Self-care for pathological altruists

I once bought a collection of academic essays entitled “Pathological Altruism” as a quasi self-help book. I don’t trust the way self-help books co-opt emotion to make their point, so I figured this might be more my kind of thing. Needless to say, I didn’t find any ah ha! moments, labels to attach to myself, …

Covid-19: Can everyone please just slow down?

I remember another time of crisis that rocked the community I used to live in. A beloved teacher, colleague, friend, was killed on a work expedition. She was struck on the head by a rockfall as she dived to save a student. The reason I think of it now, is that for days I went …