Reclaim Sacred Rest
From The Editor
Featured Artist: Flora Bowley
S&H editor Ben Nussbaum and Portland-based artist Flora Bowley spoke about teaching, the link between creativity and intuition, and how limitations can create freedom.
RE/VIEW: Don Miguel Ruiz
Even if you haven't read Don Miguel Ruiz’s first book, The Four Agreements, you know someone who has.
Poetry by Julia Cameron“I believe that spirituality and creativity are intertwined. I live alone, atop a mountain in Santa Fe. My companion is a tiny white dog that I walk daily along the trails near my …
Explaining Humans to Martians
Rabbi Rami Shapiro answers questions and offers advice to S&H readers. “Imagine you are sent as an emissary to Mars. What five things would you want Martians to know about us humans? How would you answer this?”
Never Lose a Holy Curiosity
Kevin Anderson, PhD, answers questions from S&H readers. “With COVID-19, the existential threat of climate change, terrorism, and the continuing threat of nuclear war, I’m feeling more and more like nothing makes sense and maybe life is just meaningless.”
Student-Self and Teacher-Soul
“Very often, our anxious self will attack a problem, looking for how to juggle, maintain, or solve what has been set in motion, while the teacher within will stand back and question our very assumptions, even our very definition of what constitutes a problem.”
What Are Your “Stand Fors”?
“Encouraged by ego and the desire to not fail, people stick with the investment bought with faulty facts and then maintained even though they know better.”
Puzzling Out Play
“Play is the gateway to vitality,” says The National Institute for Play. When is the last time you took the time to just play?
Too Much Stuff?
Tired of all the JUNK? Become inspired by Benedictine simplicity. Look for new ways to keep your space less cluttered.
More Than Making
“Creativity is an essential part of being human.” Artist Flora Bowley offers everyday ways to move past “creative wounds” and flex your creative muscles.
Right Now, We’re All Dysregulated
Are you an ON person or an OFF person? Yoga teacher and somatic counselor Hala Khouri shares ideas for moving toward self-regulation.
Wounds and the Womb
Explore how to heal a relationship with your sacred womb—a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Seven Buddhist Lessons in Gratitude
Gratitude is powerful. Building your sense of thankfulness the Buddhist way.
Emotions in Motion
Dance psychologist Peter Lovatt explains why letting the rhythm move you is a brilliant way to lift your mood.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain Sarah Bowen explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
The Rest Story
The foundation of mental, physical, and spiritual health is rest. Four rest experts provide insight on sacred rest.
4 Crucial Words for a World of Chaos
S&H editor at large, Stephen Kiesling, interviews Nedra Glover Tawwab, a therapist who quietly helps empower clients to speak up for themselves, set boundaries, and find peace.
5 Predictions for the Future of Retreats
The baths will be back! Retreat veteran Mary Bemis shares her predictions for the future of retreats.
Peering Into the Future of Retreats
“Retreat centers are ready to invite guests back onto their properties, but what that means may be vastly different in 2021 and beyond, even after the pandemic is under control.”
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 friends. Here's what you need to know to finally get it planned.
Toolbox: Reignite Creativity
Feeling like you’ve been stuck in a perpetual creative slump? You’re not alone.