Kathryn Drury Wagner

Kathryn Drury Wagner is based in Savannah. She’s been a contributor to the magazine for many years, and she loves sharing ways to build a healthy, mindful, and sustainable lifestyle.

Kathryn Drury Wagner

Dr. Emeran Mayer on The Gut-Immune Connection

Our bodies have been under siege, and not just due to COVID. Dr. Emeran Mayer ex…

RE/VIEW: Anne Lamott

“Folk hero” among writers Anne Lamott revisits her life from writing to sobriety…

Book Review: The Gut-Immune Connection

How Understanding Why We’re Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health

The Good Quit

Why is it so hard to walk away from some situations? Maybe it’s time to call it …

Back From Burnout

The trauma of the past year has triggered a burnout crisis. Discovery ways to re…

Diane Butler Bass on “Freeing Jesus”

Diana Butler Bass discusses her new book, “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as…

Anne Lamott Asks: What Would Soul Windex Look Like?

In her book Dusk, Night, Dawn author Anne Lamott talks about her faith, climate …

Is Lemon Water Really Good for You?

Pucker up, because it turns out this simple beverage packs a health punch. …

8 Sleep Gadgets So Unusual They Might Just Work

Is sleep eluding you? Some unexpected tools may help you get to sleep and stay a…

Women’s History Month 2021: 5 Ways to Celebrate Online

National Women’s History Month encourages us to celebrate, study, and observe th…

10 Powerful Affirmations Based on the Phoenix

Based on the imagery of a phoenix, these affirmations will help you rise from th…

Sleep and Immunity: 6 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Immune System While You are Sleeping

Ward off infection and avoid illness by cranking up your body’s defense system a…

Book Review: Dusk Night Dawn

Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and CourageBy Anne LamottRIVERHEAD BOOKS “I’ve go…

RE/VIEW: Don Miguel Ruiz

Even if you haven't read Don Miguel Ruiz’s first book, The Four Agreements, you …

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 friend…

Faith After Doubt: Explore Spirituality With Doubt

In his new book, Faith After Doubt, the author, speaker, activist and public the…

12 Affirmations for Speaking Your Truth

Heal your fifth chakra with confident, authentic communication and by speaking y…

Resources for Dealing With Grief

In a time of unprecedented grief, we wanted to share resources to support anyone…

Black History Month 2021: 8 Ways to Celebrate

From dance parties to conversations with leading scholars, here are online ways …

7 Wellness Trends for 2021

Frog venom, really? Well, here are some of the health and wellness trends that s…

10 Affirmations for an Alcohol-Free Month

Whether you are doing a Dry January or committing to an alcohol-free month any t…

Book Review: Faith After Doubt

Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About ItBy Br…

Spiritual Radicals: A New Spirituality

What's Next? These Seven Trailblazers Are Helping Define The Future of Spirituality

Calling for a New Kind of Christianity

Interview With Brian McLaren

Collagen: A Deeper Look

Collagen is either a must for smooth skin and supple joints—or an unproven suppl…

Pandemic Fatigue: 20 Affirmations for Getting Through Winter

Banish coronavirus burnout and pandemic fatigue with these positive affirmation …

7 Essential Oils for Anxiety

Calming essential oils for anxiety can soothe racing thoughts, overall stress, t…

15 Affirmations for When You Don’t See Eye to Eye With a Family Member

Even if you do not agree on hot-button subjects like politics, you can create a …

3 Ways to Let Go of a Negative Experience

Want to liberate yourself from a bad experience? Try one or more of these expert…

Six Secrets for Planning a Retreat for a Group of Friends

Stop talking about it! Here’s how to make a group getaway actually happen.…

Benzoin Resin: What It Is and How to Use It

The Health and Energy-Clearing Benefits of Benzoin Resin

Book Review: Passion & Presence A Couple’s Guide to Awakened Intimacy and Mindful Sex

“PASSIONATE SEX is rare in long-term relationships.” There. Maci Daye just gets …

14 Affirmations for Processing Anger

Anger can grant us tremendous strength but can become destructive, too. Here are…

Abhyanga, Anywhere

Acclaimed yoga expert Shiva Rea calls the ayurvedic practice of self-massage, or…

The Sweet Smell of Success

Tom Frei went from engineering rockets to thriving as a lavender farmer and wedd…

re/VIEW: Barbara Kingsolver

A New Look at a Long Time Favorite

14 Affirmations for When You Have So Much To Do, You Don’t Know Where to Start

Life can get pretty overwhelming, and it’s easy to become paralyzed and unsure w…

How to Use Ashwagandha Root

What It Is, Benefits, Safety, and Dosage

The Way of Gratitude: A Minister’s View on Connection

The Way of Gratitude author and prominent Unitarian Universalist minister Galen …

Q&A: Lucinda Williams, Singer/Songwriter

One of America’s most respected singer/songwriters, Lucinda Williams talks about…

Holistic Practices for Grief

Kathryn Drury Wagner speaks with trauma expert Kathryn Templeton on how to move …

29 Ways to Let It All Go

Maybe you’ve come across one of those bumper stickers that reads Let That #$!% G…

re/VIEW: Lucinda Williams

“If I’m working on a song, I get to a point, and I get so emotionally pulled in,…

Immune Health and Diet

Books We Love: Dr. Jenna Macciochi

15 Calming Affirmations for Parents as School Starts in a Pandemic

If you are a parent and feeling anxious, you are not alone.

17 Affirmations For Embracing Imperfection

Use these affirmations to accept that life is not perfect.

Clean: A Doctor Dishes on Dirt

Getting to know James Hamblin, MD

Waiting to Exhale

I know as problems go, this is not the biggest thing, but I really miss practici…

15 Mantras for Healing

Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.

5 Swaps for Healthier Cleaning

A study shows toxic cleaning products can be as bad on the lungs as smoking. Her…

3 New Ways to Battle Loneliness, Connect Better With Others, and Live to Be 100

Feeling alone may literally shorten your life. In her new book, Growing Young, M…

So You Want to Read About Race

With the interest in books about race and anti-racism surging nationwide, many S…

Balance Your Five Senses for Best Health Results

“Because our five senses are so powerful, we can use them as vehicles—ways to ei…

Community Champion: Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen

Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen is making theater more inclusive with sens…

What’s Hiding in Your Hips?

