Sasha's 'Newsletter'

Sasha Chapin
Essays about creativity, psychedelics, marriage, sadness, and whatever else I feel like writing about.
Created 05 Aug 2020
  • Announcing My New Coaching Program
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    In March, I’ll be running a month-long group coaching engagement called Make Something Scary. As the name indicates, this will be an opportunity for participants to do some creative work that’s diffic...
  • 2050 Predictions
    03 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 7 0
    On January 1, the estimable Slime Mold Time Mold requested that I write down some predictions for the year 2050. I don’t know why they did this. I’m not a technical person, I don’t read much about pol...
  • Legally Blonde's Elle Woods Is My Hero
    02 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 20 1
    If you already think this is some kind of ironic joke post, I urge you to examine this. You should look inside and wonder what part of you is prepared to dislike a movie called Legally Blonde, which y...
  • Novice Meditator's Notes, Late December
    31 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 14 0
    Meditation is, right now, one of the most meaningful parts of my life. But I’m not an expert; I’ve probably practiced for somewhere between 500-1200 hours in my life, which is, like, one-twentieth of ...
  • What I'll Do in 2022
    27 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    I will release my writing course, mostly to plaudits, but also to 1-3 demands for a refund, which I will immediately obey, although not without stewing about it for some time. I’ll release updates to ...
  • 2021 Year in Review
    21 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 10 0
    My money was earned in the having of heartfelt Zoom calls. Resultantly, many of my emotional moments occurred with people who, from my perspective, were tiny and trapped in boxes. My uncharacteristic ...
  • Doing Nothing Is the Damndest Thing
    20 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 6 2
    Recently I’ve been toying with Shinzen Young’s Do Nothing meditation. I am finding it powerful and confounding. What it involves is sitting down and doing nothing. You’re not really meditating, ‘real’...
  • Stranded on the Space Mountains of Self-Loathing
    17 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 29 5
    I didn’t think I had issues with self-loathing. I felt pretty confident, and I’d heard that I seemed self-assured and self-possessed. I just thought it was normal that every day, multiple times a day,...
  • Two Solo MDMA Trips Totally Ended My Self-Loathing
    10 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 22 6
    Twice in the last month, I performed MDMA-assisted self-therapy in an attempt to banish some self-loathing I’ve been dealing with since childhood. It was astoundingly powerful. The experience took me ...
  • Letter from Landers, CA, #2
    09 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 8 3
    I have invented a new kind of meditation, which I didn’t invent. It is called Desert Driving Practice. It is about the realization of your place in the universe—the tiny size of your beautiful spark o...
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