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Book Review: Dream Guidance

Cultivating a practice of not just recalling but recording and understanding dreams is at the heart of dream incubation. With Machiel Klerk’s cheerful Dream Guidance, readers learn…

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Intuition: Soul-Guidance for Life’s Decisions

“Countless desires and demands of the ego clamor for attention ... It is up to us to choose whether the ego or the soul will guide the trend of our consciousness.”

Guidance From Ancestors: A Practice To Bridge Our Divided Nation
Guidance from Ancestors: A Practice for Our Divided Nation

In the past few months I’ve been saddened by the pain and confusion the deep political divide has caused in so many of us across the U.S. Just before the November election, the NPR…

How to Get Guidance From Your Dreams

Dreams respond well to engagement. Asking dreams for guidance is an ancient, widespread tradition, and easily accessible.

Caroline Myss, author of Intimate Conversations with the Divine
Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace

Famed medical intuitive Caroline Myss shares guidance on navigating these tumultuous times.

Techniques for Opening and Stimulating the Dream Channel

From Dreamworking: How to Listen to the Inner Guidance of Your Dreams

A Ritual to Reconnect With Your Ancestors

Try this ritual to invite connection with and guidance from your ancestors.

Spiritual Dreamwork: A Case Study

Drop into another’s dream to explore natural spirituality in action.

The Crown Chakra: Are You Too Heavenly Minded?

Two practices to manifest the ideas and guidance you receive from your spiritual practice.

Maria Shriver


Writing Practices to Inspire You When You're Stuck

These three books offer guidance in getting words on the page, so you can benefit from the healing power of writing.

How to Find a Spiritual Advisor

Spiritual advising can fill a basic human need. Connection and spiritual guidance are essential for continuing along a spiritual journey.

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.

How to Meet Your Spirit Guide

Are you feeling alone, facing difficult times, and in need of guidance? Discover how to contact your spirit guide through meditation.

More Than Food: Mushroom Art

In the last part of her five-part series on mushrooms, Leslie Krongold looks at mushroom ... art, including dyes made from mushrooms.

Surprising Superfoods

Move over, acai berries—these six unusual ingredients pack a powerful nutritional punch.

One-Dish Wonders!

Vegan endurance athlete Rich Roll and his wife, chef Julie Piatt, show us how to pack all the nutrition we need into one bowl in their new book, The Plantpower Way.

Transforming “Why Us?” Into “Why Not Us?”

“My role was to stay and tell the story of how we transformed ‘Why us?’ into ‘Why not us?’”

Jeffrey C. Wood

Jeffrey C. Wood, PsyD, is a psychologist in Las Vegas, NV, who specializes in brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); executive coaching; and guidance for spiritual development. …

4 Steps Out Of ‘Can’t’ into ‘Can’

Move from the ‘can’t’ of the altered ego state into the possibilities that the soul is ready to embark upon.

Machiel Klerk

Machiel Klerk is the author of the book Dream Guidance. He also founded, based on a nighttime dream, the organization Jung Platform. He has been a mental health therapist since 200…

The Vastness Of Your Pond

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Poem: chase the light

The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."

Poem: genuine connections

The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."

Poem: disney princess

The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."

How to Mourn the Death of a Loved One in the Times of Social Distancing and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted many of our age old funerary and mourning traditions, leaving many with a feeling of sadness, hopelessness and fear. In Theresa Dominguez-Weiss’ new book Deathwalker: Journeys of Life, Death and Beyond she offers guidance toward a new way to HEAL.

Poem: Take an Ache, Make It Sing

The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is meant to help us tap into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."