Five Yoga Poses to Release Hip Pain Emotions and Restore Motion

Community Champion: Wendy Chan

One Journey is a grassroots organization that connects displaced people with wel…

Breath: Breathing Advice From an Expert

Getting to know James Nestor

Back to Basics: 5 Super Easy Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices

We asked an ayurveda expert to recommend techniques that don’t require fancy equ…

Neurodharma: Brain Science and Spirituality

Author Rick Hanson connects the latest research with timeless traditions

Book Review: Neurodharma

We can leverage mental tools to tap into desired feelings of calm, contentment, …

Book Review: Breath

“Respiration,” Nestor writes, “can also lead to restoration.”

The Spirituality of Laughter

The Guru of Giggling shares how it’s possible (and beneficial) to laugh—even in …

Podcasts for the Pandemic: A Playlist of Inspiration

Stuck at home? Feeling out of sorts? We picked 10 episodes of our podcast, Essen…

Let Go of Pandemic Perfection

The pandemic has put a sudden emphasis on the domestic sphere, and it can feel o…

4 Ways to Mindfully Consume News During Coronavirus

With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption ver…

Keeping Stay-at-Home Kids Healthy

Kids stuck at home due to coronavirus pandemic? Here are some ways to keep them …

5 Natural Ways to Deal With Eczema

Science-backed, natural treatments to soothe insanely itchy eczema. …

Book Review: What Are We Supposed to Be Eating?

The world of food has gotten so complicated these days. Should you stick to the …

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered

Getting to Know Mark Bittman and David L. Katz

5 Ways to Unblock Your Home’s Chi

Our homes can exhibit symptoms of stuck chi, leading us to feel lethargic, indec…

10 Reasons to Feel Hope This Week

Feeling a little overwhelmed and down right now? Here are 10 reasons to stay pos…

13 Mantras for Letting Go of Stuff

Struggling to let go of belongings? Utilize a mantra for letting go to feel more…

Beauty Sleep: It’s Real

It’s true, not a bedtime fable! During the night, the body repairs its store of …

Detox Your Fridge

Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machin…

Reader Picks: Your Top Stories This Year on Facebook

You clicked, we listened. These were our Top 5 S&H stories you liked on Face…

Book Review: I’ve Seen the End of You

A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

Book Review: The Way of the Rose

The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary

From the Editor

The letter from the editor kicks off each issue and helps set the tone for the m…

re/VIEW: Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass reflects on her sixth decade on earth, the current state of Ch…

The Discussion: How Can I Pray Better?

And should better prayer even be a goal?

Calm the Body, Calm the Culture

Dr. Will Cole on easing chronic inflammation in individuals and in society as a …

Kathryn’s Favorite Stories from 2019

“Becoming Shameless: A Conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber,” and three more stori…

15 Mantras for Sobriety

Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or …

Ram Dass: An Appreciation

With the passing of beloved spiritual figure and counterculture icon Ram Dass, w…

Pet Dogs Lessen Risk of Schizophrenia

Early exposure to dogs is linked to a decreased risk in schizophrenia.

Yoga Boosts Brain Health

Yoga expands your mind. ... Literally, it turns out. A regular yoga practice mak…

12 Affirmations for When the Holidays Don’t Go As Planned

Flaming turkeys, missing boxes, unplanned medical emergencies. It’s beginning to…

Science & Spirit: Killer Duvets, Cat Whisperers, and Insights into Ayahuasca

This week, we found researchers fussing over feathers, deciphering feline emotio…

4 Herbal Cures for Christmas Crises

These simple herbal remedies help treat over-indulgence, anxiety, tension, and l…

​8 Ways to Feel More at Home in a New House

Moving is exciting—and stressful. Here are ways to make your new space feel more…

Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.

This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers f…

Heart Spaces

Searching for a deeper understanding of what makes a place sacred.

Book Review: Good Habits, Bad Habits

The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Book Review: The Power of Heart

Reason and intellect are great, but when you feel like giving up, heart matters,…

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Try these easy, natural remedies for keeping fall and winter colds at bay. …

Science & Spirit: Protect Yourself From Pollution

Many of us are concerned with keeping our land, water, and air safe for both ani…

3 Ways to Attack a Tight Trapezius

Bunched-up, tight shoulders and neck? Time to relax those trapezius muscles. …

Science & Spirit: Faking Extroversion, Politics Causing Illness, Self-Esteem Boosts Friendships

Should you pretend to be an extrovert? It can be surprisingly effective, a new r…

Science & Spirit: Healing Light

Let the light shine! That’s the message researchers are finding about the powers…

The Discussion: Seeking Connection

This month's discussion column addresses a reader who questions: How can I nouri…

Buddhism Curious

A seeker wants to delve into this ancient religion and is wondering how to get s…

The Ungrateful Refugee

"In an Oklahoma church, a woman condescendingly told her, 'You came for a better…

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

Sister Helen Prejean is famous for her book Dead Man Walking. In this volume, sh…

Science & Spirit: Acupressure, Cannabis and Scorpions for Pain Relief (eek!)

Chronic pain—that’s pain that lingers for at least 12 weeks or longer—afflicts a…

Yes, You Should Try Natto

Getting to know natto, a sticky, stinky, superfood rich in probiotics. …

Science & Spirit: Brain Freeze, Don’t Stress about Stress, Eat Apples

This week, researchers share why we get a brain freeze when enjoying a cold drin…

11 Mantras for Taking Better Care of Yourself

Ate two orders of fries? Downed a bottle of Chardonnay? Haven't been to a yoga c…

Science & Spirit: Jogging Fights Genetics, Optimistic Sleep, Emotional Support Animals

This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been lin…

Science & Spirit: False Eyelashes, Birthweight, Chili Peppers

This week, there’s news from the world of science involving risk factors you’ve …

Science & Spirit: Spending Habits, Alzheimer’s, Cancer

What do your spending habits reveal about your personality type? Find out in the…

Science & Spirit: Matcha for Anxiety, Cultured Meats, and Soy Is Redeemed

This week, the focus is the latest news in nutrition. Discover how matcha tea he…

Science & Spirit: Pink Noise, Testosterone Boosts, Super Short Exercise

This week, discover pink noise for better sleep. Also, find out why testosterone…

Science & Spirit: Sleeping, Dogs, Uncertainty

This week, learn why adopting a dog is a lot like dating; how to deal with uncer…

Book Review: The Nocturnal Brain

This book dives into the world of severe and rare sleep disorders. It might make…

Has Meditation Gotten Too Easy?

