6:00 a.m. I’m a morning person and I love to start my day with some matcha tea.
6:15 a.m. Maintaining a Buddhist shrine helps me cultivate devotion, which is an important part of Tibetan Buddhist practice.
6:30 a.m. It’s taken me almost a decade, but I’m now able to meditate every day. I’m a better therapist if I sit in the morning.
1:00 p.m. I often meet with collaborators via video calls. I’m currently developing a workshop with a colleague on the treatment of personality disorders from Eastern and Western perspectives.
3:00 p.m. I go on several walks during the day. It’s nice to get a break from technology and spend some time appreciating the historic architecture in my neighborhood.
4:00 p.m. I like to end the work day with laughter and friendship—in this case with a neighbor, a PhD candidate studying how therapists use TikTok.
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