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The Magical Synthesis of Art and Process

The transformative potential of the blend of coaching, creative expression and depth work is undeniable to those who have experienced this method.

"A History of God" Author Karen Armstrong

The faith and spirituality expert shares her insight into the unifying practice of compassion.

"All Fall Down" by Shawn Colvin

Back in 1987 Shawn Colvin was a backup singer for Suzanne Vega. Look at her now! All Fall Down is Colvin’s eighth studio album, and her memoir has just been published by William Mo…

"Anastasis" by Dead Can Dance

Rebirth. That’s how fans worldwide of Dead Can Dance must be describing the release of DCD’s first album in 16 years, Anastasis. Indeed, “anastasis” is the Greek word for “res…

"Apollo" by Icebreaker

Imagine life without gravity: weightlessly floating with ease. Images of the earliest astronauts bouncing in slow motion on the moon’s surface and drifting in space exude this feel…

"Benedictus: The Story of Sister Anne"

SPONSORED CONTENTBenedictus: The Story of Sister Anne is a love story of both divine and human dimensions. The story of the nun is also the story of Joseph, her psychologist. It wa…

"Different Colours" by Marconi Union

"The world's most relaxing song”—that’s how Time magazine (November 28, 2011) described “Weightless” by Marconi Union in an article highlighting 50 of the best new inventions.…

"Election Special" by Ry Cooder

And now a special message from Ry Cooder: welcome to the reality of money, corruption, and lies! Some call it politics, but for Cooder it’s just the here and now. His new album Ele…

"Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat HanhOur greatest teacher lies within. Birth and death are only concepts. The present moment is our true home. Everything in life is impermanent.These eternal truths f…

"I AM": Discovering the True Nature of Humanity

“What’s wrong with the world, and what can we do about it?” These are the two seemingly vague and yet deeply complex questions that director Tom Shadyac sought to answer when he se…

"I Feel Like I'm Losing It"

Question: My 80-year-old mother died six months ago—nine weeks after she was diagnosed with cancer. Our relationship was complicated. I loved her dearly but she was also the …

"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye

The following poem, “Kindness,” is from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, copyright © 1995. Reprinted with the permission of Far Corner Books, Po…

"Liberal Arts"

Like several of  his huggable cast mates on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor moonlights during the hit show’s hiatus. Embraced on the film-festival circuit in 2010 for…

"Life of Pi": A Journey of Spirit and Survival

Like Pi Patel, the brave young protagonist of Yann Martel’s Booker prize-winning novel Life of Pi, Ang Lee attempted what was thought to be impossible when he decided to bring this…

"Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions" by Billy Bragg and Wilco

Fifteen years ago Nora Guthrie, the daughter of political folk legend Woody Guthrie, asked British singer Billy Bragg if he’d create music for some of her father’s thousand unrecor…

"Planeat": Making the Case for an Earth-Conscious Diet

The Latin origin of the word “companion” literally means “one who eats bread with another,” and anyone who has ever walked past a bustling restaurant on a Friday night and listened…

"Remixed" by Girish

Opening the CD case for Girish’s Remixed, one discovers a poem by the great Sufi mystic Rumi: “After one moment with that glorious friend you became loving, radiant, and ecstatic. …

"Samsara": A Cinematic Meditation

Two decades after rewriting the language of documentary filmmaking in the groundbreaking Baraka, director Ron Fricke and writer-producer Mark Magidson are adding the next chapter w…

"Stifters Dinge" by Heiner Goebbels

Soundscape, audio collage, musique concrète, found sound. Those are some of the ways to describe the avant-garde traditions that Heiner Goebbels has drawn upon in his career. …

"The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman" by Hank Wesselman

The ancient knowledge of the authentic Hawaiian kahuna is not well known to the larger world, even in our time, when access to the wisdom of indigenou…

"The Woman Who Fell From the Sky" by Jennifer Steil

An exceptional travel writer can make a new and unfamiliar place invade your thoughts and senses so that you feel as though you’ve actually been there. If the writer is really good…

"Threading the Ether: A Cantata in 9 Movements"

This is soul-nourishing music, leading beyond thought to a contemplative realm in which an acoustic symphony orchestra and instruments from foreign lands blend with and support a h…

"When Religion Becomes Lethal" by Charles Kimball

Today, when even a small number of religious zealots can wreak havoc on a massive scale, we are beginning to admit that our conventional wisdom, including our understanding of othe…

"Zero" Trans Fats Does Not Mean "None"

After years of reading scary warnings about our fat intake, many of us prefer not to eat any trans fats in processed foods, but we certainly don’t want to exceed the recommended da…

“Drunk, Stoned, or Laid”

Memories of Manhattan spur S&H Editor at Large Stephen Kiesling to reflect on the "masters of deprivation."

“How Can a Spiritual Person Have Suicidal Thoughts?”

We all contain multitudes, and accepting the light and darkness in another can be a sign of deep trust and friendship. But acceptance doesn't mean being passive when a friend is suicidal.

“How Can I Love You Better?”

An Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh

“I Feel Bad About Not Sticking With My Resolutions”

Every year, we make resolutions. Every year, it seems, we fall short. That's perfectly fine. Falling short is almost inevitable. What matters is what happens next.

“I Feel Like a Sham”

Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.

“I Just Want a Happy Life Without This Constant Anxiety”

Many of us live with persistent anxiety. If our doctor recommends stepping away from medicine, what are some ways to cope without medicine?

“I’m Committed, But I Didn’t Sign Up for Celibacy”

It's normal for sexual urges to slow down a bit as we age, but that means intimacy is more important than ever.

“I’m Turned Off by the Higher Power Language in A.A.”

“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”

“IBS Is Real, Not Just in My Head!”

Exploring how an irritable mind affects an irritable bowel does not imply IBS symptoms are not real. It means that in IBS, and many other conditions, the mind-body connection can create real symptoms—and can be used to bring real healing.

“It All Feels Like Way Too Much”

Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?

“My Dreams Are Really Bizarre!”

Do you have strange dreams? Here are nine guidelines for decoding them.

“My Wife Doesn’t Know About Her, But It’s Harmless”

Emotional intimacy outside of marriage isn't necessarily harmless. Here are some ideas on how to maintain boundaries that work for both partners.

“My Worst Panic Attack Ever Came Out of the Blue!”

The body has its own way of processing emotions. “The rush of symptoms people experience in a panic attack is a tsunami of fear being released in the body. The question is: What’s deep below the surface that keeps building up fear that needs to be released?”

“Quite Honestly, I Find Meditation Boring”

Bored by meditation? Change the way you meditate, at least for now. You're not likely to stick with a practice that is drudgery.

“Samsara”: A Feast for the Senses

Samsara, a non-verbal, visually astounding documentary, is the second feature film by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, the creators of 1992’s critically acclaimed Baraka. Filmed in 25…

“Tapped”: The Truth Behind Bottled Water

The survival of humans, and of every ecosystem on Earth, relies on water. As one of our most essential resources, we cook with it, bathe in it, wash with it, and play in it. And, o…

“This is the oppressor’s language…

…yet I need it to talk to you.”

“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 …

“Why Do I Still Struggle So Much With Self-Esteem?”

Struggling with self-esteem? You're not alone.

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#MeToo: A Teachable Moment

The nuances of assault, harassment, sexual advances and responsibility.

#MooToo: Why We Should Rethink Drinking Cow’s Milk

Joaquin Phoenix very publicly pointed the spotlight on inter-species entitlement. Here's why, and how to do something about shifting our perceptions.

10 Moves to Relax and Uplift Your Body

Feeling depleted, frenzied or stiff? 10 easy moves to relax your mind and uplift your energy

10 Stories to Nurture your Most Important Relationships

During our last 10-day challenge, we explored the topic of nurturing our relationships. From self-love, to romantic relationships and from family to community – it’s so very import…

10 Affirmations for Honoring Your Body

We mostly take our bodies for granted. Until our health falters, we assume that we are invincible. Once illness strikes, however, we realize we aren’t. In the words of Thomas Fulle…

10 Affirmations for Making Healthier Choices

Here are ten affirmations to help you make healthier choices for 2016.

10 Affirmations for Mindful Parenting

Here are 10 affirmations to be in the present moment when parenting.

10 Affirmations for Nervous Flyers

Buckle your seat belt, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

10 Affirmations for Releasing Guilt

Release the guilt and be free.

10 Affirmations for Staying Centered

To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.

10 Affirmations for When Your Mind Says “I Can’t”

Before you let that negative self-talk stop you, try these affirmations.

10 Apps to Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Turn your phone into a 24-hour a day wellness coach with these fun, inspiring apps.

10 Best Bath Soaks and Soaps

Water is becoming more precious. Take it seriously.

10 Best Body Potions

Show your body some love with this sensual collection of lotions, balms, and oils.

10 Best Body Scrubs

Slough off the old skin, bring in the new with sugar and sea salt

10 Best Face Oils and Serums

Plant oils offer a pure and simple way to nourish your skin.

10 Best Face Washes

Nourishing and gentle products for your most visible self.

10 Best Foods For Eye Health

Though lifestyle and genetics play a role in our overall health, when it comes to our precious eyes, seeing clearly is important and it turns out that certain foods can support and improve your eyes’ overall health.

10 Best for Eyes and Lips

Make sure to give these delicate areas special care and attention

10 Best for Hands and Feet

A bounty of natural butters and oils to protect and regenerate.

10 Best for Natural Hair Care

Scalp-soothing, hair-hydrating serums, masks and more.

10 Best Mists to Spritz

A wonderful way to refresh yourself throughout the day, these aromatic mists can help in a variety of ways.

10 Best Sun-Care Products

Natural options from aloe vera to zinc

10 Concerns about Supplements

Dr. Deborah Gordon dives into the controversies and misperceptions surrounding supplements.

10 Creative Ways to Deepen Our Relationship with Anyone

Explore these creative, playful connection builders.

10 Daily Financial Practices To Make You Stretch and Grow

Being wealthy means having a sense of freedom in doing and having what you want and need. Try these daily practices to move forward.

10 Days for a More Creative Life

Infuse a moment of creativity every day to nurture your spirit. Each day we’ll send a creative prompt to explore whatever passions need kindling.  Feb 5-16…

10 Days on a Grain Brain Diet

One woman reports healthy appetite shifts and a clearer head after trying the low-carb, low-sugar regimen.

10 Great Books About the Wisdom of Trees

Sit under (or in) a tree with one of these great reads.

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

If you’re easily overwhelmed, try these techniques to get centered.

10 Keys to a Happier Life­­

What are the daily habits of truly happy people? And how can we incorporate these habits into our daily lives? Action for Happiness—a movement dedicated to helping people ex…

10 Lies My Breast Surgeon Told Me

By Bianca Alexander and Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.According to the NIH, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifet…

10 Nighttime Routines for Peaceful Sleep

Stress is the new smoking. Studies have linked stress to countless health problems including insomnia, inflammation, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, depression, asthma, hear…

10 of Today’s Most Enlightened Women on Letting Go

Our favorite pieces on removing obstacles to love, creativity and truth

10 Online Pride Events to Enjoy From the Comfort of Your Home

It's Pride Week! Here are some ways to connect with and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

10 Questions You Should Be Asking at the Farmers Market

Here are some good starter questions to help you identify a responsible grower and make sure you’re only buying the freshest local produce.

10 Reasons to Feel Hope This Week

Feeling a little overwhelmed and down right now? Here are 10 reasons to stay positive.

10 Reasons to Say No to Sex

My last blog’s topic was about the varied reason’s people have sex, which led a reader to ask me, “When is the right time to start a sexual relationship?” This is a difficult ques…

10 Relaxing Chair Yoga Exercises

Pause. Breathe. Repeat.Whether you're injured, lack mobility or find yourself stuck in an office chair, there will be times you’re not able to practice yoga in the traditional sens…

10 Resources for Clean Eating

A useful list for inspiration and recipes to eat clean

10 Romantic Love Habits

Valentine’s Day stirs up the concept of romance, but what, exactly is it and how do we create it?Webster’s defines romance as “a tendency of mind toward the wonderful and mysteriou…

10 Spiritual Leaders

We asked our readers to scout the spiritual landscape for emerging leaders who will help set our course for the decades to come. Your response was wildly enthusiastic, passionate, heartfelt, and all over the map (and the globe). Wow! What constitutes a spiritual path is becoming ever more diverse—and ever more likely to be led by women. In future issues, you’ll hear from more of your choices. We chose 10 (nine plus a wonderful collaboration of old and new) who represent your votes as well as our hopes for the spiritual future.

10 Telltale Signs of Low Self-Esteem

Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, will be released by Tarcher Penguin in the spring and continues this path, addressing self-esteem. It serves as the catalyst for this blog and asks: Why do we feel the way we do about ourselves?

10 Things I Learned from Healing an Incurable Disease

by Meghan Telpner Five years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure. I was given the options of surgery and medicatio…

10 Tiny Ways You Can Be Creative Every Day

Have 10 minutes? Here are ways to make time for creativity in your daily life.

10 Tips To Getting Fit In The New Year

Here are 10 tips to ensure success this year

10 Ways Pets Improve Mental Health

In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.

10 Ways to Avoid Drama Burnout

Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.

10 Ways to Avoid Plastic

Single-use plastic is piling up. Here’s how you can help staunch the flow.

10 Ways to Get Present

1. Ask. As always, ask. Ask the universe, ask your higher self. Ask a divine power if you believe in one. Ask for help to get present. 2. Lay a daily foundation. Carve out thr…

10 Ways To Improve Memory And Concentration

According to Dr Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, “We only need to see something once to remember it.” The senior author of a…

10 Ways to Make Meditation Practice A No-Brainer

Set yourself up for successful meditation practice.

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.

10 Ways to Overcome Jealousy

We’ve all been there. Maybe it was the popular cheerleader in high school who seemed to have it all: perfect hair, teeth, and her hunky boyfriend made you wonder if you’d ever outg…

10 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

Your frequency impacts every aspect of your life. The good news: You have the power to up your frequency at any moment. Here is how to raise your vibration.

10 Ways to Simplify Your Next Trip

See the world without losing your mind or your way.

10 Ways to Support a Healthy Microbiome

Everyone’s microbiome is slightly different, but for this week’s Healthy Habits, here are some ways to support it in general.

10 Ways to Use a Library for Creative Inspiration

Relax, rejuvenate, and nurture your imagination between the shelves.

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100 Books We Love

In this, our first “100 Books We Love” special section, we celebrate our readers’ deep appreciation and passion for the written word.

100 Trailblazers in Ayurveda and Yoga

See Them All Here By Bess O'Connor, Kathryn Drury Wagner, and the Editors of S&H If you’ve ever been to a candlelight service, you know how the magic works: A glow starts small a…

100+ Books We Love

Dive in to our special section on 100+ books we love.

108 Day Mindfulness Practice

Here are 108 suggestions for your own personalized 108-day mindfulness practice.

11 Affirmations for Sweet Slumber

If 2 am is when your mind wants to unpack an irrelevant convo from ages ago or wander to worry, these 11 sleep affirmations will help rein in your thoughts for restful slumber.

11 Benefits of Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas are one form of hydrotherapy with a variety of health benefits. Hydrotherapy dates back to some of the earliest civilizations as a way to cleanse and heal the body. …

11 Foods to Support Your Immune System

Add these foods to your diet during times of high stress. They can help keep your immune system functioning optimally so you can stay healthy and fight off illness.

11 Mantras for Taking Better Care of Yourself

Ate two orders of fries? Downed a bottle of Chardonnay? Haven't been to a yoga class all month? Well, today is a new day. Here are 11 mantras for when you want to take amazingly good care of your body, starting now.

11 Tasty Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

As a vegan, there's nothing worse than showing up to holiday dinner hungry and discovering that every side dish, entrée, and dessert is made with meat, dairy, or chicken broth. For…

11 Ways to Connect with a Group

The bitter election season was bad enough, but the devastation many people felt after the votes were tallied was profound. There’s so much emotion present that even if the person y…

11 Ways to Raise Your Vibration With Water

Throughout history, humans have sought physical relief, emotional healing, and even spiritual renewal in water. Here are 11 water therapy practices for healing.

11-Minute Prenatal Meditation

Breathe deep with this guided prenatal meditation by renowned yoga teacher Julie Peters.

12 Affirmations for Darker Days

If you're missing the sun during the dark days of winter, try these affirmations to brighten up.

12 Affirmations for Peace and Calm

Use these affirmations to find a moment of serenity.

12 Affirmations for When Conflict Arises

Affirmations to manage and solve conflicts.

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

Flaming turkeys, missing boxes, unplanned medical emergencies. It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays! Here are ways to stay calm and centered.

12 Misperceptions about Buddhism

Although Western interest in Buddhism has clearly grown in recent decades, with a special interest in practices such as meditation and mindfulness, some people may still dismiss it as either an ancient Asian religion involving arcane rituals or a fad of rock stars and Hollywood actors.

12 Rituals to Reopen Your Life

“We the people” are conditioned to focus on the positive and not dwell too long on the negative. We share our triumphs but keep our tragedies to ourselves. When we experience emoti…

12 Ways of Looking at a Garden

“Here are 12 permaculture principles to begin with, gathered from permaculturists of the land, of the house, and of the mind.”

13 Affirmations for Stretching Beyond Your Boundaries

Here are some affirmations to get you from a place of reluctance to that wonderful feeling of “Woo! I cannot believe I just did that!”

13 Affirmations to Ease Back Pain

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

13 Choices We Must Make to Honor Love

The holidays—or as I like to call them, the holy-days—are upon us: a special season marked by traditions and time with loved ones. This is an especially beautiful time of year for …

13 Mantras for Letting Go of Stuff

Struggling to let go of belongings? Let these mantras help you feel more at peace while doing the annual purge.

13 Steps to a Holy Day

Lessons from one family’s Shabbat ritual

13 Tips for Taking a Bath to Soothe Your Chronic Pain

“I bathe a few times a week. Sometimes every day. In my old tub with my plastic-bag pillow. Telling my body that it’s okay to relax. To soothe. Letting it know that things will finally be okay.”

14 Affirmations For When You’re Around Someone Negative

Consider these affirmations an emotional shield for when you’re around someone who is allergic to optimism.

14 Affirmations for Experiencing Gratitude Everyday

Oprah attributes much of her success to the power of gratitude—that right there is enough to get anyone to count their blessings. A study from Harvard suggested that express…

14 Affirmations for Increasing Body Awareness

This incredible body of ours is a cloak for the spirit. Our bodies are a high form of intelligence that not only includes the fascinating brain, but also a network of consciousness…

14 Affirmations for Trusting Yourself

Our instincts can lead us well, if we can answer the call.

14 Affirmations For Working With Others

Working well within a team requires self-care and awareness so we can be our best selves, even under pressure.

14 Affirmations to End Your Day

Here are some affirmations to savor the Golden Hour.

14 Practices For the Fulfillment of Hope

Through years of research, Anthony Scioli has found 14 distinct aspects of hope. While it is not important to remember every aspect, trying these exercises will help boost your hop…

14 Reasons for a Beach Vacation

Take the plunge for all these health benefits:

14 Ways to Effectively Shield Yourself from Toxins in the Environment

The sooner we come to terms with the fact that we are living in a toxic environment, the better. Once one becomes conscious of something, then they can make the necessary steps to …

1440 Multiversity

1440 Multiversity features a wide array of immersive learning programs focused on contemplative practices, creativity, relationships, and yoga.

15 Affirmations for Following Your Intuition

Affirmations for further strengthening your intuitive gifts.

15 Affirmations for Getting Out of a Bad Situation

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run...” Thank you, Mr. Kenny Rogers! Because the time comes when you need to …

15 Affirmations for Practicing Acceptance and Tolerance

Acceptance and tolerance leads to inner and outer peace. Let’s make it our business to practice a little more acceptance for the holidays and for the new year.

15 Affirmations For Slowing Down

Here are 15 affirmations to help you in your quest for a slightly slower tempo.

15 Affirmations for When Things Don’t Go As Expected

When your expectations are dashed, try these affirmations.

15 Affirmations for When You’re Stuck in a Rut

Wire your brain for success with these affirmations.

15 Affirmations to Embrace the Great Outdoors

If you need an energy boost, the best place to get it is outside. According to a study done at the University of Rochester, being in the presence of nature for just 20 minutes a da…

15 Calming Affirmations for Parents as School Starts in a Pandemic

Back-to-school time is usually a happy stress. This year, the pandemic and school closures have us all feeling extra anxious and stressed in a not-so-happy way. Try these affirmations for returning to school during a pandemic.

15 Conversation Starters for Holiday Parties

The good news is that everyone else feels awkward, too. Power through, connect, and congratulate yourself when you’re home. These icebreakers can help.

15 Creative Ways to Spend the Week

Creativity is powerful for all of us. We can channel our pain into penning a poem, singing a song or moving our bodies. We can channel our joy into making a nourishing meal. We can…

15 Mantras for Healing

Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.

15 Mantras for Sobriety

Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or for one day at a time.

15 Ways to Deepen Your Practice

1. Teach your practice to a novice who is hungry to learn.2. Practice in secret.  There is a temptation to get “credit” for our practice, from friends or a teacher. Find …

16 Affirmations for Coping With Grief

May these affirmations offer some comfort as you go through the grieving process and strive for deeper meaning.

16 Affirmations For Courage

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. –Muhammad Ali

16 Affirmations for Letting Love In

Love is scary. Use these affirmations and be open to love.

16 Affirmations For Loving Your Body

What if we were to practice radical self-acceptance?

16 Affirmations For Mindful Eating

Here are some affirmations to guide you on the path to mindful eating.

16 Affirmations for Nurturing Creativity

Kickstart your creative self with these positive affirmations.

16 Affirmations to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Abilities

New research, published in PLOS ONE, from Carnegie Mellon University reports that using affirmations may protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performan…

17 Affirmations For Connecting to Spirit

Here are some affirmations to help feel more bound to Spirit.

17 Affirmations For Embracing Imperfection

“You don’t have to be perfect at something the first time. In fact, you never have to be perfect at all.”

17 Affirmations for Focusing Your Attention

The joke used to be that goldfish had incredibly short attention spans, but now the joke is on us humans. In a recent study by Microsoft, human attention span had fallen from 12 se…

17 Affirmations to Release Negative Thoughts

Let go of those negative thoughts and feel a profound sense of wellbeing wash over you.

17 Questions to Ask Your Partner to Deepen Your Connection

Couples who have strong bonds remain interested in each other. They remain curious about each other’s experiences and inner lives, such as their thoughts, feelings, and fears. As …

18 Affirmations for Pursuing Your Dreams

Affirmations to help you on the path of your dreams.

18 Affirmations for When You’re Overwhelmed

When your daily life starts feeling overwhelming, try these affirmations to bring you back to center.

19 Affirmations For Listening

Here are some affirmations to help build up that listening stamina.

2 Exercises to Help You and Your Partner Grow Together

Odds favor you’re the one who will have to initiate the work needed to refresh your relationship. No problem. Start here.

20 Affirmations for Managing Stress

These 20 affirmations can help, no matter what is stressing you out.

20 Affirmations for Public Speaking with Ease

If delivering a speech of any sort leaves you feeling tongue-tied, use these affirmations to make yourself feel more confident and powerful.

20 Affirmations For When We’ve Messed Up

Regain self love, even when not feeling worthy of it.

20 Affirmations to Help You Through the Holidays

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

20 Artists Share Their Vision

These pieces were hand-selected by S&H Art Director Sandra Salamony to appear in a special artist edition of Spirituality & Health magazine (March/April 2014). Here, each artist shares their creative process behind their work.

20 Calming or Invigorating Mini Meditations You Can Practice Every Day

Inspiration for practicing kindness and breathing in the beauty of daily moments and the miracles that are our lives.

20 Creative (and Shame-Free) New Year’s Resolutions

Sometimes, we set ourselves up for failure by making promises we can’t keep by initiating resolutions steeped in self-blame.

20 Morning Affirmations for Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

Kick-start your day with intention and positivity with these empowering morning affirmations.

20 Questions for a Spiritually Compatible Relationship

We received an email from Naini Duggal, who is launching a new matchmaking website for spiritually-minded singles called MatchMySpirit.com. We logged in and were intrigued by the q…

20-minute Vinyasa Flow

Who doesn’t have twenty minutes? This is the perfect video for times when your schedule is tight but you're still in need of a feel-good flow.

2012 M(a)y(an) Ass

Damn, damn, damn. I don’t know about you but I was planning to enjoy my final months on earth as the Mayan calendar came to an end on December 21, 2012. I got a reverse mortgage on…

2016 Is Officially The 'Year Of Pulses'

Why all the international fuss about pulses?

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Promoting Well-being and Rejuvenation

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Art, Crafts, & Crystals for Better Living

2018 - Full Permission Living

The Journey From 3rd to 5th Dimensional Consciousness

2018 - ICHIWAH

Conceive it. Perceive it. Receive it.

2018 - Inner Reflections

2019 Engagement Calendar

2018 - Innersense Organic Beauty

Holiday Travel Trio Sets

2018 - Journaling Power

Heal. Grow. Transform Your Life.

2018 - Practice You

Daily awakening deck

2018 - The Conscious Bible

An Adventure in Science, Spirituality & Consciousness

2018 - The Light of Grace, Journeys of an Angel

Kasey Claytor - Foreward Indies Finalist

2018 - The Lost Commandment

A Spiritual Revelation and Self-Love Revolution

2018 - The Untethered Soul: A 52-Card Deck

Soar beyond your boundaries—every single day

2018 - We'Moon 2019: Fanning the Flame

If Mother Earth needed a calendar, she’d use We’Moon

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Inspiring and Unique Gifts.

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A Guide for Empaths to Manifest Their Gifts

2019 - Freenote music

"If music be the food of love—play on!" —Shakespeare

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2020 Engagement Calendar

2019 - Intention dice

Roll. Reflect. Repeat.

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Create a Haven Anywhere

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Find Inspiration, Heightened Creativity, and Joy

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Discover the Life-Changing Magic of Journaling

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Your Path to Spiritual Enlightenment

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Holiday Travel Trio

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The time is now to bridge the divide

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Soulful Melodies and Hypnotic Ambience

2019 -- Enchanted Blossoms

Discover the Delights and Positivity in Your Life

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An Optimistic Message in Turbulent Times ...

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2020 Resolution: Balance Spiritual Self-Care with Being an Engaged Citizen

“Buckle up; we’re in for a bumpy ride this year. With the impeachment trial, the Democratic primaries, a presidential campaign that’s sure to be blistering (and probably embarrassing), and all the revelations, crises, and nastiness that are sure to arise, we have to be prepared for anything and everything.”

20th Anniversary

Welcome to the Total Aliveness Challenge! After 20 years of publishing Spirituality & Health magazine, we are excited to embark on a fresh journey imbued with intention, prac…

21 Days to Your Vision Quest

Get ready for the least-expensive, most-healing, most-enlightening 48 hours you may ever experience.

21 Quotes for Letting Go of the Past

Much has been said about the benefits of letting go of the past. Resentment, for example, has been labeled as a toxic poison of sorts. Trying to recreate old memories always leads …

21 Ways to “Give Good No”

Saying “no” can be really hard. But Christine Carter has a three-step plan to get there.

23 Ways to De-Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

Here are almost two dozen proven ways to chill out in no time at all, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the move.

24 Hours of Tea

A tea for any time of day and anything that ails you.

27 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Humming

Keep your immune system strong—now more than ever!

29 Ways to Let It All Go

Maybe you’ve come across one of those bumper stickers that reads Let That #$!% Go, or you’ve seen a T-shirt with the same expression and a serene image of Buddha. But how to let go?

3 All-Natural Ways to End Migraines Once and For All

There are some natural ways to defeat a brain-splitting headache the next time it strikes. Start with these three.

3 Amazing Gifts That Are Too Huge to Wrap

“Do you grieve the holidays’ material sheen, this season’s increasing status as a time to exchange costly objects? Might we also, or instead, consider giving precious but unwrappable gifts-of-the-spirit to our loved ones or even strangers or ourselves?”

3 Basic Supplements for Better Moods

A low mood is more common in the winter months. But it may also signal a gap in your nutrition.

3 Best Practices for Future Happiness

“We all want our future self to be happy, so we ask: ‘What can I do to relieve this person’s suffering?’

3 Best Supplements for Better Sleep

How to get on that long, slow brain wave to feeling refreshed

3 Bold Expressions of Love in Action

In these last few weeks we’ve witnessed countless bold, inspiring acts of Spiritual Activism, with people holding space for equality, inclusion, justice and love. In case you’ve mi…

3 Cool Drinks for Summer Inspired by Ayurveda

Discover the medicine in your kitchen.

3 Earth-Friendly Swaps for Summer

Easy ways to be eco-friendly while having fun this season.

3 Easy Moves to Uplift Your Energy

 The Great Rejuvenator inspires joy, reduces chronic fatigue, recirculates stagnant blood in legs, and relieves menstrual cramps. Lie on your back with your legs straight up a…

3 Essential Oils to Relieve Eczema (Plus DIY Cream)

Clinical aromatherapist Dorene Petersen recommends her favorite essential oils to help soothe the itchy nightmare of eczema. Also included is a recipe for a luscious homemade cream to soothe painful dryness.

3 Essential Practices for Gratitude

Experience more fullness of heart with these gratitude exercises.

3 Exercises for Being Kinder to Yourself

A lot of us have a hard time being kind, understanding and patient with ourselves. We know that self-compassion is good for us. But practicing it is a whole other matter. Because w…

3 Exercises to Strengthen (and Relax) Your Pelvic Floor

Simple exercises that anyone can do to increase pelvic floor awareness and tone the muscles for strength and suppleness.

3 Flower Essences to Build Courage

Flower essences are a subtle medicine. They are helpful for working on emotional and energetic layers of our being. Try these three essences to build your courage.

3 Great Homemade Health Tonics

Get up close and personal with kombucha, kefir, and kvass.

3 Grounding Practices to Enhance Your Vitality

Three grounding practices that help you gather energy from the earth to replenish and enhance your own life force.

3 Habits that Sabotage Your Inner Strength

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

3 Health Benefits of Seaweed

News flash: Seaweed is really good for you. Here's why—and how—you should add nutritious seaweed to your diet today.

3 Heart-Opening Hand Mudras

 Try these hand mudras for a heart-opening meditation.

3 Herbal Cures for Thanksgiving Troubles

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

3 Journals for Finding your Way in a Complex World

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

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 your innermost thoughts and feelings.

3 Keys to Mastering Your Craft as a Writer and a Celebrant

How can we cultivate our capacity as human beings so that we can bring more of ourselves into our work and life?

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 little on edge when we are face to face with high stress situations. We also probably know people who …

3 Legal Entheogens for the Spiritual Explorer

Throughout human history, spiritual seekers have used sacred plants and fungi for healing, visionary encounters, and mystical experience. Though this history has been largely obfus…

3 Meditations for Group Healing

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

3 Mistakes People Make When Suffering From a Transition

Life is full of 180 degree turns. Just when we think we have things figured out, life throws us for a loop with both “good” things and “bad.”Falling in love turns our world around.…

3 Models of Psychedelic Healing and Spirituality

What’s coming as the war on drugs gradually grinds down?

3 Nature-Based Practices for Battling Zoom Fatigue

How greening your space, petting your animal bestie, and taking a break to walk can fight Zoom fatigue and improve your work-from-home routine.

3 New Ways to Battle Loneliness, Connect Better with Others, and Live to Be 100

Feeling alone may literally shorten your life. In her new book, Growing Young, Marta Zaraska shares some less-known ways to address the problem.

3 New Year's Anti-Resolutions Guaranteed Not to Sink Your Self-Esteem

For some, resolutions are not the path to a better life.

3 Out-of-the-Box Resolutions for 2016

The turn of the calendar from one year to the next invariable leads toward a yearning to live our lives in new and more healthful ways. Losing weight may top the charts as a New Ye…

3 Painful Relationship Patterns to Stop Now

Seeing our own stress, and realizing it’s in our partner too, is the beginning of meeting each other in a new way.

3 Popular Meditations For Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD)

Here are three spiritual and holistic techniques that you can use to help you with SAD

3 Poses for Happy, Healthy Hips

Strengthen, support, and stretch out your hips.

3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Tension

Learn how to release tension in the neck and shoulders with these exercises.

3 Poses for Releasing Neck Tension

The key to letting go of neck tension.

3 Powerful Practices to Free Yourself From Overwhelm

While the chaotic feeling of overwhelm has been normalized—it isn’t “normal.” Here are three ways to overcome your the frenzy of your busy schedule and the constant feeling of overwhelm.

3 Practices for Calm Investing

Help for people who don’t like to think about money

3 Practices for Loving Fully in the Face of Loss

When you face inevitable loss, remember these three things.

3 Practices to Regulate Your Energy

Three primary principles that help you understand what you can do to avoid people pulling on your energy, and three practices to address them.

3 Radical Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.

3 Ready-to-Use Practices for Peaceful Relationships in Challenging Times

As lockdown is lifted "relationships again will be thrust into adjusting to a new 'new normal.' These 3 steps will help you reconnect with your beloved in a way that deepens your closeness and leaves you both feeling more in love,"

3 Reasons to be Optimistic for Our Future

Spiritual progress is breaking down outworn religious structures and bringing a new demand for justice in the political arena, and yet... many cling to the old ways. Why be optimistic today?

3 Recipes for Sexual Vitality

Eager to rev up your libido? Click here to learn more about the best foods to feed your body's sexual vitality, then try these recipes from raw vegan chef Elyse Clark. Maca B…

3 Recipes to Help Detox and Support Your Digestive System

Cleansing, or detoxifying, is a big topic in the world of health. Programs range from purely nutritional and basic, to complex; requiring a large amount of supplements to properly …

3 Rituals for When Life Feels Out of Control

Whatever ideas or illusions we have about what we can and cannot control in our lives have been shattered. Here are some ways we can bring some light into this moment of darkness.

3 Rules for Mindful Sex

Want to be more mindful when it comes to sex? Try following these three rules.

3 Sense Practices to Calm Anxiety

Our senses offer an immediate doorway to the present moment, and there are potent added benefits to these three sensory experiences. Try one the next time your stress and anxiety m…

3 Signs You May be Emotionally Constipated

Here are three ways to know you might be emotionally constipated.

3 Simple Rules to Maintain a Healthy Weight, Digest Better, and Heal Your Relationship with Food

 Follow these simple rules (and a secret fourth) and change how you eat. 

3 Simple Steps to Optimal Health

By re-training the muscles of your body and recovering the levels of oxygen your body requires, you’ll notice profound physiological and psychological changes.

3 Simple Ways to Purify Your Body

Here are some tips for a corporeal clean sweep drawn from traditional wisdom and contemporary research.

3 Simple Ways to Work Real Magic Today

Magic is a way of working with energy and vibration to create positive change according to your will.

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

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

3 Steps to Get Your Writing Back on Track

Make your way through the season of life when writing seems impossible.

3 Steps to Make Life Count

Consider the story of Joanne: Although older than most of her peers at nursing school, Joanne looked like any other nursing student. Her personal journey, however, had been more di…

3 Steps to Rebuilding a Relationship

When trying to repair a relationship—even with yourself—take these intentional steps.

3 Super Relaxing Yoga Poses for Detoxification

Have a holiday hangover? Try these yoga poses to help detox and rebalance your body.

3 Techniques to Inspire Your Sex Life

Sex therapists and coaches share the innovative approaches they use to inspire greater intimacy

3 TED Talks: What Makes Us Happy?

What is it that makes us happy? We’re told that money that doesn’t buy it, or success, or even love. Can happiness be created, or must it be discovered? Does the path to a happy li…

3 Things You Should Never Say to an Anxious Child (and What to Do Instead)

It's normal to be anxious, and it's normal to react poorly to anxiety in others! Here are some tips if you're around anxious children.

