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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

11 Affirmations for Sweet Slumber

If 2 am is when your mind wants to unpack an irrelevant convo from ages ago or w…

Boost Immunity and Battle Inflammation With Turmeric and Ginger

Remind yourself of the plethora of health benefits (immune-boosting! anti-inflam…

Books We Love

This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspe…

Sense Protection

Books We Love: Kate O’Donnell

Writing Yourself Back to Yourself

Books We Love: Meera Lee Patel

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 z’s)

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

Psychologist Sarah Neustadter offers three phases as guideposts for those left b…

3 Powerful Practices to Free Yourself From Overwhelm

While the chaotic feeling of overwhelm has been normalized—it isn’t “normal.” He…

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, especially the complicated grief of …

Toolbox: Crystal Clear

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

5 Questions with Tisha Morris

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

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 Ways to Detox Your Emotions

In need of an emotional detox? Here are three ways to cleanse yourself of stuck …

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

Pain and emotions are inextricably linked. Here is what your pain is trying to t…

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

Clear negative energy from your space 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…

Toolbox: A Moment for Paws

S&H offers these finds as a way to pamper, entertain, and commune with you…

5 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

The five lifestyle pillars to prevent brain decline.

Discovering the Magic of Fear

Become allies with your fears.

A Creative Mind for Healing

Practices to maintain a mindset of courage and a positive outcome in the midst o…

The Power of the Moon

Tapping into moon phases can be a powerful practice

Unlocking the True Source of Healing

An alternative view of healing that includes four different dimensions responsib…

Help Your Nervous System Manage Pain

In our search to live and move through our lives without an excessive amount of …

How to Find Your Footing When the Bottom Drops Out

When we are ready to find our way to solid ground, these two steps can help us i…

How to Listen to the Whispers of Your Soul

Let go of being fine, and instead, choose another path that includes rest.…

​Finding Abundance in Having Less

What happens when we measure riches in terms of relationships, spirituality, and…

Toolbox: Writing Well

Create sacred space for crafting your own personal journaling practice with thes…

A Fast Path to Less Stress

Unwind your system, find rest more easily, and ultimately enjoy and engage in th…

Train Your Brain to Calm the Inner Critic

Our ability to be resonant with ourselves is a key for bringing healing into our…

Listen with Your Heart

Use this guided meditation as a way to practice listening softly through the len…

Journaling That Taps Into Your Own Wisdom

An invitation to mine the depths of your own truth.

Feel Nourished Instead of Stuffed

If the holidays usually leave you feeling overly full and over-indulgent, start …

The Sacred Art of Conversation

Rebuilding the art of conversation with exercises based on three main parameters…

3 Ways to Make Friends with Time

Access vast reservoirs of hidden time.

Toolbox: Gifts that Give

Choose from these S&H finds, and let your gift be one that ripples goodness out …

How a New Blend of Mindful Movement Can Help You Heal

Use this method to process traumatic experiences and work through challenging em…

How to Find Calm Amid Chaos

Begin to lessen the overwhelming emotional response you may be experiencing to t…

3 Ways to Reclaim Your Creative Mind

Building your ability to be bored could actually awaken your greatest ideas.…

How to Use Food to Boost Your Mood

The way we eat informs the functions of our body. Here are tips to develop "good…

3 Journals that Will Change the Way You See Your Life

A new wave of journals can help you harness the healing power of writing down yo…

Write These 3 Letters to Heal Your Heart

Often considered a forgotten art, the act of letter writing can be transformativ…

The Art of Being Your Child’s First Teacher

Encourage your child to have a growth mindset.

