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Andrew Lang - The Wednesday 1-2-3

Weekly resources for your inner work

I support folks who are questioning the stories they were handed (by religion, by capitalism, by their families) and who are seeking new practices that resonate with their evolving sense of purpose and identity.

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Resilience doesn't mean to "bounce back" : The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching Having resilience doesn’t mean to “bounce back.” And yet many of us have been given this default understanding of what it means to be resilient – to recover from harsh changes and challenges so we can keep moving forward. This is a problem. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun notes this default understanding implies “the resilient person bounces back quickly, mostly unharmed and unchanged, from any...

about 6 hours ago • 1 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching What does it mean to be “on the hook?” The usual response sounds something like this: to be “on the hook” is to be responsible for something or someone. When we’re given a task at work, we’re “on the hook” for its completion. When we’re caring for toddlers at home, we’re “on the hook” for their safety. But what if being “on the hook” isn’t just about being responsible for something or...

7 days ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching In her poem “The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver wrote perhaps her most famous line: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? If you’ve ever heard this quoted by someone before, I invite you to think back to the context of that moment. For me, I've mostly heard this quote used by others to be inspirational – something akin to Robin Williams’ carpe diem monologue...

14 days ago • 1 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Today’s teaching includes a practical tool that has made a huge impact in my life. That said, when I first came across it, I skimmed over it and intellectually blew it off. Two years later, I was invited to practice with it during a live workshop and it radically shifted my relationship with my body. I encourage you to try it out at some point this week and listen for what it opens in you. In the resources, I’m including a practice guide I often share when using this...

21 days ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! There are just a handful of spots left in our February inner work cohort! If you’re interested in joining us, please check out the details and see if it might be what you're looking for in this season. The last day to register will be January 31st. Here’s today’s teaching, with some questions and resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching As a global society, we are in a time of immense change. There are catastrophes everywhere we turn, all set against the broader...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Today’s teaching is based on a poem from my good friend and poet James A. Pearson. On February 10th, James will be leading a workshop on the survival dance and sacred dance as part of our upcoming cohort. If you're interested, more information on the cohort can be found by clicking the link! Here’s today’s teaching, with some questions and resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching One of the scariest aspects of personal change – no matter how big or small – is that...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! I have a really fun announcement to make before we get to today’s teaching: Next month, I’ll be hosting a 30-day cohort for anyone looking to build a daily inner work practice and move further into 2024 with more tools for embodying meaning and presence in their lives. I'm really proud of what we're putting together and if it feels like a fit for you and your story, I’d really love for you to join us. You can read more about it at the bottom of this email or check it...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! As we close out 2023, I want to thank all of you so, so much for your support, replies, questions, stories, and presence. This is our 52nd edition of The Wednesday 1-2-3 in as many weeks and being able to put it together every Friday, edit it Monday, and schedule it for Wednesday has brought me an immense amount of joy this year. If you have any favorite teachings or insights it helped spark in you this year, please hit "reply" and let me know – I would love to hear...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching One of my least favorite questions: “How are you doing?” This question is part of the social fabric of our relational spaces here in the United States. It’s engrained in our cultural vernacular and our understanding of what it means to “connect” with one another. So, despite it being one of my least favorite questions, it's not like I never ask it – sometimes it just slips off the...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching An interesting thing happens in the United States when we cross the calendar threshold of Thanksgiving. We enter the unofficial season of Frenzy. Beginning with Thanksgiving, we pack this time of year with loud and outgoing festivities: Black Friday, tree lightings, visits to outdoor malls blasting Mariah Carey, the Christmas holiday itself (often filled with people and yearly rituals),...

3 months ago • 1 min read
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