3 Tips for Building a Meditation Habit

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3 Tips on Eating Right

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3 Tips to Get You Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining one. However, there are several si…

3 Tools for Conscious Couples

Before you begin, read "Finding the Truth of Who You Are in Your Relationship" in the January/February 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health. Then use the printer icon at the top rig…

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine Recommended Superfoods

Learn more about these under-the-radar Eastern superfoods.

3 Water Rituals to Reset Your Wild Spirit

Being near or immersed in water offers the opportunity to set an intention of cleansing on all levels.

3 Ways to Attack a Tight Trapezius

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

3 Ways to Boost Your Innovation

Mark Zuckerberg made waves recently when he gave a commencement speech at Harvard, bringing up some bold ideas on the importance of purpose and the “freedom to fail.” Someone like …

3 Ways to Bring the Festival Home

Helpful tips to keep the fire burning from Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Canine Companions

By Annemarie JuhlianYes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. My husband and I have a household of older and special-needs dogs, all rescued from neglect and abuse.  Throughout …

3 Ways to Connect More with Family

Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster those deep connections.

3 Ways to Create Healing in the Body

Simple yet effective ways to keep your energy flowing.

3 Ways to Detox Your Emotions

In need of an emotional detox? Here are three ways to cleanse yourself of stuck emotions so you can be free to process your feelings in a healthy way.

3 Ways to Feed Your Brain

I recently saw a friend who had just returned home after visiting his grandmother for her 96th birthday celebration. While she was not as active as she once had been, he told me ab…

3 Ways to Find Light when the Holidays Feel Dark

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

3 Ways to Find Your Way Back to Self-Compassion

“Self-criticism is, in many ways, a consequence of human longing to belong, an attempt to preempt criticism from others. ... Self-compassion can help you be more motivated by desired for growth instead of by desire to avoid criticism."

3 Ways to Get Grounded from the Inside Out

With so much frenzied energy around us, cultivating our ability to ground let’s us move forward with more stability and wisdom. When we have experience with connecting to the ener…

3 Ways to Heal Ourselves with Art

A philosopher and a historian suggest a completely different way of experiencing art—one that could help us heal, cope with challenges, and transform our lives.

​3 Ways to Heal the World with Food and Self-Care

Learn why Ayurveda is the healing you, and our planet, need now.

3 Ways to Honor Your Intentions

We often hear maxims like “Honor your soul’s intention,” or “Set an intention,” but what, exactly, is an intention? “To honor something is to revere it, to show courteous regard fo…

3 Ways To Improve Your Mitochondrial Function

In almost every single cell in our body (sans our red blood cells) is a mitochondria, a unique organelle that contains their own special DNA. Mitochondria are known as the “energy …

3 Ways To Increase Your Social Intelligence

At the age of 54 my client, Doug, has no job, a stilted romantic relationship, and no friends. He fears he’s going to end up alone and homeless if things don’t change soon. The cor…

3 Ways To Keep Your Digestive Fires Burning Bright for the Holidays

Try these three recipes for better digestion.

3 Ways to Make Friends with Time

Access vast reservoirs of hidden time.

3 Ways To Motivate Yourself

According to recent research, time metrics can connect your present and future selves in ways that create momentum and follow through.

3 Ways to Nurture Yourself In Times of Transition

Sometimes life hits us over the head, leaving us dazed. That sense of inertia and confusion is common during times of major transition. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scal…

3 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.

3 Ways to Press Your Reset Button

Life has a way of filling up. Depending on your stage in the journey, you may have kids, a job, a mortgage, a marriage, and a puppy, all needing your attention before you have time…

3 Ways to Reclaim Your Creative Mind

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

3 Ways to Reconnect With Things We Love

We quit things we love because we believe ourselves unworthy. 

3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

Some deep fixes for feeling chronically overwhelmed.

3 Ways to Stay on the Spiritual Path

Inner transformation coach Patti Montella shares three practices for overcoming busyness and staying the course.

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 that has accumulated in the corners. If we could see inside our bodies, we might be shocked by the c…

3 Ways to Use Meditation to Boost Creativity

Three ways to up your creative forces.

3 Ways to Use the Healing Power of Comfrey

Harvesting this powerful herb in the fall can help you extend your summertime garden’s vitality well into the winter months.

3 Ways Yoga Can Connect You to Greater Happiness

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3 Ways Your Body Can Help Bolster Creativity

Getting in tune with your body can be a powerful tool in accessing your creativity.

3 Yoga Exercises to Build Your Immunity Now

"Your system thinks you are in survival/panic mode, and you need to help yourself to calm down enough that your immune system can actually work."

30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery

I often include different journal prompts on Weightless because I think it’s key to continually maintain a dialogue with ourselves. It’s part of building a healthy relationship, or…

31 Perfect Things

As we see more and more holiday gift guides, articles espousing the perfectness of glitzy products, I’d like to offer an alternative perspective.We don’t need to buy things to make…

34 Affirmations for Healthy Living

Try positive self-talk to eat better, feel stronger, and rejuvenate your body.

365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World

Really Living One's Spirituality In Everyday Life

37 Seconds with Stephanie Arnold

Rabbi Rami talks to author Stehanie Arnold about her book 37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven's Help–A Mother’s Story. Stephanie Arnold was a producer creating and directing TV show…

4 Animal-Inspired Tips for Better Sleep

If you're looking for ways to naturally sleep better at night, where better to look than in nature?

4 Better Ways to Breathe

Techniques for becoming more aware of your breathing patterns.

4 Chair Stretches to Ease Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Back Pain

The repetitive movements you make every day can be a big factor in aggravating, or even causing, pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Try these four stretches from chiropractor Dr. Amy Shevokas to find relief.

4 Crystals to Amplify the Energy of the Full Moon

These four crystals, plus a potent ritual, can help you tap into the powerful energy of the full moon.

4 Daily Practices to Increase Your Mental Health

Give yourself the time you need to succeed.

4 Dimensions of Peacemaking

Whether it’s Israel/Palestine or Red vs. Blue, understanding why “I would be fighting me, too!” is only the second step toward lasting peace.

4 DIY Holiday Gifts for the Skincare Junkie in Your Life

Recipes for toner, serum, body scrub, and lip balm will help you give the gift of good skin this holiday season.

4 End-of-the-Work-Day Rituals to Try Tonight

Create end-of-the-day rituals to help you leave the office behind.

4 Energy Clearing Strategies

There are a variety of ways to approach energy clearing.

4 Essential Oil Blends to Help Ease Inflammation

Do you have a cold, cough, or sinus congestion? A strained wrist? Eczema? Does heartburn keep you up at night? Try these four essential oil blends to help soothe everyday inflammatory conditions.

4 Favors that People with Low Self-Esteem Want You to Do for Them

Here are four small favors that those who don't hate themselves can do for those of us who do.

4 Great Apps for Healthier Eating

Need a little extra nudge when it comes to eating well? Look no further than your smartphone. We love the following apps, which were designed to help people eat healthier and light…

4 Healing Beauty Rituals for Summer

The heart of conscious beauty is your relationship to your ingredients and the ritualistic care with which you engage them.

4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

4 Herbal Cures for Christmas Crises

These simple herbal remedies help treat over-indulgence, anxiety, tension, and lowered immune systems, all in time for the holidays.

4 Lessons on Forgiveness From a Rescue Dog

Maggie the Wunderdog was shot, attacked, and left for dead, but, thanks to a rescuer, survived, is thriving—and is loving. Here are four lessons on forgiveness rescue dogs like Maggie teach us.

4 Meditations for Gratitude

Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.

4 Meditations to Tap into Your Intuition

Here are 4 meditations on how to enhance your intuition and clairvoyance.

4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.

4 Moving Meditations to Still Your Mind

When you consider a practice of meditation, you probably envision yourself with eyes closed, sitting cross-legged and immobile. Yet many spiritual exercises use postures and moveme…

4 Paths to Heal Old Wounds This Holiday Season

Try these four powerful ways to support self-healing.

4 Powerful Health Reasons To Start Eating More Ginger

Ginger is a powerful superfood that can increase brainpower, boost immunity … and maybe even fight cancer.

4 Questions to Liberate You From Your Own Lockdown

“I realized my clients and I were under our own respective lockdowns way before this COVID-19 lockdown was mandated.” … Use this method to transform self-limiting beliefs, get unstuck, and move forward.

4 Signs That Your Self-Esteem Has Improved

Maybe you've been working hard to raise your self-esteem—with or without the use of my book, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself. Maybe your self-esteem has been rising naturally…

4 Signs You Might Have Messed Up Your Metabolism

Here are four common signs you’ve sent your metabolism reeling, and how to get a reset.

4 Steps Out Of ‘Can’t’ into ‘Can’

Move from the ‘can’t’ of the altered ego state into the possibilities that the soul is ready to embark upon.

4 Steps to A Committed Yoga Practice

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4 Steps to a Good Apology

Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Here is how to address what still nags at you, and to finally right those long-standing hurts.

4 Steps to a Happy New Year – All Year Long

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4 Steps to Create Space to Breathe

Reclaim your space by taking these 4 distinct steps.

4 Steps to Focus the Busy Mind Through Qigong

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4 Steps to Reconcile Difficult Emotions

The process of finding emotional balance when faced with difficult situations.

4 Steps to Transform Your Morning

Stretching, meditation, and gratitude make up this simple daily ritual from writer and teacher Geri Larkin.

4 Super Greens to Grow in Your Spring Garden

Eating a diet rich in greens can help you improve your blood pressure, boost your immune system, enhance your cardiovascular health, and even sharpen your mental capabilities. With shelter in place orders cropping up across the country as the coronavirus spreads, it’s never been a better time to focus on your garden.

4 Super Powerful Pantry Herbs (and How to Use Them)

Common herbs parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme are packed with health benefits.

4 Tips to Practice Acceptance during the Holidays

Accepting, observing, and experiencing a different family culture as you would another country's may change your perspective.

4 Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient

While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.

4 Ways to Bring Your Authentic Self to Work Every Day

Authentic people live according to four practices that you can adopt in your daily life.

4 Ways to Change the Story of Your Health

If you’re having health challenges, there are four key ways to let go of your confusion, bring in some clarity.

4 Ways to Constructively Criticize Yourself

Being hard on yourself isn't the way to become a better person. Here's why and what to do instead.

4 Ways To Create a Healthy Sleep Schedule

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, from Starship Troopers. He writes, “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, no…

4 Ways to Embrace Disagreement

Disagreement can be a healthy way to expand our mindset.

4 Ways to Focus Your Attention

It’s hard to focus when there’s so much stimuli competing for our attention every second. These tricks can help.

4 Ways to Increase Your Empathy

“Empathy will not heal the hurt world overnight, but can at least make life more interesting. Try these strategies.”

4 Ways to Manage Holiday Overwhelm

Learn how to vanquish anxiety and actually enjoy the holidays with these tips.

4 Ways to Mindfully Consume News During Coronavirus

With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption very carefully.

4 Ways to Release Material Wants

Here are four ways to practice releasing attachment to material belongings.

4 Ways to Stop Shame in its Tracks

Shame sabotages our desire for emotional intimacy, says Brene Brown.

4 Ways to Tell a Good Story

As Valentine’s Day approaches and we begin looking around for a way to show our loved ones how much they mean to us, it’s a great time to reflect on the precious gift that is story…

4 Ways to Use CBD

Your guide to choosing the right CBD options for you.

4 Yoga Poses Inspired by the Moon

JC Peter's offers a yoga pose to represent each quarter of the moon corresponding to its unique energy that you can incorporate into your practice. 

4 Yoga Poses to Save You From Burnout

Create space for self-healing with a yoga sequence designed to cultivate your receptive nature.

40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized & Happy Self

An interview with Sara Gottfried MD

40 Years of Moosewood: Memories & Recipes from the Legendary Vegetarian Restaurant

The cookbooks that fed a generation—and sparked a vegetarian revolution—got their start at the improbable restaurant that became a legend.

42 Forgiveness Affirmations to Lift the Weight Off

Here are some affirmations to help wash away the pain of resentment to a more loving, healthier, fresher, lighter, cleaner and joyful life.

5 Apps to Quiet Your Mind

From meditation to mental health, try these apps to achieve stillness on the run.

5 Ayurvedic Tips for Solving Digestion Problems

Ayurveda uses everything in nature as a medicine—and I don't just mean herbs and oils. This system of medicine treats the air, the sun, and  the water as medicine.It trea…

5 Benefits of Pumpkin

Here are five health benefits of pumpkins so you'll feel a little bit less guilty when reaching for that second slice of pumpkin pie.

5 Books that Can Teach Us How to Understand Personalities

Since ancient times, philosophers and other thinkers have urged their followers to acquire both self-knowledge and an understanding of people, arguing that doing so would enhance t…

5 Books to Unearth Your True Calling

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5 Core Practices for More Meaningful Conversations

Here are five core practices you can start using today to improve your communication.

5 Cures For Insomnia You Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.

5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Workout

You’ve been diligent. You’ve counted calories, carbs, grams of fat and protein—even bites. You’ve also been a regular at the gym. You’ve been doing everything right but when you lo…

5 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Function

Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Chi

Feeling less than zippy? Get your chi flowing with these methods.

5 Easy Ways To Restart Your Metabolism With Ayurveda

Here are Ayurvedic therapies which can be done both internally and externally to reactivate your metabolism.

5 Eco-Friendly and Zero-Waste Gift Ideas

Honor loved ones with mindful and ethical green gifts that won’t break the bank (or the landfill).

5 Editor Favorites for Putting Values Into Action

Activism, Books, Music and Film

5 Essential Life Skills, Part 1: Remember Who You Are

This is part one of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills.Through the course of over 20 years of personal and spiritual growth study and my own personal work, I have id…

5 Expert Tips on How to Choose a Retreat

“Listen to your heart,” advises this seasoned pro.

5 Favorites to Enhance Your Energy and the Space Around You

 Our editors pick their favorites for enhancing your energy.

5 Favorites to Quiet the Mind

Books, Music, Film, Health, Healing, Wellness, Meditation

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

Here are five food policy issues that the presidential nominees aren't talking about—even though they should be.

5 Foods to Keep You Cool Inside

Cooling foods help you beat inner inflammation.

5 Free Apps for Creating Healthier Habits

Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.

5 Games You Should Never Play Again

Learning to identify these games that have been forced on us can help us never to play them again.

5 Healthy Ways to Begin or Continue to Heal After Suicide Loss

For survivors of suicide, grief is compounded by the stigma and shame that often accompanies these tragic situations. Here are some healthy strategies you can use for healing—and forgiving yourself.

5 Herbs to Boost Immunity

Is everyone around you sick? Add these herbs to your wellness kit.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

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

5 Important Lessons I Continue to Learn From My Dad

Five lessons I continue to learn from my dad, which can “help others realize no matter what hardships you have endured, life can still be experienced as a fulfilling and joyous adventure.”

5 Key Habits for Healthy Aging

What can you do to slow or reverse the ravages of aging?

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions

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

5 Meditations for Navigating Negative, Anxious Thoughts

Navigating negative, anxious thoughts is hard. It’s hard when your mind ruminates on rigid thoughts: I should do things quickly. I should be more productive. I should never say thi…

5 Mindful Ways to Transcend Stress

Try these practices when stress starts to overwhelm you.

5 Minutes of Marvel: How to Practice Extreme Awe

We’re still in that time of year when we challenge ourselves to create new and healthier habits. The newspapers are full of specials for gym memberships and packages of yoga classe…

5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

Start your day off feeling energized and creative.

5 Natural Antidepressants for Managing Depression Over the Holidays

For those with SAD, the holidays will pass, winter will eventually thaw, and help is always near if we reach for it.

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Eczema

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

5 New Ways to Fight Anxiety

Five novel ways to tamp down daily anxiety.

5 Peruvian Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of

Quinoa, açai, and maca first scaled the heights of health-conscious glory. Now meet the latest Peruvian powerhouses.

5 Playful Prompts for Creating a Meaningful Life

Play is powerful. I’ve written before about the importance of play for adults. Many of us dismiss play because we assume that once we become adults, it’s time to get serious, get t…

5 Practices for Calming Racing Thoughts

Racing thoughts may be a daily reality for you or an occasional annoyance. Racing thoughts are common for people with anxiety when they’re facing a stressor. They’re also common in…

5 Questions for Ai-jen Poo

As the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo is a relentless community organizer and has just released her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the E…

5 Questions for Alan Safdi MD, FACG

Medical Director, Telluride Longevity Institute

5 Questions for Anne Lamott

The perfectly imperfect Anne Lamott expounds on the merits of mercy in her new book, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy.1. Embracing mercy for some of us can be a long road. Wh…

5 Questions for Arianna Huffington

Cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington wants to put you to bed with her latest book, The Sleep Revolution. She will be the keynote speaker at the …

5 Questions for Bishop Carlton Pearson

A former Pentecostal bishop, and at one time one of evangelical Christianity’s most prominent rising stars, Carlton Pearson lost his following and was rejected by the fundamentalis…

5 Questions for Cheryl Richardson

Best-selling author Cheryl Richardson delves into midlife challenges and experiments with journal writing in her long-awaited return, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Re…

5 Questions for Dan Millman

Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior, talks about how its message is still relevant today.

5 Questions for Dava Sobel

In your book, you describe some of the women as “human computers.” What does this mean?In the days long before laptops—even before mainframe computers—human beings performed all th…

5 Questions for David Helvarg

1. What’s one fact everyone should know about the state of our oceans?Ninety percent of the heat we’re generating by burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the ocean, …

5 Questions for Diane Meier

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Emeran Mayer

1. As the science is emerging on the mind-gut connection, what do you believe is the most significant discovery?The most important realization is to view the mind-brain-gut microbi…

5 Questions for Emma Seppälä

Researcher (and new S&H columnist) Emma Seppala, unpacks the latest studies on happiness and offers a new way forward in her new book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Scie…

5 Questions for Flora Bowley

Artist, author, and self-identified “permission-giver,” Flora Bowley shares how she blends creativity and spirituality in day-to-day living. 

5 Questions for Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth’s timely new book, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, inspires women to see beyond the weight scale to reclaim their worth.

5 Questions for Gretchen Rubin

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin on her new book and what makes her happy.

5 Questions for Ira Byock

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Jalaja Bonheim

Circle work facilitator and teacher Jalaja Bonheim offers a fresh perspective on our egos in her new book, Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World.1. What happens in …

5 Questions for Jane Goodall

1. In your book, you write about the “wisdom” of trees. What lessons have you learned from the wise trees in your life?The two lessons I have learned from the trees in my life are …

5 Questions for John Gottman, Ph.D

1. Essentially, what do women really want from men? The number one thing that women want when they are seeking a partner to date is trustworthiness. First, she needs to know that …

5 Questions for John Robbins

1. What are some of the most inspiring cultural shifts you have seen since Diet for a New America was published?People are growing increasingly aware that what we do to the earth, …

5 Questions for Julia Cameron

1. Why do you think people assume “it’s too late” to get creative in midlife?Ours is a youth-oriented culture. Our media perpetuates this myth. Magazines glorify the exploits and&n…

5 Questions for Katy Butler

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Koshin Paley Ellison

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions for Lynne Twist

The venerable Lynne Twist has traversed the world speaking about finances, leadership, and social justice.  She has inspired thousands to rethink their relationship with money…

5 Questions for Marianne Williamson

Williamson on the roots of depression and suffering

5 Questions for Mark Nepo

Diagnosed with cancer almost 30 years ago, author Mark Nepo shares his transformative healing experience in his new book Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholene…

5 Questions for Mary Oliver

Beloved poet and natural world evangelist Mary Oliver pulls the curtain for a rare glimpse behind her writing and life. Her new book of prose, Upstream, filled with gorgeous essays…

5 Questions for Nancy Ellen Abrams

In her new book, A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, Nancy Ellen Abrams unravels the complexities of the universe and God.1. In your book…

5 Questions for Seane Corn

Acclaimed yoga teacher and activist shares her strategy for staying connected to her practice.

5 Questions for Sera Beak

In her new book, Redvelations, Sera Beak shares how reclaiming our soul is essential to owning our humanity and becoming “wildly alive.”

5 Questions for Shakti Gawain

1. What inspired you to write about relationships?My book is based on a workshop that I have led for many years, exploring how our relationships mirror our own consciousness. I bel…

5 Questions for Sharon Salzberg

1. What important lesson came out of your childhood?Maybe most strikingly, the impermanence and uncertainty of life. As a child I had no ability to extract the sweet from the bitte…

5 Questions for Sonia Choquette

  1. In your latest book, you set out to walk the Camino de Santiago. How did this pilgrimage help you regain your spiritual footing amid years of personal suffering…

5 Questions for Thich Nhat Hanh

1. How did your childhood influence your spiritual path?When I was seven or eight, I saw a drawing of the Buddha sitting on the grass, very peacefully. I was impressed, because peo…

5 Questions for Tim Ringgold

A dialogue on end-of-life care

5 Questions to Heal a Relationship

“What do we do next?” is the last question to ask

5 Questions to Help Decode Your Chronic Back Pain

That chronic back pain is a message from your body. Are you listening? These 5 questions will help you gain insight.

5 Questions with Erling Kagge

1. Why is walking essential to our well-being? You live longer. Your memory sharpens. Your blood pressure falls. Your immune system gets stronger. But that’s only half …

5 Questions with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness scientist and teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn will be leading a retreat called “The Way of Awareness” at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, from May 5 to 10, 2019. For more information, go to Eomega.org.

5 Questions with Lissa Rankin

1. In The Daily Flame, you offer guidance from the “Inner Pilot Light.” How do you help others to recognize their own light?  I use what Richard Schwartz PhD, founder of…

5 Questions with Philip Glass

Composer Philip Glass culminated almost two decades of exploring sacred indigenous ceremonies with an album and concerts with two Wixarika musicians from Jalisco, Mexico. See the review.

5 Questions with Tal Ben-Shahar

1. You created the most popular course in the history of Harvard, and yet in Short Cuts to Happiness you talk about lessons you learned from your barber. Why? I learned tha…

5 Questions with Tisha Morris

Feng shui consultant and author of Clutter Intervention, Tisha Morris offers insight into why we hold on to so much stuff.

5 Questions with Zainab Salbi

After years of persuading women in crisis to share their stories, humanitarian Zainab Salbi turns the lens on herself for her new book, Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World.

5 Reasons Not to Meditate

I’ll be honest: I’ve never liked meditating. I’ve dabbled in it, and forced myself to sit for 30 day meditation challenges, and it was boring and hard. Plus life is so busy: Five m…

5 Reasons To Cook With Cumin + The Simplest Recipe For A Potent Digestive Tea

Cumin has a robust flavor and an equally robust medicinal profile. Try a simple tea to get more cumin in your diet.

5 Reasons to Eat Lentils

Take your (edible) pulses.

5 Reasons to Take a Fall Vacation

Make time to rejuvenate with a healing getaway.

5 Reasons You Need to Soak in Hot Springs

Hot springs are full-steam ahead on being the #1 luxury vacationers prioritize when picking their holiday destination. Why? Not only are they great for post-ski socializing, they work wonders for your body, physically and mentally.

5 Reasons You Need to Start Hiking in 2019

The forest engages all of your senses—your mind stills, and you reconnect to your soul.

5 Reasons You Should Be Eating Fermented Foods

Before you turn up your nose at fermented food, just remember this: If you’ve ever had pickles with your sandwich, or sauerkraut on your hot dog, or kefir, or yogurt, or kimchi, or…

5 Reasons You’re Not Sleeping

If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, you may want to address these common sleep disruptors.

5 Recipes to Inspire Healthy Cooking

We all have our favorite food, but what if those foods are not the healthiest options? Here are some great recipes of some favorite dishes that will having you thanking your lucky stars you found.

5 Relationship Illusions—and a Practice for Reality

We’ve all done it. We have blamed our boyfriend, girlfriend, lover or spouse for our state of happiness, or perhaps more accurately, our unhappiness. We tend to look outside of our…

5 Relationship Red Flags to Never Ignore

When it comes to our significant other we often want to explain away or even deny uneasy feelings, but these relationship red flags should never be ignored.

5 Rules to Resolve Relationship Conflicts

When approached in the right way, an argument can bring you closer together and strengthen your relationship.

5 Sacred Lessons I Learned from Shamans and Ayahuasca

“Plant medicine showed me that all we have to do is be who we are, love and light.”

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be More Creative

Take time to reboot your imagination

5 Self-Love Exercises

When I was a therapist, I met with many clients who nurtured others but spent a minimal amount of time offering love or care to themselves. A former client I’ll call Dave worked h…

5 Self-Love Exercises

Here are five self-love exercises to incorporate into your weekly routine.

5 Shelter-in-Place Habits Worth Keeping

From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…

5 Signs That Your Self-Esteem Is Improving

How can you tell if your self-esteem is improving? Sometimes—thanks to luck, work and/or miracles—self-loathing ebbs. But self-loathing is so sneaky, so habit-forming, that when it…

5 Signs You’re In a Toxic Relationship

If your relationship is unhealthy, it’s time to fix it or get out. But how can you know for sure?

5 Signs You’re Suffering from Toxic Stress

If these signs feel familiar, here's what you can do about it.

5 Simple Practices for Inner Peace

Five simple DIY practices to enrich your body, refresh your mind, and nourish your soul.

5 Simple Ways to Breathe Life into a Relationship

The turning of a year seems to beg us to reevaluate, revitalize, and recommit. We resolve to do better and to be better in almost every area of our lives. The only problem is that …

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

4 in 10 cases of cancer can be prevented, say researchers.

5 Small Changes for Big Health Payoffs

Something like seven or eight years ago, with New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I decided to forgo the typical list of grandiose resolutions (Exercise for an hour every day! D…

5 Spiritual Lessons We Learn From Cats

Spiritual inspiration from felines can be found throughout history. Here are five lessons your cat wants to teach you.

5 Stages of a Relationship’s Demise

Stages we unconsciously engage in to try to repair a relationship.

5 Steps to Clear Mental Clutter

Is it time to clean out your spiritual closet? Is your emotional sock drawer overflowing? Productivity expert Erin Rooney Doland, author of "Unclutter Your Life in One Week," offers five steps to restore order.

5 Steps to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

A spinal surgeon shares how to relieve chronic back pain without going under the knife.

5 Steps to Solving the Opioid Crisis

By paying attention and anticipating pain (tension, need for energy, and so on), people come to “health consciousness” and are less likely to abuse prescription drugs.

5 Stories to Explore Fun and Creative Mindful Movement

Moving mindfully is known to increase wellness and mental health (as it is a form of moving meditation). Make your movements intentional, yet fun and creative with the inspiration from these 5 stories.

5 Strategies for a Caregiver’s Survival

Everything is doable here. No purchase required

5 Stretches for a Long Car Ride

Long car trips can leave us feeling sore and exhausted. These five stretches can keep your circulation and digestion humming along, ease lower back pain, and unwind sore shoulders.

5 Stretches for a Long Plane Ride

Contorted into a plane seat? Here are a few (discreet) stretches you can do to keep your blood flowing, calm your nervous system, and release tightening muscles on a long plane ride.

5 Surprising Foods That Spark Passion + Recipes

Tired of oysters, chocolates, and strawberries? Try one of these five unique libido-boosting foods to help get your partner in the mood this Valentine’s Day.

5 Swaps for Healthier Cleaning

A study shows toxic cleaning products can be as bad on the lungs as smoking. Here are some suggestions for alternatives.

5 Techniques to Fight Back Your Inner Critic

Talk back to your inner critic with these tactics, including using funny voices with fake accents.


5 Things Narcissists Do on Holidays

​And how to respond safely.

5 Things That Opened Me Up to Passionate Love, Post 50

Love is NOT just for young people!If you’re looking for love later in life and thinking, “I want it, but it’s too late, so it’ll never happen,” read on.The advantage of age ov…

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?

5 Things to Say When Dealing With Major Challenges

Excerpted from Think Happy by Karen Salmansohn

5 Things You Can Do to Decrease Systemic Inflammation That Have Nothing to Do with Food

“While dietary change is a great first line of defense, calming inflammation calls for a multi-faceted approach that delves into all aspects of lifestyle.”

5 Tips for Better Self-Talk

Become your own source of calm and encouragement

5 Tips for Connecting to Your Akashic Records

The Akashic record is the ultimate database, the cosmic computer of all knowledge and wisdom. What do you want to know?

5 Tips for Holiday Stress Management

Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.

5 Tips if You Feel "Behind" in Life

When you feel like you’re falling behind in life, here are five things to refocus your attitude and get back on track.

5 Tips To Wake Up Your Brain And Enjoy Life

You sleep all night, only to wake up in the morning feeling fuzzy and groggy. What will help wake up your brain so that you can enjoy life every day? Two main ingredients: blood an…

5 Tricks for a Powerful Midday

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

5 Unique Ways to Unravel Your Story

Tools and techniques to put pen to paper.

5 Ways Chocolate Can Keep You Stress-Free

It’s time to stop the stress cycle for good. Here are five ways to indulge in chocolate without the guilt.

5 Ways Music Can Make You a Better Person

Can listening to music change your behavior for the better?

5 Ways Not to Be Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies.

5 Ways to Avoid Losing Muscle Mass

Keeping muscle as we age

5 Ways to Balance an Overactive Mind

Do you know anyone who doesn’t have an overactive mind? If so, they are few and far between. People often label themselves (or even their mood) as one specific Ayurvedic dosha. “I’…

5 Ways to Be Brave Today

“Now that the whole world feels enveloped in a cloud of fear, we think only healthcare providers and a rare few others can be counted as courageous. Yes, they are: But so are you.”

5 Ways to Be Happy When Life Makes You Sad

Fight for your happiness. Here are some tips.

5 Ways to Be More Assertive

It’s hard to be assertive when you’re really worried about the other person’s response. Maybe you’re worried they’ll think you’re being ridiculous and reject you. Maybe you’re worried they’ll be critical, and you’ll feel even more uncomfortable. Try these five expert suggestions on being assertive when you’re concerned about the reaction.

5 Ways to Bond with Your Pooch

Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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

5 Ways to Bring Intention Into Your Day

Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.

5 Ways to Calm Down During COVID-19

It’s a pandemic and you’re a stress ball. Here are 5 ways to catch your breath and calm down.

5 Ways to Chill Out

If that weather report involves the term, “scorcher,” here are some natural ways to cool off.

5 Ways to Claim Body Acceptance

Instead of making resolutions, reshape your attitude about your body for 2018.

5 Ways To Clear Communication With Guides

Guides help us, whether we are aware of it or not.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Spirit Guide

We can turn to these guides for support and a little nudge when we need help finding the right direction in life.

5 Ways to Create New Things to Talk About With Your Partner

Together 24/7 (or for many years) and feel like you've said it all? Here are five ways to reboot the communication and create new and meaningful conversations between you and your partner.

5 Ways to Create New Traditions

Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.

5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.

5 Ways to Deal with Jet Lag Naturally

Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Social Life

Streamline your friendships for greater life satisfaction.

5 Ways to Embrace Daily Writing

Writing is a vital personal expression—a way to both share who you are with the world, and to delve deeper into your own psyche.

5 Ways to Engage in Beneficial "Body Play"

Don’t think of exercise as a chore; instead, think of it as “body play.” Here are a few ideas to get you started on shifting that mindset, and making exercise more joyful…

5 Ways To Fabulous Decision-Making

As you journey through consciousness, you give up the fear-based need to control every aspect and go with the flow

5 Ways to Feel More Love in Your Everyday Life

New research says that feeling even brief moments of love throughout your day can boost health and happiness.

5 Ways to Foster Tolerance through Emotional Connection

Emotional Detox: Cleansing Intolerance through Emotional Connection

5 Ways to Get Closet Clarity

Our relationship with clothing is complex and can spill over into the closet. Time for a reckoning.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Craftivism

Craftivism is a way to be a changemaker while also being creative with your hands. Here are five ways to craft real change right now.

5 Ways to Get Outside

…Even if you’re not outdoorsy.

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Feel Loved

We are wired for emotional connection, said Jazmin Moral, LCSW-C, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with couples in Rockville, Md. “Love is our foremost and most basic n…

5 Ways to Hydrate Without Drinking Water

Try one of these five sources of flavorful hydration that will give you a little more nutritional bang for your buck.

5 Ways to Keep Self-Loathing From Snuffing Out the Holiday Spirit

Strung with baubles, soaring ceilingward and breathing strong pinesap perfume, the hotel's Christmas tree transfixes me. Then the magic shatters and I skulk away, feeling punished …

5 Ways to Let Love In

Experience new love and intimacy with these practices and mantras

5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner.

5 Ways to Melt Off Holiday Stress

Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.

5 Ways to Practice Grounding for Spiritual Renewal

“Thirty minutes spent grounded and expressing yourself through visual arts is 30 minutes of fresh, pure creative energy flowing through your body and infusing your cells—to flush old energy out and wash in new life, giving energy on a spiritual level! … A renewal of spirit.”

5 Ways To Preserve Your Brain Power

Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.

5 Ways to Process the Anger You Thought You Weren't Allowed to Feel

Start observing your anger to truly understand where it should be directed.

5 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

The five lifestyle pillars to prevent brain decline.

5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

Reconnect with yourself and feel more alive again.

5 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Fire Retardants

How did something that was supposed to make our lives safer wind up becoming dangerous? And how can we avoid them?

5 Ways to Resolve Anger in Quarantine

Feeling angry and cagey in lockdown with your partner? Here are 5 methods to (resolving) the madness.

5 Ways to Rewire Your Thoughts on the Aging Process

Why resent aging when you can celebrate the triumph of still being here?

5 Ways to Say Grace

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

5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

5 creative ways to move more.

5 Ways to Streamline Your Finances

Money mess runneth over? Here’s how to get a grip.

5 Ways to Summerize your Meals

Plus a recipe: Spring into Summer Salad with Berries, Peach and Rose

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Resilience

Resilience can help you meet life’s biggest challenges. Discover how embracing specific lifestyle habits can help you build resilience.

5 Ways to Unblock Your Home’s Chi

Just as in our bodies, our homes can exhibit symptoms of stuck chi, leading us to feel lethargic, indecisive, and unmotivated.

5 Ways to Use Art for Reconnecting to Yourself

Here are five art-inspired techniques anyone can try.

5 Ways to Use Sound for Energy Clearing

Different sounds are powerful tools to clear and transform energy.

5 Ways Yoga Helps Keep Cancer at Bay

About half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will face cancer during their lifetime. What can we do about it? Hoping to not get cancer is not a plan. Blami…

5 Weeks to Break Out of a Rut

Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.

5 Work-Life Mistakes Everyone is Making

Here are five mistakes people make when it comes to setting work-life boundaries, and how to fix them.

5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga is an incredibly powerful tool for stress management. Try this sequence of five poses to calm down, relax, and recenter yourself.

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Five)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Four)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day One)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Three)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Two)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, and even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we ca…

50 Quotes on Abundance

Abundance is a very popular word right now. Sometimes it almost seems as though the word “abundance” is a socially acceptable way of saying "lots of money!" Although an increase in…

51 Meditations for Tending the Heart Fire

Find your flow in the new year with these “micro meditations” for renewal, connection, and inner strength.

58: The Film

58: The FilmDirected by Tim and Tony NeevesDocumentary DVD, live58.org/thefilm58: The Film is about an unprecedented global action on the part of Christians, churches, and wor…

6 Ayurvedic Foods to Cool Pitta

Foods like limes keep a cooling balance so we can stay strong, maintain energy, and fully enjoy summer.

6 Ayurvedic Practices to Rejuvenate Your Eyes

These 6 ayurvedic practices using simple kitchen ingredients will rejuvenate tired, strained, overworked eyes.