A reader with a longtime practice feels meditation is being watered down

Regrowing Roots

Here are ways to build a new self when your professional life has been uprooted

Science & Spirit: Medicine-Chomping Microbes, Nature Pills, and Saunas for Heart Health

Microbes may be stealing our medication, nature pills have an ideal dose, and ta…

Science & Spirit: Travel Tips, Cool Off Pitta, and Circadian Weirdness

This week discover advice for summer travelers, ways to cool the Pitta Dosha in …

Book Review: To Stop a Warlord

My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace

Book Review: Holy Envy

Finding God in the Faith of Others

Book Review: Walking

One Step at a Time

Science & Spirit: Purpose, Envy, Exhaustion

Discover why you should stop at the point of fatigue instead of pushing through;…

Science & Spirit: Avocados, Constipation, and Wigging Out

Good reasons to stock up on avocadoes, an intriguing link between depression and…

Science & Spirit: A Harmful Protein and More

This week, Kathryn Drury Wagner found useful tips from researchers on how to be …

Science & Spirit: Curcumin, Happy Spouses, and the Divine

This week’s research dive found lasting effects from a spiritual encounter, reas…

5 Sleep Myths Debunked

False ideas about sleep may be sapping you of energy, vitality, and health.…

Explore CBD

Find Relief from Anxiety, Insomnia, Arthritis, and more

Science & Spirit: Take One Nature Pill a Day

Science & Spirit presents three more easy ways to boost health, both mental …

CBD Buying Tips: What to Consider if You're in the Market

With so many CBD products on the market, knowing what to look for can feel overw…

Science & Spirit: An Easy Way to Feel Better, Memory Science, and the NCP

This week, find out how to boost your mood in only 12 minutes and read about a w…

Science & Spirit: 'Shrooms, Stonehenge, and Time

Our first Science & Spirit column explores 'shrooms, magnetoreception, and w…

Are We More Positive As We Age?

Older adults spot happiness with ease.

CBD for Joint Pain

Will CBD help relieve the pain of arthritis?

How to Make Life Transitions Easier

Ending a chapter feels less upsetting when we have a well-rounded ending. …

Nonviolent Communication 101

Want to learn more about compassionate conversations? Here’s how.

Men and Women in the Eco System

Gender affects how we value and use natural resources.

7 Ways to Deal With Micro-Stress

Stress, it turns out, is a lot like snow. Here’s how to dig out.

Shameful Secrets Haunt Us the Most

This emotion can consume our thoughts.

Book Review: This Life

Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Book Review: That Good Night

Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Book Review: How to Disappear

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Nap Your Way to a New Language

You don’t need to be conscious to learn—who knew?

CBD for Migraines

Can this trendy ingredient work to relieve headache pain? Let’s find out.

Train Your Brain for Good Habits

Repetition is key, research reports.

Fall in Love with Being Single

In praise of being unattached on Valentine’s Day

Mindfulness for Menopause Relief

Being aware of the present moment may reduce certain symptoms.

De-Stress Your Commute

Five healthy ways to feel calm as you travel to and fro.

Your Face on Happiness

How our expressions can show delight, even across different cultures.

Naturally Energize This Winter

4 ways to boost your energy levels.

A Surprising Cause of Headaches

A new study blames improper neck alignment during computer use.

CBD for Anxiety

How can CBD help you with anxiety, and is it safe?

Drink Yer Spinach!

Get the most lutein by juicing this green super vegetable.

Healthier Indoor Air

Here are a few ways to minimize your exposure to indoor air pollution and breath…

How Brainwaves Boost Our Creativity

Certain electrical activity suppresses the obvious

5 Ways to Create Meaningful Holiday Traditions

Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.

Treating Phobias with Imagination

The power of our minds can help us overcome fears.

CBD Oil for Insomnia

Can CBD oil help you get some much-needed sleep?

Good News! One Workout Does Make a Difference

A workout can change the brain for up to 48 hours.

Book Review: The Whole-Body Microbiome

How to Harness Microbes—Inside and Out— for Lifelong Health

Book Review: The Magic Feather Effect

The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

Book Review: Say What You Mean

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Stay Sharp by Learning Something New

Learning benefits us as we age

Is Your Personality Healthy?

A new study helps define what a healthy personality looks like.

Menopause, Check!

Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.

Are You Hiding Your Supplements?

Doctors need to know the full picture

Healthier Holiday Drinks

If you drink alcohol, here are some fresh ideas for the season

Grief, the Thief of Sleep

The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.

3 Herbal Cures for Thanksgiving Troubles

Natural ways to deal with anything this big holiday dishes up.

The Risks of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms

Disrupted circadian rhythms play a bigger role than previously thought in our he…

Open Wide and Say Probiotic!

We drill down on probiotics for the mouth

How Horses Can Heal Humans

Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD

3 Meditations for Group Healing

In a world that feels divided, mantras for group unity and transformation.…

Why People Stay in Bad Relationships

The answer might not be what you’d expect.

5 Tricks for a Powerful Midday

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity.

Does Rosemary Boost Memory?

Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.

5 Ways Not to Be Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies to overcome anger.

Sharing Is Contagious

A new study sheds light on why humans do or do not cooperate.

Creating Space to Do Nothing

How to reclaim time to restore yourself.

Transform Stress into Awe

Perspective can change how you encounter an experience.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

Book Review: On The Future

Prospects for Humanity

Book Review: The Empathy Effect

7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

How to Dispel False Beliefs

Research sheds light into how we decide what’s accurate.

Speaking Up, Speaking Out

The importance of speaking your truth.

Rethinking Plastic, Yet Again

Avoiding BPA bottles may not be enough, according to new research.

3 Ways to Connect More With Family

Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster …

Optimism Helps the Heart

Psychological wellbeing helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.…

Why False Beliefs Stick

Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory ev…

Toward a Healthier Closet

The clothing industry is super wasteful. Here’s how to stop being part of the pr…

Genes Control Our Dreaming

How much REM and non-REM sleep we get appears to be controlled by a pair of gene…

5 Reasons to Take a Fall Vacation

Make time to rejuvenate with a healing getaway.

