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Kathryn Drury Wagner

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. 

Kathryn Drury Wagner

What’s Hiding in Your Hips?

Yoga teachers often refer to the pelvis as “the junk drawer of emotions.” To let…

Community Champion: Wendy Chan

One Journey is a grassroots organization that connects displaced people with wel…

Breath: Breathing Advice From an Expert

Getting to know James Nestor

Back to Basics: 5 Super Easy Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices

We asked an ayurveda expert to recommend techniques that don’t require fancy equ…

Neurodharma: Brain Science and Spirituality

Author Rick Hanson connects the latest research with timeless traditions

Book Review: Breath

“Respiration,” Nestor writes, “can also lead to restoration.”

Book Review: Neurodharma

We can leverage mental tools to tap into desired feelings of calm, contentment, …

The Spirituality of Laughter

The Guru of Giggling shares how it’s possible (and beneficial) to laugh—even in …

Podcasts for the Pandemic: A Playlist of Inspiration

Stuck at home? Feeling out of sorts? We picked 10 episodes of our podcast, Essen…

Let Go of Pandemic Perfection

The pandemic has put a sudden emphasis on the domestic sphere, and it can feel o…

4 Ways to Mindfully Consume News During Coronavirus

With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption ver…

Keeping Stay-at-Home Kids Healthy

Kids stuck at home due to coronavirus pandemic? Here are some ways to keep them …

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Eczema

Science-backed, natural treatments to soothe insanely itchy eczema. …

Book Review: What Are We Supposed to Be Eating?

The world of food has gotten so complicated these days. Should you stick to the …

How to Eat

Getting to Know Mark Bittman and David L. Katz

5 Ways to Unblock Your Home’s Chi

Just as in our bodies, our homes can exhibit symptoms of stuck chi, leading us t…

10 Reasons to Feel Hope This Week

Feeling a little overwhelmed and down right now? Here are 10 reasons to stay pos…

13 Mantras for Letting Go of Stuff

Struggling to let go of belongings? Let these mantras help you feel more at peac…

Beauty Sleep: It’s Real

It’s true, not a bedtime fable! During the night, the body repairs its store of …

Detox Your Fridge

Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machin…

Reader Picks: Your Top Stories This Year on Facebook

You clicked, we listened. These were our Top 5 S&H stories you liked on Face…

Book Review: I’ve Seen the End of You

A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

Book Review: The Way of the Rose

The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary

From the Editor

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

re/VIEW: Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass reflects on her sixth decade on earth, the current state of Ch…

The Discussion: How Can I Pray Better?

And should better prayer even be a goal?

Calm the Body, Calm the Culture

Dr. Will Cole on easing chronic inflammation in individuals and in society as a …

15 Mantras for Sobriety

Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or …

Kathryn’s Favorite Stories from 2019

“Becoming Shameless: A Conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber,” and three more stori…

Ram Dass: An Appreciation

With the passing of beloved spiritual figure and counterculture icon Ram Dass, w…

Pet Dogs Lessen Risk of Schizophrenia

Early exposure to dogs is linked to a decreased risk in schizophrenia.

Yoga Boosts Brain Health

Yoga expands your mind. ... Literally, it turns out. A regular yoga practice mak…

12 Affirmations for When the Holidays Don’t Go As Planned

Flaming turkeys, missing boxes, unplanned medical emergencies. It’s beginning to…

Science & Spirit: Killer Duvets, Cat Whisperers, and Insights into Ayahuasca

This week, we found researchers fussing over feathers, deciphering feline emotio…

4 Herbal Cures for Christmas Crises

These simple herbal remedies help treat over-indulgence, anxiety, tension, and l…

​8 Ways to Feel More at Home in a New House

Moving is exciting—and stressful. Here are ways to make your new space feel more…

Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.

This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers f…

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…

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