Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives

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Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives

It’s easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Roshi Joan Halifax says this is a form of empathy that works against us. There’s such a thing as pathological altruism. This zen abbot and medical anthropologist has nourishing wisdom as we face suffering in the world.

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