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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

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

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

Embracing the New Samaria

Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future

1 min 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

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

Visioning a Re-new-able Year

FLASHBACK: It’s December 31, 1999. Flushed from dancing, I’m perched on the steps of the Hilton Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, filled with anxiety about Y2K and the chaotic world around me.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

STAYING IN FOR A VIRTUAL RETREAT?

HERE’S WHAT TO DO BEFOREHAND

3 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

The Fire of Aliveness

THERE ARE TWO FIRES that we have to encounter daily. The first is the fire of life, which reduces us to joy by burning away all that is false and not essential.

3 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

TALK, HEAR, DOUBT YOUR DOUBTS

Loved ones who have passed away can still whisper wisdom to you. JULIA CAMERON explains how she learned to connect with the world beyond.

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

SPIRITUAL RADICALS

WHAT’S NEXT? THESE SEVEN TRAILBLAZERS ARE HELPING DEFINE THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY.

10+ mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

Put Your Self-Compassion on First, Then Assist Others

I am a good, kind, and ethical person, but I feel that I sometimes lack compassion. Maybe that’s because in the family I grew up in we were not taught to think of others. I would like to know how I can become a more compassionate person.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

RESOLUTION SOLUTION

New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick. JULIE PETERS explores a holistic approach to change.

4 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

Religion and Politics

For ME God is the Aliveness Happening IN, WITH, AND AS ALL EXISTENCE.

5 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

NIKKI GIOVANNI

Giovanni brings a voice of discernment and solidity to our disquiet times.

3 mins read
Spirituality & Health
Jan/Feb 2021

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