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Book Reviews: Upside

UpsideThe New Science of Post-Traumatic GrowthBy Jim RendonTOUCHSTONEIf you’re feeling sorry for yourself about something minor—let’s say you’re in the second week of a wicked cold…

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Best Books of 2017

Look to these exceptional titles as guidance to navigate your way through the joys and heartbreak of this one precious life.

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Book Review: The Beauty of What Remains

The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest GiftBy Steve LederAVERY ON THE EVE OF Yom Kippur 2017, Los Angeles-based rabbi Steve Leder delivered what …

A Religion of One's Own, Q and A with Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore on his new book, A Religion of One’s Own

Book Review: What’s Missing In Medicine

What’s Missing From Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic IllnessSaray Stancic, MDHIEROPHANT PUBLISHING Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based, clinical disci…

Book review: "Spirit Junkie"

The Huffington Post called her a “Zen bombshell” and “the Dalai Lama for the Gossip Girl set.” Marianne Williamson, who contributed the foreword to Spirit Junkie, said that 30-some…

Six Positive-Thinking Books that Can Change Everything in 2014

We are a nation shaped by the imperative to think positively. Beginning with the New England mental-healing movement of the mid-nineteenth century, the philosophy of positive think…

Author Interview: Wally Lamb

More than two decades after his tales of trauma and redemption catapulted him to literary success, the best-selling author is still inspired by the human struggle—and the power of …

Book Review: Om Yoga Meditation Its Theory And Practice

We all know that yoga is a spiritual practice with various health benefits, but the book Om Yoga and Meditation: Its Theory and Practice by Abbot George Burke uniquely touches on t…

Uncover Your Place of Power

Don Lattin writes about his Big Sur misadventures in his latest book, Distilled Spirits—Getting High, the Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher and a Hopeless Drunk. Learn more at donlattin.com.

Becoming Ourselves: A great read can help us discover our highest self

Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of CompassionBy Stephen Levine (Weiser Books) Stephen Levine’s Becoming Kuan Yin tells of Miao Shan, the daughter of a spiteful Chinese king. When…

Book Review: Faith After Doubt

Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About ItBy Brian D. McLarenST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS Brian McLaren was a pastor for 24 years. He recalls onc…

Book Giveaway: "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan (author of the New York Times bestseller, Mudbound), is a cautionary tale set in a future devoid of separation between church and state. Our beauti…

Review: Haiku as Meditation in "The River of Heaven"

I have always found haiku, with its spare text and deeply penetrating insight, a perfect doorway to meditation. With scarce means—the haiku form allows a mere 17 syllables in…

Our Favorites: Books That Changed the Way We Think

Our favorite book picks by the S&H Staff The Open Mind by Dawna MarkovaThe Open Mind taught me that an important discussion with my husband would yield better results if we talked…

Your Brain On Water

In his new book, Blue Mind, author and evolutionary biologist Wallace J. Nichols examines how being in and around water affects our emotions and cognition.

Anne Lamott: Life as a Black-Belt Codependent

The best-selling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions reflects on her latest book, Help, Thanks, Wow, and the challenge of accepting love in a culture of arm’s-length perfection.

Secrets of Your Cells

Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence By Sondra Barrett, PhD Sounds True Imagine the universe constructed like a set of matryoshka nesting dolls: from massive galaxies to m…

The Power of the Pause

Thoughts from a life on very fast-forward

Best Books of 2016

S&H’s Favorite Guides for Walking the Seeker’s Path

Book Giveaway: Visit bookmark.spiritualityhealth.com by January 31, 2017, and enter to win a collection of select titles.

Book Review: The Path of Modern Yoga

Through the stories of eleven key figures, ranging from Indian yogis to an American-born journalist, author Elliott Goldberg engagingly recounts the path of modern yoga. The approa…

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)​

Questions for Ram Dass

When you describe your first encounter with your guru, Neem Karoli Baba, the writing is so vivid, you seem to be reliving the experience. Does the encounter come to life anew each …

Book Review: Hormonal

The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

Acceptance: The Surprising Antidote to Suffering

“We tend to think of stress as something that happens outside of ourselves; something that happens to us. But science is showing that it’s not the stressors in our life, but how we perceive them that determines how much we suffer.”