Stacia Zadra

Stacia Zadra is the Founder and Director for Compass Rose Healing Arts, Inc in Spokane Valley, Washington USA. Stacia is an Intuitive Healer. She is a practicing Magnified Healing …

Diana Cole

Diana Cole is a spirit translator, thought leader, and author. Passionate about spirit guidance, she is committed to teaching people how to access it for themselves so they may fin…

The Art of Blissful Parenting

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Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center

The Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center is a leader in spirit attachment support and removal. Since 1968, the center has helped individuals around the world in removing spirit entities, gho…

Honoring Sacred Sexual Energy

Connect to the sacred sexual and erotic energy living in your low belly, pelvis, and genitals. This energy is related to our desire, our connection with others, our pleasure, playfulness, and the possibility of personal growth. It is a powerful part of who we are, whether or not we share that energy sexually with anyone else. Breathe into this space to honor and listen to it, inviting its guidance in our lives. This is a very simple mindfulness-based meditation, there is no explicit material here.

Serena Poon

Serena Poon is a chef, nutritionist, and reiki master. Serena’s Culinary Alchemy is the practice of combining intuitive energetic techniques with guidance and education on function…

Spiritual Radicals: A New Spirituality

These seven spiritual leaders represent a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and traditions. They are creating change on the ground, touching lives, and helping to define the future of spirituality.

Finding Joy in a World of Pain and Suffering

“Joy is found in discovering the bigger view, the purposefulness of the cycles of life, and the recognition that the cycle continues and never stops.”

​Christopher Barham

Christopher Barham’s intention is to help people align with unity, love, care, and compassion, so they shine like stars as they fully express their deepest selves. Christopher expe…

5 Questions with Lissa Rankin

1. In The Daily Flame, you offer guidance from the “Inner Pilot Light.” How do you help others to recognize their own light? I use what Richard Schwartz PhD, founder of Internal …

Sura Kim

Sura is a highly experienced Meditation Coach and Trainer, who is passionate about helping people heal through the practice of meditation. She is the founder of the Sura Flow Med…

Mindfulness Can Get You There

“It takes courage to let go of habits and beliefs championed by our parents and those we respect, but we must if we are to ever get close to a mindfulness practice.”

Transform Your Life One Morning at a Time

Julia Cameron’s classic practice is much more powerful if you choose the right God.

Journey of a Shaman

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15 Affirmations for Following Your Intuition

Affirmations for further strengthening your intuitive gifts.

Heal Your Family

Author Magui Block describes her system for healing families.

My Practice: Spiritual Telepathy

Try this basic form of creative meditation to start building your bridge to the soul.

Writing Oneself Out of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a debilitating mix of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression that is resistant to treatment. Part of the difficulty in treating the millions of Amer…

Four Steps to Becoming Relig-ish

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How to Use Food to Boost Your Mood

The way we eat informs the functions of our body. Here are tips to develop "good mood meals."

Who Am I?

This book lyrically explores the emotions that we feel when we carry negative beliefs about ourselves.

Transitions in Healing

An excerpt from Norma Lee's new book

Pema Chödrön— Luminaries 2013: Reader Choice!

Here's why S&H readers chose Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön as their spiritual hero for 2013.

Sacred Empath, Sacred Alchemist

What is a Sacred Empath? A Sacred Empath is a Light Worker, a Healer, a Way Shower and part of an army of sweet Souls who have incarnated on earth here and now to bring healing, love and light to a world in transition.

The Best of 25 Years

The Tibetan Healing Music of Nawang KhechogArtist: Nawang Khechog; Produced by: Sounds TrueNawang Khechog was born in the Kham region of the Tibetan Plateau, where his family …

Music Review: Radiance Mixes: Tibetan Bowls with the Mantras of Deva Premal

Paul Temple, the artist who goes by the name RadianceMatrix, is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism whose music naturally embraces the vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls. “I seem t…

The Heart’s Journey

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Calm the Body, Calm the Culture

Dr. Will Cole on easing chronic inflammation in individuals and in society as a whole.

Understanding Clairvoyance

How do intuition, channeling, and medical intuition intersect?

