Inside the July/August 2017 Issue

Inside the July/August 2017 Issue

Cover Art by Julene Harrison

Spirituality & Health's July/August 2017 issue is now available.

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The Swim of Awakening
In the absence of data, we will always make up stories. It’s how we are hardwired. In fact, the need to make up a story, especially when we are hurt, is part of our most primitive survival wiring. But these stories are typically not true. By Brene Brown, PhD

Is Homeopathy Stupid?
Homeopaths believe, and their patients believe, and that combined fantasy works great until the body can’t heal itself—or so I believed… By Deborah Gordon, MD

When Your Practice Gives You a Shove
The invitation can upend your life in ways you never expected—and can create great joy. How will you respond? By John Backman

Real Love is an Ability: An Interview with Sharon Salzberg
Real love is no longer dependent on another person. Instead, love comes from a sense of inner abundance. It’s the natural overflow from a capacity you’ve developed within. By Sam Mowe


Inner Life: Wise Selfishness
A conversation with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu on the realization that nothing beautiful comes without some suffering.

Practice: And This Is How the World Will Change
Adapted excerpt from Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief, by Joanne Cacciatore, PhD

Enlightened Diet: Are Dietary Supplements Really Necessary? and The Omega-3 Paradox

Relationships: Befriending Grief

Biosphere: Why It’s Better to Eat a Cow than a Hen or a Sow and Six Lessons from the Sea


Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler: Did Slaves Sell Their Souls to Get Free? By Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Our Walk in the World: Distributing the Weight By Mark Nepo

The Happiness Track: The Simple Guide to Being Wonderful By Emma Seppala

The Heart of Money: I Don’t Want to Own “America” Right Now By Paul Sutherland


The Poetry Page: Jane Hirshfield

Toolbox: Ocean Aware


  • Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You LIve a Happier, More Meaningful Life by Anna Yusim, MD
  • The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides By Mariano Sigman
  • All Our Waves Are Water Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride By Jaimal Yogis
  • Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves By Lee Daniel Kravetz
  • Radiance Mixes: Tibetan Bowls with the Mantras of Deva Premal by RadianceMatrix
  • Requiem by Tigran Mansurian
  • Pure Comedy by Father John Misty
  • Sacred by Thomas Lennon
  • Nise: The Heart of Madness by Roberto Berliner
  • The Resilient Heart by Susan Froemke

The Commons: Slowing the Flow of Storm Water

Five Questions: Dan Millman

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