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Author: Kathryn Drury Wagner

Heart Spaces

Searching for a deeper understanding of what makes a place sacred.

Book Review: Good Habits, Bad Habits

The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Book Review: The Power of Heart

Reason and intellect are great, but when you feel like giving up, heart matters,…

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Try these easy, natural remedies for keeping fall and winter colds at bay. …

Science & Spirit: Protect Yourself From Pollution

Many of us are concerned with keeping our land, water, and air safe for both ani…

3 Ways to Attack a Tight Trapezius

Bunched-up, tight shoulders and neck? Time to relax those trapezius muscles. …

Science & Spirit: Faking Extroversion, Politics Causing Illness, Self-Esteem Boosts Friendships

Should you pretend to be an extrovert? It can be surprisingly effective, a new r…

Science & Spirit: Healing Light

Let the light shine! That’s the message researchers are finding about the powers…

The Discussion: Seeking Connection

This month's discussion column addresses a reader who questions: How can I nouri…

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

Sister Helen Prejean is famous for her book Dead Man Walking. In this volume, sh…

The Ungrateful Refugee

"In an Oklahoma church, a woman condescendingly told her, 'You came for a better…

Buddhism Curious

A seeker wants to delve into this ancient religion and is wondering how to get s…

Science & Spirit: Acupressure, Cannabis and Scorpions for Pain Relief (eek!)

Chronic pain—that’s pain that lingers for at least 12 weeks or longer—afflicts a…

Yes, You Should Try Natto

Getting to know natto, a sticky, stinky, superfood rich in probiotics. …

Science & Spirit: Brain Freeze, Don’t Stress about Stress, Eat Apples

This week, researchers share why we get a brain freeze when enjoying a cold drin…

11 Mantras for Taking Better Care of Yourself

Ate two orders of fries? Downed a bottle of Chardonnay? Haven't been to a yoga c…

Science & Spirit: Jogging Fights Genetics, Optimistic Sleep, Emotional Support Animals

This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been lin…

Science & Spirit: False Eyelashes, Birthweight, Chili Peppers

This week, there’s news from the world of science involving risk factors you’ve …

Science & Spirit: Spending Habits, Alzheimer’s, Cancer

What do your spending habits reveal about your personality type? Find out in the…

Science & Spirit: Matcha for Anxiety, Cultured Meats, and Soy Is Redeemed

This week, the focus is the latest news in nutrition. Discover how matcha tea he…

Science & Spirit: Pink Noise, Testosterone Boosts, Super Short Exercise

This week, discover pink noise for better sleep. Also, find out why testosterone…

Science & Spirit: Sleeping, Dogs, Uncertainty

This week, learn why adopting a dog is a lot like dating; how to deal with uncer…

Book Review: The Nocturnal Brain

This book dives into the world of severe and rare sleep disorders. It might make…

Has Meditation Gotten Too Easy?

A reader with a longtime practice feels meditation is being watered down

Regrowing Roots

Here are ways to build a new self when your professional life has been uprooted

Science & Spirit: Medicine-Chomping Microbes, Nature Pills, and Saunas for Heart Health

Microbes may be stealing our medication, nature pills have an ideal dose, and ta…

Science & Spirit: Travel Tips, Cool Off Pitta, and Circadian Weirdness

This week discover advice for summer travelers, ways to cool the Pitta Dosha in …

Book Review: Walking

One Step at a Time

Book Review: Holy Envy

Finding God in the Faith of Others

Book Review: To Stop a Warlord

My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace

Science & Spirit: Purpose, Envy, Exhaustion

This week, learn about why you should stop at the point of fatigue instead of pu…

Science & Spirit: Avocados, Constipation, and Wigging Out

This week we present good reasons to stock up on avocadoes, an intriguing link b…

Science & Spirit: A Harmful Protein and More

This week, Kathryn Drury Wagner found useful tips from researchers on how to be …

Science & Spirit: Curcumin, Happy Spouses, and the Divine

This week’s research dive found lasting effects from a spiritual encounter, reas…

Science & Spirit: 5 Sleep Myths, Debunked

False ideas about sleep may be sapping you of energy, vitality, and health.…

Science & Spirit: Take One Nature Pill a Day

Science & Spirit presents three more easy ways to boost health, both mental …

Explore CBD

Find Relief from Anxiety, Insomnia, Arthritis, and more

CBD Buying Tips: What to Consider if You're in the Market

With so many CBD products on the market, knowing what to look for can feel …

Science & Spirit: An Easy Way to Feel Better, Memory Science, and the NCP

This week, find out how to boost your mood in only 12 minutes and read about a w…

Science & Spirit: 'Shrooms, Stonehenge, and Time

Our first Science & Spirit column explores 'shrooms, magnetoreception, and w…

Are We More Positive As We Age?

