2012 July/August

The Power of Yes

Unwind: Yoga to Undo a Day of Sitting

Bring these postures into your daily practice to open tightness and introduce motion into your lower back and pelvic floor. Inversions and hip openers are thought to act as resets …
Tags: Yoga Healing

Inner + Outer Worlds

We’re All Related

Picture a biologist wearing a mushroom cap, an exuberant union leader, a defender of the Amazon, and 13 Indigenous Grandmothers sharing a stage―and you can begin to imagine the cro…
Tags: Sustainability Activism
<em>Edit Article</em> The Four Aspects of Love

The Four Aspects of Love

Twenty years ago, the Rodney King riots had just exploded in Los Angeles, and the image of a fallen man being beaten by police replayed itself over and over on television sets ever…
Tags: Love Advice

To the Sun, with Love

When I tell people that I do 108 sun salutations each Sunday, their eyes widen with awe. They think it requires Olympic stamina. Really it’s only a matter of gratitude.A sun saluta…
Tags: Yoga

"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye

The following poem, “Kindness,” is from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, copyright © 1995. Reprinted with the permission of Far Corner Books, Portland, Or…
Tags: Poetry Kindness

Features

The Medicine of Poetry

“I never could connect with poetry,” Jan said. “I’m a math teacher!” She was sitting on my living room couch surrounded by piles of poetry books. On the coffee table was a stack of…
Tags: Poetry Healing

Just Say Yes

Dr. Ron Alexander sat listening to the record company executives and staff he’d been hired to help. They’d sought him out as a mindfulness expert and corporate consultant to help t…

To Your Health

This summer, bring a splash of color to your table.As someone who has been fascinated by and infatuated with food for as long as I can remember (and through subsequent chapters as …
Tags: Food Recipes Nutrition

Columns

Time and Money

My husband works all the time, and I’m a stay-at-home mother. He says he is working to maintain our lifestyle and future retirement, and I say that our children’s lives are passing…
Tags: Financial Advice Family
<em>Edit Article</em> Men Who Are Fathers

Men Who Are Fathers

In a few months, God willing, my father will turn 100. He has always lived his role as a parent thoughtfully, as on the day he invited me—I was 12—to go with him to the country mor…
Tags: Family Parenting Aging

Reviews

God of Love

A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamBy Mirabai StarrMonkfish Book Publishing CompanyMirabai Starr has always been drawn to the heart of love that resides at the…
Tags: God Love Advice