Film Review: Looking for a Lady With Fangs and a Mustache

In this gentle, playful drama, a Nepalese entrepreneur looking to open a cool new coffee shop in Kathmandu is plagued by mysterious visions. Could they be the result of his cava…

Ana Lilia

Ana Lilia is a certified breathwork teacher and healer leading thousands of people to intimately connect with their breath as a pathway for transformation. Ana channels her intuit…

Journaling With Your Non-Dominant Hand

Journaling with your non-dominant hand (and answering with the other) is about tapping into your inner child, inner teen, and inner wisdom.

Root-to-Stalk Cooking

The Art of Using the Whole VegetableBy Tara DugganTen Speed PressIn an age of nose-to-tail animal cookery, it’s only natural that an enterprising chef should turn her attentio…

Music Review: Spiraling, Ascending with Prayer

Spiraling, Ascending with PrayerLouie GonnieCanyon RecordsSpiraling, Ascending with Prayer opens with creation: “There was a time when darkness was it. In the vast emptiness, light…

Take Sweet Care of Yourself

An Excerpt from Soul Vows

Your Best Friend Is Within You

“Our closest relationships may begin as a recognition or the delight of positive relatedness with someone who shares our most cherished values.”

Oracle Cards for Beginners

Discover how they differ from tarot cards, how to choose the right oracle deck, and more.

re/VIEW: Julia Cameron

“Cameron has not only nurtured her own creative life over decades, but she’s also sparked that of countless others through the use of down-to-earth tools.”

Gift of Crisis

The Gift of Crisis: How I Used Meditation to Go From Financial Failure to a Life of Purpose is the story of Bridgitte Jackson's journey from shame and fear towards a life she loves.

Book Review: Sacred Sendoffs

SARAH BOWEN CREDITS her first pet, a cat named Him, with putting her on the path to becoming an animal chaplain responsible for improving human-animal interaction. As a prea…

Week 5: Using Your Ability to Help Yourself

Learn to listen to your own intuition.

A Pilgrimage: Making Sense of a Labyrinth Walk

When a labyrinth is walked with even a small amount of direction, it becomes a powerful field for self-discovery, transformation, spiritual deepening, processing grief, relieving stress, and finding clarity.

My Mother, My Mirror

Recognizing and Making the Most of Inherited Self-ImagesBy Laura Arens Fuerstein, Ph.D.New Harbinger Publications, 2009, $17.95The mother is the most powerful figure in the life of…

Making Real Magic

Learn how to harness the power of real magic. An excerpt from Sidewalk Oracles by Robert Moss

Book Review: Heal Yourself with Journaling Power by Mari L. McCarthy

"Providing focus areas for readers’ journaling paths to wellness, the book also features poignant personal stories on how real individuals found healing and growth through writing."

Toolbox: Home Spa Inspiration

Release the worries of the day with these finds from S&H

5 Ways To Clear Communication With Guides

Guides help us, whether we are aware of it or not.

Savor the Sweetness of the Strawberry Moon

The cycles of the moon offer potency to anything we set into motion. The sweetness is there for the taking.

Diane Wilde and Buddhist Pathways Prison Project

Diane and “Rondell,” one of the first people to “graduate” from the program and to be released from prison.

Richard Crenian: “Sharing Experiences Is Essential”

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Messages: Flowing with Synchronicity

An excerpt from Denny Daikeler's new book.

Podcast: Robyn Moreno, a Curandera, Talks About Ancestral Healing

Through reconnecting with her ancestral wisdom and finding ancestral healing, Robyn Moreno healed her soul, conquered burnout, and became a modern curandera.

Book Review: Secrets From a Herbalist’s Garden

From the title, you might think Secrets From a Herbalist’s Garden is about gardening. From the subtitle, “A Magical Year of Plant Remedies,” you might think the book is about medic…

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…

Conscious Channeling

Did you know spiritual beings can readily deliver their messages to deeply embodied, clear, conscious channels?

Quelling the Violence of the Inner Critic

Many of us have a violent inner critic. A colleague of mine framed it as ‘the voice of the enemy.’ It’s wily and insidious, at times quite subtle as it uproots our ideas and inspirations.