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered

In their book How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered, Mark Bittman and David L. Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. They sat down with S&H to talk about the standard American diet.

The Crack in Everything

Don Lattin is slashing the price of his book Distilled Spirits for Christmas, charging only $1.99 for the e-book between Dec. 20-27. Then it's back to $9.99. Click HERE for the Kindle Countdown Deal.

Two Great Minds, Two Spiritual Conversions

Don Lattin writers about Gerald Heard’s impact on Aldous Huxley in Distilled Spirits—Getting High, then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk. To learn more, go to www.donlattin.com.

Book Review: Wanted

WantedA Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across BordersBy Chris HokeHarperOne“What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” is a question that’s easier to ask and perhaps eve…

Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

10 Ways to Use a Library for Creative Inspiration

Relax, rejuvenate, and nurture your imagination between the shelves.

5 Questions for Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth’s timely new book, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, inspires women to see beyond the weight scale to reclaim their worth.

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Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Time

What is it about the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu Sanskrit scripture, that has captivated and inspired many of the world’s most brilliant scientists, musicians, poets, thinkers, and spiritual teachers?

Not by Grit Alone: Grit + Equanimity + Passions

To live your purpose, it’s important to recognize your deepest passions develop and grow over time. Living your purpose consists of an ongoing, cyclical process of passion and pe…

3 New Ways to Battle Loneliness, Connect Better With Others, and Live to Be 100

Feeling alone may literally shorten your life. In her new book, Growing Young, Marta Zaraska shares some less-known ways to address the problem.

Return the Brain to Wholeness

Accepting all aspects of ourself, even the parts we don't particularly like, can be a powerful practice for releasing ourselves from suffering.

What Would the Dalai Lama Do?

Contemplating creativity, compassion, mindfulness, and body image with singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer

Faith After Doubt: Explore Spirituality With Doubt

In his new book, Faith After Doubt, the author, speaker, activist and public theologian Brian McLaren talks about why doubting faith is both so painful—and so necessary.

Book Review: How Cycling Can Save the World

Cycling could save the world, and very quickly. If we all switched to bikes for the trips for which bikes are excellent, we would be healthier, be happier, and live longer in a fri…

You’re Not Listening

Veteran journalist Kate Murphy wants to help us rediscover the lost art of listening. She sat down with S&H to help us explore how to become better listeners.

You’re in Charge of Celebrations

“A true celebration is never passive. Celebrations aren’t about being amused or entertained. A true celebration is an active response to the wonders and blessings of life.”

Splitting: A Neuroscientist Shares the Inside Scoop

Splitting headache? One myth busted: That chocolate you ate is not the cause. We get the inside scoop on headaches from neuroscientist Amanda Ellison.

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Book Review: Genomic Messages

Genomic MessagesHow the New Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and FutureBy George Annas, JD, and Sherman Elias, MDHARPERONE Imagine a future where humans merge wit…

Book Review: Fulfilled

How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Book Review: Mindful of Race

Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm

Beauty in Common Places

Two Poet-Professors Turn a Garden Weed into a Wonder.

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The Gospel According to Dad

I have a son named Jesus. Perhaps thou hast heard of him. Perhaps thou hast read the quartet of eyewitness account of his life, written by Matthew (“The Cute One”), Mark (“The Funn…

Beautiful Dreamer

Andrew Holecek wants to change the way you dream, and then change the way you live.

Book Review: Dare to Be Kind

Dare to Be KindBy Lizzie VelasquezHachette BooksIf there was ever a time to encourage more kindness, it is now. Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our Worl…

The Mind-Gut Connection

The Mind-Gut ConnectionHow the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall HealthBy Dr. Emeran MayerHarper Wave More than 100 trillion mic…

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…

Instructions for happiness and success: savvy self-help for independent types

As the US economy teeters on the brink of collapse and our global standing is rockier than ever, we’re also slipping behind in another arena: American authors are being overtake…

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts

Rewilding Our HeartsBuilding Pathways of Compassion and CoexistenceBy Marc BekoffNew World LibraryI saw Jane Goodall give a talk in person once. When she took questions at the…

Book Review: Freud and Yoga

Freud and Yoga Two Philosophies of Mind ComparedBy T.K.V. Desikachar and Hellfried KruscheNorth Point PressPerception is our window to the world outside. But, like glass when …

Book Review: This Life Is Joy

This Life Is JoyDiscovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and HappilyBy Roger TeelTarcher/PenguinBefore television (and televangelists), New Thought spiritu…

Book Review: The Conversation

The ConversationA Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life CareBy Angelo E. Volandes, MD Bloomsbury USAIn the United States, end-of-life care is one of the least discussed aspects o…

Book Review: Eating Wildly

Eating WildlyForaging for Life, Love, and the Perfect MealBy Ava ChinSimon & Schuster On first glance, Ava Chin’s Eating Wildly runs the risk of feeling overly busy: part memoir, …

Book Review: Do All Lives Matter?