6 Crystals to Help You Sleep

Find the right crystal for your sleep issue, and you'll soon be lost in dreamland.

6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

Learn the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, what causes it, and how to take action and regain control of your life.

6 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Winter

Here six fruits and vegetables that really shine when the temperatures drop.

6 Gardening Blunders Animal Lovers Should Avoid

In creating cultivated backyards, we are removing habitat for wild animals. Here are some ideas for keeping all beings in mind when creating a garden.

6 Gifts that People With Low Self-Esteem Should Give Themselves

Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, will be released by Tarcher Penguin in the spring and continues this path, addressing self-esteem. It serves as the catalyst for this blog and asks: Why do we feel the way we do about ourselves? - See more posts here.

6 Meditations For Personal Transformation

Here are six meditations for personal transformation.

6 Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep

Mindfulness techniques are being incorporated more and more for sleep health. Here are six expert-recommended mindfulness practices to help you fall—and stay—asleep.

6 Natural Practices for Breast Cancer Prevention

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to a close, there has been much coverage in the media about raising awareness, early detection, and funding research fo…

6 Questions for Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is the host and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning radio program On Being.

6 Questions to Ask Before Judging Someone

A call to action: edit the judgment.

6 Secrets of Happy Relationships

Before the battles begin, we start out believing that being with this person will make us happy. Ironically, that’s the critical mistake…

6 Stories on Aging Gracefully

Age is nothing, but a number. No, literally – without knowing someone’s chronological age, science can’t pinpoint how old someone is. What does aging mean to you? Read these 6 stor…

6 Techniques to Overcome Touch Starvation

Virtual gatherings are flourishing, but quarantining has cut physically isolated individuals off from the comfort of tender touch we crave in uncertain times. These self-soothing practices can help overcome skin hunger and the crave for human touch.

6 Traits for a Sustainable You

The health of the planet may be linked to humanity’s psychological health. Embracing an encouraging worldview of beauty and creativity can enrich our spirits, revitalize our lives, and maybe even save civilization.

6 Ways Even Shy People Can Bond With Neighbors

Here are six ways to reach out.

6 Ways Improving One Nerve Can Change Your Health

While no one will argue the importance of building strong muscle tone, what might be more important to your health is the tone of a surprisingly complex nerve bundle that stretches…

6 Ways Nature Can Help You Now

Nature provides a welcome respite from the chaos of the modern world. Seeking out the solace found in the natural world can offer a path out of feeling hopeless.

6 Ways Optimism Positively Impacts Your Health

Be healthier through one simple choice every day: be optimistic

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Cycle

In the days of the old testament, menstruating women were considered unclean or unfit to participate in everyday society, and separated from men during their cycles. For me, this p…

6 Ways to Cultivate Kindness

“We are born to be at worst brutal, at least single-mindedly hardwired to survive at all costs. Concern for fellow creatures, sympathy, good deeds: These are all extras, luxuries we learn—with luck.”

6 Ways to Deal With Nighttime Anxiety

Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress with these six tips for better sleep.

6 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

Let go of unnecessary mind baggage

6 Ways to Fight Holiday Insomnia

An expert in cognitive behavioral therapies targeting better sleep, Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, author of The Book of Sleep, provides six strategies to help you ward off sleeplessness during the holidays.

6 Ways to Get the Most Out Of a Group Fitness Class

If your resolution involved fitness, you’ll want to know how to make the most of your group classes this year!

6 Ways to Keep Technology from Hijacking Your Holidays

“Technology has changed our behavior drastically, and yet we are still humans—social beings who crave connection and affection, who eat, sleep, laugh, cry, and love.”

6 Ways to Stop Arguing and Start Listening

Explore ways to lay down the swords and work on our listening skills when faced with a potential argument.

6 Ways to Stress Less at Work

Today’s employees are expected to do more with less, which has become a major source of stress at work, said Vicki Hess, RN and author of SHIFT to Professional Paradise: 5 Steps to…

6 Winter Sleep Rituals

“And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,” These lines, from the poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” by Clement Clarke Moor…

60 Affirmations to Support You Through Meaningful Life Changes

Studies show that affirmations contribute to our well-being in tangible ways. Dig in to a year’s worth of positive self-talk from Louise Hay, Caroline Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain, Marianne Williamson, S&H readers, and more.

7 Affirmations for Daily Walking Meditations

Many new studies suggest that mindful walking is good, not only for mental health, but also to relieve stress. Moreover mindfulness, in general, is shown to improve chronic inflamm…

7 Affirmations to Balance your Chakras

Here are 7 affirmations to not only affect your body, but also your reality

7 Antidotes to Feeling Stuck

Common ways that create a sense of being stuck and their antidote.  

7 Chakra Healings to Reduce Financial Stress

Has the pandemic triggered money worries? Track the issue to its corresponding chakra to clear your financial challenges and take simple, prescribed steps toward prosperity.

7 Coloring Books to Calm Your Mind

The popularity of coloring books is no surprise considering the benefits—from stress-relief to mindful awareness. Color your way to peace with these 7 picks from Spirituaity & Health.

7 Days to a Healthier You

Free 7-Day Health Meditation Program with Prudence Hall, MD from The Mentors Channel

7 Different Ways to Journal to Help You Create, Reflect, and Explore

There are many different ways we can approach journaling. Here are seven suggestions to try.

7 Foods to Boost Memory and Clarity

Reduce inflammation and increase your brain’s natural power

7 Gifts of Expansion for the Holiday Season

These practices will alter your relationship with time and shift your perspective towards gently open and fully present.

7 Great New Ways to Rethink Mint

Think beyond garnish for desserts and drinks: this humble herb can punch up everything from fresh juices to pesto.

7 Health-Boosting Reasons to Eat Olives Every Day (Plus 8 Recipes To Help You)

Olives are full of healthy fats that improve heart health and antioxidants that combat inflammation.

7 Lies Your Eating Disorder Is Telling You

Eating disorders almost never stop talking to us, whispering in our ear. Here are the lies they tell us.

7 Mind Games People Play

Seven common mind games that make us feel powerful and avoid taking responsibility for our feelings

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 is critical. Here are seven of the self-care roadblocks we erect and how to break through them to find love and compassion for ourselves.

7 Powerful Questions to Inspire Positive Change

Good questions can be powerful in life-changing ways. They can spark exciting ideas and inventions. They can spark personal discoveries, which lead to fulfilling, meaningful lives.…

7 Questions to Help Connect Us to Our Truth and Integrity

Adapted from The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, & Claim Your Magnificence 

7 Reasons for Clearing your Chakras and Aura

Clearing and releasing enables you to live with greater presence.

7 Reasons to Go Booze-Free For a Week

Seven inspiring reasons to take a break from alcohol—one for each day of the week of abstinence.

7 Reasons to Love Smoothies + a Recipe

Read about the benefits of blending and try this recipe for a delicious green goddess smoothie.

7 Reasons Why You Need Prebiotics

Because the health of our gut is closely tied to many other bodily functions, prebiotics and probiotics together are important for battling inflammation and lowering overall disease risk.

7 Sacred Resins to Burn for Clearing Negative Energy

Beyond sage, here are seven sacred resins you should be burning to clear negative energy in your space.

7 Self-Care Practices to Support You

Self-care is about nourishing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

7 Self-Care Tips During the Holidays

Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.

7 Spices Loaded With Serious Flavor—And Incredible Health Benefits

Put down the salt and start cooking with these spices—your blood pressure, waistline, and tastebuds will thank you.

7 Spiritual Lessons from a Thief

Grow spiritually ... with inspiration from a thief? Read on.

7 Steps to Becoming an Elder

The apprenticeship for the elder begins very young and continues over a lifetime.

7 Steps to Embracing Your Full Story

This may be the least expensive way to solve our health care crisis.

7 Steps to Emotional Perspective and Transformation

Difficult conversations are a powerful time to learn to handle strong emotions. It's not an easy practice, but it is worth the effort.

7 Steps to Happiness

If at first you flunk this test, smile!

7 Stories for Mastering Your Emotions

The emotional body is widely overlooked for overall health and happiness. Explore these 7 stories on how to understand, cope with and use your emotions appropriately.

7 Stories to Find Your Center

At the beginning of this year, we offered a 10 Day "Find Your Center" challenge. The overwhelming response reminded us here at S&H to take a moment and do simple things like br…

7 Stories to Inspire Getting Outdoors

Spring is here!  It’s time to come out of hibernation and step into the great outdoors. Not that we need any convincing, but for years, scientists have been claiming the impor…

7 Stories to Tap into Your Creative Flow

Think back to how you played as a child.  Remember how it felt to create your own stories and scenarios and games?  In the middle of creative flow, there is a feeling of …

7 Strategies for Child-Friendly Celebrations

By Cindy MatchettMy young son and the many children I have spent time with over the years have all taught me a lot about celebrating. From them, I have learned that children love t…

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Silver

Did you know that silver, the very same stuff used to make jewelry, has numerous health benefits?

7 Tales of Digital Minimalism

What we all need is a philosophy of technology use, something that covers from the ground up which digital tools we allow into our life, for what reasons, and under what constraints.

7 Things that Might Surprise You about Vedic Meditation

I am not exactly a novice meditator. I grew up with mediation as a part of my vernacular and have employed it, primarily as a coping mechanism in moments of duress, at various stag…

7 Things You Can Do To Offload Baggage—Now!

Excerpted from Note to Self: A Seven Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

7 Tools to Ease Anxiety at Family Gatherings

These tools will help you keep your cool through the chaos of the holidays.

7 Traits Of Positive Audacity

Audacity, by its nature, breeds polarized responses. Here’s how you can judge whether your next audacious act will be a catalyst for good.

7 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for a Wellness and Self-Care Lifestyle

In a sea of chocolates and roses, it can be hard to choose a Valentine’s Day gift that speaks to the unique passions of your chosen recipient.

7 Useful Apps for Non-GMO, Allergen- and Preservative-free Shopping

With all the confusing ingredient labels on food products today, it can feel overwhelming. Trips to the grocery store are taking up way too much time these days with reading throug…

7 Ways Solo Travel Helps You Uncover Joy

Shannon Kaiser thought she was traveling the world to check off items on her bucket list, but what she found was a sense of belonging.

7 Ways to Avoid Laundry Triggers

Feel negative and frustrated every time you do the laundry? You are not alone.

7 Ways to Change Negative Beliefs About Yourself

These simple daily practices can alter the neural pathways in your brain and help you turn your thinking around

7 Ways to Deal With Micro-Stress

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

7 Ways to Deal with Toxic Family Members Over the Holidays

If you know there’ll be at least one toxic relative to face this holiday season, here's how to protect yourself and navigate your way forward as sanely and serenely as possible.

7 Ways to Exercise Your Brain—And Why You Really Need To!

Cognitive brain function peaks in our early fifties, but staying mentally active can prevent brain loss in the years to follow.

7 Ways to Find the Rhythm of Your Heart

From the ancient practice of sacred chant to the latest technologies in brainwave entrainment, soundvibration modalities promise harmony, happiness, and even health.

7 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

Get your body moving with seven of our favorite articles from Spirituality and Health.

7 Ways to Improve the Air Quality and Energy of Your Home

Want better air? Here are useful tips for improving your indoor air quality.

7 Ways to Inspire Healing and Hope After a Disaster

“We are all individual in our response to trauma, and we are all unique in our recovery process.”

7 Ways to Make Happiness Last

As a surgeon I have used the word “cancer” — the C-word — thousands of times in my life. I have spent my entire professional life researching it, trying to find ways to resect it, …

7 Ways to Make Yoga Class a Self-Discovery Goldmine

Set an intention for your next yoga class to discover something new about yourself.

7 Ways to Sharpen Your Intuition

"Intuition can become mute, stifled, or drowned out when we find ourselves out of balance. Here are some ways to help you get grounded so that you can reconnect with that inner voice."

7 Ways to Simplify Your Digital Life

Tame the digital overwhelm with a few easy tactics.

7 Ways to Take Care and Take Action

What do we do when facing what appear to be insurmountable challenges of our time?

7 Ways to Tame Anger With Ayurveda

Anger is really an umbrella term for a multi-layered and complicated emotion. Sadness and shame can be at the root of anger. And if unattended or suppressed, anger can morph into a…

70 Affirmations for Love

So the honeymoon is over? Use these 70 affirmations to love your partner then, now, and forever—no matter what may come.

79 Quotes On Inner and Outer Peace

Great quotes to inspire you to become more compassionate, loving, accepting and peaceful.

8 Affirmations for New Beginnings

Here are some affirmations for new beginnings, no matter when in the calendar you start to observe your new year.

8 Best Plants for Improving Memory & Concentration

These are nontoxic and can be taken with confidence.

8 Creative Techniques to Cope with Painful Emotions

Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the parts of our brain that are conne…

8 Health-Boosting Drink Ingredients for Spring Lockdown

So you need a drink? Here are eight healthful ingredients you likely already have in your home or garden that give maximum boost with minimum thinking time—no recipe required.

8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence.

8 Meaningful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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

8 Natural Flu Fighters

Keep the sniffles at bay with these surprising immune boosters.

8 Reasons Why We Hate Shopping

How shopping can trigger low self-esteem issues.

8 Secrets for Lasting Love

From knowing your worth to being vulnerable, here are eight secrets to lasting love.

8 Songs for Social Change: The Music of Revolution

I came to activism out of a desire to make a difference, but I stayed for the music. I marvel at music’s capacity to open us up, lift us up, and touch us so deeply. And I marvel ev…

8 Stories for Creating a Sacred Space

Create your very own sacred space with feng shui and more with these 8 inspirational stories.

8 Surprising Foods for a Healthier Sex Life

Hungry for more? Foods to boost your sexual vitality (Maca Brazil Truffles, anyone?). 

8 Things Not to Do After—or During—A Break Up

1. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you want something what you don’t really want.I remember when I was younger and mourning the loss of my boyfriend—the one whom I had broke…

8 Things to Do Before Starting a Relationship

“Self-love is the knowing that you were created to be completely loved and completely lovable just as you are. When you embrace this truth, the world mirrors that knowing. When you…

8 Tips From an Introvert on How to Stay Home

"With stay-home orders issued worldwide and offenders arrested for attending funerals and weddings, it's time that society learned a thing or two from introverts."

8 Tricks for Controlling Holiday Binge Eating and Drinking

Avoid overeating and drinking too much this holiday season by mindfully focusing on giving yourself pleasure rather than trying to numb the pain.

8 Ways Humor Hurts Relationships

When it comes to humor in relationships, the purer our intentions, the kinder our hearts, and the more conscious our words, the better results we will get.

8 Ways to Be a More Mindful Listener

“Mom, you’re not listening!” I’m accused of this all the time. Perhaps you hear similar things in your own daily interactions? I jump in too fast to finish a child’s sentence. Many…

8 Ways to Build Your Problem-Solving Intuition

Here are eight ways to build your natural ability to use intuition.

8 Ways To Decipher Between Your Altered Ego State And Your Soul

The altered ego is not to be shunned or rejected. It is to be understood, loved and brought into a higher frequency alignment with the soul.

​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 “you.”

8 Ways to Help Your Kids Not Hate Themselves

Help kids build and maintain confidence, empathy, joy, and self-compassion.

8 Ways to Pare Down Your Health Regimen

In a world that pushes toward the complex, there are still simple ways to stay healthy.

8 Ways to Practice Memory Mindfulness for Loving Relationships

Extending your mindfulness practice to your memories will serve your loving, harmonious relationship.

8 Ways to Start Your Day with Intention

Beep. Beep. Beep. Grab coffee. Dash out door. Adrenaline blaring, mind already awhirl, we launch ourselves out like cannonballs—scattershot, hurling, into the world. Now, is that a…

8 Ways to Unblock Your Third Eye Chakra for Wellbeing

A properly functioning pineal gland (aka third eye chakra) is synonymous with good health and wellbeing. Here are 8 ways to decalcify, unblock, and activate it.

8 Writing Prompts Inspired by Your Favorite Books

These questions culled from books can inspire spiritual growth, self-awareness, and courage to take life by the horns.

9 Adaptogens To Restore Your Body

Try these natural and effective remedies and increase your resistance to stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

9 Affirmations for Staying Grounded during the Fall Season

A combination of Ayurvedic balancing tips, plus these 9 affirmations, will help you stay centered as the seasons change.

9 Card Decks for Healing, Divination, and Affirmation

There are days when you need inspiration, times when you are yearning for affirmation, and moments when what you seek is divination. The decks below offer all three. AFFIRMATI…

9 Facts That Will Change How You Think About Protein

Protein is all the rage right now—there are hundreds of versions of a clean, lean, low-carb diet—it seems to be the one thing that every nutritional expert can support. According t…

9 Fall Health Remedies from Ayurveda

Which foods are best for your dosha at this time of year? Read on to find out.

9 Fresh Juice Recipes for Renewal and Relief

With these easy recipes, you’ll be on the road to better health. Drink juices as soon as possible after they’re prepared. (For more on the health benefits of fresh-made juice, see …

9 Inspiring Quotes about the Sacredness of Seeds

Photography and quotes from the book Sacred Seed: A Collection of Essays, a compilation of original essays inspired by physicist and environmental leader Dr. Vandana Shiva. Reprinted with permission. 

9 Keys to Lasting Happiness

According to the ancient philosophy of the Vedanta, there are two types of happiness. The first comes from things turning out the way we’d like them to, i.e. getting what we want. …

9 Stories for Healing the Body

Explore 9 creative and profound ways to heal the body.

9 Surprising Benefits of Talking to Yourself

It doesn’t mean you’re crazy. In fact, it can help you clarify your thoughts, shake off stress, and boost your mood.

9 Things You Might Assume Are Your Fault, But Aren't

When blaming yourself for your own suffering becomes a core belief.

9 Tips for Enhancing Your Emotional Wellbeing in 2020

Boosting your emotional wellbeing doesn’t always have to feature grand gestures and sweeping changes. Here are nine small adjustments you can make in your day-to-day life.

9 Tips to Detox Your Closet

“A closet detox is not simply decluttering—it’s emotional detox.”

9 Ways Tech Can Build Intimacy

When it comes to love, technology gets a bad rap. It isolates us, causes friction, drives a wedge between us. Technology is a swamp of temptation and bad behavior, right? Well, tha…

9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now

There are many tools and techniques you can use to manage and eliminate anxiety and worry effectively. Here, experts share healthy ways to cope with and reduce anxiety right here, right now in this moment.

9 Ways to Turn Your Resolution into Your Reality

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

9 Wellness Resources for Black Women When Life Gets You Down

Black Girl Magic can’t protect us from everything. Here are nine online resources to help black women keep our cool when racism rears its ugly head.

91-Year-Old Meditation Master Ruth Denison

In the California desert, a vipassana pioneer prepares for the next stage of her remarkable life.

A "Peak" Experience: Celebrate International Mountain Day

By Jack Cuffari December 11 is “International Mountain Day.” This commemorative day was enacted by the United Nations in 2003, in an effort to create awareness about the importanc…

A “D”-fense against the Flu

Eating more vitamin D may boost your immunity in winter.

A 3-Minute Practice to Make Inspiration Soar

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."  - Theodore RooseveltI just completed leading a yoga retreat in Hawaii, and as we concluded, students asked how to keep t…

A 500-Mile Journey of Selfless Love

I'll Push You is a film that reminds viewers of the true meaning of friendship, generosity, and vulnerability.

A Bachelor’s Guide to Organic Bathing Basics

Here’s the problem: You’re a bachelor and have invited a very special woman to spend the weekend. She loves bathing, and you want to create an organic sanctuary for her — but you h…

A Bad Night’s Sleep Is As Dangerous As a Poor Diet

So you stayed up too late binge-watching “Scandal,” or burning the midnight oil on an important work project—what’s one night of lost sleep, anyway. Actually, scrimping on as littl…

A Beat You Can Breathe To: Yoga and Music

Have you ever noticed the music yoga teachers play in class?We know intuitively that music affects our emotions. It hits us deeply, unconsciously,  elevating us, calling forth…

A Beautiful Distortion

One year, my wife and I attended several plays in the Fringe Festival in Dublin, Ireland, where we were living. I remember especially a favorite of mine, Play, by Samuel Becke…

A Better Way to Break-Up

The pain of divorce can bring us to our knees. What if there’s a way not just to regain our footing but to step onto a new emotional path?

A Blip in the Cosmos

Got questions? Rabbi Rami has answers.

A Body at Rest: Restorative Yoga Triggers Your Relaxation Response

I was having coffee with an old friend when I found myself interrupted—repeatedly—by a series of “helpful” reminders and messages from my smartphone. With each blrrpt, …

A Boy, His Dog, and Their Heart-to-Heart Connection

Energy from one heart can make a real connection with another…and spread love in surprising ways.

A Brain Surgeon's Guide to Horse Sense

Tapping into the wisdom of “prey” species.

A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency

Edited by John Stanley, David R. Loy, and Gyurme DorjeWisdom Publications, 2009, $16.95Eastern and Western Buddhist leaders acknowledge that our planet is in grave danger and are a…

A Call for Revolution: Rebels for Peace

An excerpt from A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

A Celebration of Love

Product of the Week: Jamu Javanese Lulur Scrub When you marry ancient spiritual traditions from Asia with years of experience formulating herbal remedies in the area, you’re likel…

A Celebration of Unprotected Love

Last month we received this invitation from columnist Peggy La Cerra:Dear friends,Last Thursday, my beloved fur girl, Spooky, went into the wilds and never returned. She and her br…

A Celtic Quest: Wellness Tour of Ireland

Experience Ireland on a wellness tour with singer-songwriter Tara O’Grady, author of Migrating Toward Happiness, the inspirational memoir that reveals how to awaken your soul’s blissful state of being.

A Centering Prayer

"After experiencing silence and surrender in yoga, I returned to ancient Christian prayer techniques and postures with renewed interest and a willingness to be playful. In the process, I discovered prayer practices that have opened places in my heart to which I didn’t previously have access."

A Certain Sadness: My Relationship with Depression

I know the holidays bring up a lot for some people.How about you? Are you depressed?(I feel like I am about to write copy for an anti-depressant commercial. Are you depressed?…

A Challenge to Forgive

Are you hurt and suffering? As Desmond and Mpho Tutu write in their new book The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, "Until we can forgive, we…

A Changing Spirituality & Health

A (slightly) new direction for S&H involves a lot of familiar names and faces.

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.

A Christmas Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to the Taos Pueblo for a traditional ceremony gives author Rivvy Neshama a new understanding of Christmas.One year, after family plans fell through, John and I were de…

A Conscious Holiday

Tap into the joy of the season by tuning in to Conscious Living's® holiday special.From non-toxic holiday makeup tips to a healthier version of classic Southern candied yams and ra…

A Conversation about Busy Lives

A client says to me, “My husband and I argue about money constantly. It has gotten to where, when he comes in the room, I just freeze up and think, What is he going to say today? I…

A Creative Contemplative Offering for Solstice

The Solstice is a time of celebration in anticipation of Light’s return and the rebirth of the Sun. 

A Creative Mind for Healing

Practices to maintain a mindset of courage and a positive outcome in the midst of illness.

A Dance for Life

Tango is often thought of as a sultry dance for the young and flexible. New research shows that this passionate form of movement offers mighty benefits for all ages—backbending not…

A Diet for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the days get shorter, some people also transition into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that may affect as many as seven out of ten Americans. Believ…

A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

I hold the medical power of attorney for my terminally ill sister. She signed a do-not-resuscitate order, but just before going into a coma she whispered, “Don’t let me die.” Do I …

A Dose of Reality

In a media-filled world, stay present for your relationship.

A Dream—and a Once-in-a-Lifetime Joke

The idea came to me of doing the entire exhibition in one stroke.

A Drop in the Ocean

An excerpt from Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World

A Faith Beyond Belief

Around the world, people tell stories of Nasrudin, a sometimes bumbling and often clever spiritual teacher of the ancient Middle East who was better at navigating the depths than t…

A Fast Path to Less Stress

Unwind your system, find rest more easily, and ultimately enjoy and engage in the important parts of your life more fully.

A Fierce Green Fire

Directed by Mark KitchellMark Kitchell’s documentary about the history of the environmental movement is both absorbing and surprisingly thorough, starting with the origins of the S…

A Fight-Like Dance

Admittedly, Capoeira isn’t for everyone. The Afro--Brazilian martial art features leg sweeps, handstands, and acrobatic exchanges between two sparring practitioners who are encircl…

A Food Cure for Inflammation

Herbalist Kathy Abascal is on a mission to change the way we eat, with her TQI (“to quiet inflammation”) diet plan.

A Fresh Twist on Hydration

Staying hydrated, while seemingly simple, is something that lots of people struggle with. From forgetting to drink it, to a downright dislike of the taste of water, many of us live…

A Full Moon Ritual for Release

The full moon offers a potent time to create rituals.

A Garden for Enlightenment

The art of “synchronizing yourself to the natural flow of the energy that surrounds you”

A Gay Marriage in a Catholic Church

We needed a miracle, and received one...

A Gift of Love: The Power of Touch

Excerpted from from A Gift of Love by Tony Cointreau.

A Goddess Guide for the New Year

Traditionally, the dark times—winter solstice or new moons—are times to reflect, to slow down and listen to the quiet voices at the heart of us that tell us what we truly desire, w…

A Goddess of Post Traumatic Growth: Nilapataka Nitya

This goddess encourages us to courageously churn the oceans of our inner selves, to explore the painful feelings and old traumas in our psyches and let them teach us something.

A Goddess Water Ritual for New Year's Eve

by Elizabeth Phaire For those of us who follow the Gregorian calendar, the year is now coming to a close, and we look forward to the fresh start of a new year. In thinking about w…

A Good Death

Two new memoirs examine the way we die—and reflect on how we can do it better.

A Good Death with Samuel Harrington, MD

Samuel Harrington, MD shares how you can improve your end of life.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Is anything better than waking up refreshed? Are you unable to answer that question because you don’t remember what waking up refreshed feels like? We can relate. Read on if you or anyone you love needs tips on how to get a good night's sleep.

A Grandfather Glimpses Life—and Death—Through Young Eyes

Five-year-old Eleanor and I are on the upper deck of a small beach cottage on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, cradled in the hammock. We have just finished reading a book about a …

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 Great Longing

An excerpt from Kale & Caramel by Lily Diamond

A GREAT Place to Live

Magnets attract you to a place and anchors keep you there. What are your magnets and anchors?

A Green Economy to Empower All

Insisting that a green economy can empower everyone, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins advocates for sustainable jobs that support the clean energy movement.

A Guide to Joy with Sadhguru

Rabbi Rami talks to Sadhguru about about how he got into yoga for all the wrong reasons, that meditation is not something you do but what you are, and his book Inner Engineering: A…

A Guide to Teas for Every Season

Certain types of tea match up to the changing hour, mood, or occasion.

A Healing Crisis After an Energy Treatment

Although it is not common to experience a healing crisis after a Energy Healing Treatment, here are 9 tips for moving through the process.

A Heart Exposed

A Heart Exposed: Talking to God with Nothing to Hide (A Book of Prayers)by Steven JamesOne of the most beautiful gifts of Steven James’s book, A Heart Exposed, is that the prayer-p…

A Hidden Path to Stress Relief

Most of us have been unconsciously clutching the pelvic floor so consistently, and for so long, that we’re not even aware we’re stuck in an unnaturally frozen and weakened state.

A Holistic Approach to Vaccination for Dogs

When I was a veterinary student, I was taught that vaccinations are a cornerstone of healthy pets. As I went on to practice, however, I saw severe acute vaccine reactions, as well …

A Journey in Listening

In honor of Mother’s Day and my own mother, who passed away of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, eight years ago, I thought I would share the poem I wrote the morning she died. A …

A Kid Shucking Corn: Meditations on Being Present

My mother is a true-blue Midwestern farm girl, born and raised on an 80-acre homestead north of Detroit. We visited the farm often when I was a child, and even though most of the l…

A Lifeboat for the Caregiver

Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be a grueling task, but meditation and support can lighten the load.

A Lifetime of Spiritual Evolution

Honoring our legendary founding editor, T George Harris

A Light Store in the Bowery

“Some love is like a light store / you slip inside only to escape”

A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way!

I was petting one of my cats the other day and enjoying how much he was appreciating the attention. He was purring loudly, rubbing up against me, and making it very clear that he l…

A Little Light Overcomes Much Darkness: Seeking Good Points

Adapted from Changing the World from the Inside Out

A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way

You don’t need to be an expert in mindfulness meditation to experience its amazing stress-relieving benefits. In fact, in a new study, participants who meditated for just 25 minute…

A Little Mind Wandering During Meditation Helps Process Emotions

Do you have trouble staying completely focused during meditation? Do your thoughts tend to wander? New research, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, says this…

A Look at What Really Matters

Clarify your values and align them with how you live your life.

A Love Commitment for Valentine’s Day (With or Without a Partner)

One of the most powerful ways we can support our lovers is by taking care of ourselves.

A Love Spell and Ritual for Valentine’s Day

“On Valentine’s Day, I want to focus on true love: the energy of power, desire, courage, intuition, and deep emotion. This spell invites that energy into our hearts while mindfully clearing whatever may stand in the way of that love.”

A Match Made In Heaven?

Writer Jane Ganahl asks: Where is the search for our “soul mate” taking us?

A Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Country Road

A guided visualization to help guide you to a deeper sleep.

A Mind Shaped by Gardening

Adapted excerpt from The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith. (Copyright © 2020 by Sue Stuart-Smith. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc.)

A Mind-Altering Message

One of the key words in the New Testament is metanoia, usually translated as "repentance" and giving rise to neurotic concerns about sin and self-reproach. But the Greek word meta …

A Morning Practice to Find Your Purpose

This sweet morning practice will help you align with your purpose.

A Mother Meditation

When we meditate on the breath, we come back to it over and over again. Coming back to the breath cuts through habitual patterns and thoughts. Another way to meditate is on a phras…

A Mountain Pose That Claimed My Career

Warning: Yoga may cause you to reassess your life's purpose and—gasp!—go for it.


A Mystery School’s Place in a Modern World

Ancient teachings long held in every wisdom tradition are being unlocked now, as both practical and magical. Unlock yourself!

A Natural Longing, A Holy Longing

I was only fourteen years old when I left home to become a Catholic nun. I thought the “religious life” is what I needed to satisfy a holy longing within me – a longing to be conne…

A Natural Stress Reliever for Women

You won’t believe what it is…

A Nature Meditation for Finding Stillness

Navigate these uncertain and unsettling times with this open-eyed, open-senses meditation to ground, center, and enliven you reconnecting with the natural world.

A Neuropsychiatrist Asks: Is It Time to Stop Talking About “Mental Illness”?

“Reimagining ‘mental health’ as ‘brain health’ changes everything.”

A Neuroscientist Explains how to Manifest with Metaphors

In literature, writers use metaphors to transfer information inherent in one context to another to infuse the target with an extra layer of meaning. For example, “Because you are m…

A New Definition of Love in Divisive Times

The other day, I had one of those moments which must be unique to this particular historical moment: I put an opinion on the internet and got some incredibly mean comments in respo…

A New Life Awaits

Greet uncertainty as a familiar friend that brings you surprising opportunities.

A New Moon Ceremony for Abundance

The new moon in Capricorn is a potent time for setting intentions. Create space for this abundance ritual on the last new moon of this decade.

A New Option for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is trendy. But does it work?

A New Perspective on Death

I was 22 years old when I sat with my grandmother as she was dying. There were four generations of our family in the room, from my two year old nephew to my mom and her brothers, t…

A New Primer for Psychic Research

“Something unknown is doing we don’t know what” — this is how physicist Arthur Eddington described the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal, the vexing fact that science can never pin …

A New Spin on World Peace: In a divided Israel, teens connect through Ultimate Frisbee

 Imagine living in a completely segregated society where decades of discord have created gulfs between ethnicities, religions, and cultures.“Even within Israel, Jews and Arabs…

A New Way of Understanding Marriage

An excerpt from The Zimzum of Love by Rob and Kristen Bell

A New Way to Worship

I am all about being a human awake to God manifesting as all life.

A New, Improved Bible

To fundamentalist Christians and many traditional Catholics, the very idea of preaching from a book titled A New New Testament is outright heresy. But that is starting to happen on…

A Nun on the Run

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A Ritual for New Beginnings

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A Ritual For Welcoming Moon Season

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A Ritual to Honor Water

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A Roadmap for Creative Growth

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A Room of One’s Own

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A Root Cause of Pessimism, Revealed

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A Shower That Heals

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A Simple Act to Create a Buffer from Stress

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A Simple Path to Peace Meditation

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A Sound Bath: Ways to Use Sound and Music to Promote Wellbeing

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A Spiritual Journey of Place, Identity, and Belonging

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A Splintered Mommy Path

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A Surprising Perk of Anxiety

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A Teacher Creates His Toughest Test

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A Zen Master's Guide to the Bible

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Affirmations for Negative Self Talk

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Affirmations: Why They Work & How to Use Them

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After the War: Healing Native American Veterans

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After Two Years of Marriage, I Lost My Husband to a Disease

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Against Intuition

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Aging With Consciousness

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Aging with Divine Feminine Beauty

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Aging: One Size Does Not Fit All

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Ahimsa: How to Practice Nonviolence in Nature

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Integrate the wisdom of the yoga sutras in your evolution to full padmasana, the lotus pose.

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All in Your Head

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All Love is Unconditional

We try to accept substitutes for love and end up still feeling empty. Why? Because… there are no substitutes for love.

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All the Feels: How Feeling Your Feelings Can Teach You to Heal

“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”

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Aloe Vera Juice is an Unexpected Beauty Booster

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Aloe Vera: A New, Ancient Tonic

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Altar Your Reality With the Five Elements of Feng Shui

Energize your altar space with the five elements

Alternative Pharmacy: Supplements to Open the Heart

Try these herbs and supplements for the physical body and homeopathics and flower essences for the emotional and spiritual body.

Altruism on Your Death Bed

A living will relinquishing your ventilator to a younger, healthier sick person can help spare our healthcare heroes from extra grief and pain.

Altruism with Matthieu Ricard

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Am I Not Kosher Enough for My Daughter?

Rabbi Rami responds to questions about white supremacy, a loving god, and Christian tracts, among others.

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Whether or not you are going to a blow-out party on New Year’s Eve this year, here is a little ritual you can do for yourself or with others to ring in the new year with a little bit more gentleness and intention.

An Alternative Spiritual Guide to Disaster

“There’s always some new world on the other side of that destruction, even if we can’t imagine it yet.”

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An Easy Fix for Frustration

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An Energetic Digestive Cleanse

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Awakening to the realities of midlife and living without regret.

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An Old and Surprisingly Helpful Definition of Sin

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An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker

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In many ways, Jones fits the profile of a typical Buddhist convert—a white woman in her mid-fifties from California—but she’s also a prison inmate, a perpetrator of a horrible crime, and in her own words “a good old-fashioned drunk.”

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You can not save people, you can only love them. - Anaïs Nin

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We dont see things as they are we see things as we are

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Anatomy of a Quantum Change

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Ancestral Lineage: You Are the Sum of Your Ancestors

“Our ancestors, even if neglected for 10,000 years, are still an ongoing part of our current manifestation. They bore us. We carry them.”

Ancient Art of Incense

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Ancient Future

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Ancient Future

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Ancient Goddess Archetype: Are You a Modern-Day Artemis?

The Greeks built temples and altars to gods and goddesses that today we might sense deep within our world or even within ourselves. One that particularly appeals to me is Artemis, …

Ancient Superfood Spotlight: Tigernuts

This tiny root veggie is believed to make up 80% of our paleo ancestors’ diet and was even found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians. It’s slowly making it’s way back into the superfood spotlight.

