• Soothing the Hive Mind

    “That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.” -Marcus Aurelius

    These days, the air is abuzz. People are tense, unsettled, and reactive. I see it on Instagram, at the grocery store, and on the steps…

  • Here’s my reading list for spring 2020

    My spring reading list has a couple of my all-time favorites and some new books that explore love, relationships, and masculinity.

    I’m increasingly interested (and a bit reluctant to admit that I’m interested) in the topic of masculinity, patriarchy, and what…

  • Welcome to Winter solstice 2019

    Humans have celebrated this dark day with gathering together, warm fires, and feasts for millennia. But, in recent history our culture got so focused on all the holiday stress that it’s easy to forget what really matters—connection. 

    For us to gather…

  • The Cultural Landscape of Trauma

    In this episode of The Living Experiment, Pilar interviews a special guest — clinical therapist and author Resmaa Menakem.

    They talk about the broad and vitally important, social and racial landscape of trauma — from the effect it…

  • Adjust Your Body to Daylight Savings

    If you’re in the US, the clocks “fell back” over the weekend to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.If you were up late, you may have used the “extra hour” as an excuse to keep having fun. Maybe you…