Do All Lives Matter?The Issues We Can No Longer Ignore and the Solutions We All Long ForBy Wayne Gordon and John M. PerkinsBaker BooksBlack Lives Matter is a national organization …

Book Review: A Call to Mercy

A Call to MercyHearts to Love, Hands to ServeBy Mother TeresaImage BooksBlessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata will be canonized by Pope Francis on September 4th, coinciding with the con…

Animal Divina

Critter lover and Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen shares five cherished texts about animals.

Book Review: Grace Without God

Grace Without GodThe Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular AgeBy Katherine OzmentHarperWaveI’m a spot-on “none” as described by Katherine Ozment. Growing up in th…

Creating a Lifetime of Wellness—Start Having the Life You Deserve

In order to live a full, balanced, meaningful life, many of us may have heard several of Aura E. Martinez’s recommendations: make sleep a priority, strengthen our relationships, fi…

Book Review: Happy Together

Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afterward? I don’t think many of us could—my husband and I can’t even agree on a dishwasher-loadin…

Book Review: Inner Engineering

Inner EngineeringA Yogi’s Guide to JoyBy SadhguruSpiegel & Grau“Fun” isn’t usually the first word to spring to mind when it comes to the writings of Indian gurus, but that desc…

Book Review: Water in Plain Sight

Water in Plain SightHope for a Thirsty WorldBy Judith D. SchwartzSt. Martin’s PressFollowing environmental news is mostly an exercise in confronting anxiety, helplessness, and desp…

Book Review: Awakening Together

From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…

Book Review: ​Unsubscribe

“To be a spiritual rebel,” Josh Korda writes in Unsubscribe, “one has to give the middle finger to materialism, self-centered fear, self-serving luxury, financial security. We have…

5 Favorites to Enhance Your Energy and the Space Around You

Our editors pick their favorites for enhancing your energy.

Book Review: The Healing Self

Why do some people exposed to cold viruses easily fend off illness? How do monks in a deep state of meditation control their body temperature even in freezing weather? “Mind over m…

Book Review: I Know How You Feel

It’s not easy to make friends as adults, and becomes more difficult as we get older. At the same time, according to the psychologist F. Diane Barth, women rely on other women for s…

Book Review: Tell Me More

Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author and invite her over. I’d pour us some sauvignon blanc and blare the Richard Thompson and we’d toast …

Book Review: At Peace

Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life

Book Review: Brain Food

The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Book Review: Chasing Hope

A Patient’s Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Book Review: Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking Inside the New Science of Motivation By Gabriele OettingenCurrent/PenguinIf you can dream it, you can be it. I hate to rain on your parade, b…

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…

Book Review: The Age of Dignity

The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESS Ai-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: w…

Why Is It So Difficult to Be Happy?

The mystic Osho talks about “happiness” and “misery,” and turns the conventional wisdom about these seemingly polar opposites on its head.

Book Review: Deeper Dating

Deeper Dating How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy By Ken PageShambhalaI have some excellent news: You don’t need to be a size …

So You Want to Read About Race

With the interest in books about race and anti-racism surging nationwide, many S&H readers are interested in books on those topics specifically. Here are some independent book sellers you can order from who support issues such as social justice and diverse voices.

Book Review: The Nest in the Stream

“By staying with our woundedness, we encourage the other to stay with theirs; that is when and how healing happens.”

