1. Good stuff from Lion’s Roar: 7 Life and Death Questions, The Five Remembrances, and The Creative Force: In Conversation with Novelist Ruth Ozeki.
3. How to Share Space Again. “A gathering expert offers guidance on returning to a new kind of public life.”
6. Two Pockets from Jena Schwartz.
8. In the TED spotlight, “Some thoughts on a little talk, and a big idea” in which Wendy Mac of DrawTogether talks about how she “stood on that famous red dot and got to share my thoughts about why drawing is essential: how it slows us down, helps us pay attention, look closely and connect with one another.” She also shares a link to her talk.
9. Cats are weird. (video)
11. Definitions of important mental health terms. Gaslighting, Love Bombing, The Guilt Trip, Negging, and Emotional Blackmail. Also a few slides about the mental impact of manipulation and how to deal with manipulative people.
13. How I Knew I Needed to Quit Instagram on The New York Times.
17. Uncoverage, “A podcast about growing up in a Tibetan Buddhist cult in America.” In related news (even though it is a two year old post), Ex-members: Shambhala, Boulder-born Buddhist organization, suppressed allegations of abuse.
18. Collage artist makes amazing art with old magazines. (video)
21. Understanding Wise Hope by Roshi Joan Halifax. “This is a sacred time we are in, yes, a scary time for many, a terrible time for many, a powerful time of learning for many, and I feel it is important to see that our work on behalf of others is sacred work. I believe that wise hope is a medicine that keeps us showing up for this sacred work of meeting reality, moment after moment with the heart of a bodhisattva.”