This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

This year’s most memorable gift is clarity: my own clarity about both myself and others, and the clarity and compassion with which others have been able to see me.

But my new fancy-pants bathrobe is [...]

Questioning desire

I’ve talked about the virtues of habit, the ways that we can use habit and routine to continually recreate the kind of life we want to have. In the same way, though, habits can consistently drag us back into thoughts, stories, and patterns that don’t serve us or support our desires. When we [...]