My Favorite Esther Perel Quotes on Just About Everything

I love Esther Perel’s work, the fresh perspective and deep insights she brought into the world of relationship therapy, and the her often succinct but profound statements. Here are some of my favorite quotes. I’ll update this list—if you have any quotes by Esther Perel you love, share them in the comments and I will … Read more

Rumi Love Poems

Rumi’s love poems are beautiful, and they make me wish I could read Farsi. But here are some beautiful translations into English. The depth of his poetry makes me drunken at times. You Found Me(translated by Haleh Liza Gafori) You found me once again,you thief of hearts. In drunken ecstasy,you searched the bazaar and found … Read more

Ars longa, vita brevis

I just heard this Greek aphorism for the first time, and I love it. In the original Greek, it reads like this: Ὁ βίος βραχύς,ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή,ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς,ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή,ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή. Now to me that’s just a bunch of scribbles, so here’s the English translation: Life is short,and art … Read more

Interview Your Family Members

There’s so much I don’t know about the life of my father, my mother, my grandparents, my uncles, and other family members. Some of them are gone and have taken all their stories with them, but some of them are still around. Only know do I realize how precious some of these stories are to … Read more