Homegrown Humans Newsletter

Weekly insights into Neuroanthropology and Culture Architecture to answer the questions; where did we come from, where are we going, and what do we do now?

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US Blues: A Critical Race (to the Bottom)
July 4, 2021
By now, you might have heard of an obscure branch of legal theory that got its start forty years ago at Harvard Law School. It's known as Critical Race Theory and is all about unpacking the social and cultural obstacles to a true post-racial society–even after the laws themselves might have changed (Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc).
How to find your Special Purpose
June 10, 2021
Howard Thurman, the civil rights activist once famously said "don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and go and do that, because the world needs more of us who have come alive."
PSA: How to Heal the Healers
May 27, 2021
If you ever partied too hard in college, stressed a bunch, ate badly, and scraped through final exams, only to come home for break, completely flake out and sleep for a week while your mom coddled you back to health...
Love someone who doesn't deserve it
May 20, 2021
Headed up to the mountains about a month ago for one last lap of spring skiing, and had an "unstuck in time" kinda moment.
The Intertwingularity and the Holiest of Holies
May 12, 2021
As many of you may have been following, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was the site of the most recent tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflict––that are now escalating to concerning levels.
Are You a Cosmic Orphan?
April 20, 2021
In many ways, we're all Cosmic Orphans––thrust into this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, with barely a say in the matter. Homesick for a place we've never seen, but still, somehow, remember.
The Pain Cave and Forgiveness
April 1, 2021
Happy Passover, Easter, Equinox and all things Vernal! It's the time of year for celebrating what was once given up for dead, now sprouting with renewed life. We've been at this little song and dance for thousands of years now, east and west
How to Step Outside Yourself
March 24, 2021
Today we’re going to riff on dying. And since we only get one shot at that in our lives... we’re going to talk about a little known discipline: Death practices.
Trying to hide your own Easter eggs
March 16, 2021
What is it about so-called "spiritual" paths these days that leaves so many people uptight and unhappy?
Rearrange Me 'til I'm Sane
March 12, 2021
I realized something painfully obvious––that vague "6-9 months" of drift I'd placed wasn't right––it was a very specific 12 months, and it's been happening to all of us, slowly, insidiously, so incremental that it's really hard to note exactly how it has invaded and corrupted our minds and hearts.
Let the Mystery Stay the Mystery
March 4, 2021
Just had a killer exchange with Dr. Matt Johnson that I wanted to share as it's super germane to what's going on more broadly in the therapeutic space.
How to find Radical Hope
February 25, 2021
"What makes this hope radical," he explains, "is that it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends our current ability to understand what it is."