Friendships: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

When Friendships No Longer Fit A couple months ago, I polled people about the pain points in their lives.  I expected to hear about dissatisfaction with time, work, and even romantic partners. I didn’t expect to hear so much about friends. I was struck by how many had outgrown their friendships, no longer shared anything […]

How Not to Meditate: Lessons from a Vipassana

Intentions Aren’t Everything In response to a Facebook post asking about vipassana meditation retreats, my friend Sarah commented : “I think Mary Beth did one of these, right, MB?” Indeed I had. Vipassana is an ancient Indian meditation technique rediscovered by Buddha over 2500 years ago and globally popularized in the last century.  It means […]