How I Meditate: RRE’s Steve Schlafman

“In the morning, I’ll roll out of bed, drink a glass of water and immediately start my practice. No email. No TV. Just water and mediation.” Steve Schlafman is a Principal at RRE Ventures, where he focuses on investing in early-stage startups including Breather (by Coach.me user Julien Smith), Giphy, and The Black Tux. He’s also…

Resilient Activism and Productive Writing: the Habits of Derrick Jensen

Photograph by Dawn Paley. Derrick Jensen is the award-winning author of over 20 books and has written for Orion, Audubon, The Sun, and many other magazines. Jensen makes a compelling argument that civilization is inherently unsustainable: “To pretend that civilization can exist without destroying its own landbase and the landbases and cultures of others is…

Building Self-Compassion: Our Interview with Dr. Kristin Neff

“If I have an emotionally upsetting experience, I don’t get so derailed by it.” Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading researcher in self-compassion, “extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering.” You tap into your self-compassion when you forgive yourself for a mistake or muster up confidence to overcome a…