A Personalized Wellness Experience

Finding the time, money, and resources to exercise can be challenging for the average person, especially for those who lack experience or knowledge in the field. Many of us juggle …

My Practice: Circular Breathing and “Sourcing” Meditation to Receive Daily Blessings

Learn how a renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher receives divine energy to fuel her day.

5 Ways to Connect With Your Spirit Guide

We can turn to these guides for support and a little nudge when we need help finding the right direction in life.

Deep Listening

An excerpt from Living Life in Full Bloom

Future Field Trip: A Writing Ritual for Alignment and Inner Peace

Try this guided writing ritual to set intentions and meet your future self.

Bounce Back: Restore Yourself Inside and Out

For dermal distress, bring on the organic excellence of All Good Goop (1). It’s handcrafted for everything from calluses to scars, and burns to bites; plus the company cares as muc…

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.

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…

Healing Walks for Hard Times

Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body & Get Your Life Back by Carolyn Scott Kortge Sometimes we can be overwhelmed by what life brings us — a career setback, a frightening diag…

Where to Find a Spiritual Emergence Coach

Meditation, yoga, retreats, and intensives can accelerate growth but sometimes result in disorientation and an urgent need for radical change in work, relationships, and personal values. We can learn how to manage this within ourselves and to support others.

Ignite Your Spirit: Begin with Ceremony

To sit in Ceremony is to make a conscious decision to shift into a sacred space

One With the One

Read the story of a woman who died, went to heaven, returned to a broken body, and was miraculously healed.

Radical Intuition: 3 Ways to Be True to Yourself

Being “true to yourself is the most revolutionary act,” writes author and intuitive development teacher Kim Chestney. Find your inner truth and you may just find that the world changes too.

Clearing Disruptive Energies

“Disruptive energies are constantly around us. The good news is our body usually does a really good job of deflecting them.”

What’s the Difference Between Jesus and Christ?

You’re a hypocrite. You don’t believe in heaven or hell, and yet you let people who do get away with it. Why not just tell them they’re wrong?If you want to dialogue deeply with pe…

Toolbox: The Promise of Spring

May the eternal hope of spring’s blossoms buoy you through to winter’s end

7 Steps to Becoming an Elder

The apprenticeship for the elder begins very young and continues over a lifetime.

Reclaim Your Feminine Voice

What are the most important must-haves to create and maintain an empowered life? An author, psychic medium, and intuitive life coach shares powerful tools to help.

Review: "Sacred Jewels of Yoga" Compiled and Edited by Dave DeLuca

“For thousands of years, yoga teachers have taught the scriptures one passage at a time, having their students study and meditate on each passage for hours, even days at a time bef…

Readings and Séances in Central Florida

Looking for a psychic? Don’t dial one advertised on TV. Visit Cassadaga. The Central Florida community, some 30 miles from Orlando, is the oldest active religious community in the …

17 Affirmations For Connecting to Spirit

Here are some affirmations to help feel more bound to Spirit.

Putting on the Mind of Christ

Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian SpiritualityBy Jim Marion, Foreword by Ken WilberHampton RoadsAmerican mystic and author Jim Marion believes that “t…

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Happy Days Ahead: Q&A With Gabrielle Bernstein

Best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein talks about authentic happiness and the path to peace.

A Morning Practice to Find Your Purpose

This sweet morning practice will help you align with your purpose.

More Than Hybrids: Spiritual Seekers on a Spacious Path

Those who venture beyond their original spiritual tradition say they aren’t “hybrids.” Instead, they’re seeking wholeness.

How to Bring Back Your Brain

The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.

3 Ways to Find Light When the Holidays Feel Dark

When the holidays remind us of those that have been lost.

16 Affirmations to Help Connect with Your Spirit Guides

We have an energic support system around us at all times, but it’s up to us to reach out and build this connection. Affirmations can help!

