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.
Dr. Emeran Mayer on The Gut-Immune Connection
Our bodies have been under siege, and not just due to COVID. Dr. Emeran Mayer ex…
Back From Burnout
The trauma of the past year has triggered a burnout crisis. Discovery ways to re…
The Good Quit
Why is it so hard to walk away from some situations? Maybe it’s time to call it …
Book Review: The Gut-Immune Connection
How Understanding Why We’re Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health
RE/VIEW: Anne Lamott
“Folk hero” among writers Anne Lamott revisits her life from writing to sobriety…
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…
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…
RE/VIEW: Don Miguel Ruiz
Even if you haven't read Don Miguel Ruiz’s first book, The Four Agreements, you …
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.…
Passion and Presence: Aging, Intimacy, and Mindful Sex
A conversation with Maci Daye
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…
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…
Immune Health and Diet
Books We Love: Dr. Jenna Macciochi
re/VIEW: Lucinda Williams
“If I’m working on a song, I get to a point, and I get so emotionally pulled in,…
29 Ways to Let It All Go
Maybe you’ve come across one of those bumper stickers that reads Let That #$!% G…
Holistic Practices for Grief
Kathryn Drury Wagner speaks with trauma expert Kathryn Templeton on how to move …
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: Breath
“Respiration,” Nestor writes, “can also lead to restoration.”
Book Review: Neurodharma
We can leverage mental tools to tap into desired feelings of calm, contentment, …
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 …
15 Mantras for Sobriety
Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or …
Kathryn’s Favorite Stories from 2019
“Becoming Shameless: A Conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber,” and three more stori…
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…
4 Herbal Cures for Christmas Crises
These simple herbal remedies help treat over-indulgence, anxiety, tension, and l…
Science & Spirit: Killer Duvets, Cat Whisperers, and Insights into Ayahuasca
This week, we found researchers fussing over feathers, deciphering feline emotio…
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…
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…
River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey
Sister Helen Prejean is famous for her book Dead Man Walking. In this volume, sh…
The Ungrateful Refugee
"In an Oklahoma church, a woman condescendingly told her, 'You came for a better…
A seeker wants to delve into this ancient religion and is wondering how to get s…
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…
Here are ways to build a new self when your professional life has been uprooted
Has Meditation Gotten Too Easy?
A reader with a longtime practice feels meditation is being watered down
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: Walking
One Step at a Time
Book Review: Holy Envy
Finding God in the Faith of Others
Book Review: To Stop a Warlord
My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace
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.…
Science & Spirit: Take One Nature Pill a Day
Science & Spirit presents three more easy ways to boost health, both mental …
Find Relief from Anxiety, Insomnia, Arthritis, and more
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.
Safer Vitamins and Supplements
What to look for
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: Say What You Mean
A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication
Book Review: The Magic Feather Effect
The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief
Book Review: The Whole-Body Microbiome
How to Harness Microbes—Inside and Out— for Lifelong Health
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.
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.
Book Review: The Empathy Effect
7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences
Book Review: On The Future
Prospects for Humanity
Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime
For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.
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.
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: The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars
A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey Through Consciousness
Book Review: On the Brink of Everything
Grace, Gravity & Getting Old
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: The Language of Kindness
A Nurse’s Story
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: Happy Together
Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afte…
Book Review: Tell Me More
Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author …
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: Mother of the Unseen World
I’d never heard of Mother Meera, but I kept staring at her image on the book’s c…
Book Review: Awakening Together
From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’…
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: The Four Tendencies
The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)
Book Review: Reconcilable Differences
Connecting in a Disconnected World
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 …
Warning: Long Work Hours Bad For The Heart
Toiling for 55 hours or longer per week can threaten your ticker.
Book Review: Fulfilled
How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life
Book Review: Strange Contagion
Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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.