How to Cope When a Loved One Changes Beliefs

Our oldest was turning eight and about to baptized. And I wanted us, as a family, to help her feel more prepared. And during that time, I think I was just kind of going through the motions. I didn’t really feel like doing any of it. And I remember her Continue Reading

What are the core beliefs of Buddhism?

Right now, beings, except enlightened ones, are afflicted by suffering of various kinds, rising from the most obvious miseries to the most subtle discontents. Secondly, these sufferings have a source. That source, or that origin of suffering, is, actually lies in, our own disordered mind, a mind which is, right Continue Reading

Leaving the Cult of Happiness | Keely Herron | TEDxJacksonHole

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner I was on a road trip recently with one of my best friends, and we were listening to The Tim Ferriss Show. It’s a podcast that’s been downloaded about 80 million times, and he wrote the New York Times best-selling book “The 4-Hour Workweek.” Continue Reading

Being Kind Is Our Default Response, Contrary to Popular Belief

When we think of compassion we often think that I’m either a compassionate person or I’m not. So and so is compassionate or not. The truth is that research shows that we all have compassion and that being kind is actually our first response. It’s our first automatic tendency. So Continue Reading


– [Ryan] Jesus was so badass. He was, like, the king of calling out bullshit. People are like, “Hey, you can’t talk to Samaritans.” Jesus is like, “Bullshit.” ♪ [music] ♪ I was brought up in the system, evangelical Christianity, where this was the cardinal sin. You don’t do this. Continue Reading

Jok Church: A circle of caring

You know, what I do is write for children, and I’m probably America’s most widely read children’s author, in fact. And I always tell people that I don’t want to show up looking like a scientist. You can have me as a farmer, or in leathers, and no one has Continue Reading

We Are Built To Be Kind

One of the hardest questions when you think about the evolution of the human species, from the standard framework of evolution, which really is about individual survival, competing, getting your genes to the next generation — one of the hardest questions within that framework is why are people so frequently Continue Reading

Why Those Who Feel They Have More Give Less

In california you’re supposed to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. And in a recent study, some ninety percent of drivers did– –except for those driving luxury cars like this BMW they were almost as likely to run the intersection as wait for the person to cross the street Continue Reading

Why I chose my LGBTQ daughter over the Evangelical Church | Susan Cottrell | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Leonardo Silva I come from a large, wounded family. By the time I was 24, both of my parents and three of my brothers had died. And even though I still had two sisters, I felt abandoned and alone. I remember watching The Sound of Music Continue Reading

A black man undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Milena Tomol Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen I took a cell phone and accidentally made myself famous. (Laughter) I was just talking about the things I cared about, but with a click of a button and an incendiary viral video, I propelled myself into overnight stardom. When I say overnight, I Continue Reading