Top favorite filter_none issues star search apps google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Entries tagged with “Family”

“What Would Jesus Buy?”: Unwrapping the Consumerism of Christmas

  What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary by producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) that examines how Christmas—the “season of giving”—has in fact become a …

4 Tips to Practice Acceptance during the Holidays

Some years ago I went with my parents to India, a place they had visited several times before. My mom's sage words of advice as our plane approached New Delhi were, "Take in all th…

5 Ways to Say Grace

Here are a few of the many ways to say grace.

A Grandparents Guide to “Cousins Camp”

In the busy world of kids, how do cousins, separated by age and distance, get to become lifelong friends? For grandparents Pat and Dennis Kaldor, the answer became Cousins Camp. Th…

A Powerful Ceremony Reuniting a Birth Mother to Son

A Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony

A Weekend in a Hammock

I hate to say it was perfect, because I’m sure it wasn’t…

Animal Dreamzzz

Kristen RaceAnyone who has ever suffered a bout of insomnia knows how frustrating it is to try to fall asleep when your mind is not ready; this is true not just for adults but also…

Best Retreats for the Multi-Generational Family

“In the old days, the elders knew the stories of their sons—because they lived together,” writes Sam Keen his in beautiful new joint memoir Prodigal Father, Wayward Son: A Roadmap …

Bringing Food: Making a Gift of Comfort More Meaningful

By Michelle Smith When we hear of a death in our family or community we feel a powerful urge to offer comfort—and so, we bring food. In almost any culture bringing food to t…

Catching Babies

Alice Walker describes a teaching given to her by Sonbonfu Somé from the Daraga tribe of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Sonbonfu teaches that the most important thing in a person’s l…

Ceremony: How to Honor the Elders in Your Family

A mainstay of many ancient cultures is respect for the elders—those who have preceded us in life and whose wisdom gives guidance and comfort. But our modern culture only rare…

Creating Baby Centric Rituals

Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Crucial Practice: The Mindful Diaper Change

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Becoming…

Drug-Free, Device-Free, Effective Birth Control

Natural forms of birth control are often discounted because of the tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that exists in both the medical community and in the gen…

Easing the Angst of Adolescence

Practicing mindfulness can help teens cope with the pressures of growing up—and even ward off symptoms of depression.

East Coast Travel Gets Greener

In 1991, a group of civic planners from New York City, Boston, and Washington DC came together with a concept for a hard-surface trail system connecting their three cities. The tra…

Every Second Something Happens

Poems for the Mind and SensesSelected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, with illustrations by Melanie HallPoetry for children has to be the very best. It has to tickle the mi…

Faith and the Family: When Our Beliefs Differ

When loved ones challenge our deepest beliefs, is it even possible to agree to disagree?

Family Dynamic: Deepak Chopra reflects on how family has changed him

We visted with Deepak Chopra a year after son Gotham’s documentary, Decoding Deepak, opened a window on the spiritual icon’s private life. How has it affected you to have…

Friday Night Lights Author Talks Faith and Fatherhood

Buzz Bissinger on his latest book, Father's Day.

Honoring Our Ancestors: They are Closer than We Think

by Kim Nash Do you ever think about your ancestors—distant relatives whom you may have never met but you somehow feel connected to? Perhaps you’ve seen a photograph of them,…

How to Honor the Elders in Your Family

Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Loss and a Snowflake: A Ritual for Healing

by Amanda German In December 2002 I became pregnant with our first child. A few months later, the world around me seemed to blur. Cramping, bleeding, and the words from the ER doc…

Love, Withheld

Experiencing the heartache of being disowned, writer Ayesha Mattu reflects on the surprising elasticity of familial relationships.

Magical, Not Mundane: Daily Rituals and Children

By Dana M. ZipkinAs a mom to three children under the age of six, I’ve grown to appreciate those daily rituals that seem so ordinary: preparing breakfast, going to the park after s…

My Reincarnation

My ReincarnationDirected by Jennifer FoxDocumentary DVDIn English (and Italian and Tibetan with English subtitles)myreincarnationfilm.comAcclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fo…

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

Ten Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday LifeBy Renée Peterson TrudeauNEW WORLD LIBRARYWhen you're swigging a soda to stay awake, yelling at your four-year-old, and fantasi…

Overcoming Your Difficult Family: Being Clear

An excerpt from Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation

Remembering Our Roots

By Ivy Cox The smell of incense wafting through the air is at once familiar and soothing to me, having spent part of my childhood in Taiwan. On the first and fifteenth of every lu…

Review: "Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life"

Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life By Shea Darian (Gilead Press) When Shea Darian’s first child was born, she immediately knew that “in receiving her li…

Riding the Edge at Maya Yoga

Just getting to Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini’s yoga studio in the rain-forested heart of Maui inspires a change in attitude. Head east on Hana Highway (a twisting, rainbow-washe…

Should Public Schools Teach Religion to Kids?

Reader question: My kids are in a public elementary school that teaches them about religion. I’m concerned about this. What if anything should public schools teach our children abo…

Sometimes You Need to Find Your Own Holidays

Passover came and went this year and I not only observed the holiday but barely noticed its existence.Saying this feels cold, considering how many friends and relatives of mine are…

Special Delivery

Spiritual women are reported to have an easier time in labor.

Teaching a Boy to Meditate Underwater

Relax, and bring your attention to your breath. If you are like many, this is a natural call to meditation and peace. But for others — especially young men — the call to meditation…

The Accidental In-Law

As she celebrates a new life with her husband, Amy Paturel finds love and acceptance where she least expected it—in the memory of his first wife.

The New “Multivore” Family

How to manage the kitchen and keep the peace 
in a vegan and omnivore household.

Time and Money

My husband works all the time, and I’m a stay-at-home mother. He says he is working to maintain our lifestyle and future retirement, and I say that our children’s lives are passing…

When It's Time for Dad to Give up the Keys

by Andrea Sherman & Marsha WeinerBen was 85 years old with a list of known woes that included ongoing back pain, congestive heart failure, and depression. His days were numbere…

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag


1 (844) 375-3755
2017 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC