I view any thoughts shared on this website as not entirely my own. Any thought that enters my mind and makes it from there to the internet is a product of the sum of the experiences and conditions I have lived through. I owe a great deal of my life, happiness, joy, wisdom, and existence to the brilliant work and kind affection of many others, some of whom I can name, others of whom are distant ancestors. The list below is but a sampling of the acknowledgements and resources I have found useful as guides in my life.
Kristyn With a Why, the website of my life partner, Kristyn Moravetz, who has helped me to grow into a better version of myself more than anyone else I know and to whom I am eternally grateful.
Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, which provides encouraging tools for how to grapple with the enormity of climate change and provides instruction and exercises to adopt a wider perspective of self and of time.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, which so eloquently and brilliantly answered many of my questions about meditation and drew me closer to its practice
The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which showed me how to actually live with and demonstrate compassion for humans regardless of personal spiritual beliefs, and which taught me the eight pillars of life I can focus on to bring more joy to all of my moments.
Tony Riddle, The Natural Lifestylist, whose barefoot run around the circumference of the United Kingdom and whose approach to rewilding our bodies has inspired me to rethink the way I move and position my body every moment of every day.
Raising Free People by Akilah Richards, which challenged my assumptions and understanding about education and helped me view my children in a new light.
The Obstacle is the Way, Stillness is the Key, and Courage is Calling, all by Ryan Holiday, which introduced me to Stoic philosophies and virtues I now practice upholding in my own life.
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss, which gave me access to useful insights from some of the world’s most successful people.
Ten Percent Happier, the book and podcast by Dan Harris, which have opened my eyes to the depth of the benefits of meditation and, regarding the podcast, have exposed me to a broad range of perspectives on the topics of meditation and mindfulness.
The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, which encouraged me to focus not on my career or on my job but on my lifestyle design.
Any of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books, which offer clear and potent wisdom about mindfulness. Thanks to him, I can now feel gratitude when I wash the dishes.