The Dark Night of the PhD

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will [...]

A note to a friend.

“Since death alone is certain, and the time of death uncertain, what should I do?” -Stephen Batchelor (inspired from a Buddhist meditation) In death, you are not lost. Already, in life, you were a part of me. In death, you have become etched into my heart. Every action I take, I hold it with your [...]

But Why?

“Man is originally characterized by his ‘search for meaning’ rather than his ‘search for himself.’ The more he forgets himself—giving himself to a cause or another person—the more human he is. And the more he is immersed and absorbed in something or someone other than himself the more he really becomes himself.” – Viktor Frankl [...]