A Koan That Keeps My Overwhelmed Brain In Check

De-stressing is all about perspective

Michael Easter
Forge
Published in
2 min readOct 31, 2021

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I’m the type of person who juggles too many things at once. I’m an author, journalist, professor, and speaker. At any given moment I might have a book I’m working on, article I have to post on Medium or send into one of the magazines I write for, lecture I have to prepare, and speech I have to dial in.

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Michael Easter
Forge
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Author of The Comfort Crisis // Professor // Writing about physical + mental health, psychology, and living better 1x week // eastermichael.com