Train Your Brain to Not Overreact

Seven ways that each of us can take charge of our stress response, accessing a p…

Toolbox: Open Wide

Give your health a boost by fine-tuning your oral and dental hygiene with these …

Finding Rest in a World that Just Wants You to Keep Going

Step away and create an “oasis time” for restoration, communion, and grace.…

When Your Vision of the Past is Not 20/20

It turns out that when you are struggling with depression, hindsight is one of t…

3 Simple Steps to Optimal Health

By re-training the muscles of your body and recovering the levels of oxygen your…

Honoring the Past as We Step Into the Future

A group of women gathers for 5 rhythms dance, self-care practices, and holding space for one another.

Learn to Speak the Language of the Body

Discover foundational principles that will help you understand your body and establish healthy patterns.

Holding Trauma with Love

For someone who has experienced trauma, the present moment may feel like the mos…

How Your Sunscreen is Affecting Coral Reefs

4 action steps for anyone who cares about the health of our coral reefs.…

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency,…

The Dark Side of Eating Too Little Salt

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most likely your doctor has t…

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Circulation

There are days when I go to sweep my house, and I’m amazed by the dust and dirt …

How Doodling Lights Up the Brain

A few years back, I came across an old box that held notebooks from my college c…

A New Perspective on Death

I was 22 years old when I sat with my grandmother as she was dying. There were f…

The Potent Power of the Sun

Our modern lives are filled with modern conveniences. We no longer look to the r…

Connecting Presence and Power

As women, we are not encouraged to take up space. Our culture praises us for bei…

3 Ways to Feed Your Brain

I recently saw a friend who had just returned home after visiting his grandmothe…

How to Connect to the Rhythm of Rest

Growing up, my grandparents had an ofuro; a Japanese-style wood burning hot tub.…

Kneading Love and Loss in the Kitchen

Lily Diamond learned the sensorial magic of culinary creativity from her mother,…

The Devotional Kitchen

There is a quality of the sacred that can be felt in the food we eat. With atten…

3 Keys to Unlock the Genetic Switch of Your Stress Response

The pinging phone, back to back meetings, rush hour traffic; most of us get a li…

Sitting and the Aging Brain

We spend much of our day sitting. Whether it’s driving from point a to point b, …

Making Time for Truth

Lucia Horan is offering a Moon Lodge retreat beginning on Mother’s day at the be…

A Simple Path to a Nutritional Detox

If stepping out of the demands of your daily life in order to take part in a hea…

3 Ways to Get Grounded from the Inside Out

With so much frenzied energy around us, cultivating our ability to ground let’s …

The Beauty and Grace of Facing Your Truth

A conversation with Glennon Doyle Melton

How to Tap into Your Light When the World Feels Dark

As we move away from thinking of positive emotions as a hedonistic escape plan, …

3 Recipes to Help Detox and Support Your Digestive System

Cleansing, or detoxifying, is a big topic in the world of health. Programs range…

A Fresh Twist on Hydration

Staying hydrated, while seemingly simple, is something that lots of people strug…

Teaching the Body to Feel Safe

These days we are inundated with triggers that activate our stress response—hear…

Wake Up to Bone Broth

I have a confession to make. For years my mom has been showing me how to make bo…

An Unusual Way to Soothe Your Nervous System

When the strains of life feel unbearable and you feel that the end of your prove…

A Simple Way to Lower Inflammation

We can all attest to the value of taking a deep breath when life gets stressful.…

The Art of Letting Go

Whether it’s your inbox, your phone or your own mind, right now you are probably…

Seeking Radiance

For more information on our reviews, click here.…

The Heart of Hormonal Balance

Hot flashes, weight gain, and sleepless nights are all signs that our hormones m…

How Gut Health Affects Your Mood

If you’ve ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you were nervous, or known …

How to Listen to Your Emotions

We all have bad days, where nothing we do seems to work out the way we planned. …

Making the Most of Exercise

Thinking about how good exercise is for you before your morning walk can actuall…

Making the Most of Exercise

Thinking about how good exercise is for you before your morning walk can actuall…

Giving Back to the Source

If you’ve ever felt a deep sense of appreciation for your post-savasana glow, he…

