Featured Articles and Journals: work

February 10, 2015
Like most Americans, I make a two-way commute every day to get to work and back home again. It’s an unfortunate but necessary part of my day that I’m perfectly guilty of writing off as time wasted. The whole time I’m in the car is spent either...
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January 15, 2015
So I guess it’s time to follow through on those New Year’s resolutions… I’m reminded of a quote, “We overestimate what we can accomplish in the short term, and we underestimate what we can accomplish in the long-term.” I have not underestimated my...
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February 7, 2014
I earn my living at a diner in Brooklyn, and trust me it is rich with fodder for practice. Keeping my equanimity during a lengthy brunch shift is definitely a challenge, but it's all in how I meet it.
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February 6, 2014
Some days, I roll out of bed, head to the kitchen for a glass of water, see my best friend and think – what the hell are you doing in my house?  And then I remember: oh yeah, she lives here.
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February 4, 2014
When I tell people I work as the Executive Director at The Interdependence Project, a meditation and dharma center, most think I must have the most stress-free job in the world.  Unfortunately, running a busy non-profit with 2.5 employees in...
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February 4, 2014
An invitation to blog in promotion of Sharon Salzberg's latest book release inspires me to investigate my own perceptions of work, which can be limiting, and also shift to be liberating. 
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January 15, 2013
The conversation went something like this: My friend: Emily, I need some writing advice. Me: Okay… Friend: How do I make myself just do my work? Me: What work do you have to do? Friend: SO MUCH. Me: What is the work, specifically? Friend: I have...
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June 28, 2012
Ten years ago, when I was an undergrad, I felt alone. I was known for two things around campus: the first was being a “hardcore” Buddhist and the second always being up for going out on the town with friends. I would drink, have sex, and do a lot of...
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March 6, 2012
I'll be the first to admit I have a problem with discipline.  Maybe you know what I mean.  When I know I need to work on an essay my hand is glued to the remote control and I'm inexplicably watching incredible feats of hair and make-up....
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January 31, 2012
When I was seven years old, my First Grade teacher asked everyone to draw what they wanted to be when they grew up. I remember walking around my classroom, learning all about my classmates’ long-term aspirations. Not surprisingly for this Manhattan...
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by Joren
July 7, 2011
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June 22, 2011
The sound of my alarm at 5:30AM, causes a slight dread on the three or for mornings that I know I am getting up to go sell fruit and vegetables. The day is eleven hours, constant significant proof of the existence of suffering and impermanence.
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by Joren
June 16, 2011
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June 9, 2011
Whether by choice or by necessity, many of us are thinking a lot about our jobs these days.  That is, if we're lucky enough to have them.  The most recent figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that 9.1% of the...
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May 6, 2011
Before Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment he was a confused twenty and thirty-something looking to learn how to live a spiritual life. Each week in this column we look at what it might be like if a fictional Siddhartha was on his spiritual...
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by Joren
April 7, 2011
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November 17, 2010
How do you make your living?  The traditional Buddhist Eight-fold path includes "right livelihood," instructing practitioners to stay clear of, e.g., business in meat, human trafficking,  war and...
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October 11, 2010
“I think the core obstacle we face in modern... 21st century in most of the developed countries, especially in the west, is... busyness.... and lack of having the wisdom to prioritize.... I think that's one of the obstacles we face. We...
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