Why We Procrastinate

Brain structures may explain this personality tendency.

News That Uplifts

If the relentless bad news is leaving you feeling down, there are alternatives.…

A Root Cause of Pessimism, Revealed

New research could lead to better treatment of anxiety and depression.

End the Throwaway Culture: Easy Eco Swaps

Cut down on waste—and save money—by switching to reusable products.

The Surprising Reason You’re Tired

Some sleeping woes can be blamed on the Internet.

20 Affirmations For When We’ve Messed Up

Regain self-love, even when not feeling worthy of it, with these affirmations af…

Your Eyes Reveal Your Personality

Eye movements give insight into more than just sight.

5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

Start your day off feeling energized and creative.

Does Jerky Make You Manic?

There’s a strange link between meat and your mind.

5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

Reconnect with yourself and feel more alive again.

Good News on Bad Moods

There’s a surprising upside to those crabby and irritable moments.

5 Ways to Get Outside

…Even if you’re not outdoorsy.

Problem Solved… Uh oh.

As we reduce our problems, our perception of them changes.

5 Ways to Chill Out

If the weather report involves the term “scorcher,” here are some natural ways t…

Aspirin May Ward off Alzheimer’s

Low-dose aspirin may potentially help, a new study suggests.

Mindful Walking

Ways to allow for reflection while walking.

Left-Handed Mental-Health Treatment

When being a southpaw matters, medically.

5 Reasons to Eat Lentils

Take your (edible) pulses.

A New Option for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is trendy. But does it work?

Book Review: On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Book Review: The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey Through Consciousness

5 Ways to Avoid Losing Muscle Mass

Keeping muscle as we age.

Mind-Body Therapies for Migraine Sufferers

Mind-body therapies you might not be taking advantage of.

5 Ways to Deal With Allergies Naturally

Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.

Vaccinate Against Stress

Beneficial bacteria may become the basis for an immunization.

5 Ways to Get Closet Clarity

Our relationship with clothing is complex and can spill over into the closet. Ti…

5 Ways to Deal With Jet Lag Naturally

Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.

Leg Health Connects to Your Brain

Want to keep your noggin happy? Pump those legs!

Nip Regret in the Bud

Practical suggestions to avoid that nagging sensation of regret.

How to Respond with Compassion

A certain type of meditation creates calm when encountering the suffering of oth…

8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence.

Breath is Fertilizer for the Brain

The yogis have been right, scientists say.

5 Ways to Streamline Your Finances

Money mess runneth over? Here’s how to get a grip.

An Easy Tool to Curb Spending

Reflecting on what we own can help us shop less.

6 Ways to Deal With Nighttime Anxiety

Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress with these six tips for better sleep. …

Does Fizz Fight Autoimmune Disorders?

A new study suggests drinking baking soda may help combat common diseases.…

3 Earth-Friendly Swaps for Summer

Easy ways to be eco-friendly while having fun this season.

A Natural Stress Reliever for Women

You won’t believe what it is…

8 Ways to Pare Down Your Health Regimen

In a world that pushes toward the complex, there are still simple ways to stay h…

Is a Healthier Diet More Wasteful?

How to waste less fruits and vegetables.

Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

Some deep fixes for feeling chronically overwhelmed.

Is It Dangerous Being a Night Owl?

A new study suggests evening types have it a bit rougher.

Self-Discovery through Your Circle of Friends

If your friends bring out the best in you, what can you learn about yourself dur…

5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

5 creative ways to move more.

Another Reason to Eat at Home

Dining out increases overall exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

7 Ways to Simplify Your Digital Life

Tame the digital overwhelm with a few easy tactics.

For More Success, Write About Failure

Reflecting on past fails can change your body’s response to stress.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

4 in 10 cases of cancer can be prevented, say researchers.

How a Neighborhood Can Promote Happiness

What surrounds your home is important to wellbeing.

10 Ways to Simplify Your Next Trip

See the world without losing your mind or your way.

Stop Chasing Happiness

Striving for a state of happiness actually alters the perception of time.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Social Life

Streamline your friendships for greater life satisfaction.

For Pain Relief, Join Hands

Reach out and touch your loved one, suggests a new study.

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Chi

Feeling less than zippy? Increase your chi and get it flowing with these methods…

A Surprising Perk of Anxiety

Reasonable levels of anxiety boost the memory, a new study shows.

Are Crystals Safe to Put in Drinking Water?

Water-safe crystals include chalcedony to support expression and smoky quartz fo…

Book Review: Hormonal

The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner.

Depression Still Undertreated

Only one-third of people diagnosed with depression actually start treatment.…

10 Ways to Avoid Plastic

Single-use plastic is piling up. Here’s how you can help staunch the flow. …

Reduce Cravings with Mindfulness

Can meditation help you avoid a Snickers or a cigarette? A new study says yes.…

Using a Bucket List for Goal Setting

Turn your wildest dreams into forward motion.

Can You Wire Your Brain for Creativity?

Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.…

3 Ways to Use Meditation to Boost Creativity

Three ways to up your creative forces.

5 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.

Is Brain Training Worth the Time?

Cognitive training protects against declines in mental abilities as we age.…

5 Herbs to Boost Immunity

Is everyone around you sick? Add these herbs to your wellness kit.

Cure Ruminative Thoughts With Sleep

Getting less than eight hours a night can lead to repetitive, intrusive thoughts…

Exploring Facial Gua Sha

There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a loo…

How Mental Stress Affects Your Heart

Constriction of tiny blood vessels, especially in women, can be deadly.

5 Ways to Claim Body Acceptance

Instead of making resolutions, reshape your attitude about your body.

The Healing Powers of Singing

Singing with a group relieves anxiety and depression, according to a new study. …

Starting from Scratch: A Bold Way to Declutter

Sort it all out with a total reset.

The Longevity Personality

Stubborn, positive personality types likely to live longer, new study says.…

Book Review: Tell Me More

Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author …

Book Review: Happy Together

Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afte…

5 Ways to Create New Traditions

Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.

What’s Happening When We Talk to Ourselves?

What’s going on in our brains with that running monologue?

4 Ways to Embrace Disagreement

Disagreement can be a healthy way to expand our mindset.

Another Reason to Snuggle

Is cuddling going to regulate your gut bacteria? New research suggests yes.…

5 Ways to Melt Off Holiday Stress

Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.