Book Review: ​Mother of the Unseen World

I’d never heard of Mother Meera, but I kept staring at her image on the book’s cover. There’s something so deep about her eyes, so comforting—it’s easy to believe that she is…

Book Review: The Dance Cure

The Dance Cure: The Surprising Science to Being Smarter, Stronger, and HappierBy Peter Lovatt, PhD HARPER ONE THIS DEFTLY WRITTEN, entertaining book moves seamlessly from personal…

Book Review: Capture

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…

New Books: Enlightened Aging, Chant, and a Memoir of Darkness

Open your mind to a different way of seeing, with these selections from Spirituality & Health. Click the title to read the full review.The December Project An Extraordinary Rab…

Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful ChurchBy Carol Howard MerrittHarperOneMany of us turn away from organized religion—even G…

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.

Getting “Close” to Geri Larkin

In her new book, Close to the Ground, the S&H columnist and Zen practitioner explores Buddhism’s seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, effort, ease, joy, …

Our Top 10 of 2015

Read these for New Year’s resolutions worth keeping

Recipes for Good Health

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Ready to take the ancient Greek physician’s advice? These five new cookbooks will help.

Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Conquering Autoimmune Disorders

Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.

Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End

In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”

Sense Protection

Ayurveda educator Kate O’Donnell explains how self-care is an important part of spiritual progress.

Book Review: After

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and BeyondBy Bruce Greyson, MDST. MARTIN’S ESSENTIALS PSYCHIATRIST BRUCE GREYSON reminds us that the best …

Books We Love

This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.

Book Review: The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life: How Anyone Can Be Truly Happy by Garrett Toren shares how to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Book Review: Psychology and the Near Death Experience

Hill blends in first-hand, anonymous near death experience accounts as well as personal stories and empirical evidence.

Book Review: Dusk Night Dawn

Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and CourageBy Anne LamottRIVERHEAD BOOKS “I’ve gotten so much less young,” Anne Lamott writes on the first page of her new book. That may be true, bu…

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Review: "Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life"

Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life By Shea Darian (Gilead Press) When Shea Darian’s first child was born, she immediately knew that “in receiving her li…

The Well-Gardened Mind: A Psychiatrist’s View on the Healing Power of Nature

We dig in with author Sue Stuart-Smith. “When we sow the soil, we plant seeds of healing within ourselves.”

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…

9 Card Decks for Healing, Divination, and Affirmation

There are days when you need inspiration, times when you are yearning for affirmation, and moments when what you seek is divination. The decks below offer all three. AFFIRMATIONS F…

Book Review: The Happiness Track

The Happiness TrackHow to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate your SuccessBy Emma Seppälä, PhDHarper OneThe pursuit of happiness shouldn’t be such hard work. That’s the ba…

Soothe: Set Up Your Inner Sanctum

Have you ever noticed that when you walk into a spa, you feel the tension begin to melt away before you even have a treatment? You're likely being cloaked in a preplanned double wh…

Book Review: Professional Troublemaker

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter ManualBy Luvvie Ajayi JonesPENGUIN LIFE/VIKING Imposter syndrome is real—just ask Luvvie Ajayi Jones, author of the New York Times be…

Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Taller

Two important new books on a revolution in thinking about resilience

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

“Anne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway.”

Fewer Books, More Music Means Rising Depression in Teens

Can reading more books prevent depression in young people? A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study suggests just that.Adolescents who spend more time reading are much l…

Yogic Prescription of the Week: Read Some Good Fiction

I was sitting with a yoga teacher friend the other day, and he was having one of those freak-out moments we all have from time to time. You know the one: “I’m not good enough, I do…

Book Review: Pathways to Possibility

Pathways to PossibilityTransforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the WorldBy Rosamund Stone ZanderVikingRosamund Stone Zander is a family systems therapist know…

Best Practice: How to Really Want to Work Out

Motivation is often spoken of as if it were some inward reservoir. Whether it is talking about one’s level of motivation (as if the tank were either full or empty), waiting for mot…

Book Review: The Song of Increase

Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

Book Review: ​Holy Rascals

Spirituality & Health columnist Rabbi Rami Shapiro won’t tell you that your religious beliefs are silly and superstitious. However, he might tell you a joke that leads you to disco…

Book Review: Persephone Rising

Persephone RisingAwakening the Heroine WithinBy Carol S. Pearson, PhDHarperElixirI took Latin in high school, and while it’s proven fairly useless (why, O why, did I not learn to s…

Lunar Reflections

Julie Peters, the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, shares her wisdom on building a moon practice.

