Rethinking the Words We Mistake as Helpful

The world is full of the well-meaning and increasingly, people are so militant about what’s helpful that they end up as discriminatory, as aggressive, as pernicious as the thing they swore to destroy. Sometimes its hilariously obvious, such as when people present ideas like everyone is equal and deserves love care and support, EXCEPT YOU, […]

Managing Confict: 6 Key Questions to Ask Yourself

Some people seem to thrive on conflict, seeking it in the tiniest of causes, heaping on catalysts like vodka on a bonfire. Others make a big thing of despising it, preferring to spread it out over time passively and with sniffy comments. Any extreme is always questionable in managing relationships so some sort of sliding […]

Is the Mind Your Enemy or Your Friend?

The Buddha once asked that very question and the answer he came with is very interesting to those who want to raise their consciousness or understand their own mind. Mindfulness, whether you believe it’s a quick-cash-cow or a serious spiritual business (a contradiction in terms!) is,on the whole, pretty effective. It’s also widely misunderstood as […]

Dr Cornel West on the Joe Rogan Podcast

Joe Rogan is an interesting figure. Martial arts champion, host of the most violent sport on television, advocate of recreational marijuana, vehement anti-vegan and accused by both left and right of being the poster-boy for the other side. A recipe, it seems, for one of the most popular podcasts out there and for good reason. […]

The Opposite of Poverty

In this age of binary adversity it’s almost impossible to engage in nuanced argument. You’re either with us or against us is the mantra of Twitter, Loonie Lefty! cries the right, nazi scum! holler the left. I tend to console myself with the words of Bertrand Russell who said The fundamental cause of the trouble […]