Cinnamon to the Rescue

Fight extra holiday pounds with this common spice.

10 Ways to Make Meditation Practice A No-Brainer

Set yourself up for successful meditation practice.

How Birth Month Is Linked to Disease

Seasonal and environmental factors explain the connections.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Function

Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.

Are We Born Believers?

Upbringing, culture probably lie behind most people’s religious beliefs.

4 Meditations for Gratitude

Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.

What Really Causes Jealousy?

Research into the roots of a powerful emotion.

4 Better Ways to Breathe

Techniques for becoming more aware of your breathing patterns.

A Wandering Mind Can Be a Good Sign

Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.

Book Review: Awakening Together

From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’…

Book Review: ​Mother of the Unseen World

I’d never heard of Mother Meera, but I kept staring at her image on the book’s c…

5 Weeks to Break Out of a Rut

Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.

Stress as Unhealthy To Swallow as Fries

Stress can alter the digestive system, not just the mind and spirit.

4 Ways to Release Material Wants

Here are four ways to practice releasing attachment to material belongings.…

Mindfulness: More Rigor, Less Hype

A panel of experts calls for more consistent scientific examination of mindfulne…

5 New Ways to Fight Anxiety

Five novel ways to tamp down daily anxiety.

Are You Dream Deprived?

Skimping on sleep means we’re also missing out on the crucial dream stages of sl…

Get Thee to a Sauna!

A look at saunas and their role in health.

Inside the Brain’s Filing Cabinet

Ever wondered how the brain stores experiences?

Say Hello to Your Creative Soul

4 ways to connecting internally.

Book Review: Reconcilable Differences

Connecting in a Disconnected World

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)​

Improve Your Odds After Failure

Why feeling bad after a failure is good for you.

5 Ways to Connect With Your Spirit Guide

We can turn to these guides for support and a little nudge when we need help fin…

What Makes Couples Stick

It all comes down to two key efforts: conflict management and avoiding external …

5 Ways to Bond With Your Pooch

Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.

Preserving Indigenous Storytelling

Holding on to cultural folklore can be an important tool in sustaining biodivers…

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, cowo…

Easing the Burden of Spousal Caregiving

Feeling appreciated is the key to lowering stress, according to a new study. …

What is Psychological First Aid?

The World Health Organization notes PFA “involves humane, supportive and practic…

How Morals Are Reflected in the Brain

High moral reasoning is linked to increased activity in certain structures of th…

6 Ways Even Shy People Can Bond With Neighbors

Here are six ways to reach out.

The Secret to Happiness Is … Unhappiness

You’ll be happier when you feel the emotions you need to feel, even if they aren…

Nurture The Light

3 ways to nurture our lights within .

Is Loneliness the New Obesity?

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

5 Cures For Insomnia You Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.

Stressed Out? Talk in the 3rd Person

A seemingly strange quirk can actually help control emotions.

Eat This for a Younger Brain

Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.

​Exploring Near-Death Experiences

Do all people encounter the end of life in the same way?

Which Rest is Best?

A new study suggests cognitive fatigue can be relieved by playing “casual video …

Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Book Review: Fulfilled

How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Warning: Long Work Hours Bad For The Heart

Toiling for 55 hours or longer per week can threaten your ticker.

Fine-Tune Your Mood With Color

Here's how you can harness color as a powerful mood enhancer.

A Purpose-Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night…

Morning Meditation Mini Challenge

“Woke up, fell out of bed...” Do you start your day running around, like the gen…

Stop the Cycle of Feeling Rejected

New insights into the spiral toward social exclusion.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

Here’s how to stay engaged, but in a more mindful and healthy way.

Fix Your DNA with Meditation and Yoga

A new study suggests that mind-body interventions can reverse a common molecular…

Pour on the Olive Oil

Enjoy the many benefits of olive oil including protecting your brain.

The Surprising Benefits of a Healthy Ocean

A healthy ocean helps global sustainable development goals in many ways.

4 Ways To Create a Healthy Sleep Schedule

There are several ways you can get better sleep, solidifying your sleep schedule…

Tai Chi Battles Depression

Three months of practicing the Chinese martial art of tai chi led to significant…

Write Your Way Healthy

A new study from the University of Arizona, Tucson showed that for people underg…

Why We Fear the Future

People who struggle to deal with uncertainty may in fact may have an unusually l…

3 Ways to Boost Your Innovation

Mark Zuckerberg made waves recently when he gave a commencement speech at Harvar…

Spiritual Support for Mental Health Challenges

A new program explores the potential of spirituality-infused treatments.

Five Variations on 5-Minute Meditations

Easy options for 5-minute meditations

Book Review: Crooked

CrookedOutwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to RecoveryBy C…

Book Review: Do All Lives Matter?

Do All Lives Matter?The Issues We Can No Longer Ignore and the Solutions We All …

Another Reason to Stamp Out Bullying

Bullied children go on to have greater risk of substance abuse a few years later.

3 Ways to Nurture Yourself In Times of Transition

Sometimes life hits us over the head, leaving us dazed. That sense of inertia an…

Worry—It Does a Body Good

A psychology professor argues that worrying is actually good for the mind and bo…

Fight Inflammation All Day Long

Here’s how to fight chronic inflammation, all day long.

The Surprise Health Benefit of Walking

Your Brain Is Boosted by Your Feet Hitting the Ground

Happily Eating After ...

The best foods for life’s challenging healing moments.

The Soda Challenge

It’s time to stop swigging the sodas in favor of more healthful beverages.

The Evolution of Emotion

An interesting new theory behind the way human facial expressions developed.

4 End-of-the-Work-Day Rituals to Try Tonight

Create end-of-the-day rituals to help you leave the office behind.

More Patience? Imagine That!

A way to increase patience without relying on sheer willpower.

3 Ways to Honor Your Intentions

We often hear maxims like “Honor your soul’s intention,” or “Set an intention,” …

Loneliness Makes Illness Feel Worse

Sniffing, sneezing, coughing. Blech. It’s bad enough suffering through the commo…

5 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Fire Retardants

How did something that was supposed to make our lives safer wind up becoming dangerous? And how can we avoid them?

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

3 Radical Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.

The 3 Ways People Manage Emotions

Strategies tend to fall within set groupings. Which one do you use?