Illuminated by Love: An Interview with Author Camille Helminski

The co-founder of the Threshold Society, an educational foundation rooted in the Mevlevi tradition of Sufism, author and translator Camille Helminski’s books include The Book of Na…

5 Questions for Sera Beak

In her new book, Redvelations, Sera Beak shares how reclaiming our soul is essential to owning our humanity and becoming “wildly alive.”

Using Courage to Navigate Our LIves

The year is 325 AD. On one of a small cluster of islands in the south pacific sea, now known as the Marquesas, a young Tahitian man is anxiously gathering tools for a unique voyage…

My Heart Is…

Discover what’s in your heart, rather than what’s in your head.

The Rest Story

The foundation of mental, physical, and spiritual health is rest. Four rest experts provide insight on sacred rest.

Freedom from Addiction

If you are sitting around a table in America, enjoying a conversation with 5 friends, chances are that 2 of you are either struggling with your own addiction, or dealing with the a…

20 Affirmations for Good Vibes During Mercury Retrograde

This is not the time to take action or move ahead. Instead, it is a cosmic cleaning.

The Joy of Quitting

When is it time to just give up? If you're on the wrong path, the sooner the better, says writer Cash Peters.

The Short Road to Self-Mastery?

I received this response after my recent blog “Instant Reframe”: “My experience with instant reframes or epiphanies is they don't last. Maybe a better way to phrase my experience i…

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Michael Pineault Explains What Fascial Stretch Therapy Is and Why You Need to Know About It

What to Tell Your Kids about Intuition, Intention, and Psychic Abilities

As a research scientist and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, has studied intuition, intention, and the possibility of psychic abilities f…

How to Eat for Healthy Gene Expression

How the expression of our genes and the makeup of our micro biome are both fundamentally connected to the foods we choose to eat.

Moving Toward Spiritual Stamina

The path for building your spiritual stamina toward planetary leadership and moving forward in world service is simple—but not always easy. Here are seven steps forward.

Longings and Belongings: Gift-Giving Reflections

The gift-giving season is almost here, but that doesn't mean purchasing more “stuff” for your loved ones. “I’ll be focusing more on relationships than commodities, more on longings than belongings.”

Breathe, Don’t Plead: An Idea of Prayer

“Prayer, to me, is more about silence than words—or as Jefferies says—it’s about being ‘rapt in the fullness of the moment.’”

Do You Struggle With Meditation?

Your meditation practice doesn’t have to be perfect.

Let it Flow: The Hawaii Yoga Festival

The Yoga Coast on the Big Island of Hawai'i boasts some of the newest land on earth. This island is home to one of earth’s most active volcanoes, and it is nothing short of profoun…

10 Resources for Clean Eating

A useful list for inspiration and recipes to eat clean

The Significance of End-of-Life Dreams and Visions

For many of us, an amazing phenomenon will occur in the final weeks before taking our last breath: we will experience an end-of-life dream or vision (ELDV). Experts have typically …

5 Powerful Crystals for the Full Moon

Use these full moon crystals to receive deep insights and downloads from the higher spiritual realms.

4 Ways to Tell a Good Story

As Valentine’s Day approaches and we begin looking around for a way to show our loved ones how much they mean to us, it’s a great time to reflect on the precious gift that is story…

Decorate With Spirit

Set yourself up for a meaningful, peaceful holiday by creating a spiritual space.

Are you with the right lover? Is he or she the one?

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How Gut Health Affects Your Mood

“It turns out that there are gut microbes that can produce neurotransmitters that can alter our emotional state.”

A Better Friend

Dive into the Buddha’s advice for being a better friend.

What Channel Are You Tuning Into?

“Your transcendent gifts can be cultivated further, and then sit back and watch them grow!”

Finding Your Calling in the Wilderness of Your Life

“I wasn’t sure what my purpose was, and couldn’t wrap my mind around actually walking said purpose out when life felt too pressing to actually feel myself breathe.”

Psychedelic Medicine Comes of Age

One little mushroom can alleviate anxiety and depression, provide insight, and catalyze spiritual transformation. Want a bite?