And He Never Looked Back

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And the Livin' is Easy

What summer means to members of the the S&H family.

And This Is How Our World Will Change

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Andrea Perkins

Andrea Perkins lives in Maui where she works for The Merwin Conservancy, a nonprofit centered around ecology and the imagination. Previously, she reported for Egypt …

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Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman

Rabbi Rami talks to Dr. Andrew Newberg and  Mark Waldman about the research that went into their new book How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain. A review of the book appears in…

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Angela Watrous is the author of five books on relationships and spirituality. She supports her Restorative Empathy clients in her Oakland, CA, office and worldwide over Skype. Learn more at www.RestorativeEmpathy.com, join her on Facebook and Twitter, and send her your questions for possible response in this column.

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Anger, Integrity and Thou

Dear Eve,I damaged my relationship pretty badly and consequently, my boyfriend is now really distant. I want to bring him back, but don’t know how to get him to trust me again.What…

Angry Meditators

We had 17 people for for our weekly local meditation group this week, including some faces we haven’t seen for a while! We read the last section of the chapter “Lovingkindness” i…

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Ani DiFranco on Strength and Differences

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.

Animal Divina

Critter lover and Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen shares five cherished texts about animals.

Animal Dreamzzz

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Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

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Animal Healing

Hands On Holistic Techniques 

Anita Sanchez

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Ann Licater

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Anne Frank on the beauty that always is

I dont think of all the misery but the beauty that still remains

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Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

Anne Lamott: Life as a Black-Belt Codependent

The best-selling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions reflects on her latest book, Help, Thanks, Wow, and the challenge of accepting love in a culture of arm’s-length perfection.

Anne Sexton on listening to your inner voice

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard

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Anne-Sophie Swetchine on love

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others

Annie Dillard on living intentionally

How we spend our day is of course how we spend our lives

Annie Dillard on our place in the universe

Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery.

Annie Dillard on the Wilderness

No one escapes the wilderness on the way to the promised land. - Annie Dillard

Anodea Judith's Chakra Yoga

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Anoint Yourself

Try ayurvedic self-oil massage to saturate your mind and body with love.

Another Reason to Eat at Home

Dining out increases overall exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Another Reason to Snuggle

Is cuddling going to regulate your gut bacteria? New research suggests yes.

Another Reason to Stamp Out Bullying

Bullied children go on to have greater risk of substance abuse a few years later.

Antasha Durbin

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Anthony Hopkins on loving life

I love life because what more is there? — Anthony Hopkins

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Anti-Inflammation Meal: Vibrant Malay Salad

Try this salad to boost your intake of anti-inflammatory foods.

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Apple Cider Vinegar: The Benefits and How to Use It

What if there was a healthy, organic, and cheap miracle tonic that could facilitate digestion and detoxification, aid in weight loss, cure acne, and bring on shiny hair?

Appointment with the Wolf

Rediscovering an ancient hour alone, at night, with GodFor a full decade, starting in 1998, I woke for an hour or two every night around two o’clock in the morning. By 4 a.m. I cou…

Appreciating Our Body, Imperfections and All

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Apps That Help You Break Your Bad Habits

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April: Intuition

Grounding, alignment, and practices for tapping into your inner knowing.

Aquaponics: A Bountiful Yield at Hawaii's Kalani Yoga Retreat

With gardening season upon us, millions of Americans are learning about the joys and health benefits of growing their own food. On this episode of Conscious Living TV, we venture t…

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Are Children Like Werewolves?

The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.

Are Dietary Supplements Really Necessary?

Most of us eat too much, and many of us eat healthy, so… Why take extra anything?

Are Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Safe?

Nano-Nano: Will someone please tell us if sunscreen is safe?

Are People with More Money Less Generous?

Why does it sometimes seem that people with the most money can be the least generous and most fearful about losing money?Paul Sutherland: I think our reptilian brains are wired to …

Are Rainbows "Real"?

I left off last week’s post quoting Joseph Goldstein, where he says that some people think the recognition of suffering makes for pessimism. Then he says: “Actually, it is quite th…

Are Smoothies Healthy? 4 Ways to Make Them Work

Plus, a peaches 'n cream smoothie recipe.

Are Theocratic Authoritarians Dangerous?

“I’m not naïve enough to say that public officials should leave their religious convictions at home. Of course, their policy positions are influenced by their beliefs. How could they not be? The question is, What kind of religious beliefs? How compatible are they with established law and the principles embedded in the U.S. Constitution? How do they affect citizens with other beliefs?”

Are We Born Believers?

Upbringing, culture probably lie behind most people’s religious beliefs.

Are We More Positive As We Age?

Older adults spot happiness with ease

Are We Really as Useless as We Feel?

“When we feel useless, we wish we could be instead brilliant and brawny, angelic and fierce, valiantly taking action. But inaction—or what looks like it—is often useful, too.”

Are You a Good Choice as a Partner?

My husband and I met while I was on Maui on vacation and spent the next five months on the phone, back in the pre-Internet days. While “dating” long distance between Maui and Calif…

Are You a Good Listener for the Wrong Reasons?

"Thank you so much for letting me tell you all this," she said, reaching over and patting my sleeve. "I feel like I've been talking for hours, but this really helped me. You're too…

Are You a Stressaholic? Here's a Five-Minute Fix

Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to p…

Are You A Workaholic?

5 signs you might be

Are You a Workaholic? Better Read This

Workaholics are more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders.

Are You Afraid of God?

Are you afraid of God? Millions of Americans seem to be. Their fear is tied to their belief in eternal damnation in Hell. The Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, knows nothi…

Are You Afraid to Accept Praise?

"How old are you?" she asked.I told her."What? No way," she chirped. "You look ten years younger than that."Okay, I thought. What's she trying to pull?Having low self-esteem makes …

Are You an Empath?

Rev. Stephanie Red Feather talks about her new book, The Evolutionary Empath.

Are You an Expert Texter?

“Texting lies somewhere between pictographs and contactless telepathy. But do its benefits drive us farther apart?”

Are You Attached to Pain?

The surprising reason why some chronic pain patients act like they don't want to get better—and how to help them.

Are You Being Toxic to Yourself?

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Are You Brushing Enough?

We take it for granted that we need to brush every day.  But are we brushing enough?  We brush our hair and our teeth, but most of us don't brush our skin. The skin is ou…

Are You Closer to Muhammad than to Jesus?

Last summer, the University of Birmingham announced a startling discovery: two manuscript pages carefully stitched into an ancient copy of the Qur’an in the university library prov…

Are You Comfortably Stuck in the Status Quo? Eckhart Tolle Says "Wake Up!"

Are you a “frequency holder"? Eckhart Tolle shares his wisdom on embracing life’s challenges.Some people are quite happy with having a job that provides them with enough money…

Are You Consciously Nourishing Your Heart and Soul?

Feed your soul with intention and awareness.

Are You Dream Deprived?

Skimping on sleep means we’re also missing out on the crucial dream stages of sleep.

Are You Hiding Your Supplements?

Doctors need to know the full picture

Are You Plant Blind?

Just by occasionally focusing on the natural world, you can bring more joy, peace, and wisdom into your life.

Are You Playing Dead?

Reviewing 2013, I thought: This was the year in which I wrote a book and visited Italy. But this was also the year in which I didn't get my blood pressure checked, take up square-d…

Are You Spending Too Much Time Together?

Dear Eve,I just started to see someone new. Even though we’ve only been dating about a month, we see each other almost every day and talk on the phone all the time. I really want t…

Are You Sufficiently Bored?

It turns out that boredom is the soil where creativity thrives.

Are You the 100th Monkey?

Oh, mankind, you are such a remarkable species. So, bear with me. I have to get this out. I’m gonna chat about the pink elephant in our collective living room. You know, the one th…

Are You the Author of Your Life’s Story?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a problem with authority. When I’m stopped by a policeman for some minor infraction, I stammer and sweat. Immediately my thoughts go back to…

Are You There, God? It’s Me: Coronavirus

Finding God—and yourself—in a pandemic. Is there divine meaning?

Are you with the right lover? Is he or she the one?

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Are You Your Own Prisoner?

Dusk fell over the Greek island with a soft strumming sound: the salty, minty sea breeze sighing over sand and stone and shattered shrines. Down village lanes gone bruise-blue with…

Are Your Actions Rooted in Fear?

“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” —Esther Hicks Many of our actions and reactions are played out unconsciously, meaning that we make a…

Are Your Pots And Pans Poisoning You?

Like penicillin, Coca-Cola’s secret recipe, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the discovery of Teflon’s nonstick powers was a total and complete accident.Back in 1938, a chemist was t…

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Ariana Hendrix is a native of northern Michigan, currently residing in San Francisco where she is pursuing an M.A. in English Literature at San Francisco State University. She finds enlightenment in the beauty and complexity of the natural (and cultural) world, and practices activism through sustainability, political involvement, and the promotion of art as a medium for social change.

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Arjuna Ardagh: Coaching Toward Awakenıng

Rabbi Rami: Your new book, Better Than Sex: The Ecstatic Art of Awakening Coaching, lays out a powerful and practical model for living. Let’s start with the basics. What do you mea…

Army Crew Yoga

Training peaceful minds at West Point

Arna Bontemps on ancestry and dreams

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky

Aromatherapy for Cold and Flu Season

SPONSORED CONTENTAromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essences (also known as essential oils) that have been extracted from different parts of a plant. They are actually not oily…

Art and Poetry as Meditation

Our local group didn’t meet on Christmas Day, so instead of talking about our discussion, I get to free-range-think!  I’m thinking about the relationship between all art forms…

Art Heals the Mind, Body, and Heart

There’s so much to love about art. “Art is life, and life is art,” some say. It encompasses everything from drawing to painting, dancing to writing, music to theater – and more. It…

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Art of Living Retreat Center

Vibrant programs, beautiful mountain views, and nurturing silence make this retreat like a second home.

Arthur Freed on character

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Artificial Lighting During Sleep Linked to Breast Cancer

We’ve all heard how even the slightest bit of light during sleep can affect our mood and sleep patterns. But new compelling research shows it may also have a link to melatonin levels affecting breast cancer.

Artificial Limbs That Feel

New research could deliver sensation to prosthetics, as if they are living parts of the body.

Artificial Sweeteners 101: Why You Should Avoid Them

As we look at labels, it's important to understand what we are actually putting into our bodies, and why artificial sweeteners are harmful.

Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking: Bonus Recipes

Dig into these web-exclusive recipes from Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking:Grilled Pizza1 recipe Pizza Dough (recipe follows)Olive oilCornmeal1 cup crushed San Marzano tomatoes (about…

Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking

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Artists - September/October 2018

Summary of artists featured in the September/October 2018 issue.

Artists: January/February 2019

Amanda BlakeTheir dreams and memories formed the waves that would guide them (page 21), The fires in her heart kept her warm (25)oil on canvasthisisalliknow.com Apak Studio B…

Artists: July/August 2018

Summary of artists featured in the July/August 2018 issue.

Artists: March/April 2018

Summary of artists in the March/April 2018 issue.

Artists: March/April 2019

Lauren BriéreGiraffe Robot (page 25), Butterfly Bot (26)oil on woodrobotsinrowboats.com, RobotsInRowboats.etsy.com Hollie ChastainAwaits (page 38)collageholliechastain.com Brian…

Artists: November/December 2018

Summary of artists featured in the November/December 2018 issue.

Arugula Pesto Summer Salad

Green Is the color of cool.

Arundhati Roy on Our Changing World

Another World is Not Only Possible She is on Her Way On a Quiet Day I Can Hear Her Breathing

Arundhati Roy on the next level

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Arya Krishna, BAMS

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As God is My Witness and Buddha is my Publicist

My spiritual practice teaches me that we are all one. But my public relations work calls me to pitch stories of Hero vs. Villain, Us vs. Them, David vs. Goliath. All the experts ou…

Ashitaba: The Vegan Blood Builder and Longevity Super Plant

If you’re vegan, you probably hear it all the time, “vegans don’t get enough B12!” Well, not anymore with the recent resurgence of this traditional Japanese and Chinese healing foo…

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown is a freelance writer and editor, and she teaches remotely for the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband, author Nathan Brown, live in Wimberley, Texas, with the…

Ashley Leavy

Ashley Leavy is the founder and educational director of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy. Teaching others about crystals is Ashley's passion and her purpose. Ashley's exp…

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Ask a Practitioner: Apitherapy

So what's it like to be a bee sting therapist?

Ask a Practitioner: So what’s a colon hydrotherapist?

So what made you say to yourself, I want to be a colon hydrotherapist?I developed ulcerative colitis, and it was through a colon hydrotherapist that I learned how to heal myself na…

ASK A PRACTITIONER: Spagyric Alchemist

What exactly is spagyrics?Renaissance-era physician Paracelsus made up the word spagyric—pronounced spa-jeer-rick—from two root words that literally mean separate and recombine. Ou…

Ask Rabbi Rami: "Whose God is the Truest?"

My friends and I have different ideas of God. Is any idea of God truer than any other?Rabbi Rami: Let’s define “true” here as “that which makes me more kind and just.” The more you…

ASK RABBI RAMI: How can I get my husband to follow my spiritual path?

Over the past few years, I’ve shifted from the material to the spiritual. My husband is supportive and loving regarding this shift but unwilling to make it with me. How can I bring…

Asking for Forgiveness During Elul

Rabbi Rami explains why he encourages everyone to take part in asking for forgiveness during Elul, whether they practice Judaism or not.

Asking Questions with Krista Tippett

Host Rabbi Rami talks with New York Times bestselling author Krista Tippett, host and executive producer of On Being and recipient of the National Humanities Medal.H…

Aspirin May Ward off Alzheimer’s

Low-dose aspirin may potentially help, a new study suggests.

Assisting Students in Achieving Personal and Spiritual Goals

Online and Nationally Accredited Programs

Assume the Posture of Presence

Our posture not only shapes the way we feel, it shapes our ability to think

Astrology: Having Mother Nature on Your Side

Excerpted from The Art of Balanced Living by Dr. Shaun Matthews

At Home in the World

STORIES AND ESSENTIAL TEACHINGS

At Lunch with a Terrorist

I was complaining in an Athens taverna to a humane and sensible journalist about how hard it is to explain why there are so few terrorists in the world. In my -particular case, as …

At the Heart of Happiness

An excerpt from The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

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Attending to Your Sacred Body

“What is absent from medicine, and even from most spiritual communities, is the understanding of our own bodies as the living sacred. Contemporary medical paradigms seldom remind us that we are sparks of divinity incarnated into human form.”

Atticus

ATTICUS is a storyteller, observer, and an amateur winemaker. He is the author of Love Her Wild and The Dark Between Stars. He loves the Pacific ocean, the desert, a…

Audio Meditation for Connecting to the Heart

The heart holds our love, connection, joy, and forgiveness. It can also hold grief and anxiety. Sometimes what the heart feels is very different from what the mind thinks it wants.…

Audio Meditation: A Pleasure Practice

A guided meditation for tasting a little sweetness.

Audio Meditation: Gratitude

A short meditation to instantly bring love and compassion to yourself so that you can bring love and gratitude to the world.

Audio Meditation: In the Flow of Discomfort

This audio meditation is for those times when there’s discomfort in the body, whether emotional or physical, that doesn’t easily go away.

Audio Meditation: Listening with the Body

In this guided meditation, follow prompts to inquire into your body's truth.

Audio Meditation: Relax into Your Breath

This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.

August Brice

August Brice of Tech Wellness is an EMF (electric and magnetic field) expert bringing mindfulness and balance to our relationship with technology. She is passionate …

August Is the Month For Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Here are examples of events that can be offered in your community with the help of a local celebrant.

August: Forgiveness

Empathy and compassion, for ourselves and others.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Peace Through Work

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi reflects on her spiritual life, our democratic responsibility, and the importance of asking questions.

Auromère Eco-friendly Incense

Made with love in Pondicherry, South India, where incense making is an ancient art and handicraft, Auromère Incense is expertly rolled by hand by local village women, helping to su…

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More than two decades after his tales of trauma and redemption catapulted him to literary success, the best-selling author is still inspired by the human struggle—and the power of …

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Author Q&A: Lorilee Craker, "Money Secrets of the Amish"

Few Americans haven’t been affected on some level by the current economic recession. Author and journalist Lorilee Craker was feeling the pinch herself when, in 2009, a book agent …

Autobiography of a Yogi

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Autobiography of a Yogını: An Interview with Seane Corn

Seane Corn describes her evolution and the revolution she's taking part in during this interview with Stephen Kiesling.

Avocado Primer

So versatile, it even takes your favorite cookie up a notch.

Avoid Future Disappointment and Regret

I love watching television. I find it both entertaining and educational. Just the other day I was watching a commercial for gold-plated faux $50 coins and learned that by buying to…

Avoiding Spiritual Bypass Syndrome

When I first started “coming out” as a spiritual guy, so to speak, I was living in sunny San Diego, California. The West Coast seemed to be the birthplace of so much personal growt…

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

New documentary explores the dimensions of yoga through the life of the man who brought it to America.

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

A Stunning Companion Book Based On the Award-Winning Documentary Film This engaging new coffee table book features more than 400 photos; interviews with Krishna Das, George Harriso…

Awaken to “The Power of Off”

Scary as it is to admit, I once walked by my own children at the end of a workday, offering them just a quick nod on my way to get to my email, and it wasn’t as if I was expecting …

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Awakening at the Crossroads

A voice in my head told me, “Ahh, you’ve been here before. But last time you sailed blithely through....”

Awakening at the Sunrise Suite

“Someday,” I promised Iris, unable to completely quell my bourgeois roots,  “I will take us there in grand style.” It didn’t happen like that.

Awakening Prana and Joy in Your Life

Saturate aligned movement with your life force energy

Awakening the Dreamer with Ruel Walker

Ruel Walker manages the development of the Pachamama Alliance’s educational programs. Beginning in 2005, Ruel helped design and implement the training program for facilitators of t…

Awakening the Fire

R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman Canyon Records Not counting birdsong, cicada rhythms, and ocean waves, the most ancient music on earth was probably created by the human voice. N…

Awakening the Heroine with Carol Pearson

Rabbi Rami talks to Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D. about her new book Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within. A review of her book an be found in November/December 2015 issue of …

Awakening the Wisdom of Grandmothering

"She never set foot in a school and could neither read nor write. She sat with people as they entered the world and as they left it. As I am writing about her to you, she becomes alive again."

Awakening to the Kalachakra

How easy it is to completely miss the inner wisdom of our ancient wisdom traditions.

Awakening to Walk & Talk Therapy

We cannot solve our problems wearing the same shoes we wore in creating them.

Awakening with Sadhvi Bhagawati

Rabbi Rami talks to Sadhvi Bhagawati about the beginnings of her spiritual path, the philosophy of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh where she lives, and the International Yoga Festiva…

Ayahuasca

Welcome to the WorkBen LeeTen Fingers RecordsThe transformative properties of the Amazonian healing medicine ayahuasca are unmistakable on Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee’s ni…

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Ayurveda to Boost Your Immunity

Stay well this winter season with an Ayurvedic diet, proper self-care, and yoga.

Ayurvedic Self-Care Rituals: For Morning

Center yourself each morning with these traditional Ayurvedic self-care rituals.

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“Azim is a living example of how goodwill can lead, eventually, to peace: He found it in his heart to forgive the person who murdered his son. After extending this extraordinary act of forgiveness, Azim began a journey to promote the power of compassion, forgiveness, and restorative justice.”

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Back to Basics: 5 Super Easy Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices

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Bad Boys: How come I can't live with 'em and I can't live without 'em?

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Bad Gods Make Good People

In a recent study of the impact of religious beliefs on human behavior* researchers found that those who believe in a punishing god are more likely to avoid cheating than those who…

Bad Yogi! Bad! On Yoga and Forgiveness

I often say that yoga makes you better at absolutely everything, except remembering where you put your car keys.A regular yoga practice boosts your immune system, regulates your ho…

Bagalamukhi the Paralyzer and How Stillness Moves Us Forward

Stillness and movement work together and can help us sense what we deeply desire, what’s gotten us stuck, or how we might want to change.

Balance the Doshas and Build your Senses with Ayurveda

At-home treatments deliver fast results for elemental imbalance

Balance Your Body’s Ph

Simple changes to your diet can reduce the effect of acid-forming foods.

Balance Your Five Senses for Best Health Results

“Because our five senses are so powerful, we can use them as vehicles—ways to either amp ourselves up, or ways to comfort ourselves and soothe ourselves down to a more relaxed state.”

Balancing Beyond Comfort in an Uncertain Time

“I made the personal choice to keep teaching and practicing the form of yoga that helped transform my life.”

Balancing Life by the Rule

The point of a rule of life, for communities or individuals, is that life should be lived in balance, with God as the focal point.

Balancing the Brain Toward Joy

An Interview with Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.Twelve years ago, at 37, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and spokeswoman for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Cen…

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Banishing the Binge

“A new study published this spring in the Journal of Eating Disorders took it one step further, recommending that binge eating be tackled as a public health issue, similar to the way seatbelt campaigns, water fluoridation and anti-smoking programs were successfully implemented to improve the wellbeing of the whole population.”

Barabbas and Jesus Bar Abbas

"Matters become clear when we realize that the Greek name Barabbas comes from the Aramaic Bar Abbas, Son of the Father, and that according to early manuscripts of Matthew’s Gospel the first name of Barabbas was Jesus."

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Barbara Kivowitz, MSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in relationship-centered health care. She is the co-author of Love in the Time of Chronic Illness: How to Fight the…

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Barbara is an author, teacher, and student of wonder and magic, particularly the unseen energies that course through all that is. Decades before she discovered magical paths and pr…

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Barefoot Healing

The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the ear…

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Basic Home Detox Kit

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Try a ritual bath as a way to go inward and access your own healing medicine.

Battle On! Embracing Your Hero's Journey

Difficulties in life are inevitable. But how we perceive our challenges directly determines the extent to which we suffer, and ultimately, whether we succeed or fail in overcoming …

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Be a Getter, Not a Taker

Clinical psychologist MOLLY HOWES explains why the first step to an apology is to not say a word.

Be Here Now: How to Find Peace in This Moment

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Be Strong — Eat for Power

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Be the Change

“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” said “Mahatma” Gandhi, who led India to independence and inspired human rights movements worldwide – all by dramatically livi…

Be the Change

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

Be The Change Award: Katherine Dunn & Apifera Farm

“Apifera Farm is not so much a place as it is my intention to the world,” says Katherine Dunn, an artist who has been featured in S&H and a farmer who is now devoted to incorporati…

Be the Life of the Party

You're minding your own business, not thinking at all about bouncy music, balloons or boisterous crowds. Then, out of the blue, it arrives: a party invitation. It depicts smiley fa…

Be the Partner You Wish to Have

In our quest for wholeness, we often try to make up for our internal emptiness by seeking completion in another. Many of us have taken this to an extreme, believing that fulfillmen…

Be Yourself: Leave People-Pleasing to the Bee Gees

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ways in which my work as an artist and my work as a yoga teacher are really just exactly the same.I do think of teaching yoga as a form of…

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Bead by Bead

A spiritual journey nourished by constant self-reflection and meditation mala beads.

Bearing Witness to Modern-Day Slavery

Peggy Callahan co-founded Free the Slaves, one of the leading anti-slavery organizations on the planet, and set about building a movement in a world where many people still believe…

Beating All Odds

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Beautiful Dreamer

Andrew Holecek wants to change the way you dream, and then change the way you live.

Beauty and the Soul

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Beauty from the Sea

“We turn to the ocean around us to restore, replenish, and purify the ocean that is within all of us,” says Dan Fryda, a.k.a. the “Jacques Cousteau of the beauty world,” and founde…

Beauty in Common Places

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Beauty Sleep: It’s Real

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

Beauty with Intention

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Because I Am Human, I Am Enough

A lesson in the power of love and simple human presence.

Becca Hensley

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Become a Mindful Reader

Reading – it’s one of the first things we do in life, sitting on our loved ones’ laps and enjoying the soothing voice of a parent explaining the world through pictures and words. What begins as a jumble of marks, black against white, conjures colors, monsters and beasts, emotions, laughter, and tears. Eventually, the process of changing squiggles into words becomes as natural to us as breathing – and just as necessary.

Become an Energy Healing Practitioner: 5 Considerations

Have you considered becoming an energy healing practitioner? Start here.

Become Free From Addiction through Spiritual Understanding: Part 1 of 2

Jagad Guru says that all addiction is rooted in misunderstandings about who we are and what we need to be truly happy and fulfilled.

Become Free From Addiction through Spiritual Understanding: Part 2 of 2

Knowing how to revive our close loving friendship with God is the key to overcoming any addiction.

Become Your Community's Ritual Maker

Humans needs to unite with like-minded and like-hearted people and organizations to actively take part in nurturing our communities and helping them grow.

Becoming a Grown-up in Middle Age

Accepting (even embracing) challenging emotions takes practice, but it's never too late.

Becoming Disabled Is a Path to Marital Bliss

For 12 years, Brigham Young University assistant professor Jeremy Yorgason, Ph.D., and his colleagues tracked 1,217 married couples, randomly selected from around the United States…

Becoming Kuan Yin

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Becoming Sacred

An evening walk reveals the origins of sacred space, sacrifice, sanctuary, a universal god, and the timeless spirituality of “paying it forward.”

Becoming Shameless

A decade ago, Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber launched the wildly successful House for All Sinners and Saints to have a church where she “didn’t have to ‘nicen’ myself up.” Now, she’s given that church up to make sex safe from religion.

Becoming Soul

In this book, the reader gets an insightful look at the soul through the stories of two women.

Becoming Trans-personal

Shifting away from an attachment to the material aspects of personhood can help transform suffering into healing.

Before You Feed Yourself, Nourish Yourself

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Befriending Grief

What helped is that I finally found a purpose for this sometimes-excruciating feeling.

Befriending Nightmares

Don’t run away. Engaging with dreams—even nightmares—can teach us a lot about our emotional selves.

Befriending Pain

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Beginner's Mind, Beginner's Voice

In the long while since you’ve heard from me I’ve been on a quest to re-find my voice as a blogger on issues of sacred activism. It’s like this:  After more than 20 years of w…

Beginners Warriors and Sun Salutations

In this introductory video isolating the fundamentals of sun salutations, Celest Pereira will guide you through a brief, yet informative vinyasa flow.

Behind the Scenes of Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

"Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly is a call to action, extending the incredible reach of Ai Weiwei’s art by asking viewers to take the issue of global human rights to heart and make a simple gesture that would profoundly touch those unjustly imprisoned worlds away."

Being "The Vegan" Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

I didn’t expect the Navy would change its meal system for me.

Being a Spiritual Person

Recently I was listening to my friend Satish Kumar being interviewed on the BBC. Satish is a former Jain monk who defined his life by walking for world peace. With no financial res…

Being Disconnected: Cellphones And Empathy

Cellphones may cause a lack of empathy.

Being Grounded in an Ungrounded World

Being connected to life. Returning home to yourself. Serving others. You were made for this awakening. Get grounded!

Being Honorable

For me, that meant resigning from the State Department and now resisting our new president’s vision of America.

Being Human with Roshi Joan Halifax

Rabbi Rami chats with Roshi Joan Halifax about her spiritual roots and connecting to each other's humanity.

Being in the Flow of Heartache and Pain

Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.

Being in the Presence of Change

Twice last week I bumped into friends while in the midst of busy days. These are women who I adore, but haven’t seen in much too long, each of us consumed with the busy-ness of our…

Being Mindful of Toxic Positivity

There's a crucial difference between a positive outlook and toxic positivity: "It’s very easy to become so focused on staying positive that you end up denying any and all negative experiences."

Being Present While We Travel

"Instagram travel" Is changing where we go and why.

Being with Flowers

A sculptor of floral art reflects on his spiritual practice.

Believing in Mary with Beverly Donofrio

Rabbi Rami talks to prolific writer Beverly Donofrio about how she came to believe in Mary and began the practice of the rosary. Beverly's story "Making Belief in Mary" appears in …

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Belleruth Naparstek is a clinical social worker, author and guided imagery innovator who founded Health Journeys, a leading manufacturer and distributor of guided imagery and med…

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Ben Nussbaum

Ben Nussbaum is the Editor in Chief of Spirituality & Health.

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Bending the Arc of History Toward Justice

Book Review—To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Bending the Golden Rule

Variations of the ancient protocol “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” have been shared and taught far and wide as the appropriate code of ethics for human behavior…

Benefits of Being Spiritual

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Benjamin Franklin on friendship

Be slow in choosing a friend slower in changing

Benjamin Franklin on scarcity and worth.

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Bess O’Connor, a certified ayurvedic and holistic health practitioner who explores the heart of health at the core of alternative medicine, massage therapy, conscious movement, nutrition, meditation, and other healing traditions.

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Best Books of 2016

S&H’s Favorite Guides for Walking the Seeker’s Path

Book Giveaway: Visit bookmark.spiritualityhealth.com by January 31, 2017, and enter to win a collection of select titles.

Best Books of 2017

Look to these exceptional titles as guidance to navigate your way through the joys and heartbreak of this one precious life.

Best Essential Oils for Peace & Healing

Aromatherapy Pioneers Share Their Favorite Scents

Best Foods To Fight Memory Loss

Which are the best foods to fight memory loss? Take this handy list on your next grocery shopping excursion.

Best Post Ever

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Best Practice: How to Really Want to Work Out

Motivation is often spoken of as if it were some inward reservoir. Whether it is talking about one’s level of motivation (as if the tank were either full or empty), waiting for mot…

Best Retreats for the Active Traveler

The spiritual path leads toward “total aliveness” and entails peace and calm and simplicity, but it may also include bucket-list-level indulgence. The problem of course is that the…

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 …

Best Retreats for the Solo Explorer

Not so many years ago, a healthy spa diet arrived in shades of dark green and brown and would make a foodie wince. Not anymore. Health resort foods now tend toward the exquisite, t…

Best Retreats for the Spiritual Seeker

Natural quiet comes in many forms: the quiet of the solitary mountain walk, the meditation cushion, the yoga platform, the beach, the candlelit dinner, the massage table, or perhap…

Best-Kept Secret In South America: Choose Bolivia For Your Next Spiritual/Healing Retreat

“Are you ready to face yourself, surrender the ego, connect to the source, manifest your destiny, and step into service?”

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Beth O’Brien, PhD

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Better Late Than Never

Hello Eve,I serendipitously came across your name here at Spirituality & Health a few moments ago! I teach a movement class called ‘Nia’ and one of the regular attend…

Better Sex, Better Sleep, Better Health: 3 Reasons to Be Mindful of Technology in the Bedroom

Giving your bedroom a digital detox will ramp up your sex life, lead to more sleep, and improve your health.

Better Sleep for Brighter Days

THE PERFECT SHEETS, PILLOWS & SLEEP ACCESSORIES FOR EVERYONE

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.

Better Souls than Roles: An Interview with Ram Dass

Ram Dass, which means “servant of God,” was born Richard Alpert into a Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1931. He earned a PhD in psychology at Stanford and began his spir…

Better to Bury than to Burn?

Contributing editor Rabbi Rami requests that his memorial service be held at a Waffle House.

Between Earth Day and Beltane

“It might be time to learn to hunker down, pace ourselves, and try to marinate in all those daily small wonders.”

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Beyond "Good Guru, Bad Guru"

When I interview a former devotee who’s become disillusioned with a spiritual teacher, they often sound like someone who’s just gone through a bitter divorce. The wondrous lover is…

Beyond the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

About fifteen years ago, Robert E. Thayer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at California State University Long Beach and author of the recent book The Origin of Everyday Moods (Ox…

Beyond Words with Barbara Ehrenreich

The best-selling author writes about the mystical experiences she experienced as a teen and her quest for the meaning of life.

Bhagavad Gita

The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Songby Graham M. SchweigOne of the world’s most important Scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita describes itself as “the supreme secret of yoga,” and this ne…

Bianca Alexander

Bianca is the creative director and host of Conscious Living, a lifestyle TV show highlighting health, sustainability and spirituality, now airing on broadcast TV across the U.S. She is a certified yoga instructor and plant-based nutritionist. Connect with her on twitter @ConsciousTV or via Conscious Living TV on facebook and instagram.

Bicycling Home, My Journey to Find God

A Journey of Discovery and Transformation Along with cross-country bicycle trips and competitions, the author also traveled countless inner miles in her spiritual quest to find her…

Bidder 70

Directed by Beth Gage and George GageIn 2008, the environmental activist Tim DeChristopher disrupted a land-rights auction for oil and gas companies by posing as a bidder and offer…

Big Life Decision? How to Determine What You Actually Want

So you think you know what you want: But are you sure? When I was much younger and pondering having children as a life’s path, my girlfriend who had children said, “You should…

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Biological Time: Slowing Down the Aging Process

Find little ways every day to slow down, even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

Black Lives Matter Protests: Rabbi Rami Answers Your Questions

Rabbi Rami’s inbox has been filling up with questions from people troubled by and conflicted over what they have been seeing in the news. Here are some of the questions that were sent to Rabbi Rami and his responses.

Black Women’s Healing Circles

An excerpt on the power of healing circles from Mia Birdsong's book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community

Blackout Poetry: Creation Through Reduction

Can’t bear to put pen to paper? Start with a page that’s full of words instead of one that’s devoid of them.

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

Ideal for longer retreats or workshops supporting deep inner work in a pristine environment and sustainable menu. Holds 40-100 comfortably.

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We always plant too many tomatoes. Every summer, we wait and watch the little green orbs start to blush, and then we savor the sweet juiciness of them all. That first taste of summ…

Blossoming After Dark

Create a twilight garden for a tranquil, outdoor meditative space.

Blue Mind: Solving the Crisis of Solitude

A team of researchers at the University of Virginia recently studied college students who were left alone in a room that was empty, except for a single button. When each student ar…

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Bobby McFerrin's SpiritYouAll Honors His Father

(Sony Masterworks)After 30 years of uplifting vocals, a cappella magic, 10 Grammys, and a wide swath of musical collaborations, in his new album Bobby McFerrin focuses on his own s…

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Body as Compass: A Meditation for Decision Making

Tap into what you truly desire with this meditation that honors the mind, the heart, and the pelvic floor as valid sources of information.

Body Image And Self-Respect

Learn a fascinating, new way of approaching food and find a healthy balance in mindful eating.

Body Mindful Yoga

Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body

Body of Work: Tina Lassiter

Tina Lassiter’s passion in creative expression clearly shows in the breadth of her work as an artist, photographer, and writer.  Little did she know when she started that a pa…

Body, Mind & Soul Center

Get Real Answers from a Master Psychic - You are not alone on your journey through life. Master Psychic and Life Coach Lynn Marie will inspire you with clear guidance on your path.…

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Bolivian Andes & Amazon Healing Retreats

Powerful, sacred, and safe. Connect to Source and learn to serve. You’ll experience a giant leap forward in your spiritual growth.

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Bond Between Spouses Stronger Than Death

Death cannot stop true love.

Bonding to Trees with David Haskell

Researcher and author David Haskell shares the relationship between trees and people.

Bonnie Friedman on true riches

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth

Bonus Art: January/February 2019

Download this artwork by Amanda Blake with a quote from Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Bonus: Fresh Juice Recipes

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Book Club: Geri Larkin on Redefining Faith

“Faith is the beginning of all good things.” The Buddha said.If you are like me, when you first hear the word, “faith,” a religious connotation comes to mind. Many of us have faith…

Book Giveaway: "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan (author of the New York Times bestseller, Mudbound), is a cautionary tale set in a future devoid of separation between chu…

Book Giveaway: Changing Diapers by Kelly Wels

Writer Kelly Wels wants to be your personal cheerleader for cloth diapering. In Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering, the cloth diapering …

Book Preview: Awaken the Sleeping Giant

“A spiritual revolution is long overdue. A simple shift in awareness is all that is needed. No shots will be fired. No blood will be shed.”

