What to Do If You have RBF

What is RBF? Resting Bitch Face. You already know about it; it’s been a meme for a couple of decades now. Here’s how you know if you have it: people tell you--or react to you as if--your face is expressing anger, sadness, contempt, etc, when you aren’t actually expressing anything. It’s the guy who tells … Continue reading What to Do If You have RBF

How to Be Part of Something Bigger

Feeling like you are a part of a group, especially one with a spiritual or otherwise important purpose, is one of the best feelings there is. To move as one with people who agree with you on something -- you evolved to like it. If you’re sneering right now, it’s because you’ve never felt it. … Continue reading How to Be Part of Something Bigger

Hyperlocal Travel Journaling

You’ve seen the gorgeous illustrated journals on Pinterest and Instagram. You’ve pored over the sketches and watercolors, the bullet journal layouts of itineraries and packing lists. You’ve dreamed about going to those exotic locations yourself someday, sitting in a historic area, sketching the architecture, trying the food, listening to the people. But you’re not going … Continue reading Hyperlocal Travel Journaling

Why Insomnia Tips Never Worked for Me

(Note: I will be mentioning my experiences with medications in this article. I am not a doctor and I am not your doctor. I am only speaking about what happened to me. Don’t use my experiences to medicate your own body!) You know the old string of advice you get when you tell a doctor … Continue reading Why Insomnia Tips Never Worked for Me

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: A Review and Answer Key

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn, compiled by Stephen Mitchell, published in 1994. This might be the best book on Zen I have ever read in my life. And I don’t read a lot of them.  I once explained to someone that this was because they all say the same thing; you could pick … Continue reading Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: A Review and Answer Key