Healthy Aging Secrets from The Amazon

What if you were 80 years old but felt only 50? Shaving three decades off the ag…

Finally Stop Ruminating

You can't control what you think, but you can control how you respond to what yo…

How I Finally Let Go of Paper Clutter

Dig out of your paper piles and feel lighter, freer, and more creative.

One Reason Women Feel Pain Differently

Even in anesthesia and pain-relief drugs, one size does not fit all.

7 Reasons to Go Booze-Free For a Week

Seven inspiring reasons to take a break from alcohol—one for each day of the week of abstinence.

Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing…

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

“Anne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway.”

Imagine Yourself Happy

Imagery training can boost everyday wellbeing, a new study shows.

What’s a Change Club?

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

We’re Hardwired For Laziness—And How to Make that Work for You

Our brains will trick us into seeing the easy way out.

Secrets to Pain-Free Sitting

Sitting for long periods can lead to stiffer hips and weakened muscles in the ab…

The Surprising Payoff of Compassion

Your kind act benefits you more than the recipient.

How to Shop Like a Japanese Minimalist

If you want to induce a case of nausea, download your spending report from Amazo…

Can You Feel A Movie?

Mirror-touch synesthesia isn’t as unusual as you might guess.

5 Work-Life Mistakes Everyone is Making

Here are five mistakes people make when it comes to setting work-life boundaries…

Embrace Your Inner Slacker

Here are four ways to slack off for more creativity.

Mindfulness Creates Momentum for Healthy Choices

People who are more mindful are more receptive to making positive changes.…

3 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.…

Music and Meditation May Help Avoid Memory Loss

Listening to simple meditation or music boosted cognitive function, study shows.

6 Ways to Stop Arguing and Start Listening

Explore ways to lay down the swords and work on our listening skills when faced …

Talk Therapy Changes the Brain

Cognitive behavior therapy literally changes connections in the brain.

Don’t Hold the Phone!

When you instinctively reach for your phone because you have a spare moment, here are 15 ways to fill that moment instead.

Book Review: The Power of Meaning

The Power of MeaningCrafting a Life That MattersBy Emily Esfahani SmithCrown Pub…

Book Review: Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being LateThe Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerat…

Playing An Instrument Might Help You Age Better

Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.

How Not to Stew

5 ways to stop stewing, and let go of minor offenses.

What’s An Emotional Hangover?

Feelings can linger long after an experience and can affect how we remember it.

8 Ways to Build Your Problem-Solving Intuition

Here are eight ways to build your natural ability to use intuition.

Caretakers Live Longer

Older people who provide moderate levels of care for others live longer.

In Praise of the Micro Moment: 20 Boosts for the New Year

At the New Year you’re likely to see a lot of stories about making a resolution,…

Why Morning People Shouldn’t Work at Night

Some brains perform less accurately in the wee hours, a new study shows.

6 Winter Sleep Rituals

Good sleep is attainable, even in the chilliest winter months. Give yourself an …

How You Breathe Changes Memory and Perception

Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.

5 Ways to Say Grace

Here are a few of the many ways to say grace.

Your Brain on God

Religious experiences activate certain parts of the brain, scans show.

7 Self-Care Tips During the Holidays

Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.

Why First Impressions Count

Research shows how first impressions can color later interactions.

5 Ways to Embrace Daily Writing

Writing is a vital personal expression—a way to both share who you are with the …

Does Red Equal Well Fed?

A new study suggests that humans naturally choose red foods over other colors of foods.

10 Ways to Support a Healthy Microbiome

Everyone’s microbiome is slightly different, but for this week’s Healthy Habits,…

The Secret Life of Tickling

Which brain structures are at play during a tickle fight? Researchers found out.…

5 Ways to Bring Intention Into Your Day

Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.

Effortless Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.

11 Ways to Connect with a Group

The bitter election season was bad enough, but the devastation many people felt …

Book Review: Mind

MindA Journey to the Heart of Being HumanBy Daniel J. Siegel, MDW.W. Norton &…

Book Review: The Grace in Living

The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghW…

The Free-Range Brain

Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.

8 Ways to Be a More Mindful Listener

“Mom, you’re not listening!” I’m accused of this all the time. Perhaps you hear …

The Four Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Most people fall into one of four basic types, reveals a new study.

8 Ways to Start Your Day With Intention

Beep. Beep. Beep. Grab coffee. Dash out door. Adrenaline blaring, mind already a…

Stereotypes Affect Our Predictions

The decisions we make for others can be skewed by how we perceive a group.

Healthy Habits: 5 Ways to Sweeten Coffee & Tea Naturally

For this week’s healthy habit, try stirring a natural sweetener in your morning cuppa.

Meditation Vs. Vacation

Or better yet... meditate while on vacation!

17 Affirmations for Focusing Your Attention

Get distracted easily? Us too. Try these focus affirmations to ... hey, where we…

Book Review: A Call to Mercy

A Call to MercyHearts to Love, Hands to ServeBy Mother TeresaImage BooksBlessed …

The Mind-Gut Connection

The Mind-Gut ConnectionHow the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our…

Nope, You Can’t Stop Exercising

Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity

15 Affirmations for Getting Out of a Bad Situation

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk a…

Hello, Adrenals? It’s Your Brain

You’ve heard of the mind-body connection; here’s how it really works.

18 Affirmations for Pursuing Your Dreams

Affirmations to help you on the path of your dreams.

The Surprising Reason You’re Feeling Burned Out

It’s not overwork—it’s a mismatch—that causes feelings of burnout.

A Dose of Reality

In a media-filled world, stay present for your relationship.

16 Grief Affirmations for Coping With Loss

May these grief affirmations bring comfort during a time of deep sadness and mourning.

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.…

14 Affirmations to End Your Day

Here are some affirmations to savor the Golden Hour.

The 1-Hour Walking Solution

Sixty minutes of moderate exercise can help undo the damage of sitting all day.

17 Affirmations For Connecting to Spirit

Here are some affirmations to help feel more bound to Spirit.

How Aging Can Drive Progress for Humans

There are some surprising benefits to our globally aging population

12 Affirmations for When Conflict Arises

Affirmations to manage and solve conflicts.

14 Team Affirmations For Working With Others

For when you're working with a team in potentially stressful situations, these g…

16 Affirmations For Loving Your Body

What if we were to practice radical self-acceptance?

