Relationship and Rebirth
From The Editor
Magic Mushroom Retreats
Interested in psychedelic change? Magic mushroom retreats may be an appealing option.
Beyond Optimism and Pessimism
What’s up with being in the world but not of it? And why do bad things happen to good people?
“Dog Mind” and the Cone of Mindfulness
Wearing a "cone of mindfulness" can help protect our spiritual and mental wellbeing during trying times.
I Can but Will I
“Acting on what we know to be true is the sinew that holds humanity together.”
Part of our happiness experience comes from allowing ourselves to be in relationship with all of our life experiences, without labeling them good, bad, or neutral.
Self-Care Tips from Slow Animals and Helpful Droids
While animals are good inspiration for self-care ideas, droids are excellent for helping maintain motivation.
Balance Is as Close as Your Body’s Rhythm
“All of your biological subengines are interdependent; eating patterns affect sleeping patterns, sleeping and exercise patterns affect alertness and metabolic health, and so on.”
Featured Artist: Alena Hennessy
S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with North Carolina–based artist Alena Hennessy about her favorite color, describing the painting process in words, and finding a personal style.
5 Care Tips: Sacrum
The sacrum is all about balance and symmetry. Protect your sacrum with practical advice.
Australian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Fariha Róisín on restoring relationships to ourselves, to one another, and to the earth.
Logging Into Online Wellness
Learning can improve our quality of life—and the effect is twofold for courses on wellness and self-betterment.
re/VIEW: Billy Collins
In his newest collection, beloved poet Billy Collins includes poems about spiders, Arizona, funerals, and how to eat a banana.
100 Sounds and a Culture of Listening
With inspiration from a sociological program in Japan, explore new, more intentional ways of tuning into sound.
A Better Friend
Dive into the Buddha’s advice for being a better friend.
“Why Not Begin There?”
A Zen priest and leading garden designer from Japan shares two reflections.
Reading as a Spiritual Exercise
Reading isn’t just about gaining new knowledge or relaxing. It can be a spiritual practice in its own right.
Gifts From the Departed
Accept gifts from your lost loved ones, even if doing so is difficult. A grief educator explains why.
Making Space for Big Work
Ever wonder where all the time went? Discover how to create more room for what matters.
How to Lament
“He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend.”—Sir Henry Taylor
It’s a dilemma: How to find a spiritual community if you’re not attending religious services.
Toolbox: Moonlit Path
The moon is our constant companion, bestowing healing energy, wonder, and serenity through curious gazing. A symbol of transformation, the moon invites new changes each month.