Visiting Singapore’s Changi Airport, June 2019

As racism rises in the wake of the Coronavirus, I want to take a moment to express my total and absolute solidarity with East Asian-American communities, and members of the East Asian diaspora across the globe.

Last year, I was lucky enough to visit Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan…

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung

Right now, as you start reading this essay, there is a part of your mind operating completely outside of your awareness. It is processing information, making decisions, and guiding your…

IDEATE 2019 (Photo credit: Herman Gyr)

There is a famous Indian proverb where six blind men encounter an elephant. Lacking sight and never having heard of such a creature before, the men are forced to conceptualize what an elephant is by reaching out and touching it. …

For the majority of my life, I believed that drugs were immoral and shameful. The anti-drug campaigns in high school taught me that mind-altering substances were a direct route to addiction and failure. I equated getting high with rebellion and immodest behavior.

I learned that there was pride in being…

Jeff Pawlak

Co-founder, Streetlight.

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