Book Review: Pathways to Possibility

Pathways to PossibilityTransforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other,…

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age…

Go On, Take that Photo

Snapshots actually increase the pleasure you feel about an experience

19 Affirmations For Listening

Here are some affirmations to help build up that listening stamina.

Are You a Workaholic? Better Read This

Workaholics are more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders.

16 Affirmations for Courage

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. –…

The Science of Intuition

Researchers have figured out a way to measure the “Sixth Sense.”

Brainwaves: The New Vitals

Brainwaves may soon join blood pressure and heart rate as vital stats.

15 Affirmations for Following Your Intuition

Affirmations for further strengthening your intuitive gifts.

16 Mindful Eating Affirmations

Guide yourself to a healthier relationship with food using affirmations like: “W…

Calming The Anxious Mind

Giving clients control leads to better results.

Making Mealtime Better for Dementia Sufferers

Creating a family atmosphere, playing music help people eat better.

15 Affirmations For Slowing Down

Here are 15 affirmations to help you in your quest for a slightly slower tempo.…

Are Children Like Werewolves?

The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.

14 Affirmations for Protection from a Negative Person

Know someone who’s allergic to optimism? These affirmations can provide an emoti…

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

20 Affirmations for Managing Stress

These 20 affirmations can help, no matter what is stressing you out.

Book Review: The More of Less

The More of LessFinding the Life You Want Under Everything You OwnBy Joshua…

15 Nature Affirmations to Embrace the Great Outdoors

Nature is fuel for the soul. Embrace the great outdoors with these nature affirm…

20 Affirmations for Public Speaking with Ease

If delivering a speech of any sort leaves you feeling tongue-tied, use these affirmations to make yourself feel more confident and powerful.

17 Affirmations to Release Negative Thoughts

Let go of those negative thoughts and feel a profound sense of wellbeing wash ov…

Go On, Change It All

Multiple, simultaneous life changes are possible.

20 Morning Affirmations for Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

Kick-start your day with intention and positivity with these empowering morning …

Pain, Explained

A new study suggests that pain should be seen as a complex interplay of elements that form an experience called pain.

15 Affirmations for When Things Don’t Go As Expected

When your expectations are dashed, try these affirmations.

Insights into the Diabetes Epidemic

You are what your parents ate.

18 Affirmations for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Repeating affirmations when you are feeling overwhelmed can bring you back to ce…

Can Ballet Teach Wisdom?

A new study suggests that classical ballet might lead to increased wisdom in much the same way as meditation does.

16 Affirmations for Nurturing Creativity

Kickstart your creative self with these positive affirmations.

Book Review: Clearing Emotional Clutter

Clearing Emotional ClutterMindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blockin…

To Boost Your Memory, Have More Sex

Get busy and sharpen your memory.

15 Affirmations for When You’re Stuck in a Rut

Wire your brain for success with these affirmations.

Sorry, But Opposites Do Not Attract

A new study shows humans are drawn to people who are similar to them, whether it’s for romance or friendship.

10 Affirmations for Nervous Flyers and Travel Anxiety

Buckle your seat belt, sit back, and enjoy the ride with affirmations for travel…

Your Brain Changes With the Seasons

Did you know your brain function changes with the seasons?

14 Affirmations for Trusting Yourself

Our instincts can lead us well, if we can answer the call.

Clear Air, Clear Mind

Keep body and mind healthy with fresh, clean air in your sacred space.

A Room of One’s Own

Many of us have an inner artist we want to nourish, but not the budget for a pai…

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.

10 Affirmations for Mindful Parenting

Here are 10 affirmations to help us be in the present moment when we are parenti…

Improving Care for Hospice Patients

A new study reveals the lack of research in end of life care resulting in an inf…

16 Affirmations for Letting Love In

Love is scary. Use these affirmations and be open to love.

What Maya Healers Can Teach Us About Cancer

New research shows how Maya healers perceive cancer beyond the physical body.

13 Affirmations for Stretching Beyond Your Boundaries

Here are some affirmations to get you from a place of reluctance to that wonderf…

Our Memory Capacity Is Greater Than We Knew

Scientists have discovered ten times more memory capacity in the human brain.…

12 Affirmations for Peace of Mind

Affirmations for peace of mind that go beyond “serenity now.”

Bond Between Spouses Stronger Than Death

Death cannot stop true love.

10 Affirmations for Making Healthier Choices

Here are ten affirmations to help you make healthier choices for 2016.

Want to Feel Happier? Value Your Time

Work less and be happier.

8 Affirmations for New Beginnings

Here are some affirmations for new beginnings, no matter when in the calendar yo…

To Make a Resolution Stick, Ask Yourself One Question

The game-changing technique in influencing behavior is asking a question.

Book Review: Cure

CureA Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyBy Jo MarchantCrown Publishing G…

Aging: One Size Does Not Fit All

A new study suggests different measures for defining “old age.”

Why We’re So Emotional When We’re Tired

A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.

The Right Way to Stretch

Is it better to hold a stretch, or stretch while moving?

Holiday Hazard: Walking While Distracted

Yet another reason to put away that phone.

Journaling to Rediscover Hidden Interests

Try this journaling exercise to rediscover something you used to be passionate about as a child.

How Loneliness Makes You Sick

A new study sheds light on why being lonely is such a major health risk.

Shared Journaling

Instead of keeping a private journal, a shared journal can be a way to use writi…

Yet Another Win for Coconut Oil

A new study suggests that coconut oil can be a safe alternative to antifungal dr…

A Bad Night’s Sleep Is As Dangerous As a Poor Diet

A new study found that one night of sleep deprivation and six months consuming a…

Finding Balance for Fertility

Holistic nutritionist Nicole Granato overcame polycystic ovary syndrome without drugs. She shares her story, and tips for other women.

What Toxins Are Lurking In Your Clothes?

Did you know there are actually thousands of chemicals that can go into clothing manufacturing?

Book Review: Persephone Rising

Persephone RisingAwakening the Heroine WithinBy Carol S. Pearson, PhDHarperElixi…

Smelling in Technicolor

A new study provides insight into the captivating phenomenon of a sensory condition called synaesthesia.

The Zen of Dishwashing

A new study suggests that washing dishes can be a form of meditation, promoting a positive state of attention on the emotions and thoughts in the present moment.

