New Project: maybethiswillhelp.me

This is difficult – I’ve already shared it on Twitter and Facebook with a sense of dread. But that’s OK – a la ACT, I am/I have accepted the feelings and have moved/continue to move…

Is That So

Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer… Wait – I’ll let Alan Watts tell the story, since he’s much smarter, funnier, and better looking than I am (plus he has a cool British…

Meditation as Personal Development

“A little mindfulness is better than no mindfulness.” – Dan Harris (probably paraphrasing) Some Buddhists bemoan the fact that their practices have been appropriated, taken out of context, and used for purposes that directly contradict their ethics….

Don’t Affirm – ACT

For a long time, I used positive affirmations in an attempt to improve my life. God knows why I continued for as long as I did, since at best they kept me stuck where I…

Current Ingredients

Wrote this in my journal this morning and thought it might be helpful: “So the main ingredients of my current life paradigm are: Buddhism (the secular variety), Stoicism (the atheistic variety), and ACT. There are…

Stoicism and Mental Health

I’m a big fan of Stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy started by Zeno of Citium over 2000 years ago. By no stretch of the imagination am I an expert.  I’m just a guy who tries…