Book review: "Spirit Junkie"

The Huffington Post called her a “Zen bombshell” and “the Dalai Lama for the Gossip Girl set.” Marianne Williamson, who contributed the foreword to Spirit Junkie, said that 30…

Book Review: A Call to Mercy

A Call to MercyHearts to Love, Hands to ServeBy Mother TeresaImage BooksBlessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata will be canonized by Pope Francis on September 4th, coinciding with the con…

Book Review: A Fearless Heart

A Fearless HeartHow the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our LivesBy Thupten Jinpa, PhDHUDSON STREET PRESSCharles Darwin’s ideas have often been used to portray human…

Book Review: A Plea for the Animals

A Plea for the AnimalsThe Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with CompassionBy Matthieu RicardShambhala PublicationsAccording to a statistic cite…

Book Review: All Our Waves Are Water

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

Book Review: Altrusim

AltruismThe Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the WorldBy Matthieu RicardLITTLE, BROWNThe idea that personal interests motivate all human actions—termed “universal selfish…

Book Review: An Elegant Defense

The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System

Book Review: Animal Wisdom

Animal WisdomLearning from the Spiritual Lives of AnimalsBy Linda Bender, DVMNorth Atlantic BooksThe next time you see a cat catch a bird, veterinarian Linda Bender doesn’t want yo…

Book Review: Answers from Within by Olivia S. Benson

“Each human arrives in the material world with a purpose, and with all the gifts, talents, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill it,” contends Olivia Benson in Answers fr…

Book Review: Anxiety

The Missing Stage of Grief

Book Review: At Peace

Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life

Book Review: Awake at the Bedside

Awake at the BedsideContemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life CareEdited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt WeingastWisdom Publications“The potential for intimacy—fo…

Book Review: Awakening Together

From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…

Book Review: Aware

The Science and Practice of Presence

Book Review: Become Ocean

Become OceanJohn Luther AdamsCANTALOUPE MUSICGlobal warming and climate change are on the minds of many these days. John Luther Adams is no different. The 61-year-old Alaska-based …

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…

Book Review: Big Magic

Big MagicCreative Living Beyond FearBy Elizabeth GilbertRiverhead BooksWith some books, you keep coming across little quotes that you want to share with others, or post on your bat…

Book Review: Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Black Elk: The Life of an American VisionaryBy Joe JacksonFarrar, Straus and GirouxAuthor Joe Jackson, whose true-life adventure story The Thief at the End of the World was named o…

Book Review: Black Man in a White Coat

Black Man in a White CoatA Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicineby Damon TweedyPicadorWhen Damon Tweedy started medical school in 1997, he learned the painful truth about medic…

Book Review: Blue Future

Blue FutureProtecting Water for Peopleand the Planet ForeverBy Maude BarlowThe New PressHalfway through Blue Future, I wondered if maybe it was time to invest in a backyard cistern…

Book Review: Brain Food

The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Book Review: Brain Maker

Brain MakerThe Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—For LifeBy David Perlmutter, MDLITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANYThe gut houses an internal compass, but could it also h…

Book Review: Brain Wash

Austin and David Perlmutter's new book provides science-based practical lifestyle interventions for detoxing the brain to help foster clearer thinking, deeper relationships, and healthier habits.

Book Review: Break the Norms

Break the NormsQuestioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and SexBy Chandresh BhardwajSounds TrueAre you ready to overhaul your life and fr…

Book Review: Breath

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

Book Review: Capture

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…

Book Review: Charity Detox

Charity DetoxWhat Charity Would Look Like If  We Cared About ResultsBy Robert D. LuptonHARPERONEI handed the homeless man a dollar, and he responded warmly. Still, I walked aw…

Book Review: Chasing Hope

A Patient’s Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Book Review: Clearing Emotional Clutter

Clearing Emotional ClutterMindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformationby Donald AltmanNew World LibraryYou couldn’t swing a book bag …

Book Review: Climate Justice

Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Book Review: Compassionate Conversations

The authors put power dynamics and social privilege in context, making it clear why so-called “politically incorrect” speech can be hurtful to the marginalized and disenfranchised.

Book Review: Crooked

CrookedOutwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to RecoveryBy Cathryn Jakobson RaminHarperDid you know that spinal surgeons often have investments in radiology cli…

Book Review: Cure

CureA Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyBy Jo MarchantCrown Publishing GroupMy friend fishes the bottle out of her purse and I eagerly take her up on her offer, putting 10 …

Book Review: Dare to Be Kind

Dare to Be KindBy Lizzie VelasquezHachette BooksIf there was ever a time to encourage more kindness, it is now. Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our Worl…

Book Review: Dare to Matter

"Integrating candid questions for personal analysis, the book incites a profound look within ourselves to determine what we really care about, what moves and motivates us, and what aspects of our world we want to see changed."

Book Review: Death Is But a Dream

“The prejudices of present-day medical training have caused an inability to see dying as anything but failure,” writes Christopher Kerr in Death Is But a Dream, “and they compromis…

Book Review: Death Makes Life Possible

Death Makes Life PossibleRevolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of ConsciousnessBy Marilyn Schlitz, PhDSOUNDS TRUEIn his introduction to this companion …

Book Review: Deeper Dating

Deeper Dating How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy By Ken PageShambhalaI have some excellent news: You don’t need to be a size …

Book Review: Do All Lives Matter?

Do All Lives Matter?The Issues We Can No Longer Ignore and the Solutions We All Long ForBy Wayne Gordon and John M. PerkinsBaker BooksBlack Lives Matter is a national organization …

Book Review: Doctored

Doctored The Disillusionment of an American PhysicianBy Sandeep JauharFarrar, Straus, and GirouxI was already feeling cynical about the medical profession when my longtime doc…

Book Review: Dream Yoga

Dream YogaIlluminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of SleepBy Andrew HolecekSounds TrueDream Yoga is a book that makes big promises: According to author …

Book Review: Eating Wildly

Eating WildlyForaging for Life, Love, and the Perfect MealBy Ava ChinSimon & Schuster On first glance, Ava Chin’s Eating Wildly runs the risk of feeling overly busy: part memoir, …

Book Review: Emotional Rescue

Emotional RescueHow to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers YouBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTARCHER/PENGUIN“Emotions get their power from…

Book Review: Encounters with Power

Encounters with PowerAdventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of HealingBy José Luis Stevens, PhDSounds TrueWhile the latest book from José Luis Stevens is not without its…

Book Review: Even Though I Walk: One Woman’s Journey of Prayer in the Shadow of Death

In the eleventh hour of her life due to a cancer diagnosis, renowned scientist and cardiologist Magda Heras began a reflective correspondence with Ignasi Fossas, a Benedictine…

Book Review: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of LifeBy Jessica Nutik Zitter, MDAvery BooksMedical technology has gotten so effective at prolonging human life that it’s often …

Book Review: Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Fail, Fail Again, Fail BetterWise Advice for Leaning into the Unknownby Pema ChödrönSounds True“In your life you fail,” writes Pema Chödrön in her comforting new book, Fail, Fail A…

Book Review: First Intelligence

First IntelligenceUsing the Science & Spirit of IntuitionBy Simone WrightNew World LibraryA few decades ago, mind-reading and precognition were hailed as lofty powers, possesse…

Book Review: Freud and Yoga

Freud and Yoga Two Philosophies of Mind ComparedBy T.K.V. Desikachar and Hellfried KruscheNorth Point PressPerception is our window to the world outside. But, like glass when …

Book Review: Fulfilled

How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Book Review: Genomic Messages

Genomic MessagesHow the New Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and FutureBy George Annas, JD, and Sherman Elias, MDHARPERONE Imagine a future where humans merge wit…

Book Review: Go Wild

Go WildFree Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of CivilizationBy John J. Ratey, MD, and Richard ManningLittle, Brown and CompanyWe’ve seen a great a rise in diabetes, asthma, …

Book Review: Good Habits, Bad Habits

Habits are different from conscious decisions, so when we rely on conscious thought processes like goal setting to change behavior, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Book Review: Grow a New Body

How Spirit and Power Plant Nutrients Can Transform Your Health

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering MercyBy Anne LamottRiverhead BooksAnne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway—her sentences are brave and clean and true, an…

Book Review: Happy Belly

Happy BellyA Woman’s Guide to Feeling Vibrant, Light, and BalancedBy Nadya AndreevaAdvantage Media GroupMy digestive ills began during my 20s when I was put on an extended round of…

Book Review: Happy Together

Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afterward? I don’t think many of us could—my husband and I can’t even agree on a dishwasher-loadin…

Book Review: Heal Yourself with Journaling Power by Mari L. McCarthy

"Providing focus areas for readers’ journaling paths to wellness, the book also features poignant personal stories on how real individuals found healing and growth through writing."

Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful ChurchBy Carol Howard MerrittHarperOneMany of us turn away from organized religion—even G…

Book Review: High Magick

A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row

Book Review: Holy Envy

"Contrary to popular assumption, Taylor argues, all religions are not alike. They peer at humans from different vantages, and thus propose different solutions to problems. Exploring this with her students, many of whom are evangelical Christians, showed Taylor that her true calling is to find bridges between her own faith and that of others."

Book Review: ​Holy Rascals

Spirituality & Health columnist Rabbi Rami Shapiro won’t tell you that your religious beliefs are silly and superstitious. However, he might tell you a joke that leads you to disco…

Book Review: Home in Harmony

Home in HarmonyDesigning an Inspired LifeBy Christa O’LearyHay House, Inc.Habits determine a large chunk of our everyday activity. And becoming conscious of our habits, both the go…

Book Review: Hormonal

The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

Book Review: How Cycling Can Save the World

Cycling could save the world, and very quickly. If we all switched to bikes for the trips for which bikes are excellent, we would be healthier, be happier, and live longer in a fri…

Book Review: How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brainby Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert WaldmanAvery BooksAlthough cultures all over the world have long spoken of enlightenment, the conc…

Book Review: How to Disappear

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Book Review: I Know How You Feel

It’s not easy to make friends as adults, and becomes more difficult as we get older. At the same time, according to the psychologist F. Diane Barth, women rely on other women for s…

Book Review: I’ve Seen the End of You

In his new memoir, Dr. W. Lee Warren, a devout Christian and a practicing neurosurgeon, focuses mainly on the work he does with patients suffering from a nearly always fatal brain tumor called glioblastoma.

Book Review: In Search of Buddha’s Daughters

In Search of Buddha’s DaughtersA Modern Journey Down Ancient Roadsby Christine ToomeyThe ExperimentThe Buddhist nuns encountered in Christine Toomey’s In Search of Buddha’s Daughte…

Book Review: In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

Book Review: Inheritance

InheritanceHow Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our GenesBy Dr. Sharon MoalemGrand Central PublishingWhy are some people more likely to get cancer, enjoy cilantro, o…

Book Review: Inner Engineering

Inner EngineeringA Yogi’s Guide to JoyBy SadhguruSpiegel & Grau“Fun” isn’t usually the first word to spring to mind when it comes to the writings of Indian gurus, but that desc…

Book Review: Inside the Miracle

Inside the MiracleEnduring Suffering, Approaching Wholenessby Mark NepoSounds TrueSpiritual guide Mark Nepo is a consummate storyteller, as evidenced in this collection of essays, …

Book Review: Journaling Power. How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live

Individuals seeking a therapeutic and transformative method for healing and growth should look no further than the very tool that lies at their own fingertips: writing their way to…

Book Review: Joy Seeker by Shannon Kaiser

Fears, insecurities, and limiting beliefs impede our happiness and prevent us from living truly joyful lives. In Joy Seeker, author, speaker, writer and life coach Shannon Kaiser c…

Book Review: Keeping The Faith Without A Religion

Keeping the Faith without a ReligionBy Roger HousdenSounds TrueRoger Housden has done the seemingly impossible: he has written a bible for the “spiritual but not religious.”Growing…

Book Review: Learning To Walk In The Dark

Learning to Walk in the DarkBy Barbara Brown TaylorHarper OneTheologian Barbara Brown Taylor, author of the best-selling An Altar in the World, challenges our negative associations…

Book Review: Liberation Unleashed

Liberation UnleashedA Guide to Breaking Free from the Illusion of a Separate SelfBy Ilona Ciunaite The book Liberation Unleashed by Ilona Ciunaite is a friendly guidebook to becom…

Book Review: Love Everyone

Love Everyoneby Parvati MarkusHarper OneMillions of readers around the world got their first glimpse of Eastern knowledge in Be Here Now. First published in 1971, the book chronicl…

Book Review: Love Hurts

Love HurtsBuddhist Advice for the HeartbrokenBy Lodro RinzlerShambhala PublicationsThis book, by 34-year-old author and meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, had an unusual genesis: fo…

Book Review: Mind

MindA Journey to the Heart of Being HumanBy Daniel J. Siegel, MDW.W. Norton & CompanyYou’ve probably said something like, “I have a lot on my mind,” or, “He’s out of his mind!”…

Book Review: Mindful of Race

Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm

Book Review: ​Mother of the Unseen World

I’d never heard of Mother Meera, but I kept staring at her image on the book’s cover. There’s something so deep about her eyes, so comforting—it’s easy to believe that she is…

Book Review: Neurodharma

We can leverage mental tools to tap into desired feelings of calm, contentment, peace, focus, and non-judgement, and move away from stress and anxiety.

Book Review: Occupy Spirituality

Too often, our spiritual pursuits can be wrongly perceived as being eons away from the day-in, day-out business of making a living, and that of making a difference in the tang…

Book Review: Om Yoga Meditation Its Theory And Practice

We all know that yoga is a spiritual practice with various health benefits, but the book Om Yoga and Meditation: Its Theory and Practice by Abbot George Burke uniquely touches on t…

Book Review: On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Book Review: On The Future

Prospects for Humanity

Book Review: Pathways to Possibility

Pathways to PossibilityTransforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the WorldBy Rosamund Stone ZanderVikingRosamund Stone Zander is a family systems therapist know…

Book Review: Persephone Rising

Persephone RisingAwakening the Heroine WithinBy Carol S. Pearson, PhDHarperElixirI took Latin in high school, and while it’s proven fairly useless (why, O why, did I not learn to s…

Book Review: Personal Intelligence

Personal IntelligenceThe Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our LivesBy John D. MayerScientific American/Farrar, Straus and GirouxIt’s always exciting when an original psycholo…

Book Review: Psychology and the Near Death Experience

Hill blends in first-hand, anonymous near death experience accounts as well as personal stories and empirical evidence.

Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming ConversationThe Power of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Sherry TurklePenguin PressImagine a terrifying, dystopian world whose occupants would rather converse electronically, ev…

Book Review: Reconcilable Differences

Connecting in a Disconnected World

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…

Book Review: Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking Inside the New Science of Motivation By Gabriele OettingenCurrent/PenguinIf you can dream it, you can be it. I hate to rain on your parade, b…

Book Review: Return to Life

Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past LivesBy Jim B. Tucker, MDSt. Martin’s PressAll toddlers like to play make-believe.But what if your child’s games become a bit…

Book Review: Revelation

RevelationA Search for Faith in a Violent Religious Worldby Dennis CovingtonLittle, BrownGrowing up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the heart of the American civil rights movement, …

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts

Rewilding Our HeartsBuilding Pathways of Compassion and CoexistenceBy Marc BekoffNew World LibraryI saw Jane Goodall give a talk in person once. When she took questions at the…

Book Review: Rewire

RewireChange Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, and Conquer Self-Destructive BehaviorBy Richard O’ConnorHudson Street PressHabits die hard and science can now tel…

Book Review: Sacred Sound

Sacred SoundDiscovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and KirtanBy Alanna KaivalyaNew World LibraryRenowned yoga instructor Alanna Kaivalya displays a playful, unpretentious writi…

Book Review: Say What You Mean

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Book Review: Seven Types of Atheism

TRADITIONALLY, atheism and religion are seen as diametrically opposed, but in this dense, challenging, and erudite little book, former politics and philosophy professor John Gray m…

Book Review: Silence

SilenceThe Power of Quiet in a World Full of NoiseBy Thich Nhat Hanh HARPERONEIn his popular writings, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in a way that anyone can int…

Book Review: Silence

A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Book Review: Spiritual Rebel

"Bowen is adept at taking complex ideas from a variety of ancient and modern sources and boiling them down. By necessity, things get oversimplified in the process, but she offers plenty of resources for further study throughout the body of the book. These 'ideas for cultivating spiritual moments' include an eclectic array of practices for each day of the week for a total of three weeks."

Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Book Review: Take The Leap - What It Really Means To Be Psychic

The universal mind is a source that is accessible to those willing to dedicate the time and effort needed to become versed in the psychic realm, asserts Michelle A. Beltran in her …

Book Review: Tell Me More

Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author and invite her over. I’d pour us some sauvignon blanc and blare the Richard Thompson and we’d toast …

Book Review: Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being LateThe Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of AccelerationsBy Thomas L. FriedmanFarrar, Straus and GirouxHumans started writing around 3200 BCE. The printi…

Book Review: That Good Night

Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Book Review: The Age of Dignity

The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESS Ai-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: w…

Book Review: The American Health Care Paradox

Why Spending More Is Getting Us LessBy Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. TaylorPublicAffairs BooksIn 2012, the U.S. health care industry made more than $849 billion, but Amer…

Book Review: The Buddhist on Death Row

How one prisoner learned the power of Buddhism’s fundamental message: that all beings experience pains and troubles, but we can learn to reduce how much suffering we derive from them.

Book Review: The Conversation

The ConversationA Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life CareBy Angelo E. Volandes, MD Bloomsbury USAIn the United States, end-of-life care is one of the least discussed aspects o…

Book Review: The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey Through Consciousness

Book Review: The December Project

The December ProjectAn Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Take Aim at Our Greatest MysteryBy Sara DavidsonHarper OneOn the day that Zalman Schachter-Shalomi pretended to be…

Book Review: The Disease Delusion

The Disease DelusionConquering the Causes of Chronic Illnessfor a Healthier, Longer, and Happier LifeBy Jeffrey S. BlandHarperWaveSomewhere between salt cave therapy and prescripti…

Book Review: The Empathy Effect

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

Book Review: The End of Mental Illness by Dr. Daniel Amen

Considering the statistic that “about every 14 minutes, someone dies by suicide in the United States”, there is a dire need to address and combat depression and mental illness…

Book Review: The Fear Cure

The Fear CureCultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and SoulBy Lissa RankinHAY HOUSEAnyone given to chronic fear knows that it acts like a disease—pouncing, then …

Book Review: The Forever Letter

Writing What We Believe for Those We Love

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)​

Book Review: The Gifts Beneath Your Anxiety by Pat Longo

Anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, and heightened sensitivity can carry with them a multitude of other effects—headaches, depression, and impediments from life’s joys. However…

Book Review: The Grace in Aging

The Grace in AgingAwaken as You Grow OlderBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom Publications The Grace in Aging, by renowned Buddhist teacher Kathleen Dowling Singh, establishes guidepo…

Book Review: The Grace in Living

The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsKathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner and respected author who’s written…

Book Review: The Happiness Track

The Happiness TrackHow to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate your SuccessBy Emma Seppälä, PhDHarper OneThe pursuit of happiness shouldn’t be such hard work. That’s the ba…

Book Review: The Healing Self

Why do some people exposed to cold viruses easily fend off illness? How do monks in a deep state of meditation control their body temperature even in freezing weather? “Mind over m…

Book Review: The Hidden Lamp

Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened WomenEdited by Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan MoonWisdom PublicationsBuddhism has come a long way. Nearly extin…

Book Review: The Magic Feather Effect

The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

Book Review: The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow TestMastering Self-ControlBy Walter MischelLittle, BrownThe experiment that Walter Mischel developed in a Stanford University lab nearly 50 years ago—offering presc…

Book Review: The Medicinal Handbook

The Medicinal Gardening HandbookA Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing HerbsBy Dede Cummings and Alyssa HolmesSkyhorse PublishingJust in time for planting seaso…

Book Review: The More of Less

The More of LessFinding the Life You Want Under Everything You OwnBy Joshua BeckerWaterBrook PressUnder that heap of mail there’s a kitchen counter. Buried behind the shovels …

Book Review: The Nest in the Stream

“By staying with our woundedness, we encourage the other to stay with theirs; that is when and how healing happens.”

Book Review: The Nocturnal Brain

This book dives into the world of severe and rare sleep disorders. It might make you realize how lucky you are to sleep well at night.

Book Review: The Path of Modern Yoga

Through the stories of eleven key figures, ranging from Indian yogis to an American-born journalist, author Elliott Goldberg engagingly recounts the path of modern yoga. The approa…

Book Review: The Power of Heart

Reason and intellect are great, but when you feel like giving up, heart matters, according to Dr. Amy Bloch.

Book Review: The Power of Meaning

The Power of MeaningCrafting a Life That MattersBy Emily Esfahani SmithCrown PublishingI was bleary-eyed, wrestling to complete a feature story at the end of a long week, yet my co…

Book Review: The Practice of Nada Yoga

The Practice of Nada YogaMeditation on the Inner Sacred SoundBy Baird HerseyInner TraditionsEach of us has an inner sacred sound that connects us with the greater universe, writes …

Book Review: The Secret Life of the Mind

How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Book Review: The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life: How Anyone Can Be Truly Happy by Garrett Toren shares how to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Book Review: The Shaman Within

The Shaman WithinA Physicist’s Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and EverythingBy Claude PonceletSounds TrueShamans are said to be masters of two worlds, l…

Book Review: The Sharing Journal

Engaging in authentic, open, honest dialogue while in a committed relationship might not be a common occurrence. While partners may speak to each other daily, discussions that comm…

Book Review: The Song of Increase

The Song of IncreaseListening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better WorldJacqueline FreemanSounds TrueIt is rare to find an author as enamored with a subjec…

Book Review: The Spirit Almanac

Our modern world continuously works to divert our attention to the superficial and trite, often inhibiting our attention to sacred and spiritual moments.  However, tuning into…

Book Review: The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose

The way you get to your purpose may differ among individuals, but the purpose is the same: follow the straight path and draw closer to God. 

Book Review: The Three Questions

How to Discover and Master the Power within You

Book Review: The Toltec Art of Life and Death

The Toltec Art of Life and Deathby Don Miguel Ruiz with Barbara EmrysHarperElixirIf you believe no nonfiction book should include a “cast of characters” page, because authors shoul…

Book Review: The Way of the Rose

You might expect a book about the rosary and Marian apparitions to be written by strict Catholics. However, authors Clark Strand and Perdita Finn are a former Zen Buddhist monk and a feminist former teacher, respectively, and they were surprised to be called toward the rosary.

Book Review: The Whole-Body Microbiome

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

Book Review: The Wisdom of Anxiety

"Though commonly labeled a disorder, anxiety, for Paul, is simply evidence of the imagination and an invitation to wholeness. She shares tools and mindsets that allow us to approach anxiety with curiosity instead of shame, so that we may decode its messages, wherever they surface."

Book Review: The XX Brain

The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Book Review: This Life

Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Book Review: This Life Is Joy

This Life Is JoyDiscovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and HappilyBy Roger TeelTarcher/PenguinBefore television (and televangelists), New Thought spiritu…

Book Review: To Stop a Warlord

The author recounts the pursuit of Joseph Kony, a brutal warlord whose guerilla group killed more than 100,000 people. She also writes about balancing her activism against Kony with her own family life.

Book Review: Two Dogs and a Parrot

Two Dogs and a ParrotWhat Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About LifeBy Joan ChittisterBlueBridgeWhy do we love pets? Because, through them, we “cling to nature in a world made of g…

Book Review: Undivided

UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia Raybon and Alana RaybonTHOMAS NELSONA Muslim, a Christian, and a lapsed Catholic walk into a book r…

Book Review: ​Unsubscribe

“To be a spiritual rebel,” Josh Korda writes in Unsubscribe, “one has to give the middle finger to materialism, self-centered fear, self-serving luxury, financial security. We have…

Book Review: Vitamania

VitamaniaOur Obsessive Quest for Nutritional PerfectionBy Catherine PricePENGUIN PRESSThere are 85,000 dietary supplements on the market, and more than 50 percent of Americans take…

Book Review: Waking from the Dream

Waking from the DreamThe Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.By David L. ChappellRandom HouseMartin Luther King Jr. would be celebrating his 85th birt…

Book Review: Waking the Buddha

Waking the BuddhaHow the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is ChangingOur Concept of ReligionBy Clark StrandMiddleway PressThe journalist Clark Strand believ…

Book Review: Walking

The act of walking is the most human thing we can do. Recover your appreciation for walking in this insightful book.

Book Review: Walking Through Anger

Conte’s approach hinges on the principle of Yield Theory: the idea that anger is best defused when we meet other people where they are, as opposed to where we would like them to be.

Book Review: Wanted

WantedA Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across BordersBy Chris HokeHarperOne“What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” is a question that’s easier to ask and perhaps eve…

Book Review: Water in Plain Sight

Water in Plain SightHope for a Thirsty WorldBy Judith D. SchwartzSt. Martin’s PressFollowing environmental news is mostly an exercise in confronting anxiety, helplessness, and desp…

Book Review: What Are We Supposed to Be Eating?

The world of food has gotten so complicated these days. Should you stick to the Mediterranean diet or give Whole30 a go? Is veganism better than vegetarianism? Should you fast intermittently, track your macros, or try carb cycling? Wait, what is carb cycling? These two books cut through the clutter and provide nutritional clarity.

Book Review: What Does it Feel Like to Die?

“Maybe if we thought of dying as the last stage of life rather than merely an ending, we’d be more likely to see it as organic to human development,” writes author Jennie…

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…

Book Review: Whole Health

A Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st CenturyBy Mark MincollaTarcherIn this compelling, ambitious book, natural health care practitioner Mark Mincolla proposes that all …

Book Review: Why We Dream

The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey

Book Review: Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your BodyEdited by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-JelleyLlewellyn WorldwideYoga and Body Image is a boo…

Book Review: Yoga Mass

YogaMass is a welcome new addition to the breadth of spiritual nourishment.

Book Review: You’re Not Listening

The New York Time’s Kate Murphy attempts to help us rediscover the lost art of listening in her new book.

Book Reviews: Upside

UpsideThe New Science of Post-Traumatic GrowthBy Jim RendonTOUCHSTONEIf you’re feeling sorry for yourself about something minor—let’s say you’re in the second week of a wicked cold…

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Books We Love

This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.

Boost Immunity and Battle Inflammation With Turmeric and Ginger

Remind yourself of the plethora of health benefits (immune-boosting! anti-inflammatory!) of powerhouse spices turmeric and ginger, with delicious recipes from chef Suzy Scherr and dietitian Rachel Beller.

Boost the Health of Your Brain

Take the health of your brain into your own hands.

Boost Your Brain: 5 Natural Nootropics

These superfoods not only protect neurological function, they can also improve mental performance.

Boost Your Confidence with a Power Pose

One day, I showed up to my yoga mat with a broken heart. I’d just gone through a wrenching breakup, and it hurt. My body felt heavy and stiff. I tried to flip over from Downward Do…

Boost Your Immune System With Exercise

From improved sleep and circulation to reduced anxiety and more, regular exercise boosts immunity and strengthens the body’s defense against illness.

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

Boost Your Mood with Music

Deliberately boost your mood by listening to upbeat music—or even expecting to hear a beautiful piece.

Boost Your Optimism for Less Anxiety

A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.

Born to Be Good

The Science of a Meaningful Lifeby Dacher KeltnerW.W. Norton, $29.95, 2009What makes a woman leap out of her hiding spot, exposing herself to gunfire and possible death, to save a …

Bossa Nova Around the World

Various International ArtistsPutumayo World MusicThe sultry bossa nova (remember “The Girl from Ipanema”?) developed in Brazil in the mid-1950s and is an evolution of samba. More c…

Bounce Back: Restore Yourself Inside and Out

For dermal distress, bring on the organic excellence of All Good Goop (1). It’s handcrafted for everything from calluses to scars, and burns to bites; plus the company cares as muc…

Bouncing Forward

An excerpt from Bouncing Forward from Michaela Haas, PhD

Bra is Great

Sooraya Graham, a devout Muslim and an art student in British Columbia, took a photo of a woman draped in niqab and abaya (face veil and full-body covering), folding a bra while do…

Brad Bull PhD

Brad Bull PhD is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a lecturer at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Tennessee Tech University.

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Brady Kiesling

Brady Kiesling trained as an archaeologist/ancient historian and is the creator of ToposText, a free app that links the ancient writings of Greece to their historical sites. Topost…

Brahms

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, op. 77, and Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A Minor, op. 102Vadim Repin, violinist, with -Riccardo Chailly and the Gewand…

Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.

Brain Wash

Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter explain how we can rewire our brains to develop healthier habits.

Brain Zapping Helps Concentration

Mild electrical stimulation helps people sharpen their focus

Brainwaves: The New Vitals

Brainwaves may soon join blood pressure and heart rate as vital stats.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Brandi-Ann Uyemura has been freelance writing for the past decade. She specializes in writing about self-help, psychology and spirituality. Currently, she’s raising her two young s…

Break Your Addiction to Brain Candy

Developing your ability to resist distraction is the key to breaking this addictive pattern.

Breakfast at Noshville

I’m sitting at the counter in Noshville, Nashville’s New York-style  Jewish deli, talking to a well-dressed fellow who tells me he’s a lawyer. Our conversation turns to the ec…

Breakfast Crêpes with Cinnamon-Orange Honey ​

An excerpt from Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners: An Ayurvedic Cookbook to Balance and Heal

Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel

by Roland MerulloAlgonquin Books, 2007, $13.95“I think of myself as Mr. Ordinary — good husband, good father, average looking, average height, middle-of-the-road politics, upper pa…

Breaking Borders

Exploring Colombia's Barrio Egipto—a neighborhood that foreigners are warned not to go anywhere near.

Breaking the Bad Love Spell

What can your anger teach you about yourself for better relationships?

Breaking the Cycle of Fear

The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it

Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma

“Over time, feeding and caring for my being this way, along with nourishing other diverse aspects of my life, built my fortitude to transform family meals into a time of warmth and care, ending a legacy of trauma and neglect.”

Breaking Through to Meditation

After years of trying and failing to meditate, one woman finally succeeds—thanks to an evening at the Rubin Museum and a little embodiment work.

Breaking Your Addiction to Thinking

Thinking is obviously an important tool. Humans have the powerful ability to think about the past and the future, make narratives about our lives that help us navigate new situatio…

Breanna Potts

Breanna Potts is the Editorial Manager and Ayurvedic educator at Banyan Botanicals. After struggling with health problems that manifested after college, she found her way to Dr. Pa…

Breath as Prayer

Many forms of prayer take the same amount of time to complete. The amount of time, it turns out, has powerful physiological benefits.

Breath Friends Forever

A Mindfulness Story for Kids by Kids

Breath is Fertilizer for the Brain

The yogis have been right, scientists say.

Breath-Focused Meditation for Deep Sleep

Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch into the parasympathetic rest-and-digest state by effortlessly allowing each exhale to drop you deeper into relaxation so that you can sleep sweetly.

Breath: Breathing Advice From an Expert

In his new book Breath, veteran journalist James Nestor explains the fundamental importance of how we breathe and why “the conclusion was always the same. When it comes to breathing, less almost always equals more.”

Breathe Deep, Live Deep: Yoga of Synthesis #1

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Breathe, Don’t Plead: An Idea of Prayer

“Prayer, to me, is more about silence than words—or as Jefferies says—it’s about being ‘rapt in the fullness of the moment.’”

Breathing for Better Digestion

A guided meditation to ease tension in your abdomen.

Breathing for Mental Clarity

A guided meditation to sharpen the mind.

Breathing in the Evil and Releasing the Good

An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything

Breathing into Balance: Explore Alternate Nostril Breathing

Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.

Breathing Room

Take a compassionate look at your clutter to accept the problem, understand what’s really valuable, and clear the way for a more peaceful home—and heart.

Breathing Through Grief to Joy

A yoga teacher trainee experiences Max Strom’s breath work

Breathing through Untangling Myself

Discovering yoga and embracing the constant transitions that come with the practice.

Breathing: The Poetry of the Body

 We know intuitively that our state of mind will affect our breath: it comes quick and jagged when we are agitated, and smooth and slow when we are relaxed. The yogis figured …

Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center

Come enjoy natural hot springs nestled deep within the old growth rainforests of the Cascade Mountains.

Brenda Schaeffer

Brenda Schaeffer is a best-selling author and a seasoned psychologist. In her debut novel, Grip of the Hawk, she combines professional know-how with life-long spiritual questing to…

Brene Brown

Brené Brown, PhD, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work who has spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authent…

Brene Brown on being a role model

We have to be the women we want our daughters to be.

Brené Brown on creating your own reality

If we own the story then we can write the ending.

Brene Brown on the stories we own

If we own the story then we can write the ending.

Brené Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy

And shame sabotages our desire for closeness.

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Briana Saussy

Briana Saussy is a writer, teacher, spiritual counselor, and ritualist dedicated to the restoration and remembering of the sacred arts, and author of the latest book, Mak…

Bridging Differences with Patricia and Alana Raybon

Your host Rabbi Rami talks to mother and daughter Patricia and Alana Raybon about their new book Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace. A review o…

Bridging Your Work and Your Purpose with Leah Weiss, MD

Rami talks with contemplative scholar and author of How We Work Leah Weiss, MD.

Brilliant Books to Help You Live and Love Your Life

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Brilliant Moon

Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheBy Neten Chokling, with narration by Richard Gere and Lou ReedBeautifully filmed in Tibet, India, the United States, Bhutan, and Nepal, this docu…

Bring Families Together through Dreams

An excerpt from Dreams at the Threshold by Jeanne Van Bronkorst

Bring on the Global Exorcism!

In October of 1967, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin gathered Americans and encircled the Pentagon for a grand exorcism. The plan was to use an Aramaic chant to levitate the Pentagon, turn it orange, and shake out the evil that pervaded it...

Bring on the Pasta

LOW-CARB DIETS MAKE PEOPLE STUPIDA study from the psychology department at Tufts University showed that dieters who drastically reduced or eliminated carbohydrates from their meals…

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…

Bringing Grandma Home

Grandma Aggie wants to sit in her family chair. Who could say no to that? But Grandma Aggie is no ordinary grandma and her chair is not the front porch rocker.

Bringing Grandma Home: The Story Chair, Salmon Ceremony, and Building the Bridge.

A photo summary of the projects along Oregon's Rogue River.

Bringing the Wisdom Back Home

One of the trickier things about going off on a spiritual retreat is not what happens when you’re away. It’s what happens when you get home. I was recently at a retreat center whe…

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Brooke Arnold-Rochette

Brooke Arnold-Rochette is a certified life-cycle celebrant and alumni from the Celebrant Foundation Institute and a nature-based guide. With over a decade of experiential and …

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Bruce H Lipton PhD

Bruce H. Lipton PhD, cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’…

Buddha on locating the way

The way is not in the sky The way is in the heart

Buddha on patience and persistence

Drop by drop is the pitcher filled

Buddha on the present

Do not dwell in the past do not dream of the future concentrate the mind on the present moment

Buddha on the present moment

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Buddha on truth.

