2019 May/June

Fight Fire with Fresh

Features

Four Keys to Unlock the Wisdom of Anxiety

I wouldn’t have expected the ER doctor to say, “Welcome, you’ve just entered your dark night of the soul.” But if he had sent me on my way with information about what was happening, it would have been easier for me to arrive at the why.

Inner + Outer Worlds

To Zen and Back

"A pilgrim sets his or her sight on a place where the veil between the ordinary and the transcendent has been lifted. Each step moves the pilgrim away from the structures that have bound our lives, and each step moves the pilgrim closer to knowing the whole of reality as for the first time."

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How to Swim in Our Sea of Fake News

"Looking back, taking on the president of Random House, the Times, and Cronkite was not a great career move for a journalist. I had to self-publish my book and almost lost my faith in having a career in journalism. Fake news seemed everywhere—and coming from the top."

From The Editor

From the Editor

"We’re celebrating 20 years of S&H, and I find myself sorting through old stories, trying to make sense of things. What’s real? What matters? What did I miss?"

Columns

Carrying the Water

"Keeping the acequia clear and flowing is a useful metaphor for interdependence and cooperation. Keeping the acequia clear—both the actual acequia and the acequia of humanity—bears learning how to do well."

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Five Questions

5 Questions with Erling Kagge

1. Why is walking essential to our well-being? You live longer. Your memory sharpens. Your blood pressure falls. Your immune system gets stronger. But that’s only half of the trut…
Tags: Walking

Poetry Page

Prehistoric

"In the poem, I set the vast scale of geological epochs against the quick movement of children. The poem encompasses both measures of time and holds them in suspension."

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Reviews

Book Review: Holy Envy

"Contrary to popular assumption, Taylor argues, all religions are not alike. They peer at humans from different vantages, and thus propose different solutions to problems. Exploring this with her students, many of whom are evangelical Christians, showed Taylor that her true calling is to find bridges between her own faith and that of others."

Book Review: The Wisdom of Anxiety

"Though commonly labeled a disorder, anxiety, for Paul, is simply evidence of the imagination and an invitation to wholeness. She shares tools and mindsets that allow us to approach anxiety with curiosity instead of shame, so that we may decode its messages, wherever they surface."

Rosa Parks: Pure Love: An Oratorio of Seven Songs

"'She was an activist long before the incident of the bus and the boycott,' Smith told S&H. 'Throughout history, human beings have always found the courage to not just resist injustice, but to dare to change the movement of human history.' The song 'No Fear' features lyrics based on Parks’s own words."

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Music Review: India.Arie

"Arie, who approaches songwriting as a spiritual practice, intersperses Worthy’s many romantic songs with contemplative tunes like 'Hour of Love,' which advocates Buddhist lovingkindness meditation."

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