While modern parents may bring complaints about infant crying to pediatricians, ancient parents turned to experts in magical arts.
One way to see the WEIRDness of Westerners is through their parenting practices.
The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
Why are humans religious? As an aspiring rabbi, this is a central question of my life.
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.
How can we hold onto the changes we strive for? Look for “bright spots.”
As the late British theoretical physicist Sir Charles Frank once said, “Crystals are like people: it is the defects in them that make them interesting.”
In many ways, ritual is a checklist, and offers a helpful structure that we can then build off of.
If we want a shortcut to work for us, we need to put in the time.
When someone is being difficult or challenging, it’s very easy to get emotional and defensive. But that’s rarely constructive