Embracing the New Samaria
Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future
Attachment Styles And Attunement
Julie Peters tunes into how our earliest life lessons can cause us ongoing hardship.
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.
Find a Calling, Make It Work
YOU MAY FIND YOUR CALLING AT THE PLACE WHERE YOUR GIFTS INTERSECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S NEEDS.
Sewing can be a meditative practice. ROCHELLE BOURGAULT connects the threads.
Shroud-maker SUSAN CROSS offers an alternative way to tend to the dead.
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.
the CAMINO vibe
CAN’T HEAD TO EUROPE FOR THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO? YOU CAN CRAFT A SMALL PILGRIMAGE CLOSE TO HOME.
Heart Open, Body Awake
The Four Steps of Embodied Spirituality
TOO MUCH STUFF? FLOW AND F.L.O.W.
Inspired by Benedictine simplicity, BECKY GARRISON looks for ways to keep her space less cluttered.
RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ALL DYSREGULATED
Yoga teacher and somatic counselor HALA KHOURI shares ideas for moving toward self-regulation.
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.
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.
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.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
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.
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.
STAYING IN FOR A VIRTUAL RETREAT?
HERE’S WHAT TO DO BEFOREHAND
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.
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.
WHAT’S NEXT? THESE SEVEN TRAILBLAZERS ARE HELPING DEFINE THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY.
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.
New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick. JULIE PETERS explores a holistic approach to change.
Religion and Politics
For ME God is the Aliveness Happening IN, WITH, AND AS ALL EXISTENCE.
Giovanni brings a voice of discernment and solidity to our disquiet times.