What Is Art Medicine?

Healing and Transformation through the Art Medicine Path

Build Resilience Through Radical Self-Care

Practicing radical self-care in the face of fear is an act of courage, one that will help build the resilience that we will all need as we move forward.

Listening in the Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth can allow entry to the unknown if we are willing to listen.

4 Intuition Meditation Scripts to Access Higher Self

Follow these four intuition meditation scripts to enhance your intuition and clairvoyance.

The Golden Rules of Psychic Development

This energy can be tapped by anyone who chooses to make an effort to tune into its subtle vibrations.

Roosters Rule: Finding Purpose Through Animal Rescue

Read how a rescued rooster is tackling climate change and spreading kindness, plus a practice for exploring purpose in your life.

How to Read Process-Oriented Tarot (No Memorizing Required)

Put down the guide book. A process-oriented tarot reading starts with how you feel when you select a card from the deck.

Ecotherapy: Nature Is Good Medicine

Taking time to engage with nature is as close to a cure-all as you’ll find. Ecotherapy can make you feel happier, less fatigued, and more at peace.

Try This Mantra: So What? So Hum.

Learning the stress-relieving Sudarshan Kriya from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spiritual Meaning of the Vernal Equinox

The spiritual meaning of the spring equinox may resonate with a feeling of lightening and lifting up that has been building since the full Worm Moon.

The Heart Opens the Self to Love

6 ways to nurture self-love.

Slowing Down With Emotional Isometrics

With emotional isometrics, you tense and release certain muscles to move faster into a parasympathetic state of rest and digest.

Spiritual Meaning of the Crescent Moon

The waning and waxing crescent moon offers two distinct paths to deepen your moon practice.

The Radical Notion of Touch for Men

Touch. It’s a delicate subject. I just read an article that discussed the idea of gentle, platonic touch between men. It made the case that men are often isolated from touch at an …

Re/VIEW: Nikki Giovanni

“Giovanni brings a voice of discernment and solidity to our disquiet times. She sees the pandemic as carving out a spiritual space within us.”

Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Witchiest Medicine of the West?

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are modern-day witches—swapping potions and rituals for age-old proven herbal medicine formulas, acupuncture, moxa burning, and more—providing healing power not only to physical beings, but also to mind and spirit.

Are There Rules for Meditation?

Commit and enjoy, but resist dwelling or patting yourself on the back. And don’t guru-hop.

Become an Energy Healing Practitioner: 5 Considerations

Have you considered becoming an energy healing practitioner? Start here.

Petal Power: Healing with Flower Essences

Try flower essences to gently catalyze mental, emotional, and even spiritual transformation.

Ceremony: How to Honor the Elders in Your Family

A mainstay of many ancient cultures is respect for the elders—those who have preceded us in life and whose wisdom gives guidance and comfort. But our modern culture only rare…

Is Lying About God Okay?

“Lying about God and promoting a Pollyannaish understanding of religion isn’t going to help at all.”

Magic Mushroom Retreats

Interested in psychedelic change? Magic mushroom retreats may be an appealing option.

Living Deeply

Humans have always been fascinated by the possibility of a "larger reality." Especially in times of transition -- a sudden illness, a failed relationship, the death of a loved one,…

8 Writing Prompts Inspired by Your Favorite Books

These questions culled from books can inspire spiritual growth, self-awareness, and courage to take life by the horns.


I recently had the opportunity to take a “doors-off” helicopter ride around the west Maui Mountains, and down the spectacular north shore of Molokai, Hawaii. This is the kind of t…

The Importance of Home

Our homes say a lot about who we are. The importance of home signals what we think is important in life.

14 Affirmations That Make Changing Your Habits Infinitely Easier

To create lasting change, you have to look at all layers of your lifestyle, including the routines and subconscious patterns and habits.

Nine Practices for Conscious Aging

“As I live into my own process of aging, my worldview has been informed by the depth and insight of many great teachers.”