Three things cannot be long hidden the sun the moon and the truth

Buddha's Bedroom

The Mindful Loving Path to Sexual Passion and Lifelong Intimacy

Buddhism and Aging

A student once asked Shunryu Suzuki, “Why do we meditate?” “So you can enjoy your old age,” the Zen master answered. Last Sunday was the four-hour block sitting at our local medit…

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

For some addicts, hitting bottom and having a spiritual awakening are the first steps along the path of recovery. That's why Alcoholics Anonymous, the oldest and largest of the twe…

Buddhism Curious

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

Buddhism proverb

Enough is a Feast

Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes

Buddhism Through American Women's EyesEdited by Karma Lekshe TsomoFor Western women, Buddhism’s enticing spiritual package creates some dilemmas when it comes wrapped in an Asian c…

Buddhism without Religion?

Q&A with Jack Kornfield

Budokon with Cameron Shayne

Budokon started off as a Hollywood fitness fad, but creator Cameron Shayne left the limelight to take his life arts program to a deeper level.

Buen Vivir: Living Well

I recently spent a few days in a beautiful redwood forest, and though we were basking in a ‘forest bath’ of California coastal temperate forest, our minds and hearts were focused o…

Build a Better Morning with Ayurveda

Integrative psychiatrist Judith Pentz, MD, shares six ways Ayurveda can rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

Build a Compassion Cell Garden

Do you accept the challenge to take a walk and take a stand? The compassion cell garden blends nature, reflection, and a charge to spread compassion through your world.

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

Build Resilience by Creating an Upward Emotional Spiral

Want to be more resilient? Start building your resilience now and benefit in hard times. Start by being mindful with your emotions and learning to focus on 'moments that glisten.'

Build Resilience Through Radical Self-Care

Practicing radical self-care in the face of fear is an act of courage, one that will help build the resilience that we will all need as we move forward.

Building a New Relationship with My Feet

As a kid, my hands and feet were a source of quiet shame for me. I was born with what adults kindly referred to as “old soul’s hands,” which in the schoolyard translated to a regul…

Building Altars For Personal Transformation

Creating an altar with the intention for transformation is a powerful way to keep your focus on your intentions.

Building Empathy with Judith Orloff, MD

Rabbi Rami talks to Judith Orloff, MD about her book The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. An excerpt of her book appears in the March/April issue of S…

Building Relationships One Step at a Time

Walking can be a path to a better understanding and appreciation of each other.

Building Resilience in the Body

Sometimes we need to get at the emotional root of pain to help us recover. Learn how to care for your body in a more mindful way and start developing the habits that build resilience in the body.

Bump Up Your Nutrition

Focus on food quality by choosing nutrient dense foods.

Bumper Sticker about Islam

A coworker’s Ford F–150 sports this bumper sticker: “Everything I know about Islam I learned on 9/11.” As a Muslim, how can I help him know Islam differently?

Burnout to Balance

Reiki master Kelsey J. Patel shares how journaling can help you release the root causes of burnout.

Bursting The Bipolar Bubble

A look at bipolar statistics reveals that this mental illness affects approximately 5.7 million adults.

Burzynski

Directed by Eric Merola In 1995 in the United States of America, a courageous man faced the possibility of being condemned to 290 years in federal prison and $18.5 million in fine…

Bust a Move to Bust Stress!

Finding ways to move our bodies is a beautiful act of self-care and self-love.

Busy Being

Turn any moment into a mindful one.

Butter Babes

Nutrition for your skin

Butter Babes

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Byron Katie, the Inquirist

An interview with with the founder of The Work and author of numerous best-selling books Byron Katie.

C-DEEP: Ecstatic Meditation

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

C-DEEP: Soulift

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

C-DEEP: Soulift: Cultivating Spiritual Maturity

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

C-DEEP: Soulift: Dealing with Adversity

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

C-DEEP: Soulift: Healing Into Action

Transform the mind, heal the spirit, and deepen love. Weeklong immersions in ecstatic, contemplative practice. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, open to all faiths.

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C.E. Herman

C. E. Herman was born in Europe, where she graduated with a master’s degree in physics and began her career as a scientist. Her adult life has been spent in Australia, where she lives with her husband; she is mother to four young men and has enjoyed a long career as a teacher and translator.

Caffeinated Thinking

A Conversation with Murray Carpenter, Author of Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us

Caffeine: Habit or Hooked?

Do you have an innocent coffee habit—or an addiction?

Caffeine: The Addiction We Share … and Don’t Talk About

Young lovers sit at a sidewalk café and sip espresso between kisses; a group of giggling cheerleaders head for a cooler filled with iced energy drinks; a group of happy kids swing …

Cal Newport PhD

Cal Newport PhD is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and runs the popular blog Study Hacks, which explores the impact of technology on our ability…

Calcium: Everything You Need to Know

From the health benefits to the best resources, here’s the scoop on calcium.

Calibrate Your First Chakra

Tools to balance your first chakra.

Called Home

Last September I was called home, somewhat unexpectedly. I was called home to be a mother to my children, just when I had imagined they might no longer need me. I had left behind…

Called to Act

The founder of Buddhist Global Relief, Brooklyn-born monk Bhikku Bodhi reflects on his path from inner peace to changing the world.

Calling All Spiritual Superheroes (That Means YOU)

Recently a fellow traveler said to me: “I have no heroes. I have no gurus. I don’t look up to anyone. But I have many people I look across at and sit in circle with to create a bet…

Calling All Warrior Goddess Women! It’s Time to Speak Your Truth

Learning to speak your truth is a lifelong practice.

Calling It Quits

A Film by Anthony TarsitanoCity Squirrel Films, Inc.Dante Milestone, a successful but worldweary businessman, finally “calls it quits” on his frenetic, mind-numbing life in an effo…

Calling on Fear with Tara Mohr

Set your soul’s calling into motion with Tara Mohr, Arianna Huffington, Danielle LaPorte, Eve Ensler, Sera Beak and more brilliant feminine leaders at Emerging Women Live, October 9-12, 2014. You can dive deep with Emerging Women Live speakers and their transformational insights right now with our free audio download Power Practices Vol 1: Women Who Are Changing the World.

Calm Racing Thoughts with this Energy Practice

Jill Leigh answers your questions about energy, meditation, and more.

Calm the Body, Calm the Culture

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

Calm Your Nervous System

Whether you are a first responder or simply stressed, try these affirmations to calm the nervous system.

Calming Chronic Pain with Beth Darnell, PhD

Beth Darnall talks to Rami about making life adjustments to manage chronic pain.

Calming The Anxious Mind

Giving clients control leads to better results

Can a Hug a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

It’s cold and flu season again — make sure you get plenty of sleep, take some extra vitamin C and … hug each other a little more. Yes, that’s right. A new study reveal…

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Can Ballet Teach Wisdom?

A new study suggests that classical ballet might lead to increased wisdom in much the same way as meditation does.

Can God Sue for Unauthorized Use of the Rainbow?

Rabbi Rami claps back at the idea that the rainbow can't be used for gay pride.

Can Healing Schools Heal Depression and Anxiety?

The search for a school to ease my mind

Can I Still Love My Brother, the Atheist?

My brother and I have been Christians all our lives. Now he says he’s an atheist. How can I have a relationship with someone who believes in nothing?Being an atheist doesn’t mean b…

Can Mudita Save the United Nations?

Musings on Buddhism’s ‘Sympathetic Joy’, FOMO and the Global Climate Crisis I have a confession to make: I am in recovery from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).  I became acutely a…

Can Phobias Be Inherited Genetically?

Phobias developed during our lifetimes may be passed on to our children.

Can Probiotics Ease Your Anxiety?

If you’re stressed out, and feel like you’re in a pickle, well… good. Because consuming fermented foods like pickles, yogurt, and kombucha may make you feel less anxious.A new stud…

Can Religion Save the Planet?

Unleashing the power of their faith on tough environmental problems, today's "ecovangelists" ask: Can religion save the planet, or will the planet save religion?

Can Spirituality Protect Against Negative Emotions in Heart Disease?

There is no doubt how strongly our negative emotions affect our physiology. When we feel anxious, there is a gnawing sensation in our gut. When depressed, our whole body seems to s…

Can Talking to Strangers Raise Our Self-Esteem?

Strangers see us with fresh eyes.

Can The Enneagram Personality Test Help Us Grow?

My own positive intention toward growth often means taking a good hard look at areas where I’m weak. And I like to think about those weaker areas as “places to strengthen over time…

Can Too Much Meat Lead to Diabetes?

Too much protein eaten along with fat may lead to insulin resistance, reports an animal study from Duke University Medical Center, providing a clue as to why the blood chemistry of…

Can Travel Help Us Stop Hating Ourselves?

Seeing the world can help you see yourself in a new light.

Can Walking with Friends Feed the Collective Soul?

Solitude has it’s place. There is value in silence and our ability to sit with our own soul and reflect. There is also a good deal of involuntary isolation that we experience in ou…

Can We Give and Get Gifts Without Hating Ourselves (or Anyone Else)?

My mother's birthday was last week. Because she's left ths world, I couldn't send her a gift.This was a bittersweet relief.Opening gifts almost always made Mom cry—not with joy, bu…

Can We Learn to Be More Empathic?

An excerpt from Empathy: Why it Matters and How to Get It

Can We Match the Wisdom of the Brehons?

Lessons from the Gaelic Judgments of the Neighborhood

Can We Reframe—and Reclaim—Father's Day?

"Mother's and Father's Day are gauntlets, radiating expectations. Even vowing to ignore these holidays, to voluntarily opt out, weighs heavily because it means going against the mainstream."

Can You Capture Your Aura with a Kirlian Photograph?

Here's what a Kirlian photograph says about your aura.

Can You Feel A Movie?

Mirror-touch synesthesia isn’t as unusual as you might guess.

Can You Handle Criticism?

A total stranger about whose business establishment I had written an article emailed me the night after it was published, alleging that my article was "mostly erroneous."For a horr…

Can you Manifest?

Manifestation requires alignment with your Emotional Energy System.

Can you teach me to pray?

In the new book Even Though I Walk: One Woman’s Journey of Prayer in the Shadow of Death from Liturgical Press, two spiritual seekers on different life-paths walk together through…

Can You Wire Your Brain for Creativity?

Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.

Candice Hall, DC, and Wayne Greathouse, DC

Dr. Candice Hall, DC, and Dr. Wayne Greathouse, DC, treat patients at Next Advanced Medicine in Tustin, California. Together, they devise life-changing programs for indiv…

​Candice Hall, DC, and Wayne Greathouse, DC

Candice Hall, DC, and Wayne Greathouse, DC, treat patients at Next Advanced Medicine in Tustin, California. They specialize in developing life-changing programs for indiv…

Candles for Prayer, Meditation, and Beauty

Rich in spiritual history, candles are the perfect way to turn your home into a sacred sanctuary.

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Care of the Soul: A Chapel of One's Own

Instead of going off to a monastery, you can bring the monastery to the secular society. In common areas in our towns and cities we could install more and better places for contemp…

Care of the Soul: A Crack in the Sky

I live in what’s called the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. I have been here, in several different towns, for 20 years. If I can make another 20, the locals may acknowl…

Care of the Soul: Angels and the Brain

There’s little room for wonder and real poetry in the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.

Care of the Soul: Care of the Soul, 25 Years Later

In the late 1980s, after about seven years of developing my own approach to psychotherapy, I was looking for a different way to re-imagine psychology, one that would have depth and…

Care of the Soul: Happy Accidents

In telling the story of the Bollingen Stone, the large boulder he installed as a monument at his estate on the shore of Lake Zurich in Bollingen, Switzerland, Carl Jung taught a fe…

Care of the Soul: Joyfully Adrift

Maybe, as we become more soulful, we drift into reality rather than away from it.

Care of the Soul: Mega-Soul

I had an unusually enjoyable afternoon recently, lying on the floor in front of my massive classical Greek dictionary and a copy of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, where he makes a…

Care of the Soul: Reclaim Your Spiritual Growth

When I was just turning 40, I went through some painful changes in my life, and I felt those developments in my body. I went regularly to the doctor, complaining of stomach upset a…

Care of the Soul: Skipping Stones

My father liked to teach his sons basic skills, like how to use a saw, tighten a nut, and catch a baseball. In one of my earliest memories of him we are on a beach and he is teachi…

Care of the Soul: Spiritual Complexes

Don't ignore or repress your complexes, instead try to befriend them

Care of the Soul: Spiritual Disorders

Every mental health worker knows about the DSM-V, a manual for defining disorders for the health system. It’s like a dictionary in which every psychological problem imaginable has …

Care of the Soul: The Dream of Utopia

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful place, free from your worries, everything in its place, time almost at a standstill? I have a memory like that of stretching out in a ro…

Care of the Soul: The Path to Utopia

If anyone thinks that the parables of Jesus are meant to be helpful moral tales, they should ponder the one about the workers in the vineyard. A landowner hires people to work for …

Care of the Soul: The Place Beyond Seeking

I used to be a seeker, looking for answers to all sorts of questions, wondering which religious tradition was right and best, concerned about the nature of the afterlife, wishing I…

Care of the Soul: The Soul Under Construction

For most of his life, my father was a plumbing instructor in a trade school and was one of those people who can build a house from scratch.  I envy that ability and regret tha…

Care of the Soul: The Spiritual Imagination

What is the role of imagination in matters of ultimate concern? This is one of the top issues in the spiritual life and certainly in religion: many religious and even spiritual peo…

Care of the Soul: The Veggie Soul

When I studied medieval philosophy in college, I learned that a human being has a rational, animal, and vegetable soul. At the time, it was all a matter of definitions and categori…

Care of the Soul: This Fractured, Heavenly World

I disappoint many people, and sometimes myself, by not being more obviously spiritual. I don't go to church and rarely meditate in a formal way. I wear ordinary clothes and eat an …

Care of the Soul: Wherever I Turn, You Are There

A striking image from the late Renaissance shows a bald human head with a huge eyeball in the center of the skull. Below the image is the phrase “The Eye of Imagination.” It takes …

Care of the Soul: Your Highest Self

I’m always writing about depth—deep feelings, deep thoughts, deep relationships. But I know too well that when you focus too much on one quality, its opposite begins to stir, compl…

Caretakers Live Longer

Older people who provide moderate levels of care for others live longer.

Caring for the Earth as a Spiritual Practice

When it comes to my relationship with the Earth, I sometimes ask, “Should I save it or savor it?”  There’s no doubt that Earth is in need of saving, and I know I have a role t…

Caring for Your Crystals

Excerpted with permission from Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren.

Carl Greer, PhD PsyD

Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, shamanic practitioner, author, businessman, and philanthropist. He teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago…

Carl Jung on our shadow sides

To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light. — Carl Jung

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Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of six books, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, and Bring Down the Little Birds, winner …

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Caroline Griffith

Caroline Griffith is a Spiritual Dog Trainer, founder of Canine Flow, creator of RelaxDog Meditations, and author of The Best Dog Diet Ever. canineflow.com…

Caroline Myss on listening to the soul

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself The challenge is to silence the mind

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Carrie Newcomer's Latest Album: Kindred Spirits

 With lyrics like “God walks around in muddy boots” and “a summer tomato is a cause to rejoice,” it’s clear Carrie Newcomer has a knack for finding the transcendent in the eve…

Carry-On Options

To travel light, invest in the perfect carry-on. Bring only this, and it’s impossible to over-pack. Here are three of our favorites.

Carry-On Wellness

No matter the duration of your flight, it’s important to take good care of yourself. What you do—or don’t do—aboard the plane makes all the difference in the world when…

Carrying the Water

"Keeping the acequia clear and flowing is a useful metaphor for interdependence and cooperation. Keeping the acequia clear—both the actual acequia and the acequia of humanity—bears learning how to do well."

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Casting Light on the Pitfalls of 21st-Century Spirituality

As in all centuries, people in the 21st century look to the spiritual for meaning and virtue in daily life; they use spiritual practice to peer beyond the mortality of the body into the eternity of the soul. The big difference between the older forms of spirituality and 21st-Century Spirituality is the movement away from an external authority figure and a movement toward an empowerment of each seeker.

Cat Caracelo

Cat Caracelo M.A. is the founder of JourneyPath Institute; a depth coach, educator, artist and “guidess” working internationally with individuals and groups. Cat is the a…

Catching Babies

Birthing women are able to share something that connects them to all mothers, past and future.

Catching Magic by the Tail

An Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert

Catching Up with David Whyte

On what poetry is all about

Catching Up With Macy Gray

Macy Gray talks with S&H about creating real change with her mental health initiative.

Catherine Auman

Catherine Auman has frequently appeared as a mental health expert on the national TV show Extra. Her writings have been published in journals, magazines, and books in the US, …

Catherine Lieuwen

Catherine Lieuwen is an Emmy-nominated television writer, published essayist, and former mental health counselor who has written for over 35 children’s shows and served as a consul…

Catherine Mccord

Catherine McCord is the inspiring founder of the popular Weelicious brand, a trusted content resource synonymous with family and food. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Educa…

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Cathexis & Connection

Cathexis: the investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object or idea. Freud used the word cathexis to describe an investment of sexual energy, related to the libido.…

CB ... X?

CBD is widely available, but it’s hardly the only cannabinoid. Melissa Howsam explores what’s next.

CB... Next? 4 Cannabinoids to Watch Beyond CBD

CBX? Beyond the ubiquitous CBD, here are the cannabinoids expected to explode on the scene next.

CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)

Offering courses to those wishing to build resiliency, improve relationships, and/or simply foster compassion.

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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 overwhelming. S&H spoke with Christina Sasser, the CEO, founder, and chief product officer at P…

CBD for Anxiety

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

CBD for Joint Pain

Can CBD help with joint pain? New research suggests so.

CBD for Migraines

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

CBD In the Beauty Aisle

Putting CBD into makeup and skincare seems like a natural next step for this newly popular ingredient. But it’s not quite that simple. Brandi-Ann Uyemura investigates.

CBD Oil for Insomnia

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

Celebrate August: Tips for The Slow Zone

Ways to celebrate and savor the hazy, lazy days of the last month of summer.

Celebrate Hanukkah! Vegan Sweet Potato Latke Recipe

On this episode, Susan Barocas, the founding director of the Jewish Food Experience, inspires us to celebrate Hannukah through spiritually symbolic Jewish cuisine. By showing …

Celebrating Black Yogis for Black History Month

Yoga has its roots in India, but it has changed and evolved hugely since it came to North America. For some people it’s a spiritual practice, and for others it’s purely physical. T…

Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

This week, I skipped out on yoga. Instead, I tried kickboxing for the first time. I also tested out capoeira and jujitsu—it felt like a good week to do a bit of kicking and punchin…

Celebrating the Darkness

In many spiritual traditions, God is seen as the source of light, banishing the darkness and bringing hope. Darkness is seen as the enemy, a terrifying place where we are out of co…

Celebrating the Gifting Economy

It’s the time of year when I think about the healing and transformational act of giving. That’s because it’s time once again for Burning Man, the annual temporary community of some…

Celebrating the Journey on Graduation Day

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Celebrating Winter: Retreat and Renew

Use these practices to inspire more ease and play this season

Celebrations of Love in the Month of June

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10 Years of Roadside Assistance

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Cell Phone Safety: Electromagnetic fields are a cause for concern

Chances are, you’ve heard reports linking cell phones to brain cancer—then a second later, you might have pulled your iPhone out of your pocket to answer a call. Nonetheless, a sli…

Center for Interfaith Relations

Nationally acclaimed multifaith celebration with spiritual leaders, teachers. 2018 explores insight rooted in feminine wisdom.

Center for Soul Arts

Breakthrough at a crossroads! Solo and couples private, all-inclusive intensives for awakening wisdom. rondalarue.com

Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

Renowned teacher Master Mingtong Gu hosts wisdom healing Qigong Retreats at the new center, a place for self-healing and empowerment.

Center of Renewal Retreat and Conference Center

Come enjoy our interfaith hospitality on 100+ tranquil acres only 10 miles from majestic Niagara Falls via the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Revitalize, rejuvenate, and renew!

Center of the Storm

Lama Surya Das on walking an enlightened path in the modern world.

Centering Around the Chaos

When you have small children, the morning centering routine has to come early. Real early.

Centering with Solstice Mandalas

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Ceremony after Death: Preparing the Body

A devotional, mindful attendance to the body in death.

Ceremony at Commemorative Event: Do Something

Ideas for commemorative events beyond traditional funerals.

Ceremony at Death: Do Nothing

How do you stay present in an out-of-time time?

Ceremony at Final Resting Place: Revisiting your Dead

The final resting place is where, for those who seek it, we come to sit, reflect, and share with someone who has died.

Ceremony Awakens – it’s a Spring Thing!

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Ceremony before Death: A Living Memorial

Suggestions for Living Memorials—gatherings for a person who is present and alive before death.

Ceremony for Dying: The Altar

Using altars to focus intention and connection in a space.

Ceremony for First Year Anniversary: Reconnect

People new to mourning are often surprised at how brutal the run-up to the first anniversary of the death can be.

Ceremony for First Year Milestones: Do Not Hurry

In the Presence of Death: Using ceremony to explore mindfulness in the journey of dying, death, and the years following, in this 9-part series

Ceremony When the Body is Removed: Leave Taking

In the Presence of Death: Using ceremony to explore mindfulness in the journey of dying, death, and the years following, in this 9-part series

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…

Cerridwen Fallingstar

Cerridwen Fallingstar is a shamanic Witch who has taught classes in magic and ritual for over 30 years. She gives lectures tying together psychology, spirituality, history, co…

Chaga: The Cancer Healer and King of All Herbs

The Chaga mushroom absorbs and concentrates many valuable enzymes, nutrients and healing compounds that are bioavailable to the human body.

Chai Spiced Pear Bread

One of my earliest memories of my grandma was her canned pears. She used to can them every year along with jams, tomatoes, and peaches. Out of all my cousins, I was the only one wh…

Chair Yoga: Restoration for the Lower Back

Rejuvenate and release tension with this chair yoga sequence.

Chakra Wisdom

Healing Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs with Meditation, Yoga and the Traya Process

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Challenging Self-Limiting Beliefs to Reach Your Potential

Just because you believe it doesn’t make it so. Good news: You can retrain your brain to challenge and conquer beliefs that limit you.

Challenging the Legacy of Privilege

Awakening us to our interdependency with others, Paul Kivel questions the mythology of success based on individual achievement and hard work.

Change through Meditation with Chandresh Bhardwaj

Your host Rabbi Rami talks to Chandresh Bhardwaj about his new book Break the Norms: Questioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and Sex. A …

Change Your Sweets

The Corn Refiners Association is changing the name of high-fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar” in an attempt to rid themselves of the stench that comes from the manufacture and use…

Change Yourself to Change the World

The world needs help, but before we can save the world we have to help ourselves. Here are some ideas for building a more connected life.

Changing Our Mental Filters

Excerpted from Tears to Triumph by Marianne Williamson

Changing the World with Fishing Nets and Wedding Veils

"I sliced one bag open, and the veil fell into my hands. One net; a huge promise. Even then, I wondered: could this net save a life?"

Channel Your Inner Child: How to Live with More Joy, Passion, and Love

A few years ago I became an adopted grandma and had a five year old living in my house for awhile. I have to admit that seeing the world through the eyes of a five year old is an e…

Channeling Anger Into Spiritual Action

“Sometimes an angry response to injurious events is not only justified, but desirable. ... With a little calm, we can reframe what we’re feeling. ‘I’m furious about this’ can be rearranged to something like: ‘This is wrong, and I want to do something about it.’”

Channeling Depression Into a Powerful Tool for Creativity

I wouldn't exactly call depression a gift, but I’ve come to accept the restless emptiness and nagging sadness as signals from my soul instead of merely the symptoms of an illness t…

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Charcoal: A New Way To Detox

Charcoal’s millions of tiny pores have the strength to capture and remove toxins, increasing energy and overall well-being.

Charitable Giving: Do You Know How Your Donation is Being Used?

“The problem isn’t that the Vatican needs money to maintain its operations, but that it is getting millions of dollars from a fund officially designated for helping people. This isn’t new, but it seems all the more egregious when religion preys on those who pray.”

​Charlan Nemeth PhD

Charlan Nemeth PhD is a professor of psychology in the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses primarily on dissent and how minority opinions ca…

Charles Dickens on wisdom

A loving heart is the truest wisdom

Charlotte Kennedy

At 78, Charlotte Kennedy is applying her retired home ec teaching talents by writing nutrition articles for the Galena Gazette, volunteering pastoral care (that's meals & whee…

Charred Corn and Blueberry Salad

Editors' Note: We're excited to welcome food writer Kelsey Brown to our newest blog, Good Food. Kelsey and her partner Shaun moved cross-country this summer and they can't wait to …

Chart Your Own Course for Healing

When grief left her adrift, Jennifer Ewing found solace in spirit boats.

Chasing Happiness

Like the Buddhist notion of longing, individuals who place a high value on happiness are desperate to be happy. They say things like, “Happiness is extremely important to me,” or “…

Chasing Ice

Directed by Jeff OrlowskiChasingIce.comNever has so much beauty held this much danger: visually, Chasing Ice is a staggeringly gorgeous film that depicts the tangible physical effe…

Chasing Numbers, Chasing Wellness

It's easy to get wrapped up in numbers, but the desire for the perfect score can become an addiction. Your imperfect self, meanwhile, is waiting for validation.

Chasing That Most Important Point

Stephen Kiesling and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown converse about Zen, Tassajara, the beginner's mind, and more.

Chattra–Divine Yoga Gear

Practice Should Be Beautiful, Meditation Divine. India-inspired, artisan-crafted yoga mats & bags, totes, meditation cushions and more. Free yoga strap with $75+ orders for Spiritu…

Check Your Thermostat To Avoid Depression

What should we do when we’re upset or depressed? Should we analyze our feelings to figure out what’s wrong, or should we just forget about them and move on? Opinions differ, but ne…

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Chellie Kammermeyer

Chellie Kammermeyer is an Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master and a Licensed Teacher with the ICRT. She is also an Advanced Soul Coach. Chellie has…

Chelsea Hill and 100 Women Who Care Maui

Mana’olana Pink Paddlers, a canoe club for cancer patients and cancer survivors, has been a recipient of a donation from 100 Women Who Care Maui.

Cher Gilmore

Cher Gilmore is a long-time volunteer for Share International USA. Share International USA is a non-profit educational organization established to disseminate information abou…

Cherry Almond Meal Muffins

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is a little yoga to stretch my limbs and wake my body up. The second thing I do is prepare breakfast. We've all heard that you s…

Cheryl Bridges Johns

Cheryl Bridges Johns (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Robert E. Fisher Chair of Spiritual Renewal at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. She has research…

Cheryl Fraser, PhD

Sharp, frank, and fearless, Cheryl Fraser, PhD, is a Buddhist psychologist with a private practice in sex and couples therapy, and a sought-after relationship expert. She has …

Chick-Lit

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy supports traditional Bible family values, and because he does many have condemned him and his company as being anti-homosexual and anti-marriage equ…

Chicken & Egg Meditation

Yesterday was very cold and blowing light snow, but we had 11 of us sitting together, anyway! We’re into the chapter, “Compassion,” in One Dharma. The core question that leads to l…

Childhood Beliefs About Soul, Afterlife Stick With Us

Do you believe in an eternal soul? Is there an afterlife? Whatever you answer, your beliefs are probably very similar to what they were when you were 10 years old—or at least…

Chinese Proverb on attitude and action.

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Chinese Proverb on attitude and action.

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Chinnamasta: The Self-Beheading Goddess

Chinnamasta shows us the simple, playful, and fierce truth that much of what we need is already right inside our own hearts.

Chitra Kumar, Dr. Geetha Govindarajan, and Dr. Sai Praveen Haranath

Chitra Kumar is a strategic, creative management leader in environmental policy analysis, sustainable land use planning, and asset-based economic development. She is an avid m…

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Chocolate: A Sacred Superfood

Chocolate, more specifically cacao, is a sacred and delicious medicine with countless benefits. So please, treat yourself.

Choose Your Greatest Reality

A channeled work by Leah Baldwin

Choosing to Live

Excerpt of It’s Not Yet Dark

Chopra Center

Meditation and mind-body health retreats led by Deepak Chopra and other world- renowned thought leaders. Discover balance, healing, and transformation.

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Christ and Krishna

Got questions? Rabbi Rami has answers.

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Christian Fasting: A Spiritual Practice for Now?

Christians (and non-Christians) can embrace fasting as a way to overcome our deep-rooted idea that the spirit and the body are separate.

Christian Mystics

365 Readings and MeditationsBy Matthew Fox“Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more than the…

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Christine Toomey

Rabbi Rami talks to Christine Toomey about her book In Search of Buddha's Daughters. An review of her book appears in the March/April 2016 issue of Spirituality & Health magazi…

​Christopher Barham

Christopher Barham’s intention is to help people align with unity, love, care, and compassion, so they shine like stars as they fully express their deepest selves. Christopher expe…

Christy McGill

Christy McGill is a documentary film producer, writer, creative director, and story consultant based in San Francisco. She is currently producing the feature documentary AI WEIWEI:…

Chronic Inflammation: Risk Factors and Signs

“Don’t rely on your doctor to point out possible chronic inflammation to you; it doesn’t share the same visible symptoms as acute inflammation.”

Chronic Pain, Trauma, and the Nervous System

Chronic pain can be caused by lingering trauma, creating stress that is unresolved. Break the cycle.

Cinematherapy: These Flicks Can Heal You

The Cinematherapy book series co-author shares picks for flicks and TV series to uplift you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cinnamon to the Rescue

Fight extra holiday pounds with this common spice.

Circle of Strength: A Ritual for Times of Change

By Lara Vesta I come from a line of powerful women. My great-grandmother birthed her 12 children alone with her husband on the Canadian steppes. The nearest town was 70 miles away…

Circling Enlightenment

One man’s story of the evolution of God

Civana Spa Resort Sanctuary

A wellness destination resort offering a world class spa, movement & enrichment classes and healthy cuisine.

Claiming Your Queen

In my practice, I’m witnessing a revitalized version of the Queen archetype reemerging

Clair McPherson

The Rev. Clair McPherson, Ph.D., is a retreat leader, spiritual director, workshop leader, and parish priest. He has taught spirituality, history, and theology at colleges and semi…

Clairsentience and Compassion

A 3-step approach to cultivating compassion and overcoming empathic sensitivity.

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Clark Strand and Perdita Finn

Clark Strand and Perdita Finn are co-founders of The Way of the Rose, an inclusive fellowship of rosary friends dedicated to the Earth and to the Lady, “by any …

Classical Musician Serenades the Chakras

Musician Miriam Jameson shares the story that inspired her new album.

Claudia Helt

Throughout this lifetime, Claudia Helt has thoroughly enjoyed being a Seeker of life’s mysteries. Driven by her passion for artistic expression, nature’s wonders, and the psychol…

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Clean

Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTEveryone has a skeleton in the closet. And the United States has an awfully bi…

Clean Your House and Your Mind Will Follow

The equinox has come and gone, and I find myself thinking about spring cleaning. You’ve likely seen the emerging body of research espousing the psycho-emotional value of keeping a …

Clean: A Doctor Dishes on Dirt

We chat up Dr. James Hamblin, author of Clean: The New Science of Skin, on what it means to be clean—and how much your skin really needs all those suds, soaps, and sanitizers.

Clear Air, Clear Mind

Keep body and mind healthy with fresh, clean air in your sacred space.

Clearing Unwanted Energy

Clearing unwanted energy from our system is one of the most important things you can learn, especially when doing Reiki.

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Cloister Talks

Learning from My Friends the MonksBy Jon M. SweeneyBrazos Press, 2009, $12.99“I sit down with Father Ambrose to talk about love, to ask him about love. He rubs his hands together a…

Close the the Ground: Fashionista as Monk

In honor of spring, I decided to buy a new pair of pants. Usually, I head for St. Vincent de Paul for gently reused clothes, partly to keep the cloth out of landfills a bit longer …

Close to Grace: The Physics of Silent Transmission

A laser pioneer explores how the coherent light of a laser beam may help explain the joy experienced in the presence of a saint or a sage.

Close to the Ground: “The Answer is ‘Yes’”

Devote Yourself to Your Own Goal

Close to the Ground: A Drop in the Bucket

It is 7:30 a.m. on a sunny spring day. Bodhi the dog is walking with me along Bandon Beach, one of Oregon’s most beautiful coastlines. It is pristine. The air is filled with that w…

Close to the Ground: Bowing to Spring

At the end of the third week of a monthlong pilgrimage to Korea some sixteen years ago, I was completely broken. Before we began the pilgrimage, I figured that a shaved head would …

Close to the Ground: Buddhaland

She was sitting on a bench outside the grocery store where I shop. It was 8 a.m. and drizzling—typical for spring in Eugene. I watched her sip coffee out of a well-worn Starbucks c…

Close to the Ground: Digging For Gold

One of the unwanted side effects of a long-term spiritual practice is the tendency to become, at times, a bit smug.Mea culpa, mea culpa. At least, after 25 years of hard Buddhist p…

Close to the Ground: Even in a Brothel

When I first started out on this meditation path decades ago, I was awed by the people who would show up at the Zen Buddhist Temple for the 5:00 a.m. services and sit like mountain…

Close to the Ground: Just Stuff

One of my sisters hasn’t spoken to me for some 20 years now. I am guessing it’s because I sat next to her ex at a family wedding. He is fun and funny. I laughed a lot. Unskillful i…

Close to the Ground: Lean in to Suffering

The young woman sitting next to me looks to be in her late 20s. Given our proximity to the University of Oregon, she could be a graduate student, maybe, or a young professor. She i…

Close to the Ground: Monkey on my Mind

The cat died.That she was 17 and riddled with cancer didn’t make her passing any easier for the rest of us. We cried hard when we put her down. The vet tech was sweet. “It’s the pr…

Close to the Ground: Sisters Shouting at Gods

I was raised to be a good girl. Embedded in this phrase was the admonition to never talk back to my elders, and I did OK until I was six years old. Then one summer Sunday, itching …

Close to the Ground: Sun Buddha, Moon Buddha

It is easy to get caught up in headlines and tragedy: Boys and girls ripped from their homes by the thousands; drones and missiles competing with each other for how much damage the…

Close to the Ground: The Great and Mighty Ango

The first thing about spiritual practice is that, for it to work, we have to do it. An obvious truth. The second thing about spiritual practice is that we need to do it regularly—m…

Close to the Ground: The Secret of Abiding Joy

I’m sitting, watching Parker perform her first dance masterpiece. Its baseline is a collection of moves from her gymnastics class. She has layered on top of these most of the compo…

Close to the Ground: Two Words

When it was time to step down from my role as the guiding teacher of Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple some 10 years ago, I spent a long time fussing about what my final dharma talk …

Coconut Oatmeal Whole Wheat Cookies

I just realized that I shared cookies with you last month. And here I am again sharing another cookie recipe. Sorry? Ok, maybe not. I think you’re going to love these little gems. …

Cody Pueo Pata

He AlohaUluloa ProductionsFor Hawaiians, the word aloha has a multitude of meanings, including love, peace, compassion, and the “breath of life.” In his new CD, Cody Pueo Pata, a M…

Cold Turkey

At first, being vegetarian was great, and when I say great at first, I’m really referring to the time between making the conscious decision to forever swear off meat and the 22 hou…

Collaborate on a Painting

Two people, three colors, four layers—and a lot of fun!

Collaborative Intelligence with Dr. Dawna Markova and Angela McArthur

Rabbi Rami talks to Dr. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur about their new book Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently. An adapted excerpt of their bo…

Collaborative Painting or Drawing

In this episode, Flora Bowley shows how collaboration can bring together creativity and connection.

Collagen: A Deeper Look

Collagen is either a must for smooth skin and supple joints—or an unproven supplement that will waste your money. Wellbeing editor KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER went in search of answers.

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Color Is The New Cool

Do your body a great kindness by adding more colors to your diet.