Eating for Peace in the Body

We can all agree that living in peace and cooperation beats living in conflict. …

Creating Calm from Chaos

The issue of stress is rampant in our culture. With ever-lengthening lists to ge…

Two Steps to Battle Depression

One of the marks of depression is rumination, or constantly going over the bad t…

How to Help Your Brain Communicate Better

The fact that exercise supports mental health as well as physical health is well…

Finding Calm in the Chaos

There is a population of people where anger is an accepted, indeed expected, emo…

The Opportunity of Depression

When you think of depression, you most likely think of it as a disease of the br…

Freedom from Addiction

If you are sitting around a table in America, enjoying a conversation with 5 fri…

An Intentional Place

Most of us have had the experience of walking into a room, and having it feel a …

Home for Good Karma

Yoga offers the opportunity for pure connection. Connection to breath, to moveme…

Grounded Movement

A daily stroll is widely recognized as a useful tool for becoming healthier. It …

Signal Your Body to Stay Young

Up until recently, there has been an expectation about what aging looks like. Th…

3 Out-of-the-Box Resolutions for 2016

The turn of the calendar from one year to the next invariable leads toward a yea…

Heal Your Relationship with Your Body

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror at your body with disgust, or punished yours…

10 Affirmations for Honoring Your Body

We mostly take our bodies for granted. Until our health falters, we assume that …

Move your Body to Save your Brain

If you’ve ever noticed how much better you feel after a brisk walk, you’re aware…

A Dance for Life

Tango is often thought of as a sultry dance for the young and flexible. New rese…

Calm Your Nervous System

Whether you are a first responder or simply stressed, try these affirmations to …

Activating Prana

It had been a long, intense summer. Between my husband’s immobilized shoulder an…

A Symphony of Movement

It wasn’t so long ago that the aging brain was considered a done deal. The scien…

A Prescription to Walk

If there was a prescription medicine that could significantly increase your heal…

3 Ways to Press Your Reset Button

Life has a way of filling up. Depending on your stage in the journey, you may ha…

Relief for Aching Joints

For millions of people, the process of aging includes sore, achy joints, which m…

Stress and the Compassionate Heart

Stress is one of the modern day challenges we all face. We try to manage our str…

Can Walking with Friends Feed the Collective Soul?

Solitude has it’s place. There is value in silence and our ability to sit with o…

Fertilizer for Your Brain

We know that one way to keep our brains healthy and limber as we age is to learn…

Whistle While You Walk

Walking is one of the best, and simplest, forms of exercise. However, if you slu…

The Intuition of Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo is the creator of the award-winning show MarieTV, founder of B-School and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Fast Company, among others. Marie has mentored young business owners at Richard Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. Through her Change Your Life, Change The World® initiative, each for-profit training program is tied to a for-purpose partner who supports women, the environment and entrepreneurship. MarieForleo.com is one of Forbes.com’s Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.

Be the Change

Reclaim your “functional fertility” with these yoga poses for menopause.

Plant Your Practice

Let the beauty of some of Earth's most spectacular vistas inspire your yoga prac…

Good-For-You Cookware

These products don’t just cook your food; they give it an extra boost.Concern ab…

Create Your Own Tea Ritual

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” …

Faster Food Choices: 9 Favorite Apps

Being an informed foodie has never been easier. Our favorite apps offer informat…

Bounce Back: Restore Yourself Inside and Out

For dermal distress, bring on the organic excellence of All Good Goop (1). It’s …

Two Minutes with Eve Ensler

Best known for her groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues, and as a founder o…

Go with the Flow

Movement has the power to heal, to cultivate strength, and to nourish the mind–b…

Podcasts for On-the-Go Inspiration

The right podcast can turn a lengthy commute, a slow line, or a long, solitary w…

9 Card Decks for Healing, Divination, and Affirmation

There are days when you need inspiration, times when you are yearning for affirm…

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