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Kalia Kelmenson

Kalia Kelmenson is the editorial director at Spirituality & Health. She founded Maui Mind and Body to support women’s health, and is the creator of Mind Body Booty Camp. Kalia loves to explore the fascinating intersection of fitness and mind-body health, and to share inspiration for your movement practice from the research emerging from this intriguing field.


Kalia Kelmenson

Meals Together at the Long Table

Plant-based chef, nutrition professor, and researcher Amy Symington shares her t…

13 Affirmations to Ease Back Pain

Dealing with back pain can be life-altering. Shift your perspective with these a…

Gratitude Ritual for the New Moon

The new moon, fully inhabiting the shadow, offers a potent time for exploring gr…

re/VIEW: Sharon Salzberg

Renowned Buddhist meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s first book on m…

The Health Benefits of Cauliflower Plus 3 Recipes

Cauliflower packs a serious nutritional punch and, if you're looking for a glute…

COVID-19: Resources to Help You Stabilize

There is so much happening in the world right now that we have no control over. …

Accessing Heritage Wisdom

Ancient teachings like Lomi Lomi and Ho’oponopono help heal modern hurts.

Building Resilience in the Body

Sometimes we need to get at the emotional root of pain to help us recover. Learn…

7 Myths of Self-Care and the Truth of Building Resilience

Self-care is not a luxury. In order to build resilience, putting yourself first …

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Resilience

Resilience can help you meet life’s biggest challenges. Discover how embracing s…

Roadmap for Resilience After a Broken Heart

Opening ourselves to life means becoming vulnerable, which means that at some po…

Build Resilience by Creating an Upward Emotional Spiral

Want to be more resilient? Start building your resilience now and benefit in har…

9 Ways to Turn Your Resolution into Your Reality

Try these science-based tips for keeping your resolutions alive.

Kalia’s Favorites from 2019

S&H Editorial Director Kalia Kelmenson shares some highlights from 2019.…

Moving Towards Joy

Kelly McGonigal says to use the latest research on movement to bring more deligh…

Winter Solstice and a New Moon: A Time for Stillness

This is a potent time for honoring the darkness that surrounds us, seeking the w…

5 Things the Irritating Peloton Ad May Have Gotten Right

Could the Peloton bike ad be sort of okay when viewed through a different lens?…

8 Meaningful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Fill your loved ones’ stockings with just the right gift to fuel their passion.…

3 Water Rituals to Reset Your Wild Spirit

Being near or immersed in water offers the opportunity to set an intention of cl…

Full Moon Ritual Bath

A ritual bath for self reflection and integration of our shadow selves.

20 Affirmations to Help You Through the Holidays

The holidays can extinguish the brightest light. Here's how to keep yours burnin…

From the Editor

The letter from the editor kicks off each issue and helps set the tone for the m…

re/VIEW: Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye is a celebrated poet, anthologist, and novelist. S&H speaks…

Ten Ways to Ease Inflammation

Turn the inflammation dial down with these nutrition and lifestyle tips.

A Simple Act to Create a Buffer from Stress

Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional re…

5 Reasons You’re Not Sleeping

(Plus 2 Ways to Get More ZZZs)

Reimagining Sharks

Sharks are facing extinction. S&H’s resident surfer, Kalia Kelmenson, explai…

Savor the Sweetness of the Strawberry Moon

The cycles of the moon offer potency to anything we set into motion. The sweetn…

Create an Intentional Morning Routine

There is a sacredness that is found in the first moments of the morning. While i…

Weaving Love with Creativity

Creativity deepens when you breathe into it with love, nature, and the curiosity…

The Power of Breath to Calm

When life goes sideways on you, it's helpful to remember that one of the most po…

Living with the Heartbreak of Suicide

We don't have conversations about the power and beauty of this crucible in our c…

Three Powerful Practices to Free Yourself from Overwhelm

When feeling overwhelmed is normal, we need to make sure we know how to overcome…

Six Steps to Get into Flow

Sky Nelson-Isaacs sees flow and synchronicity as “mutually dependent. In short, …

Creating Calm from the Outside In

Gretchen Rubin's new book provides a different path to decluttering.

How to Let Friction be our Teacher

What can conflict and change teach you?

Riding the Wave of Emotions

Building a practice of being with your emotions.

Rituals for Transcending Loneliness

Discover the choice of solitude in the face of loneliness.

5 Questions with Lissa Rankin

1. In The Daily Flame, you offer guidance from the “Inner Pilot Light.” How…

Toolbox: More Tools for Cleaning Your Brain

These picks by S&H will help your mind stay sharp and clear.

3 Habits that Sabotage Your Inner Strength

Build your mental and emotional muscles by giving up these patterns.

Boost the Health of Your Brain

Take the health of your brain into your own hands.

Connect to the Wisdom of Trees

Deepen your connection to trees.

Powerful Practice for the Waning Moon

Use the waning moon as an opportunity for release.

The Hidden Benefits of Exercise

Long-term benefits of a regular exercise habit.

