A (slightly) new direction for S&H involves a lot of familiar names and faces.
Spirituality & Health is changing. My job is to make sure it’s changing for the better. I’m the new editor of the publication. Stephen Kiesling, the cofounder and longtime editor, is now the editor at large. He’s sharing his wisdom with me, sharing his perspective at spiritualityhealth.com, and contributing to our print edition (page 42).
In today’s media environment, it’s natural to think that “changing” is a euphemism for “cutting costs to the bone, thus alienating readers and advertisers.” Trust me, I’ve lived that sort of change. That’s not what’s happening at S&H. Everything is in place to take S&H up a notch. Or two. Or three. We have loyal, smart, enthusiastic readers, great advertisers, and a fantastic group of people working on our magazine, our digital side, and our all-important back-end functions.
When I was first approached about joining S&H, my answer wasn’t an enthusiastic yes. It was more like, “No way. I’m not the right guy.” Here’s the thing: My spirituality and health both need an upgrade. Most days I’m more haggard than holy. I was intimidated by all the amazing experts …