How Your Father’s Stress Affects Your Health

A new study sheds more light on how something besides DNA plays a role in our health inheritance.

The Surprising Connection Between Sitting and Anxiety

Understanding the link between sedentary behavior and anxiety can help us come u…

Spirituality Fluctuates During the Day

Lots of things fluctuate over the course of one day—the stock market, your body …

Fight Depression With Fish

Depression is a leading cause of poor health, affecting an estimated 350 million…

How Your Brain Hides Painful Memories

A new study has sheds light on exactly how the brain hides memories.

Feeing Sad Changes How You See

“The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long; …

Is That Spinach Really Clean?

To wash or not to wash—that is the question, as you stand in your kitchen clutch…

Acupuncture Can Treat High Blood Pressure

You might think that being jabbed with a needle and zapped with an electric shoc…

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Taller

Two important new books on a revolution in thinking about resilience

Book Review: Big Magic

Big MagicCreative Living Beyond FearBy Elizabeth GilbertRiverhead BooksWith some…

To Avoid Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s, Sleep on Your Side

A new study from Stony Brook University in New York suggests that you can protec…

Does Beautiful Scenery Make People Less Religious?

The sun sinks below the horizon and the water laps onto the sand, still warm fro…

The Birth Order Myth, Debunked

I always thought that birth order equals destiny. I’m the older of two children,…

The Real Reason You're So Tired

A new study shows the importance of taking mental breaks

Book Reviews: Upside

UpsideThe New Science of Post-Traumatic GrowthBy Jim RendonTOUCHSTONEIf you’re f…

Book Review: Charity Detox

Charity DetoxWhat Charity Would Look Like If  We Cared About ResultsBy Robe…

Are Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Safe?

Nano-Nano: Will someone please tell us if sunscreen is safe?

The Power of Yes

At an age when most people slow down, Sandy Hill transformed into an elite athlete.

Aging: Blame Your Neighborhood

Fight the aging process with blueberries. Or retinols. A lot of Pilates, and lau…

An Easy Fix for Frustration

Now that naps have become more acceptable for healthy adults, we’re starting to …

Is Music a Human Trait?

When toddlers hear music with a strong beat, they can’t help it—they just have t…

For Back Pain, Talk It Out

If your back is aching, you might be stuck in a horizontal position.

Hooping It Up: A Guide to Fitness Hooping

Ah, the ancient Egyptian art of … hula hooping? While we usually think of…

Can Probiotics Ease Your Anxiety?

Feeling anxious? Eat some sauerkraut. Foods that are rich in probiotics might ha…

Try Bollywood Dance

One of the key things about exercising is finding something that speaks to your …

The Link Between Birth Month and Disease

What’s your sign, baby? Capricorn or Asthma? There does seem to be a correlation…

Fluid Motion: Have You Tried Aqua Yoga?

The 1950s had Esther Williams starring as a Million Dollar Mermaid. The 1990s ha…

What's Lurking On Your Toothbrush?

Your worst fear about your toothbrush is… true. Sorry, germophobes, but a new st…

Defying Gravity

Blame it on Cirque du Soleil. The circus-meets-fever-dream productions have been…

How an Exercise Playlist Helps You Live Longer

Perhaps you get your treadmill groove on to “Kiss,” by Prince, or maybe you like…

How Dark Chocolate Wakes Up Your Brain

It’s 3 p.m. You’re at your desk, struggling to keep your eyes open and your mind…

Book Review: Undivided

UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia…

Pushed Out of the Nest

The surprising challenge when your spiritual home closes

Book Review: Vitamania

VitamaniaOur Obsessive Quest for Nutritional PerfectionBy Catherine PricePENGUIN…

Centering Around the Chaos

When you have small children, the morning centering routine has to come early. Real early.

Mind Reading Made Simple

Writing a journal allows you to dive into your internal experiences and find your true center.

Book Review: Deeper Dating

Deeper Dating How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Powe…

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Using Mindfulness to Tackle Clutter

Just as mindfulness helps us clear our minds, it can also help us clear a path t…

Book Review: Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking Inside the New Science of Motivation By G…

10 Apps to Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Turn your phone into a 24-hour a day wellness coach with these fun, inspiring ap…

No-Guilt Snack Swaps

You’ve heard of a snack attack. Well, we’re striking back at the snacks, tossing…

How to Be Alone—And Be Happy About It

Australian hermit Valerio Ricetti lived alone for six years in New South Wales, …

9 Ways Tech Can Build Intimacy

When it comes to love, technology gets a bad rap. It isolates us, causes frictio…

5 Ways to Let Love In

Experience new love and intimacy with these practices and mantras

Banishing the Binge

“A new study published this spring in the Journal of Eating Disorders took it on…

Iodine Boosts IQ

A Plain Jane among supplements, iodine is easy to take for granted. After U.S. s…

Healing the Whole Person

By integrating the use of intuition into traditional medicine, Dr. Judith Orloff…

Do Healing Frequencies Work?

There is growing interest in using sound for various ailments and to boost human…

4 Moving Meditations to Still Your Mind

When you consider a practice of meditation, you probably envision yourself with …

A New Spin on World Peace: In a divided Israel, teens connect through Ultimate Frisbee

Imagine living in a completely segregated society where decades of discord have…

DIY Quiet: Six Tips to Find Your Stillness

The neighbor’s smoke alarm is beeping, demanding a new battery. A kid is bouncin…

The Distraction Addiction

Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enragin…

A Lifeboat for the Caregiver

Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be a grueling task, but meditation …

Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits

By Tara Bennett-GolemanHarperOneFor centuries, humans used sheer force to get ho…

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

Ten Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday LifeBy Renée Peterson TrudeauNE…


Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON…

Two New Books for Finding Real Joy in Relationships

Two new books in the field of positive psychology show us how to find real-life joy in our relationships.

The Heart of Money

By Deborah L. PriceIt's a taboo subject, but it’s something intimate that can br…

The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual

By Julie M. SimonBinge, exercise, criticize thighs, repeat. Overeaters can feel …

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred

By Mark NepoBy the time he was in his late 20s, Beethoven was going deaf. Terrif…

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

This season, avoid the usual meltdowns and instead forge meaningful connections.

Hungry for More: What to Eat for Sexual Vitality

Rev up your sexual vitality with cinnamon and other surprising foods.