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How to Embody Kindness

Lessons from a lifetime of spiritual adventure

10+ mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

Surviving Widowhood

GUEST COLUMNIST LESLIE GRAY STREETER

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

It's Time for Shedding

CREATURELY REFLECTIONS

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

I feel healthy! I feel happy! I feel terrific!

THE HEART OF HAPPINESS

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism

Transform, Heal, and Remember with the Power of Plants and Ancestral Medicine

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

The Shamanic Bones of Zen

Revealing the Ancestral Spirit and Mystical Heart of a Sacred Tradition

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

Root & Ritual

Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

The Grieving Brain

The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR RETREAT

I was fortunate enough to sail to perhaps the original, and certainly the most famous, ancient healing retreat—the Temple of Asclepius at Epidaurus, on the Argolid Peninsula in Greece.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

TAKING IT HOME

HANG ON TO THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF YOUR RETREAT

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
January/February 2022

Embracing the New Samaria

Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

Attachment Styles And Attunement

Julie Peters tunes into how our earliest life lessons can cause us ongoing hardship.

7 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

This Is Your Mind on Plants – A Gardener's Awakening

Michael Pollan is the much-celebrated, much-discussed author of many books that explore the relationship between humans and what we consume, including The Omnivore’s Dilemma. His latest book is This Is Your Mind on Plants. It explores the relationship between humans and three plant products that have shaped human culture and history: caffeine, mescaline, and opium.

10+ mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

Find a Calling, Make It Work

YOU MAY FIND YOUR CALLING AT THE PLACE WHERE YOUR GIFTS INTERSECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S NEEDS.

7 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

MAKING HONEST

Sewing can be a meditative practice. ROCHELLE BOURGAULT connects the threads.

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

RETHINKING BURIAL

Shroud-maker SUSAN CROSS offers an alternative way to tend to the dead.

7 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

Taking Stock of Our Values in a Post-COVID World

AS A SOCIETY we constantly talk about our values—as if we actually know what those values are.

3 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

the CAMINO vibe

CAN’T HEAD TO EUROPE FOR THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO? YOU CAN CRAFT A SMALL PILGRIMAGE CLOSE TO HOME.

10 mins read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

Heart Open, Body Awake

The Four Steps of Embodied Spirituality

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

Leave Society

A Novel

1 min read
Spirituality & Health
July/August 2021

TOO MUCH STUFF? FLOW AND F.L.O.W.

Inspired by Benedictine simplicity, BECKY GARRISON looks for ways to keep her space less cluttered.

6 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ALL DYSREGULATED

Yoga teacher and somatic counselor HALA KHOURI shares ideas for moving toward self-regulation.

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

The REST Story

Despite a high-pressure job producing films, Tracee Stanley had everything under control. Prioritizing her own wellbeing made her more effective and efficient at work—which gave her time and space to prioritize her own wellbeing.

9 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

PEERING INTO THE FUTURE OF RETREATS

Retreat centers are ready to invite guests back onto their properties, but what that means may be vastly different in 2021 and beyond, even after the pandemic is under control.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

6 SECRETS FOR PLANNING A RETREAT FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS

You’ve envisioned it for ages—escaping for a retreat with a group of dear friends. You’re laughing together in terry-cloth robes and mud masks. Or maybe your gang is at a wilderness retreat, journaling around a fire pit. Perhaps your group is together deepening a faith practice, experiencing a festival, or traveling in an exotic locale. But getting your squad off on a retreat can easily become a logistical challenge (ever heard the term herding cats?). Here are six secrets for turning a “maybe someday” dream into a concrete, and pleasurable, reality.

2 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

WOUNDS AND THE WOMB

JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.

8 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

BE SQUIRRELY

Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF RETREATS

The rustic, historic property once offered hot mineral soaks in private rooms with big clawfoot tubs and one of the best and largest wood-burning saunas in the States. Days frolicking between the steaming hot mineral baths, a cold creek, and the sauna—and nights spent without phone or wifi in a simple cabin in the woods. Hot tea, a warm fire, and a cool stack of magazines: My kind of bliss.

3 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Mar/Apr 2021

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