How to Better Parent and Support Your Kids

30 world-renowned teachers and leaders provide insight on how to better parent and support your kids.

Let Depression Be Your Guide: 4 Tips On How To Use It Wisely

Now that the sparkle of holiday lights has faded, winter’s darkness and chill has fully set in. Few of us are surprised when we find ourselves feeling stuck and probably at least a…

Signal Your Body to Stay Young

A growing number of aging adults have decided that they don’t want to slow down with age.

Finding Your Sense of Self

“This truly is the time for humanity to change the course of their lives, evolve, and experience heaven on Earth.”

The Fine Line Between Helpful and Hurtful in Relationships

Fortunately, we live in a society in which helpfulness and kindness are fairly common values. We typically consult with our friends on our troubles, help a neighbor out and offer p…

​We Are All Called to Contribute to Our New World

“We are on the right path, despite the chaos around us.”

7 Ways to Sharpen Your Intuition

Intuition can become mute, stifled, or drowned out when we find ourselves out of balance. Here are some ways to help you get grounded so that you can reconnect with that inner voice.

“I Feel Like a Sham”

Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.

How to Commute Inward

In her beautiful book Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro writes, “The deeper I immerse myself in the details—and they are mostly pleasur…

Freedom in Commitment

I was talking with a delightful couple the other day. They shared that they were drawn to be together, knew they were the one for each other, but the fear of commitment gnawed at e…

The WTF Prayer

Creating the change you want to see in the world requires first welcoming all of your emotions, even the difficult ones, and then moving forward with clarity.

7 Antidotes to Feeling Stuck

Common ways that create a sense of being stuck and their antidote.

6 Ways to Stay Grounded During Uncertainty

Stay grounded (literally) through your bare foot-to-earth connection.

Oracle Cards: No Wrong Answers

Confused about oracle cards? Oracle experts explain what they're all about.

The Slippery Slope of Trust

As a society, most of us would unanimously rank trust as an important part of relationships. We want to trust that the people we live with, work with, and love, are going to do eve…

Can You Capture Your Aura with a Kirlian Photograph?

Here's what a Kirlian photograph says about your aura.

Christian Fasting: A Spiritual Practice for Now?

Christians (and non-Christians) can embrace fasting as a way to overcome our deep-rooted idea that the spirit and the body are separate.

Making Time for Truth

Lucia Horan is offering a Moon Lodge retreat beginning on Mother’s day at the beautiful Lumeria Maui.

3 Models of Psychedelic Healing and Spirituality

What’s coming as the war on drugs gradually grinds down?

Walking the Tree Labyrinth

Create your own labyrinth, finding the trees amidst the cactuses and bushes.

The Path of Logic in Holding Faith

Recently a young man came to me very upset. Faith and a belief in God had been strong pillars of his upbringing. He had relied on his beliefs and up until this point this had helpe…

Do You Have a Spiritual Wellness Plan?

What is spiritual health and how can you improve yours? Try this spiritual health assessment tool as a starting point.

Have You Tried Mimicked Fasting?

Mindful mimicked fasting combines a novel formula of nutrients with deep spiritual connection.

Rites of Autumn Equinox

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10 Nighttime Routines for Peaceful Sleep

“How can you possibly start your day off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed if you don’t get a proper night’s sleep?”

When You Finally Go on a Retreat ...

What to keep in mind—and what to steer clear of when deciding on a retreat.

Can We Reframe—and Reclaim—Father's Day?

"Mother's and Father's Day are gauntlets, radiating expectations. Even vowing to ignore these holidays, to voluntarily opt out, weighs heavily because it means going against the mainstream."

Aging With Consciousness

Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.

Supporting Someone in Spiritual Emergency

As increasing numbers of people are experiencing a spiritual crisis, it is important to know what it is, how to manage it personally, and how to effectively support someone else.

10 Ways to Avoid Drama Burnout

Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.