Older adults spot happiness with ease

CBD for Joint Pain

Will CBD help relieve the pain of arthritis?

How to Make Life Transitions Easier

Ending a chapter feels less upsetting when we have a well-rounded ending. …

Nonviolent Communication 101

Want to learn more about compassionate conversations? Here’s how.

Men and Women in the Eco System

Gender affects how we value and use natural resources.

7 Ways to Deal with Micro-Stress

Stress, it turns out, is a lot like snow. Here’s how to dig out.

Shameful Secrets Haunt Us the Most

This emotion can consume our thoughts.

Book Review: This Life

Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Book Review: That Good Night

Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Book Review: How to Disappear

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Nap Your Way to a New Language

You don’t need to be conscious to learn—who knew?

CBD for Migraines

Can this trendy ingredient work to relieve headache pain? Let’s find out.

Train Your Brain for Good Habits

Repetition is key, research reports.

Fall in Love with Being Single

In praise of being unattached on Valentine’s Day

Mindfulness for Menopause Relief

Being aware of the present moment may reduce certain symptoms.

De-Stress Your Commute

Five healthy ways to feel calm as you travel to and fro.

Your Face on Happiness

How our expressions can show delight, even across different cultures.

Naturally Energize This Winter

4 ways to boost your energy levels.

A Surprising Cause of Headaches

A new study blames improper neck alignment during computer use.

CBD for Anxiety

How can CBD help you with anxiety and is it safe?

Drink Yer Spinach!

Get the most lutein by juicing this green super vegetable.

Healthier Indoor Air

Here are a few ways to minimize your exposure to indoor air pollution and breath…

How Brainwaves Boost Our Creativity

Certain electrical activity suppresses the obvious

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions

Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.

Treating Phobias with Imagination

The power of our minds can help us overcome fears.

CBD Oil for Insomnia

Can CBD oil help you get some much-needed sleep?

Good News! One Workout Does Make a Difference

A workout can change the brain for up to 48 hours.

Book Review: Say What You Mean

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Book Review: The Magic Feather Effect

The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

Book Review: The Whole-Body Microbiome

How to Harness Microbes—Inside and Out— for Lifelong Health

Stay Sharp by Learning Something New

Learning benefits us as we age

Is Your Personality Healthy?

A new study helps define what a healthy personality looks like.

Menopause, Check!

Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.

Are You Hiding Your Supplements?

Doctors need to know the full picture

Healthier Holiday Drinks

If you drink alcohol, here are some fresh ideas for the season

Grief, the Thief of Sleep

The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.

3 Herbal Cures for Thanksgiving Troubles

Natural ways to deal with anything this big holiday dishes up.

The Risks of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms

Disrupted circadian rhythms play a bigger role than previously thought in our he…

Open Wide and Say Probiotic!

We drill down on probiotics for the mouth

How Horses Can Heal Humans

Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD

3 Meditations for Group Healing

In a world that feels divided, mantras for group unity and transformation.…

Why People Stay in Bad Relationships

The answer might not be what you’d expect

5 Tricks for a Powerful Midday

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity.

Does Rosemary Boost Memory?

Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.

5 Ways Not to Be Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies.

Sharing Is Contagious

A new study sheds light on why humans do or do not cooperate.

Creating Space to Do Nothing

How to reclaim time to restore yourself.

Transform Stress into Awe

Perspective can change how you encounter an experience.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

Book Review: The Empathy Effect

7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

Book Review: On The Future

Prospects for Humanity

How to Dispel False Beliefs

Research sheds light into how we decide what’s accurate.

Speaking Up, Speaking Out

The importance of speaking your truth.

Rethinking Plastic, Yet Again

Avoiding BPA bottles may not be enough, according to new research.

3 Ways to Connect More with Family

Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster …

Optimism Helps the Heart

Psychological wellbeing helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.…

Why False Beliefs Stick

Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory ev…

Toward a Healthier Closet

The clothing industry is super wasteful. Here’s how to stop being part of the pr…

Spirituality & Health’s Wellbeing Editor, Kathryn Drury Wagner, is based in Savannah. She’s been a contributor to the magazine for many years, and she loves sharing ways to build a healthy, mindful, and sustainable lifestyle. 

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