goals we accomplished, and goals to be worked on...