The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

Recipe for a Flat Stomach

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How to put down the beer, and pick up a barbell.

50 Ways to Be Romantic on the Cheap

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The author gives advice to men in relationships on how to keep things sexy on a budget.

Boredom Is A Choice

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A young man suggests that a table’s boring and there’s nothing he can do about it.

Why We Should Always Speak Our Truths

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Movement maverick Wolfgang Brolley shares the lessons he learned from his spiritual pilgrimage.

The Suffering of Our Privilege

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Cameron Conaway suffered from a few days of culture shock when he arrived in Thailand, and a few months of it when he arrived back home to Pennsylvania.

Soul Bites: Five Points to Live Happily

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Five simple guidelines from Eido T. Shimano Roshi.

Parents: Stop Judging Each Other

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How our need for a “right way to raise a child” is making us unhappy—and what we can do about it.

6 Pieces of Advice about Advice

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Cameron Conaway on the best way to give, receive and respond to advice.

Not Just Physically Do I Begin to Shatter

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Vince Cousino Anila rides his bike, trying to escape the shadow of the abusive father he won’t become.

Transforming the Space Between Inner Change and Social Change

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Lodro Rinzler on turning the will to do good work into actual good work.

Zen and the Art of Running

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Why run? How do I reach a “runner’s high”? And how is zen related?

What Led You To Her?

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Our emotional histories depend on little decisions which, however small, are irreversible.

A Precious Practice

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Communication is much different after going weeks without speaking.

Another Morning in the Zendo

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Nightmares of betrayal leave me with a sense of distrust and sadness.

Full Moon, Fresh Vows

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On Buddhist ceremonies, writing, and how my life would look from an alien’s perspective.