How can we fight back against an objectification of our body in society by accepting that nothing is truly as it seems?
How to suffer
n a capitalist world that rewards the mechanical status quo, it is hard work to suffer from disabilities or mental health gracefully. But since we can't help doing it anyway, what is the best way to suffer nowadays?
Why mindful breathing won’t work for you
Breathing meditation is be trendy right now, but might not work for everyone. If you struggle with it, read more for alternative meditations!
Happiness is dangerous (or £100 flower pots)
We know that desire is insidious, and that inner happiness doesn't come from things. But does desire ever make us happy, or just not unhappy?
Suffering is ignorance, and ignorance is suffering
Today was the first day of a one week retreat on the precious human life with my favourite lama, and we discussed the origin of suffering (spoiler, its ignorance).
Happiness, pleasure, and the worlds in between
Nothing wrong with a bit of pleasure, but why do we equate it with happiness and where do these two things differ?
How movement can heal your trauma
In the mind-body school of trauma, movement is a staple to recovery. Often we associate bodily sensations with danger, so we disassociate. But gentle movement therapy can help!
What if we DID choose our parents?
I was thinking about the cycle of suffering we go through, blaming our behaviour on our childhood. Can a little thought experiment free us from resentment?
My new tattoo and the eightfold path
Two years ago in a Nepalese lake town, I got a lotus flower tattooed on my left wrist. Finally, I got my other wrist tattooed with the dharma wheel.
The self as what we cannot bear to contain
Who am I? Am I accomplishing all that I am meant to be? Questions like these are what keep many awake at night.