How to Add Meaning to Your Movement

In the world of behavior change, the first step in creating any kind of lasting …

Unfurl into the New Year

While many focus on what to do in the new year, here are some powerful ways of b…

3 Ways to Find Light when the Holidays Feel Dark

When the holidays remind us of those that have been lost.

Untangling the Gems of Your Story

Try these lessons to get started on a writing process in earnest.

Toolbox: Recovery Room

Try these picks from S&H to keep your body active by giving it tools to repair itself.

The Empowering Gift of Memoir

An interview with Rebecca Walker

Next Level Lattes to Nurture Your Spirit

Take a dive into the wonderful world of superfoods, crystals, or both with these…

How to Shine Light on Your Shadow

When we keep our shadow hidden, it runs the risk of controlling us.

How Giving Thanks Changes Communities

The impacts of gratitude on our communities.

Waking up the Spine

Whether or not you live with back pain, chances are that there are times your ba…

5 Ways to Use Sound for Energy Clearing

Different sounds are powerful tools to clear and transform energy.

Being in the Presence of Change

Twice last week I bumped into friends while in the midst of busy days. These are…

A Full Moon Ritual for Release

The full moon offers a potent time to create rituals.

How to Eat for Healthy Gene Expression

How the expression of our genes and the makeup of our micro biome are both funda…

Honoring Grief

Words of wisdom for those who are suffering the rawness of recent loss.

Toolbox: Gifts That Give

Support a cycle of giving by choosing from these 
socially and environmentally conscious brands.

5 Questions with Tal Ben-Shahar

1. You created the most popular course in the history of Harvard, and yet i…

Owning Our Sacred Rage

In order to cultivate our fierceness, we must “re-vision” our relationship to th…

Help Your Mind Avoid Distractions

Our ability to stay with one topic is constantly in jeopardy, sometimes due to f…

Recover from an Injury and Move Again

Pick yourself up from an injury and find new ways to move again.

How to Create Healthy Habits

Our greatest capacity to have influence over our health is with our habits.…

3 Journals for Finding your Way in a Complex World

Journals that are interactive and aim to unlock the hidden places inside of us.…

Toolbox: Clear the Air

Breath is Life. Try these picks from S&H to breathe with ease.

Kintsugi: The Art of Appreciating our Brokenness

Repairing what's broken and appreciating the beauty in the transformation.…

Working with the Phases of the Moon

If you feel especially pulled by the moon, it’s helpful to know what phase it is…

Schisandra: The Key to ZZs

This adaptogen can help you reclaim a good night's sleep.

Navigate the Backdraft of Self-Compassion

How do we shift that critical voice in a way that supports us rather than knocki…

The Transformative Act of Letter Writing

Three ideas to begin a letter writing practice.

The Dance of Sleep and Emotions

Author Katharina Lederle describes the dance between our emotional wellbeing and…

Turn Your Weekend into a Retreat

Guidelines for designing your own intentional retreat.

Product Review: Sustainable Feminine Products from GladRags

Take your power back and eliminate waste during your menstrual cycle with a mens…

The Complicated Grief of Suicide

The path of grief is never a straight line.

5 Questions with Tisha Morris

Feng shui consultant and author of Clutter Intervention, Tisha Morris offers ins…

Toolbox: Crystal Clear

Explore the intriguing world of crystals with this beautiful collection of gems hand-picked by S&H.

The Power of Being with Anxiety

A path to keep anxiety from controlling your life.

How to Invite Wild Sacred Nature into Your World

Bring the sacred indoors with elements foraged from nature.

4 Steps to Create Space to Breathe

Reclaim your space by taking these 4 distinct steps.

Keeping Hope Alive (when Things Seem at their Worst)

3 ways to keep hope alive in the face of a grim reality.

Create a Foundation for Healing from Trauma

Laying the important groundwork for healing trauma.

3 Steps to Detox Your Emotions

Emotional detox is not to rid your body of what you may consider negative emotio…

Break Your Addiction to Brain Candy

Developing your ability to resist distraction is the key to breaking this addict…

How Decluttering Can Help You Process Grief

Coming to terms with our cluttered spaces could be one way for us to heal.…

Train Your Nervous System for Calm

Two ways to access calm strength within ourselves.

Toolbox: Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet

S&H invites you to explore the power of building a healthy ecosystem in your…

5 Questions for Sera Beak

In her new book, Redvelations, Sera Beak shares how reclaiming our soul is essen…

Find Freedom by Rewriting Your Story

In order to claim your own story, you must understand where your current story c…

Shinrin-Yoku: A Boost for Your Immune System

Forest bathing can bring healing to anyone who practices it.

Releasing the Root of Back Pain

Finding a way to free yourself from the underlying cause of your pain.

Music Review: Magical Ascension

Access your transcendent and adventurous side any time you desire with this bina…

Releasing the Emotional Roots of Back Pain

Finding relief from the pain is one thing, but finding a way to free yourself fr…

3 Ways to Create Healing in the Body

Simple yet effective ways to keep your energy flowing.

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

How to cultivate and strengthen our capacity for kindness and compassion.

Purify Your Space with Smudging

Negative energy space clearing by burning sage.

Writing Practices to Inspire You When You're Stuck

These three books offer guidance in getting words on the page, so you can benefi…

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