Disentangling Desire

“I’m not available for that”, he said. We were sitting in his car outside my apartment, talking about desire. What I wanted, and what he wanted (or in this case didn’t). We’d been dating for a few months, and I could feel the longing in me growing - f... Read more

Listening with the EAR

Perhaps like many of you, I grew up in a family that could have benefited from having an EAR Council to hear grievances, but did not. Our InsightLA family is fortunate to have a group of elders dedicated to listening with empathy and compassion, a... Read more

Learning How to Be Together

When I was seven years old, I started an organization called the California Girls’ Club. The club’s vision was mainly that I would be President of it. I made my best friend Sarah VP, and promptly decided our three other friends had to apply to join. A... Read more

Can this be an inflection point?

One quote that deeply comforted me when I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  Inspiring words engra... Read more

Metta Prayers

This is a dynamic list of prayers that will never remain the same.  The prayers continuously change-evolve based on whatever is needed at the moment. I invite you to breath in, soften, marinate, consume, those prayers that feel right for you.  Praye... Read more

Where We Stand – A Message to Our Community

As the devastation surrounding the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade by police officers reverberates around the world and in our hearts, we want to reiterate our commitment to racial justice. This is an invit... Read more

Dear White People

Excerpt from Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, Chapter 15: What White People can do with Privilege by Ruth King, a wise American meditation teacher for our times. Dear White People: You must teach your children about racism, ... Read more

Anti-Racism Resources

Resources compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. This is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to ... Read more