Pamela Is a Philosophical Life Coach in New York City.

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Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: I’ve never regretted a minute spent browsing the SEP. Click here to visit a random page and begin your wanderings.

L.M. Sacasas is the rare philosopher of technology who manages to avoid both '"Luddist”-type hysteria and thoughtless, anti-Luddist hype. Start with his measured take on the “tech backlash” and flout the 10 Points of Unsolicited Advice for Tech Writers at your own peril.

Andrew Taggart is a practical philosopher on a mission to explain the harms that an ethos of “Total Work” has inflicted on the world. For a good starting point, try If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living?'


Psychology

David Ferraro offers a multi-faceted critique of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); as a fairly enthusiastic proponent of CBT I can’t stop thinking about it.

Though “mindfulness” as a value and a practice has grown on me, I don’t meditate and it’s because I fear the Dark Knight of the Soul. After all, why would meditation (unlike anything else in life) offer all benefit, with no risk?

The BPS Research Digest provides consistently even-handed coverage of psych news (replication crisis notwithstanding…)


News

Just kidding, I avoid consuming “news.” For a good take on this practice, read Nat Eliason here: The News is a Waste of Time


Lifestyle

Ramit Sethi is a jerk with niche ideas about how to truly lead a “rich” life. Read his blog and never feel guilty for buying a latte again.

Laura Vanderkam writes about time management in a very broad, get-your-life-in-balance sense. She got my attention years ago as one of the only writers in this space who insists that “time poverty” is largely illusory or surmountable: you really can have a life full of what you want.


Death & Grief

Read About Death: Not long after my dad was diagnosed with incurable, terminal brain cancer (2018), I set out to read and review 100 books about death. This attempt at bibliotherapy will take another couple years.


Miscellaneous

Byrne Hobart (my husband) is honestly the most interesting person I know. He’s a finance guy with one foot in technology and one in everything else. Check out Byrne’s Best Of (my personal favorite is Optionality is for Innumerate Cowards), no hard feelings if his writing is more your style.

Housewives Are One Surprising Solution To “Millennial Burnout”

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