The faux revolution of mindfulness
McMindfulness is the new capitalist spirituality.
When meditation isn’t enough
For someone with a traumatized nervous system, sitting in silence isn’t always the right response.
Why mindfulness matters now
I didn’t learn how to cross lines of difference when I was younger. Maybe you didn’t either, but we can all learn it now.
Learning to love us-versus-them thinking
Oppositional thinking is crucial to social change, but there are no permanent enemies.
No, you can’t ‘be the change’ alone
Writer, activist and mindfulness-in-action pioneer Alessandra Pigni died from cancer in December 2018. This piece is...
Seeing true nature: Buddhism and the environment
In an age of increasing environmental destruction, Buddhism can inspire the ecological awareness that’s necessary...
How I learned to let go and be myself
I was bullied in school for not fitting in, while at home my father abused alcohol to cope with his pain. I learned...
Why we need radical love to create change
Living on an isolated island with my dog, it was a departure to find myself with 4,000 other LGBTQ people at the...
Is there any value in New Age thinking?
Defining 'New Age' is difficult - the term has been appropriated by all kinds of cults. In my view, the New Age...
Has Tim Ryan lost his mind?
The movement for “mindfulness meditation” is growing, but can it break the modern political gridlock? An interview...