Book Review: Liberation Unleashed

Liberation UnleashedA Guide to Breaking Free from the Illusion of a Separate SelfBy Ilona Ciunaite The book Liberation Unleashed by Ilona Ciunaite is a friendly guidebook to becom…

Book Review: Undivided

UndividedA Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to PeaceBy Patricia Raybon and Alana RaybonTHOMAS NELSONA Muslim, a Christian, and a lapsed Catholic walk into a book r…

Book Review: Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Fail, Fail Again, Fail BetterWise Advice for Leaning into the Unknownby Pema ChödrönSounds True“In your life you fail,” writes Pema Chödrön in her comforting new book, Fail, Fail A…

Book Review: The Fear Cure

The Fear CureCultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and SoulBy Lissa RankinHAY HOUSEAnyone given to chronic fear knows that it acts like a disease—pouncing, then …

Book Review: Altrusim

AltruismThe Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the WorldBy Matthieu RicardLITTLE, BROWNThe idea that personal interests motivate all human actions—termed “universal selfish…

Book Review: Occupy Spirituality

Too often, our spiritual pursuits can be wrongly perceived as being eons away from the day-in, day-out business of making a living, and that of making a difference in the tangible,…

16 Affirmations for Nurturing Creativity

Kickstart your creative self with these positive affirmations.

Book Review: Inside the Miracle

Inside the MiracleEnduring Suffering, Approaching Wholenessby Mark NepoSounds TrueSpiritual guide Mark Nepo is a consummate storyteller, as evidenced in this collection of essays, …

Book Review: Crooked

CrookedOutwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to RecoveryBy Cathryn Jakobson RaminHarperDid you know that spinal surgeons often have investments in radiology cli…

Mind Hacking

The best way to achieve inner peace is to treat your brain as a computer, according to entrepreneurial coder Sir John Hargrave.

Book Review: The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose

The way you get to your purpose may differ among individuals, but the purpose is the same: follow the straight path and draw closer to God. 

Surfing Emotion

Surfer-writer-adventurer Jaimal Yogis brings mindfulness to his outdoor passions.

Lean Into Wisdom

Thomas Hübl spoke with S&H about overcoming generations of trauma.

Book Review: Charity Detox

Charity DetoxWhat Charity Would Look Like If  We Cared About ResultsBy Robert D. LuptonHARPERONEI handed the homeless man a dollar, and he responded warmly. Still, I walked aw…

Book Review: Cure

CureA Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyBy Jo MarchantCrown Publishing GroupMy friend fishes the bottle out of her purse and I eagerly take her up on her offer, putting 10 …

Book Review: Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Black Elk: The Life of an American VisionaryBy Joe JacksonFarrar, Straus and GirouxAuthor Joe Jackson, whose true-life adventure story The Thief at the End of the World was named o…

Book Review: Break the Norms

Break the NormsQuestioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and SexBy Chandresh BhardwajSounds TrueAre you ready to overhaul your life and fr…

Book Review: Big Magic

Big MagicCreative Living Beyond FearBy Elizabeth GilbertRiverhead BooksWith some books, you keep coming across little quotes that you want to share with others, or post on your bat…

Book Review: Dream Yoga

Dream YogaIlluminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of SleepBy Andrew HolecekSounds TrueDream Yoga is a book that makes big promises: According to author …

Writing Yourself Back to Yourself

Meera Lee Patel’s latest journal, Create Your Own Calm, is publishing as anxiety levels across the world are rising dramatically. Patel shared her creative process and personal journaling practice with S&H.

Book Review: Silence

SilenceThe Power of Quiet in a World Full of NoiseBy Thich Nhat Hanh HARPERONEIn his popular writings, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in a way that anyone can int…

Immune Health and Diet

Dr. Jenna Macciochi shares tips for building a strong line of defense.

Leave Anxiety on the Plate

Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.

Book Review: The Toltec Art of Life and Death

The Toltec Art of Life and Deathby Don Miguel Ruiz with Barbara EmrysHarperElixirIf you believe no nonfiction book should include a “cast of characters” page, because authors shoul…

Poem: Wild Thing

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Wild Thing, is from the full moon phase.

Poem: Tell Me How The World Ends

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Tell me How the World Ends, is from the crescent phase.

Poem: Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden, is from the new moon phase.