Color Your Way to Peace

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ~ Pablo Picasso When was the last time you opened a brand new box of colored pencils and thoughtfully colored…

Coloring Yantras

24 Sacred Symbols for Meditaion, Healing, Abundance, and Creativity

Combat Climate Change 3 Times a Day

Your eating choices can make a significant impact in fighting our climate crisis.

Combat Loneliness by Expanding Your Circle of Concern

“As your circle of concern becomes larger, the field of loneliness for yourself and others will become smaller.”

Come and Celebrate Bubbling Man!

In the heart of the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, about 120 miles north of Reno, is a weeklong exploration of radical self-expression called Burning Man (August 31 to September 7). …

Coming Back to True

Adapted from Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels

Coming Home to the Banks of Ma Ganga

One week at the 29th International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh

Coming to Peace with Begging

I hate asking for money. Whether it’s telling a friend she owes me for the book I picked up for her or divvying up the single check on a restaurant table, it is not one of my favor…

Communicate to Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia

The language we use when we speak to ourselves makes a profound difference in how we feel. These tools can help ease you to a calmer state.

Community Champion:

Meet three women who are champions in their communities.

Community Champion: Butterfly Boxes

Two Portland women are welcoming newcomers and honoring their own family history.

Community Champion: Hadassa Margolis

“You don’t have to storm the state house or the White House to be an activist. You can sit on your living room couch and knit a blanket or make two masks for your neighbor”—Brookline, Massachusetts’ Hadassah Margolis employs craftivism to make real change in her community and beyond.

Community Champion: Jennifer Botwick

Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.

Community Champion: Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen

Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen is making theater more inclusive with sensory-friendly performances.

Community Champion: Sherry Cole

Community Champion Sherry Cole is a tireless advocate for people without housing.

Community Champion: Wendy Chan

One Journey is a grassroots organization that connects displaced people with welcoming communities, encouraging compassion and understanding.

Compassion Cell Credo

Kevin Anderson offers a call to action: My membership in the human race is my truest belonging.

Compassion Fatigue

When the heart is balanced, the rest of the energy body can maintain a greater sense of equilibrium.

Compassion for All with Matthieu Ricard

Rabbi Rami once again talks to Matthieu Ricard: Buddhist monk, photographer, author, humanitarian and French translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ricard is the “happiness ma…

Compassion for Dating in the Technological Age

Recently I had a young man working with me who showed me the Tinder app as a means of finding dates. Here, you could rifle through a series of pictures like speed dating online, an…

Compassion Made Simple

When you’re focused on any activity, whether it’s your email, listening to a friend or sitting in a formal meditation practice, your mind is bound to wander. In The Now Effect I in…

Compassion: Brain Food for Happiness

Did you know that compassion, the act of recognizing someone else’s suffering with the inclination to want to support them, creates important activity shifts in the brain that are …

Compassionate Conversations: Advice From Three Experts

Leaning how to have real conversations about important topics with people you disagree with is a skill. These days, it's more important than ever. Diane Hamilton, Gabriel Wilson, and Kimberly Loh offer useful advice and powerful stories in their new book Compassionate Conversations.

Compassionate Unmasking with Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys talks about unconscious patterns of behavior and the benefits of being aware of them.

Completing the Kona Ironman at Age 70

It’s now two days post Ironman. I’m in Kona, Hawaii, sitting in a beach restaurant at about mile one of the swim. I watched the sunset. I watched the couples enjoying dinner on the…

Complicated/Simple Compassion

“This compassion thing is so much more complicated than I thought,” said Mary Elizabeth as our local group continued with the chapter in One Dharma on “Compassion.” We think we’ll …

Composting for Your Life

It’s Spring 2012, and we just had a super full moon: The moon was closer to the earth than it’s been all year. Here in Vancouver, it’s just starting to get warm, though the cherry …

Concerning Christmas

Two people emailed me this morning with questions about Christmas. I thought I’d share both their questions and my answers with you here. I’m Jewish; my girlfriend is Christian. T…

​Condolences in the Days of COVID-19

Someone you know has died due to COVID-19. Here’s the script on writing your gentle condolences.

Condor and Eagle Prophecy, The Divine Presence and the Destiny of Humanity

“In these troubled times, it behooves all who feel the call to devote themselves wholeheartedly to realize this goal and become themselves beacons of divine light.”

Confessions of a Born-Again Agnostic

How many times during the day—if ever—do the following three words pass your lips? “I don’t know.” My answer to that question is “Not enough.” Our culture&md…

Confucius on beauty and perspective.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it

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Connect to the Wisdom of Trees

Deepen your connection to trees.

Connect With Jnana Yoga, the “Path of Right,” for Self-Love

“Our thoughts have the power to transform everything in our life, but this power is negative when we are in an unconscious, automatic mode. It becomes positive when we consciously choose our thoughts.

Connecting Presence and Power

As women, we are not encouraged to take up space. Our culture praises us for being thin and lightweight. With this conditioning, it be can be challenging to find a way to connect w…

Connecting to Authenticity with Anna Yusim, MD

Host Rabbi Rami talks with Anna Yusim, MD about what a soul means to her, tapping into authenticity, and her book Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help you Live a Ha…

Connecting to Your Sexual Energy as Life Force

Connecting to our sexual selves doesn’t always have to mean connecting to another person.

Connecting with Your Irish Ancestors

Whether they are real—and you are Irish—or not

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Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Conquering the Diabetes Dragon – Acknowledgment of the Child Hero

“Healing ceremonies matter—they matter because they serve to empower and bring us through to a different and better place—and to release what no longer serves us.”

Conscious Activism: How to Transform Anger

How anger is used can determine activist effectiveness. 

Conscious Aging & Ceremonies for Seniors

In our senior years, we may benefit from support in creating a new and clear vision for our lives.

Conscious Channeling

Did you know spiritual beings can readily deliver their messages to deeply embodied, clear, conscious channels?

Conscious Detox 101

No matter what you do to clean up your outside, there's no faster way to a healthy body, beautiful skin, and a clear mind than cleaning from the inside out. Even if you consider yo…

Conscious Eating: A Solution to Personal and Planetary Health

Many of us on the conscious path may look at massive problems in the world and feel helpless. How can I, one person, positively impact the planet: the dying oceans, world hunger, r…

Conscious Holiday Gift Ideas

"Tis better to give than to receive during the holidays, but most gifts in the marketplace aren't geared for those who are health or spiritually conscious. On this episode of Consc…

Conscious Holiday Travel

Did you know that CO2 emissions from travel are one of the largest contributors to global warming? Before hitting the road this holiday, think about being more conscious of minimiz…

Conscious Laser Eye Surgery? Seeing is Believing

In this short form medical documentary, enjoy a front row seat as I go from "off the charts nearsighted" to perfect, better than 20/20 vision under the steady hand of one of the wo…

Conscious Love

An Engaging Novel with a New Approach to Love

Conscious Love: Online Dating for the Spiritually Minded

Writer Jane Ganahl dips her toes into the pool of "conscious singles" looking for love online.

Conscious Rest: Yoga for Insomnia

It’s 3 a.m. You look at your blinking clock and think, “I have to get up in four hours. I need to get to sleep.” You toss and turn, worrying about the fact that you are not sleepin…

Conscious Speaking: A Path of Awakening

Speech is our thoughts, our feelings, our intention, and our energy expressed as sound formed into words. Yet, how often are we awake and present enough to slow down this potent creation process?

Conscious Uncoupling with Katherine Woodard Thomas

Your host Eve Hogan talks to author Katherine Woodard Thomas about and her book Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After. She offers some great ideas on kindness …

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Contemplating Injury: What Yoga Has Taught Me About Pain

This is how bad things have gotten: I am squatting on my floor by a low table to write this because I threw out my back again and I am in extreme pain. Pain, however, can lead to r…

Contributors - November/December 2018

Contributors to our September/October 2018 issue: Kevin Anderson PhD, Julia Cameron, Deborah Gordon MD, Alena Hennessy, Erik Sean Larson, Hal Robinson

Contributors - September / October

Contributors to our September/October 2018 issue: Amber Bodily, Mirabai Bush, Ram Dass, Katherine Dunn, Stephanie Ludwig PhD, Zainab Salbi

Contributors January/February 2019

Contributors January/February 2019 - Adyashanti, Mary Bemis, Stephen Blackmer, Ellen Rooney, Bob Scott and Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes.

Contributors: July/August

Contributors to our July/August 2018 issue: Kelly Boys, Sandra Dieckmann, Stephanie Ludwig PhD, Jan Phillips, Parker J. Palmer PhD, and Kazuaki Tanahashi

Contributors: March/April 2019

Contributors: March/April 2019 - Joan D. Chittister OSB, Cal Newport PhD, Julia Plevin, Marilyn Schlitz PhD, Mirabai Starr, Tracy Verdugo

Controlling vs Caring vs Responsibility

Recently, I was working with a couple and was explaining how the ego works, or rather doesn’t work, as it relates to relationships. The ego mind is great at seeing problems, but ho…

Conversations with the Divine

Famed medical intuitive Caroline Myss shares guidance on navigating these tumultuous times.

Cooking by the Pinch and the Handful

Our senses are our own perfect signaling instruments, our hands are our own perfect measure.

Cool It Practice: balancing yin and yang in good measure

 As human animals, we are affected by the weather. We like to think we’re not—our capitalist society expects us to be exactly the same amount of productive no matter what’s go…

Cooling Sleep Meditation for Hot Summer Nights

Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest.

Cooperation, Meaning and Mission

What does it feel like to practice self-acceptance? This type of gentleness creates a whole new environment in which we can start to flourish. 

Cooperative Evolution: Why the Human Species Will Finally Grow Up

At the age of 43, Elisabet Sahtouris, an evolution biologist with a doctorate in brain science, quit her job at PBS, sold her car, house, and stuff, and moved to a tiny island in t…

Coping Tips for Empaths

Being an empath is all about ‘feeling’ the emotions of others. Sometimes we need extra tools to help us stay grounded and connected.

Coping with Burnout? Maybe Your Brain Is on Fire

Rewire your brain to see these afflictions as opportunities for embarking on a new path

Copper Beech Institute

Copper Beech is an idyllic mindfulness and contemplative practice retreat center in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Core Fears Trigger Reactive Behaviors

Core needs and fears are like two sides of a coin. If a core need feels frustrated or unmet, a core fear will be triggered. For example, if you don’t feel accepted or valued, this …

Coronavirus From the Perspective of Mother Earth

“What if I look at this pandemic from the perspective of Earth? What might our 4.5 billion-year-old planet have to say to the most disruptive of her 8.7 million species right now?”

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

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Could an Orchid Have Saved My Grandmother’s Brain?

A granddaughter explores research that provides new hope for Alzheimer’s patients.

Courageous Conversations: An Interview with David Whyte

Author David Whyte on words, spirituality, and his idea of a "conversation."

Courtney Carver

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COVID-19 and the Truth About Happiness

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COVID-19: Fearless Love Is Needed

“If we are going to survive as a species worthy of survival, we will have to get beyond the limits of ‘us’ verses ‘them’ and open to the truth of all of us together.”

COVID-19: Resources to Help You Stabilize

There is so much happening in the world right now that we have no control over. Here are some resources to help you reconnect to your heart and find stability.

COVID-19: The Physical and Metaphysical Pandemic

In the face of pandemic, there remain milestones—and growth—worth celebrating.

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Craniosacral Therapy for Better Sleep

Recent research reveals the restful benefits of craniosacral therapy.

Create a Foundation for Healing from Trauma

Laying the important groundwork for healing trauma.

Create a Garden of the Senses

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Create a Living Faith

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Create A Living Ritual

How to connect through our bodies with the transcendent dimension of our lives.

Create a Safe Place for All Your Emotıons

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Create an Animal Healing Circle in Your Community

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Create an Intentional Morning Routine

There is a sacredness that is found in the first moments of the morning. While it may feel overwhelming to change your entire morning routine in one day, consider slowly adding components to it that will set the tone for your day.

Create Intimacy in Marriage Using Active Listening

Active listening can change everything from the way you interact with others to how you create familiarity in your marriage because you learn to proactively listen to others.

Create Your 40-day, Brain Body Diet Book Club

This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.

Create Your Mantra or Metaphor

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Create Your Own Holy Day

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Create Your Own Rituals: Ideas for weddings, funerals, and more

“When we, or someone we love, goes through a rite of passage, we need the alchemical blend of jubilation and gravitas.”

Create Your Own Simple, Primal Challenge

Find out What Happens When You Say, “I’ll Take This Watch”

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Creating a Lodge for Our Time

Fraternal lodges once filled a national need—that has returned.

Creating Alternative, Legal, and Sustainable Incomes

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Creating Baby Centric Rituals

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Creating Balance in Our Lives by Changing the Way We Think

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Creating Calm from Chaos

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Creating Calm from the Outside In

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Creating Deeper Intimacy

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Creating our Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, and our Divine Human

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Creating Your Dharma Vision through Contemplation

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Creative at Midlife with Gay Hendricks

Eve Hogan talks to Gay Hendricks about the power of creativity, the different dynamics of relationships in midlife, and his new book Conscious Loving Ever After. An excerpt from th…

Creative Clash

Director Jessica Habie speaks about her new film Mars at Sunrise, her story of imprisoned Palestinian painter Khaled, and his Israeli interrogator Eyal, himself a frustrated artist.

Creative Flow: How Yoga Can Spark Your Creativity

If you didn’t know me as a person, and all you knew about me was that I was a yoga teacher and a poet, you would probably think I was pretty boring. You’d think of poems filled wit…

Creative Moon: Writing Prompts for the Moon Cycles

Try this free writing journaling practice coinciding with the moon phases.

Creative Practice: Gathering Inspiration through Intuitive Wandering

In the second of episode of Your Creative Spirit, Flora Bowley shares how to gather inspiration through intuitive wandering.

Creative Practice: Visual Riffing

In this episode of Your Creative Spirit, Flora introduces the concept of visual riffing.

Creative Spiritual Practices for Your Family this Lent

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Make fear your ally for the creative process

Creativity as a Relationship Skill

Get creative in how you approach your relationships.

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If you’re in need of novel practices to shake up your normal routine, here are a few low and high impact exercises to inspire more impromptu creative moments.

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This detoxifying crimson juice is perfect for starting off the New Year right.

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Always dreamed of going on a cruise that also nourishes your mind, body and spirit? Then you'll love traveling with us on this episode of Conscious Living®, where we cruised the Ca…

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Cultivate an Open Heart

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Cultivate Intuition with this Simple Trick

I’m stuck in the middle of a long, very dull managers meeting around an oval executive table and my relatively new, spunky boss (whom I happen to like) is so passionate about prese…

Cultivate the Habits of Lasting Happiness

The key to happiness is in giving, not getting. Yeah, you know that. But do you know why?

Cultivating a Gratitude Practice

In all my years of following the Buddhist path, there has been only one teaching that made me cringe. Whenever I heard it, my reaction was, “Are you kidding me?!”  Here’s the …

Cultivating a Visionary Imagination

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Cultivating Contagious Gratitude

When I walk through my plant nursery, The Sacred Garden, right after we have watered, there is a tangible energy in the air. Everything feels different. When I stop to be observant…

Cultivating Fluency in the Language of Nature

"Let's find our creative flow as a part of nature, with food. "

Cultivating Intimacy through Meditation

There are three major issues facing our world today, according to Buddhist teacher Michael Stone: Climate change, economic inequality, and a crisis of intimacy. Further, it may be …

Cultivating the Values 
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Rabbi Rami shares his personal practice for elevating awareness and compassion to bring thoughts, actions, and values into alignment.

Cultural Creatives The Revolution

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Two blocks north from my house, a neighbor flies a large Confederate flag. A half-mile south stands a statue commemorating the Confederate soldiers who fought to save my city from …

Cure Ruminative Thoughts with Sleep

Getting less than eight hours a night can lead to repetitive, intrusive thoughts.

Curing Insomnia Without Drugs

Can’t sleep? The bad news is that, according to new studies, insomnia increases our mortality risk threefold. The good news is that other new studies suggest enticing non-drug cure…

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Customizing Spirituality with Katherine Ozment

Rabbi Rami talks to Katherine Ozment about insights from her research, a move toward reimagined spiritual rituals, and her new book Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, …

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This is my arrangement of a transcription of the conversation/dharma talk with Zen priest Sokuzan Bob Brown last Sunday at our local meditation group. Bob began by describing the b…

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Cynthia Bunch

Cindy Bunch is associate publisher and director of editorial for InterVarsity Press, where she acquires and develops books on spiritual formation. She is a trained spiritual direct…

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Cynthia Kane is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and the founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC. She is the author of How to Communicate Like…

Cyril Connolly on rest

Like water we are truest to our nature in repose

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Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the team behind masteringdiabetes.org, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that foc…

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I’m a daddy’s girl, and my upcoming wedding to my girlfriend is killing him. I want him to walk me down the aisle, but I don’t think he’ll even attend. How do I get over my anger a…

Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain

Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.

Dairy-Free Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Next to heirloom tomatoes and soft stone fruit, the best part of summer for me is all the ice cream! When we first moved to Denver, the hot nights drove Shaun and I to the streets …

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Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is the head of the Tibetan Government in Exile and the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He received The Nobel Peace Prize…

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Dan Cohen, MD

Dr. Daniel Cohen is a neurologist, inventor, entrepreneur and author. He is known for his work on brainwave monitors, sleep disorders diagnostics and the Breathe Right nasal strip.…

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Dan Siegel on the Mind

Rabbi Rami talks to Daniel J. Siegel, MD about his book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. A review of his book can be found in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Spirituality &am…

Dan White Edmonton: With a Spade Comes Renewed Wellbeing

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Dance Ecstasy

The Art and Science of Dancing into Nirvana

Dance for Health, Dance for Healing

In dancing, you will free up hidden wisdom within you.

Dance Like No One's Watching: How to Get Your Creative Groove Back

“Creativity is God’s will for us and should be practiced like any other spiritual practice – one day at a time.” – Julia CameronAs a child, being creative is a natural part of ever…

Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies

Discover shamanic retreats, workshops and seminars worldwide with renowned shaman and healer Brant Secunda.

Dancing Into Silence

R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman“The sound, the sine wave pattern of the instrument itself, will move people on different levels,” says Native American flute master …

Dancing, Healing

Julie Peters talks with Indigenous dance artist Olivia C. Davies about dance as a healing practice.

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Daniel Amen, M.D.

Dr. Amen is a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Amen Clinics. For more information about how to enhance your brain health, visit amenc…

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Daniel Zopoula on Traveling for a Greater Cause

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Dantian: What "Move from your Center" Actually Means

According to many traditions, the energy center of the body lies in a specific location, known to house an abundance of life-force energy or qi. In Chinese Qigong it is called the …

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Dark Chocolate Protects the Heart

DARK CHOCOLATE PROTECTS THE HEARTIt takes surprisingly little dark chocolate to protect the heart against the risk of heart disease — 6.7 grams of this sweet indulgence a day to be…

Dark Heart

Ailish is very suspicious of him, but somehow they get close. Raymond is an old flame of Ailish's. She does not recognize him, but she feels like she knows him. Then there is Oisin…

Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT

Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert on relationships and codependency. She’s the author of Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Free…

Darling

A Spiritual AutobiographyBy Richard RodriguezVikingIn the months after the events of September 11, 2001, the award-winning journalist Richard Rodriguez found himself drawn to learn…

Dating Online: Are You Just In Love With Love?

Dear Eve,I’m only fourteen years old, but I need some help. I have been talking to a girl (also fourteen) on the Internet for two months. We have traded pictures and know for sure …

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David Hanscom, MD

David Hanscom, MD is an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon who quit his practice and is on a mission is to re-introduce true healing into medicine. He believes that doctor…

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David Kessler

David Kessler is the world’s most well-known expert on grieving. He worked closely with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross for the last decade of her life. They co-authored t…

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David Perlmutter, MD, and Austin Perlmutter, MD

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American Colle…

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David Steindl-Rast

Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., is the author of Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and A Listening Heart. A senior member of the Benedictine monastery Mount Saviour, he is a le…

David Thornton, D. Min.

David Thornton, D. Min., is an integrative pastoral therapist in Nashville, Tennessee. For a schedule of his retreats and work-shops, write him at [email protected]

David Weitzner

David Weitzner is at heart a philosopher who briefly became a music industry executive and has now spent over a decade as a professor of strategy. He is the author of Fif…

​David Weitzner

David Weitzner is an assistant professor of management at York University. His new book Fifteen Paths is out now with ECW Press. Follow him on Twitter @WeitznerDavid…

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Davina Kotulski

Davina Kotulski is a best-selling author, international life coach, clinical psychologist and LGBTQ equal rights activist based in Los Angeles. Her newest book is It’s Never T…

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Dawn Lemanne MD MPH

Dawn Lemanne MD, MPH, is a Stanford-trained oncologist who has treated thousands of cancer patients with an integrative approach. She has a special interest in unusual recoveries f…

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Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur

Dawna Markova PhD is cofounder and CEO Emeritus of Professional Thinking Partners. An inspirational speaker, writer, researcher, and teacher, she is internationally known for …

Dawning of a New Age: How to Be a 21st-century Peacemaker

The New Year is fast approaching, and with it the opportunity to reflect on how we did this past year. It’s an important time to focus on what we’d like to create in the coming yea…

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De-Stress Your Commute

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

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Dealing with COVID-19: 5 Ways to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.

Dealing with Our Own Shadow

An excerpt from The Shadow Principle

Dealing With Stress at Work

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Dean Taraborelli

Dean Taraborelli is the founder and administrator of The Sanctuary at Sedona, an integrative addiction recovery center in northern Arizona. He is a leading faculty m…

Deanna Minich

Deanna Minich, PhD, is a functional medicine-trained clinician and researcher with a unique approach to clinical medicine that combines physiology and psychology. She is the author…

Death Is But a Dream

In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End””, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”

Death of My Teacher Bonia Shur

One of my dearest teachers died last Thursday. His name was Bonia Shur, and he was Director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Bonia…

Deborah Anne Quibell

Deborah started writing poetry at the age of five. She fell in love with the mystics in her teens, and began a life of insatiable spiritual inquiry. She lives in Rome, Italy with h…

Deborah Gordon MD

Deborah Gordon MD is a competitive rower and paleo aficionado who practices integrative medicine in Ashland, Oregon. She is keenly aware of the need to maintain muscle and bone mas…

Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones is the executive director of Nine Gates Programs, Inc., serving as the spiritual leader and primary teacher of the Mystery Schools and other graduate programs. She is…

Deborah Kesten

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Deborah Kremins, MIM

Deborah Kremins, MIM graduated in 1992 with a Master Certification in Intuition Medicine® from the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in Sausalito, California. She has worked with…

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Debunking Love Myths with Linda Boom

Eve Hogan talks to author and teacher Linda Bloom about recognizing and overcoming myths and more details in her new book Happily Ever After...and 39 Other Myths about Love.Linda B…

December 10th Remember the Light Within

“This book is a treasure trove of wisdom for today’s spiritual seekers. It’s filled with liberating insights, and it’s grounded in practical processes that bring spirituality to li…

December 11th Pudge Learns to Meditate

A Guide for Getting Young Minds Mindful, Happy, and at Peace

December 13th Meaning to Pause

Have you been meaning to pause?

December 14th Living from the Center Within

Living from the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming

December 16th The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry

The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®

December 17th ICHIWAH

Manifesting Made Real

December 18th Good Clean Love

Good Clean Love is revolutionizing the sexual health product industry with organic solutions for intimacy and feminine hygiene. Discover the only patented, scientifically advanced …

December 19th Be-Joy 30 Minute Reading

Health Intuitive & Spiritualist

December 1st: We Moon Astrological Datebook

Astrological Datebook, moon calendar & visionary collection of women’s creative work

December 20th Lotus Wei Card Deck

Wake up your inner wisdom with 54 beautiful flower cards + 8 different reading methods. Choose the flowers you’re most attracted to + find out what it means about you. Discover new…

December 21st Zenvelope

Life is amazing and people are missing it by seeing the world through their devices. Devices and technology are amazing, but they’re lenses, and they don’t capture life as sweetly …

December 23rd Ilike Organic Skincare

Hyaluronic Time Erase Complex™

December 25th Hang in There- Quotes and Mediations Book

Quotes & Meditations for Spiritual Survival

December 2nd Wholesome Soul

Art & Gifts to Nurture & Inspire

December 3rd Self Love Card Deck

Unconditional Self-Love Message Card Deck by Rita Loyd

December 4th Someone to Watch over Me Book

“Someone to Watch Over Me is a sweet little gift for connecting with one’s inner spirit, for giving voice to one’s inner being, and for connecting one’s essence with Guardian Prote…

December 5th Dharma Crafts

Inspiration for your meditation practice and everyday life

December 6th Beyond Suffering Bible

Maybe you or a loved one is hurting. God’s Word will meet you where you are. The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible made specifically for those who suffer and the peop…

December 7th The Cultured Cook Book

Detailing everything you need to begin fermenting in your home kitchen, The Cultured Cook offers recipes and tips for making vegan, gluten-free foods even better for you. Your body…

December 8th The Straight Path Christian

This guide describes the straight path and how to walk it, so as to discover one’s purpose and fulfill that purpose. It examines the relationship between the soul, the mind, and th…

December: Joy

Finding happiness, making space for play, and manifesting our dreams.

Deciphering the Signs of Your Intuition

Understanding the difference between genuine intuition and a bout of paranoia.

Decoding Deepak

Directed by Gotham ChopraSnagfilms.com/DecodingDeepakAlthough it was shot by his own son Gotham, this documentary about Deepak Chopra is far from a hagiography of the spiritual lea…

Decorate with Spirit: 5 Ways to invite peace into your home for the holidays

Many of us are so overwhelmed by holiday pressures that we miss out on the special moments that give meaning to this time of year. Whatever your religious beliefs, set yourself up …

Decorating with the Five Elements of Feng Shui

Tisha Morris Reveals the Amazing Possibilities for Transformation Balance your energy, improve your relationships and happiness, and heal your living space and the planet. Join fen…

Deep Listening

Dr. Neha Sangwan and writer and coach Jackee Holder say deep listening is the path to wellness

Deep Listening

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Deep Offline: The Next Wave of Community Organizing

In today’s social movements, there is typically online organizing (“Click here to do this good thing”) and there is offline organizing (“Excuse me, ma’am, would you sign this petit…

Deep Sleep Tonic

Try this ayurvedic fix for a better night’s sleep—great for calming vata, or any flighty, fractured, anxious, can’t-settle-down sort of energy.

Deep Ties to the Earth: How One Northern Cree Tribe Finds Peace of Mind

A new study reveals that the community’s strength and resilience are tied to the people’s spiritual openness, community engagement, and connection to the land.

Deepen Your Practice: A Neighborhood Pilgrimage

By Amy Benedict We think of a pilgrimage as a journey of great spiritual or moral significance—yet our whole life’s course can be seen as a pilgrimage. A simple walk from yo…

Deepening an Emotional Attachment to Nature

I was fortunate to grow up in a family where sensitivity to nature was nurtured.  We lived on a farm with daily interactions with the natural world. I got to know nature as so…

Deepening In

Yogi Bhajan a master of Kundalini Yoga often said, "Where there is love there is no question!"He obtained mastery at the age of 16 in the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and…

Defining the Indefinable

  “Spiritual” starts to lose its meaning when you turn on the TV and hear a middle-aged guy in a car commercial use the “S” word to describe the feeling he gets when he climb…

Defying Gravity

Blame it on Cirque du Soleil. The circus-meets-fever-dream productions have been experienced by an estimated 90 million people, many of whom fell in love with the aerial artistry t…

Delightful Lessons from a Sacred Summer Reading List

There is so much to learn on this journey of spiritual activism and sacred service, and I have a stack of books on my nightstand to aid me on this path.  And while I don’t bel…

Delving into Silence with Patrick Shen

Exploring the waning resource of silence.

Dementia as My Teacher

I am a huge advocate of self-observation and monitoring of one’s own behavior. I aim to constantly practice noticing how I am personally behaving. I aim to maintain awareness and c…

Demystifying Snack Bars: Dos and Don’ts

What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?

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Depression Still Undertreated

Only one-third of people diagnosed with depression actually start treatment.

Describe Someone Especially Beautiful to You

People with developmental disabilities are not people who are going to do big things, but they’re beautiful people, because they’re not people of the head, they’re people of the he…

Design Therapy

Does your décor reveal your secret anxieties? Never fear—holistic design expert Laura Benko is here.

Desire: Are You Content or Simply Settling?

“Desire is the feeling that there is something more out there for us, something bigger, something that has meaning and wants to drive us forward in our lives.”

Desk Yoga for Your Hands and Wrists

Use hand mudras to save your hands and wrists from overuse.

Destroy Your Enemies. (Make Them Your Friends)

Abraham Lincoln said that the most effective way of destroying enemies was to make them friends. Sounds so wonderful and wise, doesn’t it? But what about in actual practice? Honest…

Determine What’s Behind Your Beliefs

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Detox and Declutter Your Bathroom

Your bathroom should feel like a place where you can detox from everyday stress. Here is how to create a clean, streamlined space to enjoy.

Detox in Four Steps

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Detox with this Gingery Lemon Soup

A clear vegetable soup with the warmth of ginger and the brightness of lemon adds punch to fresh, purifying produce.

Detox Your Fridge

Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machine.

Detoxify Your Gut: Relax Into a Healthy Rhythm

The secret to a happy, health gut is knowing it’s not what you eat, it’s how.

Detoxing for Spring: Prep Your Body to Leave Winter Behind

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, chair of Functional Medicine at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, shares ways to support a healthy mind and body as we transition from winter into spring.

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Deva Premal & Miten’s 5 Surprising Ways to Make Love Last

Based on their experiences, here are some how to make love last tips.

Developing Self-Forgiveness and Self-Compassion as a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

"Tell someone you were sexually abused as a child and soon the word 'forgiveness' pops up. 'Have you forgiven your abusers?' the curious predictably ask. Why does this concern, I wonder, supersede others?"

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Devotionals: Connecting With Unexpected Ancestors

Devotionals serve as a grounding presence during unprecedented times. “The practice of a daily devotion connects to the idea of spiritual reflection as a way to gain clarity and peace. Daily time for devotion creates inner peace, slows us down, and allows us to connect with the divine.”

Dharma Grace

Dharma Grace is a psychotherapist who loves spending time with her family. Her mission in life is to surround herself with as much joy and laughter as possible. Grace currently res…

Dhumavati: Goddess of Empowering Ugliness

So how can we, with Dhumavati, embrace the ways in which we are, powerfully, ugly?

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Diana Butler Bass, PhD, is the award-winning author of 10 books. She can be found on Twitter @dianabutlerbass or at dianabutlerbass.com.…

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Diane Musho Hamilton, Gabriel Menegale Wilson, and Kimberly Loh

Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator, author, and teacher of Zen meditation. She is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a practice in Utah, and cofo…

Diane Stelfox Cook

Diane Stelfox Cook is the author of So Many Angels: A Family Crisis and the Community That Got Us Through It. Following a 15-year career as an attorney, Diane Stelfox Cook bec…

Diane Wilde and Buddhist Pathways Prison Project

Diane and “Rondell,” one of the first people to “graduate” from the program and to be released from prison. buddhistpathways.org

Did I Create My Illness?

Get off the hook of guilt, shame, self-blame and recrimination.

Different Ways to Work With the Universe

Here's a great opportunity in terms of practice to explore the different levels of perceiving and working with the universe.

Digestive Health and the Earth Element

Support the immune and digestive systems by balancing the Earth element and nourishing the spleen.

Digestive Support for Detoxification

Spring is an ideal time for detoxification. This is the season of new growth, a time to refresh our system by cleaning out toxins accumulated during the winter months and to rechar…

Digital Cleanse: Shut Off the Smartphone and Walk Away

5-steps to a more fulfilling life.

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Dinacharya: A Yogi’s Routine for a Long and Healthy Life

Align with nature’s rhythm and see your own radical change

Dining at the Smorgasbord of World Religions

“Honestly, I had no idea there were so many religions in the world. What I want to know is why that is.”

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Discipline, concentration, and wisdom: What we need and what we get.

We were fortunate to have Sokuzan Bob Brown, from Battle Creek, Michigan, with us in our local sangha for our 4-hour block sitting on Sunday. In his dharma talk afterward, he talke…

Discover the Seven Gifts of Menopause

The developmental tasks of menopause move you closer to becoming more mature, courageous, and wise.

Discover Your Blueprint for Your Passionate Purpose

Finding the path that brings you the most joy requires inner awareness.

Discover Your Sacred Dream

A shaman’s journey from the nightmare to the daydream to the sacred dream.

Discovering Gold on the Gold Coast of Australia

How a Trip to the Land Down Under Shifted My Perspective from Hole to Whole

Discovering New Kin

Collecting an imaginary album, where places in nature have made their mark.

Discovering the Magic of Fear

Become allies with your fears.

Discovering Your Dependable Strengths

Identify and understand your strengths as a path toward self-discovery.

Dispelling Fear

"A woman in her 40s was seated on a bench at the park entrance. She was weeping. I asked her if I could help. She replied that although she was healthy, she was scared."

Diversifying Meditation

“Meditation is not only one of the best forms of relaxation; it is free, fully accessible, and easily taught. The practice can be expanded to low-income and minority populations through four simple ways.”

Divine Brine for the Dis-Ease of...

The Comparative MindComparing is great for prices at the grocery store, but when we start treating the unique and sacred story of our own life that way, we always invite suffering.…

Divine Voice with Paul Selig

Through his mysterious “Guides,” the author Paul Selig channels spiritual wisdom from another world.

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Divinity at the Dinner Table

I recently did a 21-day sugar detox and although I expected it to be interesting, amazing and at times even harrowing, I never expected it to be the topic of a blog about spiritual…

Divorce Hurts: Finding a New Way to Heal

by Michele Davidson Divorce holds the potential to transform the lives of those who go through it. It is a painful journey, one that takes courage and a personal commitment to hea…

DIY Quiet: Six Tips to Find Your Stillness

The neighbor’s smoke alarm is beeping, demanding a new battery. A kid is bouncing on a pogo stick out in the yard—squeak, squeak, squeak. Trying to focus on a task can be cha…

DIY Spring Gardening Secrets

Ready to grow your own food this season?On this in-studio episode of Conscious Living®, gardening expert Meredith Sheperd, the founder of Love and Carrots, shares time-tested secre…

DNA: The Things We Carry

Ninety percent of the cells in what we think of as our body are nonhuman. Our nonhuman components fuel our cells, digest our food, synthesize vitamins, maintain our immune defenses…

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Do Animals Have More Soul Than We Do?

Not only do animals live, they have lives—with “undiluted purity and clarity…”

Do Dings and Divots Reveal Soul?

My mother died suddenly from a heart attack, and I can’t rid myself of the anger I feel toward her for that. I love her deeply, and I feel guilty about the anger. And I’m fearful t…

Do Eyeshades Protect Against Obesity and Cancer?

In Newsweek last December, science writer Sharon Begley pulled together research showing that lab animals and pets are getting fatter, just like people: “In Macaques, living in res…

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

A new study sparks scientific debate about emotional expression—and raises questions about what we all have in common.

Do Good Gurus Have to Be Good People?

Having worked at a retreat center for the past few decades, I’ve become intimate with many gurus and their flocks. My conclusion is that the nature of every great teacher mirrors …

Do Horror Films Serve a Spiritual Purpose?

Is the appeal of horror films deeper and more ancient than simply wanting to get scared?

Do I have to give up being gay or give up being Muslim?

I am a gay Muslim man. My imam says there are no gay Muslims, meaning that a gay person cannot be Muslim. He told me I have to give up being gay or give up being Muslim. Which do I…

Do I Tell My Dying Daughter That I Don’t Believe in Heaven?

