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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.

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…

A GREAT Place to Live

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

A Simple Act to Create a Buffer from Stress

Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional resilience and create a buffer from the chronic stressors in our lives.

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

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…

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

Community Champion: Butterfly Boxes

Two Portland women are welcoming newcomers and honoring their own family history.

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.

Creating a Lodge for Our Time

Fraternal lodges once filled a national need—that has returned.

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.

Entrepreneurs of Civilization

We have no wisdom traditions nearly as old as we are, and maybe that’s because we’ve buried something important.

Find the Good in Grief

I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…

Grow Today, Share Tomorrow

Seed libraries are sprouting all over the country, saving varieties that might otherwise go extinct while propagating a sense of community among members.

Growing an Urban Eden

Edible forests offer a new approach to food security.

Guest House: Space for All in an Open Heart

"This is a challenging time worldwide, yet I have great faith that our spiritual communities can become true refuges of love, integrity, and compassion. We can focus on what connects all of us, with honesty at the forefront. Until recently, not many spiritually based organizations had even thought about inclusivity or multiculturalism, or even talked about racism. This has been a facet of the diamond of spiritual life left unpolished for many years."

How a Neighborhood Can Promote Happiness

What surrounds your home is important to wellbeing.

How to Truly Help Someone in Crisis

"We each have gifts that we can share with one another. Sharing them with someone at their rock bottom might be just what they need to stay afloat."

If You Feel Like a Weird Yoga Alien…

Joining or starting a “sangha” can support your personal growth.

In the True Spirit of Community

"There’s something old and ancient in our bodies that tells us community has its place in our lives."

Is Loneliness the New Obesity?

Social isolation is a bigger public health hazard than we thought.

Meals Together at the Long Table

Plant-based chef, nutrition professor, and researcher Amy Symington shares her take on creating meals that support community, connection, and health.

Our Community Journal: Do we pray too much?

If he knows our needs before we ask, why then should we ask?

Personal Accountability in Chaos

James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Podcast: Come Together with Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal talks about the power of community and our search for belonging.

Practices for How COVID-19 Can Create Lasting, Positive Change

“As we find ourselves in the midst of various stages of reopening across the globe, our collective memory of this disaster can either fade away into history or become a drumbeat for a more just, equitable and sustainable society.”

Spring’s Resurrection Can’t Be Canceled in the Church of the Woods

Common ground can be found, and reverence realized, when we look to nature for inspiration.

Talk to Us: January/February 2018

Fine Print Commandments I really love Paul Sutherland’s Fine Print Commandments. Those big 10 are delicious treats for the spiritual soul. I have one request: remove the word will…

Talk To Us: March/April 2018

Welcome Back I subscribed to your magazine for several years, and in the busyness of life, forgot to renew when my subscription ended. Now I’m back, and what a (re)treat! As I w…

Talk to Us: November/December 2017

Healing Truths in All Religions? I think it was Rami Shapiro’s article on “The Healing Truth in All Religions” that pushed me over the edge (Sept./Oct. issue). “Stained by Si…

Tend & Befriend

How hope for the world is growing in circles

That Lonely Spell

The author recalls a period of loneliness long ago—a feeling that has come back, again, after decades.

The Goddess Temple Gives Birth To a Man Cave

On the spring equinox five years ago, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered at the Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform …

The Heart of Money: What About Intentional Communities?

Question: Have you ever experienced an intentional community that works? Paul Sutherland: I lived in what would be considered an intentional community from age 18 to 25. About…

The Next 20 Years of Spirituality & Health

We went back to our roots to see what the future might bring.

The Sacredness (Yes, Sacredness) of Voting

“My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” -Representative John Lewis, Democrat from G…

The Zen of Organic Farming

Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center just outside San Francisco. Since the 1970s, these pioneers of California’s organic farming movement have been utilizing z…

Time for Tribe

We are a tribe of 21 people mostly born in the 1940s–50s. We share specific values, hold each other as a priority, and formally commit to one another. “Bicycle distance” is our met…

Weave a Culture of Belonging

Decades ago, I spent a year exploring spiritually rich, off-the-beaten-path adventures in search of the sacred in India, Bali, Nepal, and Tibet. These cultures that changed me fore…

Welcome to Chambalabamba!

If you can afford to retire, you can afford to start your own eco-community.

What’s a Change Club?

Take a look at the concept of a Change Club. It might inspire you to start your own.

Why and How to Let Go of Fear

The simple step is to understand the basic patterns driving our evolution

Why the World Needs You More Than Ever

When people ask me why I do the work I do, the answer is easy. I do it because I deeply love the people I have the honor of collaborating with. For me, environmental and social jus…

Why We Thrive with a Tribe

An excerpt from A Tribe Called Bliss.

You are My Valentine. And You, and You…

We all know Valentine’s Day is devoted to showing our loved one(s) a little extra attention, devotion, and sweetness. But what if we raise the ante and direct our love to everythin…

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