Andrea Perkins

Andrea Perkins lives in Maui where she works for The Merwin Conservancy, a nonprofit centered around ecology and the imagination. Previously, she reported for Egypt …

Poem: Weathervanes & Paper Planes

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Weathervanes & Paper Planes, is from the gibbous phase.

No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity: A Book of Hours for a Prophetic AgeBy Jan PhillipsIt’s good to have a book that we can carry with …

Delightful Lessons from a Sacred Summer Reading List

There is so much to learn on this journey of spiritual activism and sacred service, and I have a stack of books on my nightstand to aid me on this path. And while I don’t believe t…

Why Suicide

Questions & Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Knowby Eric MarcusWhen Eric Marcus was just 12 years old, his father committed …

The River of Heaven

The Haiku of Basho, Buson, Issa, and ShikiBy Robert AitkenI have always found haiku, with its spare text and deeply penetrating insight, a perfect doorway to meditation. With scarc…

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November/December 2010

COVER STORYCreate Your Own Holy Day by Rabbi Rami ShapiroFEATURESSharing the Inuit Vision OPENINGAmerica's Most Spiritual Spa 2010 by Stephen KieslingHeart of Brightness by James N…

Inside the Sept/Oct 2018 Issue

Take a look inside our latest issue.

Editor Picks: Books, Films, and Music

Thoughtful reads, alternatives to blockbuster films, and music to move your soul. Here are our May/June 2015 reviews:BooksBrain Maker The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect …

September/October 2010

Here is a complete listing of headlines from this edition. Only a handful of articles are available for free online -- just click the links to read them. To read all articles from …

Kundalini Yoga

The Body Electric All-in-One WorkoutAna Brett and Ravi Singh“In all our years of training in various yoga, fitness, and self-help modalities, we have yet to find a system as compre…

Waiting (Gracefully) for Love

In church, I am surrounded by couples. It seems everyone but me and a few other women are snuggled up to someone, even though it’s ninety degrees out, and our building has no air …

Tried and True: Go-to Cookbooks

We pulled out our cookbooks, and turned to the most dog-eared and sauce-stained pages to find our favorite recipes.Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class C…

The Bowl of Light

The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian ShamanBy Hank Wesselman, Ph.D.The ancient knowledge of the authentic Hawaiian kahuna is not well known to the larger world, even…

20 Creative (and Shame-Free) New Year’s Resolutions

Sometimes we set ourselves up for failure by making promises we can’t keep by initiating resolutions steeped in self-blame.

Don't Worry, Be Quiet: or, How I Learned that Rest Is a Choice

In a poem called “Lost I,” Gottfried Benn talks of “the world thought to pieces.” I get that. I ruminate and deconstruct until my thoughts contort into what I affectionately term “…

Inside the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

A preview of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue.

Growing a New Generation of Spiritual Activists

If you are new to Spirituality & Health Magazine, welcome! And if, like me, you come here often, my hunch is that you’ve come to appreciate the wealth of wisdom, inspiration, authe…

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Relief

Anxious? Have you tried hypnotism? Hypnotherapist David R. Wright uses hypnotherapy for anxiety relief by tapping into the subconscious and diminishing anxious triggers.

re/VIEW: Perry Farrell

This fascinating discussion with Perry Farrell, the founder of Lollapalooza, covers his career and his spiritual life.

re/VIEW: Lucinda Williams

“If I’m working on a song, I get to a point, and I get so emotionally pulled in, and it affects me so deeply I cry—it’s like a sign.” —Lucinda Williams, whose latest album, Good Souls Better Angels, was released in April

Tony Bennett's Humanity

Manager Danny Bennett sings his famous father's praises.

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

Driving in Search of Herself

A writer in crisis makes a pilgrimage trek to her childhood home. A story in three parts.

6 Ways to Practice Mudita: Buddhism’s Sympathetic Joy

Mudita is a sympathetic joy for joy: spontaneously and sincerely feeling happy for another’s good fortune.

The Pattern of Fulfillment

As a classic intuitive person, I spend my life discovering patterns. As a social psychologist, professor, and priest, I tend to look at groups of people. Over the years I have disc…

Meet Your Parasites: Can They Help Heal Autoimmune Disorders?

Years after scientists first noticed that autoimmune disorders rise as our environment gets cleaner, a new generation of researchers is looking at parasites not as a scourge but as…