My roommate insists it’s impossible to prove the existence of God. I’m not sure. What’s your take?It all depends on how you define the word “God.” For example, if you define God as…

Do No Harm to Those You Love

In my work, I have witnessed many beautiful words of consolation and comfort gone awry.

Do Not Feed The Birds

Feeding wild birds through the winter might make you feel like a good interspecies neighbor, but it turns out that your apparent good deed may be doing more harm than good.A recent…

Do Not Go Gentle

Your most important savings plan has nothing to do with money.

Do We Need a New God?

“We need a new understanding of God that allows us to leave behind the zero-sum and xenophobic narratives of country, kin, culture, and parental bias and embrace the diversity of humanity within the greater unity of God.”

Do We Talk Too Much About Our Pain?

In a world of constant sharing—a debate about how much is too much.

Do you believe in Ghosts?

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Do You Know Your Star Sign?

Most of us have been asked our astrological sign. This most often means our Sun sign. Have you ever been asked “What is your Star?”

Do You Make Yourself Difficult to Love?

When someone says they love you, is your first impulse to argue that they can't?One night when I was 21, a man with curly copper-penny hair told me: I love you.Under the streetligh…

Do You Suffer from Secondhand Stress?

Do you cringe when you see someone get yelled at, hurt, or embarrassed? Do you tend to soak up others’ emotions—especially the feelings of those close to you? A new study has…

Do You Wonder as You Wander?

We all know the drill with New Year’s resolutions. Make a fancy wish. Look to the twinkling lights of the holidays. Hope for the best. Mmm hmm.But haven’t New Years resolutions bee…

Do your pets get more attention than your partner?: Love lessons from pets

If you’re like me, there are days when your “to do” list seems endless. This morning as I read through the list of things that absolutely had to get done today, one of my four cats…

Do-It-Yourself Love

Dear Eve,I am in some deep relationship trouble. My husband (52 years old) of 8 years (lived together for 5 years before we got married) has told me that he wants to move out. He s…

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Directed by Bobby SheehanDoctoredTheMovie.comThe battle between the medical profession and chiropractic arts is certainly nothing new, but Bobby Sheehan’s film is determined to chr…

Does Beautiful Scenery Make People Less Religious?

The sun sinks below the horizon and the water laps onto the sand, still warm from the day’s heat. Or perhaps you prefer your sunsets served atop a mountain range, with a side of co…

Does Cheating Spell Doom for a Relationship?

Dear Eve,I have a friend who is planning to marry a guy she has been dating for about two years. I'm concerned because he has cheated on her before, and the whole "once a cheater, …

Does Doing What You Love Require Doing What You Hate?

We're often told: Do what you love.Our friends, teachers and whoever else cares about us says it. Self-help authors say it. On good days, we say it to ourselves.It's a truth nugget…

Does Everyone Call You "Negative"?

I'm not telepathic. But I probably know something about you. It's this: If you have low self-esteem, you're often accused of being "negative." They call you morbid, morose, a dow…

Does Fizz Fight Autoimmune Disorders?

A new study suggests drinking baking soda may help combat common diseases.

Does Free Will Exist?

“Déjà vu, prescience, and synchronicity each give us hints of a larger, more subtle, field of interconnecting thought, awareness and expression beyond the usual linear extension of time and space.”

Does God Favor Abortion?

Is God in favor of abortion? Maybe so. An article in The Tennessean newspaper told the story of a fifteen-year-old unmarried girl pregnant with triplets. The pregnancy was not goi…

Does it Matter if You're an Alcoholic?

If you are questioning your relationship with alcohol, could that make you one of the lucky ones?

Does Jerky Make You Manic?

There’s a strange link between meat and your mind.

Does Red Equal Well Fed?

A new study suggests that humans naturally choose red foods over other colors of foods.

Does Religion Divide Your Family?

This week in Restorative Empathy: How can a former atheist tell his conservative Catholic family he's Protestant? Dear Angela, After years of obstinate atheism and combative agno…

Does Rosemary Boost Memory?

Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.

Does This Practice Make Me Look Religious?

An excerpt from Sit. Stay. Heal. by Spike Gillespie

Does Your Personality Predict Your Happiness?

According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.

Does Your Religion Bring You Joy?

“Ask yourself: What in your religious and spiritual life brings you joy?”

Dog Sanctuary

An excerpt from The Mountaintop School For Dogs And Other Second Chances

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Dogitation

Canine help along the bodhisattva path

Doing Less, Being More

A cue for life and writing from Anne Lamott's "The Sacrament of Plop"

Doing No Harm

At my local meditation group, we had several new people and another really good discussion last night. We’re starting Chapter 5 of Goldstein’s One Dharma, “Doing No Harm.” The…

Don Lattin

Don Lattin is a veteran journalist and the author of five books on religion and spirituality in America. His national bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Lea…

Don Miguel Ruiz on Attention

Don Miguel on Attention from Spirituality & Health on Vimeo.…

Don't Choke

Try these tricks to handle the pressure of performance.

Don't Die Waiting to be Brave

By Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD - Creator of the Don't Die™ book collection turns her simple formula for transforming life challenges on her own journey, showing you how you can b…

Don't Panic! Worrying about your health can trigger real symptoms

Your mom always told you that worrying would make the shot worse, and now research confirms that some things really do hurt more if you think they will.A study published recently i…

Don't Surrender Your Loneliness So Quickly

“My Eyes So Soft”by Hafiz, trans. Daniel LadinskyDon't surrender your loneliness so quickly.Let it cut more deep.Let it ferment and season youAs few human or even divine ingredient…

Don't Worry, Be Quiet: or, How I Learned that Rest Is a Choice

In a poem called “Lost I,” Gottfried Benn talks of “the world thought to pieces.” I get that. I ruminate and deconstruct until my thoughts contort into what I affectionately term “…

Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave

“Overcoming adversity and ultimately denying it the rite of passage, has been a constant and perpetual motive through my life.” — Heather Mills If you have ever said to your…

Don’t Forget Your Teeth and Feet

An excerpt from A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus, MD

Don’t Hold the Phone!

When you instinctively reach for your phone because you have a spare moment, here are 15 ways to fill that moment instead.

Don’t Ignore Being Overwhelmed

“When overwhelm is given the time and space it needs to be processed, it transforms into a victory attempting to happen.”

Don’t Just Sit There!

Consider the modern-day cubicle dweller: slouching forward in her swivel chair, she zones out in front of a computer while cradling a phone between her shoulder and ear. Her left h…

Don’t Know What To Do? 5 Ways to Navigate Liminal Space

The liminal space is the area between, the area of change and transition. It’s uncomfortable, but don’t attempt to ‘do’ your way out of liminality by setting goals and plowing ahead.

Don’t Let Your Genes Dictate Your Health Story

You do not have to live according to what's been written by your DNA.

Don’t Make These Two Beginner Meditation Mistakes

The two biggest mistakes we make when trying to start a meditation practice: Saying we cannot clear our mind of thoughts, so why try?; and saying we don’t have enough time.First, l…

Don’t Move the Way Fear Makes You Move

I wonder: are there really only two ways to deal with life—either through fear or love?I think the answer is much more complex than responding with black and white answers. But if …

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Donna Amrita Davidge

Donna Amrita Davidge has been teaching yoga and meditation in New York City since the 1980s and at her yoga retreat in northern Maine (May to October) since 1997. During the COVID-19 crisis, she has created a private Facebook page called Yoga: Balance Beyond Comfort. She has also produced various yoga products, available at the Sewall House website.

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​Donna Thomson and Zachary White

Donna Thomson and Zachary White, Ph.D, are the authors of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver.

Dorcas Austin

Dorcas Austin is a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor. She holds degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard Divinity School. Find her on IG or email her at dorcasaustin7…

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Dosha-licious: Kaphalicious

Kapha, we may not say it often enough, but we need you.

Dosha-licious: Pitta Radiant

Pitta, you are the light of the world. You bring us color, vision, clarity, focus, enthusiasm, adventure!

Dosha-licious: Vata Inspired

Life is never boring with a well nourished Vata.

Doug Berger: Tokyo Psychiatrist on Soothing Anxiety

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Down in the Chapel

Religious Life in an American PrisonBy Joshua DublerFarrar, Straus and GirouxIn his classic work The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James muses that religion starts wit…

Down Is the Way to Well-Being

A life grounded in the reality of our own nature and our right relationship to the world allows us to stumble and fall, get back up.

Dr. Cresencia Felty, ND

Dr. Cresencia Felty ND is a holistic naturopathic doctor based in Chicago. Dr. Felty offers virtual visits for all ages and health conditions. During visits, she teaches you how to…

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Dr. Daniel Siegel's Wheel of Awareness

One of the leading experts in the human mind Dr. Daniel Siegel talks to Rabbi Rami.

Dr. Dean Ornish: A Simple Choice for Powerful Health Benefits

The renowned physician and researcher on food addiction, the protein myth, and the power of love and connection to strengthen our health.

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Dr. Paul Lubitz: The Entrepreneurial DermatologistArt of Skin

Naturally, living in rural, non-urban areas has its advantages.  Little traffic, clean air, not too much noise – these are all benefits (some would say godsends) that people i…

Dr. Sean Wharton Advises How to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier

We all know – or at least we all should know – that “we are what we eat”.  “We are what we eat” is a common catchphrase that explains that eating nutritious food keeps us heal…

Dr. Stacie Stephenson

Stacie Stephenson, DC, CNS, DABAAHP, FAARM, is a recognized physician and lecturer focused on regenerative, functional, and natural medicine. One of the first female health physic…

Dr. Su Ravindran Talks About Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Many of us are well aware of what mindfulness is and the health and holistic benefits it provides.  Those who practice mindfulness meditation, for example, understand personal…

Dr. Sunwolf on the need for quiet thought.

Some days, we just need to turn the quiet up.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book

Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy LifeBy Dr. Suzanne SteinbaumAveryFind balance. Reduce stress. Check in with yourself.These platitudes make for the springboard into Dr. Suzan…

Dr. Yehezkel Landau

Dr. Yehezkel Landau is a founder of the Open House peace center for Jewish and Arab children, teens, and adults in Ramle, Israel. For more on his holistic peace-making and training…

Dreading the Next Family Gathering?

Getting together with family, especially during the holidays, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety—even if it’s all love. In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, gives us the tools to cope.

Dream Catchers

Forget the book club—make your next gathering about your dreams.

Dream Yoga with Andrew Holecek

Rabbi Rami talks to Andrew Holecek about lucid dreaming and his new book Dream Yoga. A review of his book can be found in the July/August issue of Spirituality & Health.Andrew …

Dreaming the Future

Vocalist Eliza Gilkyson looks for hope in turbulent times.

Dreams at the Edge of Sleep

Liminal dreaming is a remarkable mind state, one you can channel for creativity or problem solving, use as a form of metacognition to explore your thought processes, or simply play with as a form of consciousness exploration.

Drink Less, Meditate More

Even casual drinkers are giving up booze for a month, a year, or forever in a movement that combines mental and physical wellness. Melissa Howsam talks to two mothers of the movement.

Drink Tea - It's Good for You!

The delicate new leaves and buds of each new tea shoot contain ingredients that deliver a number of health benefits to our bodies.

Drink Yer Spinach!

Get the most lutein by juicing this green super vegetable.

Drinking in the Joy

An excerpt from Randi Ragan’s book A Year of Living Mindfully: Seasonal Practices to Nourish Body, Mind, and Spirit

Drishti: Ancient Yoga Technique for Balance, Vision, and Focus

Ever heard the saying, "Where your attention goes, energy flows"? This phrase is extremely helpful not only during yoga practice, but in life in general. When we practice yoga asan…

Drive Time Rx

Listen De-stress and Be More Relaxed and AlertSteven HalpernInner Peace Music“One of the real-life challenges for many of us on a spiritual path is to remain mindful when driving, …

Driving Evil Spirits Away with Bottle Rockets

Normally, when it comes to clothing used for a religious rite, you think of robes, a miter, a tallit (or prayer shawl), and perhaps a head scarf.Here is what I wore to honor Guan Y…

Driving in Search of Herself

A writer in crisis makes a pilgrimage trek to her childhood home. A story in three parts.

Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily PerfectionBy A. J. JacobsSimon & SchusterA. J. Jacobs, editor-at-large of Esquire magazine and the author of The Year …

Drop In: The Benefits of Malasana Pose

Drop Deep into Yourself With Malasana: Garland Pose Garland Pose is a hip-opening yoga posture that helps to lengthen and open the hips, creating more mobility for all of your dai…

Drop Out of Your Life

Here's how and why from six people who made it happen.

Dropping the Struggle for a Perfect Life

An Excerpt from Dropping the Struggle by Roger Housden

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…

Dusting off the Mind

Turn everyday activities into a mindful practice

Dying as a Spiritual Practice: An Interview with BJ Miller

Sam Mowe: You’re the executive director at Zen Hospice Project. Are you a Zen practitioner? BJ Miller: No, ironically. I'm very drawn to Buddhism—and I can’t refute any…

Dying is a Sacred Act

Dying is itself a time, a space, and process of surrender and transformation.

Dying Without Religion: The Existential Concern

Does a nonspecific spirituality (aka spiritual but not religious) suffice to address existential qualms at death's door?

Dynamize Your Garden with these Biodynamic Practices

One afternoon last summer, an official from the Department of Agriculture unexpectedly stopped by Angela Macke’s farm in Leelanau County, Michigan, to give her — believe it or not …

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E-Wellness

From medical appointments to yoga classes, the world has gone virtual—and it’s working. Brandi-Ann Uyemura digs into the future of care.

E. E. Cummings on brave authenticity

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. - E. E. Cummings

E.B. White on awe

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder

Earth Meditation for Safety and Calm

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Slow down and connect to Earth energy, which is grounding and calming. Allow Earth to remind you where you came from and all the potential you still have ahead of you. Take a few deep breaths and rest with your original mama: Earth.

Earth Warrior

Tony DuncanCanyon RecordsEarth Warrior is a celebration of life. This sensitive album of flute music inspires connection to precious realms that many of us take for granted: the mi…

Earthly Goods: Get Fit, Feel Better

Strengthen Your CoreI have a friend in her late 80s who has more pep in her step and sparkle in her eye than ever — and she attributes it to her thrice weekly Pilates sessions that…

Ease Suffering with Music

In the growing field of music thanatology, research finds that a patient’s final days can be made easier with music.When aggressive treatments and heroic measures fail, caregivers …

Easing Anxiety with Kava

New research indicates this South Pacific root—an ancient tonic for relaxation—can help calm frayed nerves.

Easing the Angst of Adolescence

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

Easing the Burden of Spousal Caregiving

Feeling appreciated is the key to lowering stress, according to a new study.

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…

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Easy Acupressure for Relieving a Cough

There are so many great studies on the proven effects of acupuncture. What you may not know is acupressure works just as well without the needles. What’s nice about this is it’s so…

Easy, Ayurveda-inspired Snacks for Kids

An Ayurvedic doctor shares some of her favorite easy-to-prepare Ayurveda inspired recipes that make for delicious and healthy snacks for kids.

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Eat Broccoli for Aching Joints?

Researchers have long known that cruciferous vegetables—members of the cabbage family like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and bok choy—are among the healthiest you can …

Eat Leafy Greens for a Sharper Brain

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” —Hippocrates A new study has found that eating leafy green vegetables – such as spinach, kale and mustard greens – can h…

Eat Less Meat (But Still Get Your Protein) With These 3 Power Seeds

Read on for nutrition facts on getting protein from seeds and the best way to use each in your everyday routine.

Eat Mindfully

Excerpted from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer

Eat This for a Younger Brain

Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.

Eat Well, Laugh A Lot

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux are trying to make people healthier—body and soul.

Eat With Grace to Deepen Your Connection With Others and the Earth

Eating with mindfulness and awareness may be one of the clearest pathways to understanding the soul/mind/body connection and can help strengthen our bond to the rest of the natural world.

Eat Your Flowers

"Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."—Hans Christian Andersen Flowers. They are the earth’s purest model of natural beauty. The…

Eat Your Weeds!

Look no farther than your backyard for this season’s tastiest and most nutritious greens.

Eating Clean when Dining Out

An excerpt from The Fork Over Knives Plan

Eating for Peace in the Body

We can all agree that living in peace and cooperation beats living in conflict. It turns out that our microbiome, (that community that lives in our gut), is either existing as a co…

Eating Spicy Food May Help you Live Longer

I’ve heard a rumor that you can actually train your body to like spicy foods, even if you prefer mild on the regular. The trick is to place small shakes of cayenne or chili pepper …

Eating The Sun: A Soup for the Darkest of Seasons

Celebrate the return of light with this sunny and bright soup.

Eckhart Tolle on breath

One conscious breath in and out is a meditation

Eckhart Tolle on connectedness

At the deepest level of Being you are one with all that is. - Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle on gratitude and presence

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. - Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle on illusion

The good news is if you can recognize illusion as illusion it dissolves

Eckhart Tolle: The Easier Path

The renowned spiritual teacher on getting stuck in the future and saving the planet.

Eckhart Tolle's "Music for Inner Stillness"

Music has always been a way to get in touch with emotion, nature, and inner stillness. And who better to choose a compilation of songs to promote relaxed presence than Eckhart Toll…

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Edible Beauty

Two recipes for your skin from the food you eat.

Editor Picks: Books, Films, and Music

Thoughtful reads, alternatives to blockbuster films, and music to move your soul. Here are our May/June 2015 reviews:BooksBrain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect …

Editor’s Picks: Books, Music, Film

In a rapidly changing world, these hopeful picks from S&H offer an optimistic vision to move forward.BooksGenomic MessagesHow the New Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Fa…

Edmund Hillary on achievement

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

Edmund Hillary on the true summit

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

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Educating the Muslims of America

Edited by Yvonne Y. Haddad, Farad Sensei, and Jane I. SmithOxford University Press, 2009, $29.95Islamic schools face many challenges in post-9/11 America. Muslims are now regarded …

Edward Abbey on adventure and awe

May your trails be crooked winding lonesome dangerous leading to the most amazing view

Edward Bastian PhD

Ed Bastian PhD is president of the Spiritual Paths Foundation, on the faculty of Antioch University, and author of InterSpiritual Meditation and Mandala: Creati…

​Edward Espe Brown

Edward Espe Brown is a Zen priest who became famous for the Tassajara Bread Book. This piece was adapted from No Recipe: Cooking as Spiritual Practice, by Edward Espe Brown. Sounds…

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Effortless Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.

Eggplant & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

I've already started to notice the daylight hours shifting and the days becoming shorter. Luckily, August is a beautiful time of year in Washington, so we still enjoy warm, sunny d…

Eight Golden Rules for Playing Your Best Tennis

Sally Huss, a Wimbledon semi-finalist and a national champion in her age group, has taught her own brand of Zen tennis. But she is best known as the “artist of happiness,” with che…

Eight Paths to the Goddess

On the spring equinox this year, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered excitedly together in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform ceremonies to…

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Elaine Voci Ph.D., certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®

Elaine Voci PhD is a Life Skills Coach and Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She is also the author of Bridge Builders: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, and Creat…

Elaine Voci PhD

Elaine Voci PhD is a Life Skills Coach and Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She is also the author of Bridge Builders: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, and Creating the Wo…

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Elbert Hubbard on abundance and love

Life in abundance only comes through great love

Eleanor Ford

Eleanor Ford, whose architect father designed hotels in Bali and Java, was a frequent traveler to Indonesia throughout her childhood. One particular grey winter in London, she and …

Elemental

Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri RoshanElemental traces the stories of three very different eco-warriors. In India, the catastrophic pollution of the Ganges now affects…

Elena Mironov

Elena Mironov (www.elenamironov.com) is a Zurich-based senior yoga and meditation teacher, educator and author with over 15 years of teaching experience, 90+ yoga retreats and over…

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Elie Wiesel on the right assertion of power

Ultimately the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. — Elie Wiesel

Elisabeth Abeson

A Writer & Artist with a background in International Development, Elisabeth began studying Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico in October 2018. Th…

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Elizabeth Berg on love

There is love in holding and there is love in letting go

Elizabeth Gilbert Gets Spiritual

Your host Rabbi Rami talks to Elizabeth Gilbert about her ideas around spirituality and her new book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. A review of the book can be found in Se…

Elizabeth Gilbert on Courage

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be

Elizabeth Gilbert on her new novel, "The Signature of All Things"

Charting the border between science and spirituality.What led you to explore the subject of botany? My parents gave me a copy of a book that had belonged to my great…

Elizabeth Gilbert on realism and grit

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be

Elizabeth Gilbert on worth

You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path not by your successes or failures

Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser is cofounder of Omega Institute, this country’s largest holistic education and spiritual retreat center.

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Ella Berthoud

Ella Berthoud is a bibliotherapist at the international School of Life, prescribing literary cures to readers everywhere. She is the co-author of The Novel Cure and …

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Elva Victoria

Elva Victoria is a retired librarian from Brightwaters, NY (where it's always sunny, even as you read this). She lives with her husband, Perry and their dog, Charley, who stands in…

Email is Great

Email is so great. Just this morning I opened my mail and found 85 messages waiting for me. Scanning the subject headings I learned that Michelle Obama wants to meet me. Seriously…

Emanuel Swedenborg on conscience.

Conscience is Gods presence in man

Embodying Change: How Movement Can Transform Your Life

Research now proves what these experts already knew: that if you want to change your life, the place to start isn't in your mind, but in your body.

Embrace Silence

An excerpt from Choose the Life You Want by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD

Embrace Your Daily Grind

How to build a bridge between your work and your purpose

Embrace Your Inner Slacker

Here are four ways to slack off for more creativity.

Embracing All Emotions: An Empath Pioneer Shows You How

On the heels of her new book, we chat up Karla McLaren on what we can learn from our anger, how to approach anxiety, why positive emotions aren't always positive, and more.

Embracing Moments of Collapse

Feeling baffled? Our guest columnist suggests "to honor these moments of bewilderment, to hold them as holy pauses that are rich with the potential for psychological and spiritual awakening."

Embracing Our Flaws

Instead of hiding who we are, we have to embrace the broken times and faults that make us beautiful.

Embracing the Mystery

Are you willing to let go of your history and step into the Mystery?

Embracing True Masculine Power

An excerpt from To Be a Man by Robert Augustus Masters

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Emerging Artist: Alisha Zalkin

The music business in Los Angeles is not known for being easy. Alisha Zalkin, a twenty-six year old emerging singer/songwriter now based in the City of Angels, has discovered some…

Émile Zola on love and happiness

If people can just love each other a little bit they can be so happy

Emile Zone on happiness

If people can just love each other a little bit they can be so happy

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Emma Green

Emma Green is a freelance writer covering health, fitness, and feminism. She holds a PhD in Health Psychology and is a certified personal trainer.

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Emma Seppala

Emma Seppälä, PhD, is author of The Happiness Track, founder of FulfillmentDaily.com, and Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and …

Emmanuel on understanding God.

Your mind cannot possibly understand God Your heart already knows

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Emotional Hygiene

An Interview with Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence: A Practice for the Chakras

In last week’s post, I talked about the vital importance of emotional intelligence. Medical professionals are learning that a huge, overlooked reason many North Americans get sick …

Emotional Overwhelm? How to Hang In There

Dear Eve, I am so frustrated I feel like giving up. I am struggling in so many areas of my life. My relationship is sort of “so so,” nothing horrible, but nothing to write home ab…

Emotions at the Speed of Light

While working with a relationship retreat guest recently, I had a funny realization. You know how astronomers tell us that the light we see coming from the stars above at night is …

Empathic to a Fault?

Therapists Seana McGee and Maurice Taylor explain the dark side of compassion.

Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous

Most deeply spiritual people, regardless of their ancestral religion or their chosen path, esteem human beings who exhibit certain qualities, such as empathy, compassion, lovingkin…

Empathy: It's a Win-Win

At a family holiday dinner last week, it finally dawned on me that certain people I consider smart and beautiful consider themselves stupid and hideous.Granted, I spent most of my …

Empathy: Medicine for a Wounded World

Here are eight ways to shift your thoughts to develop deeper empathy and help raise the vibration of our world.

Empowered by the Sacred

An Invocation"Rise and place your hands on your heart. Bow your head to your heart and in doing so, bow your mind, bow your intelligence, bow your ego, to the presence of the Livin…

End of the World as We Know It: 3 Rituals for Solstice 2012

Well, folks, we’ve almost made it through 2012. The end is nigh. As someone with absolutely no authority or ability to predict the future, I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely…

End of Year Ritual: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

A simple and effective end of year ritual is to carve out a little time for yourself to meditate and journal.

End the Throwaway Culture: Easy Eco Swaps

Cut down on waste—and save money—by switching to reusable products.

Ending it Well: Missives from Inside the Death Wellness Movement

The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration.

Endings and Beginnings

During the time of the Fall Equinox, which fell this year on the same week as a new moon, the energy shift feels palpable. Many people can feel the change in light and weather, and…

Enemy #1: The Ego

On this podcast, host Eve Hogan invites listeners to recalibrate their perception of how ego affects relationships. The ego is not your enemy, but a signal for you to pay attention…

Energy Wellness for your Pet

A Subtle Energy Companion For Better Bonding, Health & Happiness

Engage My What?! Decoding the Core

The most important instruction you’ll get in a yoga class may also sound like the most ridiculous one: “Engage your peeing muscles.” “Engage your vaginal walls like you were holdin…

Engage Nature’s Healing Energies

“If you feel drawn to a particular place outdoors in nature, try to go there (even if just in your mind).”

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your LastBy Lee LipsenthalCrown Archetype“We all die. This is the nature of life. At some point, life ends, but this book i…

Enjoy the Fun of Getting, But Teach the Power of Giving

To these perennial questions, I offer some answers — not to close a conversation, but to broaden one. I do not claim to know anything you don’t know, but if I can help you remember…

Enjoy Yourself, Even Now

It's okay to find the silver lining and enjoy yourself, even now.

Enlightened Diet: Healing Foods for Summer

How Coffee Protects against DiabetesWhen we think of ways to prevent Type 2 diabetes, we typically think of losing weight, exercising, avoiding processed foods, and eating more who…

Enlightenment is to be Lived

My best friend and I are intrigued by enlightenment but can’t define it. What is enlightenment?Rabbi Rami: For me enlightenment is the act or art of embracing what is as it is, acc…

Enlightenment On Main Street

A Memoir In Prose And Poetry With An Ordinary Westerner

Enlightenment: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

I’ve been reading a lot of books about enlightenment lately, and I still don’t have a clue as to what it is and why it matters. Can you help?Think of it this way: You suddenly find…

Enough Is Enough

Excerpt from the book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us.

Enriched by Animals

A couple of years ago, lonely and lost, I took a walk on a secluded beach in Nantucket, before the throngs arrived for the season. It was rainy and gray, a miasma of weather that p…

Enter the Goddess: Shiva Rea and the Divine Feminine

Shiva Rea, a yoga teacher/surfer who teaches flowing vinyasa on beautiful beaches, is not the sort of woman you ignore when she's telling you to stand with your legs wide and hold …

Enter the Nones

Editor’s Note: Welcome Don Lattin, a veteran journalist and the author of five books on religion and spirituality in America. His most recent, Distilled Spirits—Getting High,…

Entrepreneurs of Civilization

We have no wisdom traditions nearly as old as we are, and maybe that’s because we’ve buried something important.

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Epiphany Jordan

Epiphany Jordan is on a mission to redesign human touch for better health and relationships. She is the founder of the Austin, Texas-based Karuna Sessions, and the author of Somebo…

Episode 1: Stephen Kiesling

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro sits down with editor in chief of Spirituality & Health magazine Stephen Kiesling to discuss trends in spirituality from the past to today. Editor's n…

Episode 2: Damien Echols

Rabbi Rami Shapiro and guest Damien Echols discuss meditation, energy work, and magick. You can read the S&H story "Spellbound" about Damien here. Editor's note: The audio quality…

Episode 3: Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro discusses how to navigate your fears with author Lissa Rankin, M.D.Lissa Rankin, M.D. is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Over Medicine…

Episode 4: Allan Lokos

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks to Allan Lokos about the plane crash that deepened his Buddhist practice. Allan Lokos. is the founder and guiding teacher of the The Community M…

Episode 5: Christophe Cognet

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks to filmmaker and director Christophe Cognet about his film Because I Was A Painter, an unprecedented investigation into secretly created artworks…

Episode 6: Clark Strand

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks to author Clark Strand about pioneering the spiritually independent movement and his new book Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleeple…

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Erica Wheeler

Good Summer RainBlue Pie Music / BMIWheeler’s voice comes from the heart and is strong and true, with just enough of a rasp to make us feel that she’s lived some. Her songs tell of…

Erich Fromm on embracing the flow.

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties

Erik Sean Larson

Erik Sean Larson is an existential psychotherapist and conscious leadership expert who lives in Northern Michigan on a 40-acre farm. There he created the Hero Quest model to dist…

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Erma Bombeck on Courage

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. - Erma Bombeck

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

The catastrophe of American health care is so broad and deep that any attempt to make a cohesive film about it seems like a fool’s errand. So it’s both a relief and a surprise that…

Escape the Trance of Busyness: A Conversation With Tara Brach, PhD

S&H's Stephen Kiesling sat down with Tara Brach, founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Washington and author of Radical Acceptance, to explore her RAIN practice: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture.

Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami: 21st Century Spirituality

Former priest Matthew Fox speaks with Rabbi Rami Shapiro about his work, and his new book, modern spirituality, and intergenerational wisdom.

Essential Life Skill Four: Realign with your Authentic Self

This is part four of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. The first three skills were: Remembering Who You Really Are, Self-Observation, and Transcending the Ego/ Let…

Essential Oils For Emotional Wellbeing

More Than 400 Recipes For Everything From Anger To Worry

Essential Trees

Arbor Day is an opportunity to create new ceremonies.

Esther Perel: Rekindling Desire

Unlocking the mystery of sexuality, intimacy and desire in the 21st Century

Ethical Wills and Legacy Letters

Sponsored Content from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute

Eugene Gloria

Eugene Gloria’s previous poetry collections are My Favorite Warlord, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Hoodlum Birds, and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (200…

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Eve Hogan

Eve Eschner Hogan is a relationship specialist, and author of several books including The EROS Equation: A SOUL-ution for Relationships. In Real Love with Eve, she shares skil…

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Everett Worthington

Everett L. Worthington, Jr. , Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. His most recent book is To Forgive Is Human: How to Put Your Past in the Past (InterVarsity Press, 1997).

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…

Everything Is Broken

Songs about Things as They AreAlan SenaukeSonic Zen RecordsTake a close look at the photo of Alan Senauke on his new album, Everything Is Broken, and you may notice a dark bump on …

Everything Radish—from Taxonomy to Tabletop

Part of the cruciferous family, radishes are in season in the early spring and early fall. Victoria Shanta Retelny, author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods,&nbs…

Everything You Need to Know About Seaweed

When most of us hear the word "seaweed," we think of nori, the pressed dried sheets of kelp used to wrap around sushi. But those papery sheets are just a small sampling of the abun…

Everything You Need to Know about Sleep…and How to Get it

Calling all insomniacs! Check out these 7 stories for creative ideas and testimonials on how to improve your sleep.

Excerpt: "The Law of Divine Compensation" by Marianne Williamson

Author, activist, and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson is often considered one of the defining voices for a new generation of spiritual seekers. Six of her 10 published books h…

Excerpt: Learning to Walk in the Dark

Download a free excerpt from the new book by Barbara Brown Taylor

Excerpt: Matthew Fox's "Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times"

Author Matthew Fox is the popular and controversial theologian and author of more than 25 books that expose the corruption and patriarchal hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church an…

Exchanging Worry for Wonder

A Catholic priest’s encounter with God through Zen

Exercise as the Ultimate Antidepressant

Research shows that exercise is an important way to both prevent and treat depression. Try these tips to help find the motivation to get your body moving.

Exercise: Body Play That Benefits the Soul

A patient came to see me for the first time recently. He arrived on foot, having run from his home several miles away. As it happens, this individual runs a fair amount. I do, too.…

Expanding Horizons

by Atmic Vision The three musicians who comprise Atmic Vision have created an exotic fusion of Indian and American styles that is accessible and mesmerizing. Their Indian bamboo f…

Experience Spirit Before You Die

The ancient Maya called the consciousness required to experience this state of Oneness the “jaguar body.”

Experience the Jewish Renewal Movement with Music

Kallah 2018 is a "gathering of the sparks" celebrating Aleph's transdenominational identity

Experiences Are Better than Stuff

A study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in February 2009 suggests that you can buy happiness. The secret is to buy experiences,…

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Explore CBD

In our special section we explore CBD from a variety of angles. Dive in to get up to speed on this huge trend.

Explore the Labyrinth as a Walking Meditation

Add the winding path of a labyrinth to your journey and you have a perfect scenario for self-discovery and self-mastery.

Explore the Power of Stories at the 2020 Festival of Faiths

“A diverse lineup of speakers and artists will explore the power of stories to transform, to inspire and to heal individuals and communities.”

Exploring Facial Gua Sha

There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.

Exploring Honor with Brady Kiesling

Host Rabbi Rami talks with historian and author Brady Kiesling about democracy, the government and his story "Being Honorable" published in the May/June issue o…

​Exploring Near-Death Experiences

Do all people encounter the end of life in the same way? 

Exploring the Mechanics of Thought

It is a much better strategy to focus on the mechanics of thought, rather than the content of thought.

Exploring the Power of Intuition

Within the quietness of mind you hear a kind of deeper process, a deeper wisdom.

Expose Yourself: A New Year Intention, Inspired By the Moon

Because the moon feels loved, she lets our eyesfollow her across the field, steppingfrom her clothes, strewn silkglinting in furrows. Feeling loved, the moon lovesto be looked at, …

Express Your Mind Without Your Tongue

Channeling Emotional Energy

Expressing Myself Through Nia

I practice the Nia Technique, a dynamic fusion of moves from dance, martial arts, and healing arts that integrates body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The workout leaves me drenched …

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Extended Emotions Meditation: 20 min.

Discover inner freedom. In this meditation, Grokker Meditation Expert Mark Coleman will demonstrate how to open to, feel, and sense emotional states with acceptance and curios…

Extreme Permaculture

From the rainy coast of British Columbia to the Texas desert to the snows of Sweden, these die-hard off-the-gridders test the limits of complete sustainability.

Extreme Simplicity

10 Lessons from the 4th Century Desert Dwellers

Eye Gazing: See Your Soul Shine

Excerpts from Yoga Beyond the Mat by Alanna Kaivalya

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Face to the Floor: How a Buddhist American woman opened her heart to Islam

 Omar stood on my doorstep, smiling and peering at me through square, outdated glasses. He placed his hand over his heart in a traditional Muslim greeting and stepped inside. …

Facing the Unknown

4 steps for moving past fear and achieving your dreams.

Fact Checking Religion

Got questions? Rabbi Rami has answers.

Faith and the Family: When Our Beliefs Differ

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

Faith Beyond Belief

by Margaret Placentra JohnstonWhat brings people to leave their church, the traditions of their faith―and sometimes even their friends and family members―to embark on a personal jo…

Fall Health And The 5 Elements: How Ayurveda Helps

Did you know that the seasons are governed by the five elements? As we enter fall, we are shifting from fire-dominated summer to wind-dominated autumn.

Fall in Love with Being Single

In praise of being unattached on Valentine’s Day

Fall in Love with the World Share-A-Mony

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Fall Is So Yin: Embracing Autumn Energy

“The fall/winter ... is full of yin energy, a darker, softer, slower energy. Now is the