The Seven Heavenly Virtues

For many years (decades), we in the LGBTQ+ community suffered from the opposite of pride: shame. So, let’s congratulate ourselves on finding our pride and [...]

Crying For No Reason

I used to think it was a bad idea to cry without a reason. As a kid, my parents would sometimes say, “I’ll give you [...]

When Things Fall Apart

Twenty-five years’ ago, one of my favorite Buddhist writers, Pema Chodron (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown), published a book with the above title. I’ve read almost a [...]

Scared of the Gym?

Many of us feel pressure to go to the gym. It’s heavily promoted like some kind of divine panacea that will bring us looks, health [...]

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