Learning the Personalities of Plants

The wisdom, comfort, and health that come from deeply knowing your relatives

Peace Is a Choice

I started doing yoga and diving into mystical practices at the age of 12. I also was a Methodist. The combination of these Eastern and Western practices fueled my desire to know Go…

3 Things You Should Never Say to an Anxious Child (and What to Do Instead)

It’s normal to be anxious, and it’s normal to react poorly to anxiety in others! Here are some tips if you’re around anxious children.

The Difference Between Spiritual Advisors and Psychics

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Discover Your Blueprint for Your Passionate Purpose

Finding the path that brings you the most joy requires inner awareness.

Turn Your Weekend into a Retreat

Guidelines for designing your own intentional retreat.

Heal Grief with Aimless Creativity

Fuzzy yarn, a toy xylophone, or a box of glass beads can be a better prescription than a pill.

The Heart of Money: Is Going Back to School the Best Way to Invest in Myself?

Q: I’m thinking about going back to school. Biz school, law school, grad school? I’m not sure which. All I know is that I can’t spend the next 20 years doing what I’m doing, and I …

Honoring Everyday Transitions: "Do, Be"

By Robyn Greene Most people are aware of the big transitions or events in life. We honor births, birthdays, perhaps coming of age, starting and ending school, leaving home, marria…

Care of the Soul: Happy Accidents

In telling the story of the Bollingen Stone, the large boulder he installed as a monument at his estate on the shore of Lake Zurich in Bollingen, Switzerland, Carl Jung taught a fe…

Five Tips to Strengthen Your Intuition

Get tips on how to strengthen your intuition, the critical tool you use to listen to that inner voice that often knows the best way forward.

Why Greeks Built Their Temples

Crafting A Binding Contract With The Sacred

The Gorgeous Glory Of The Goddess Body Shape

Beauty comes in all forms and certain types of beauty serve specific purposes.

A Guide to Spiritual Companionship

A spiritual companion is much like a psychologist for the soul, there to support you on your spiritual path.

Heart of Money: In God We Trust?

In this election year, there’s so much talk about the state of the economy. While the powers that be continue to point fingers, I’ve lost faith in our financial institutions. Have …

The Heart of Money: Are We to Blame?

My partner heads up a research hospital, and I’m a neurosurgeon. We both came from well-to-do families and graduated from Ivy League schools. We realize that we’ve received huge ad…

Becoming Trans-personal

Shifting away from an attachment to the material aspects of personhood can help transform suffering into healing.

The Zen of Surfing

While in high school, Jaimal Yogis ran away to sea in search of good surfing and lasting spiritual truths. (“Note to Mom and Dad: I am somewhere in the world, and I will call you w…

How to Embrace Divine Timing

You get to feel, sense, decide, and direct the life that lights you up. This is the call of divine timing.

What Your Intuition Wants You to Know—and Tips to Access it

The intuition’s most important role is to alert us to the path, people, and circumstances that we will find uniquely fulfilling.

What Is Transformational Travel?

A new way of thinking about and experiencing the world takes your vacation to the next level.

It’s Never Too Late to Be Yourself

Author Davina Kotulski talks about how tapping into your inner courage, joy, and truth will transform you into the person you were meant to be.

Does Spontaneous Crying Mean I’m an Empath?

Does it ever seem like you’re crying for no reason? Does watching a sad movie cause you to break into spontaneous crying? You may be an empath.

Living With the Heartbreak of Suicide

Psychologist Sarah Neustadter offers three phases as guideposts for those left behind. “Our feelings of despair and broken-heartedness need to be fully felt in order for them to shift into something new that emerges from grief.”

The Heart of Paradox

“One way we experience the paradoxical nature of the spiritual path is in the tension between independence and dependence. ... Now Americans on the razor’s edge of the spiritual path are also confronting the troublesome paradoxes of our nation’s history and our responsibilities as citizens.”

Teaching Shamanism at Atlantic University

“Welcome to the shamanic worldview in which we recognize that there are multiple dimensions and realities beyond the physical space-time continuum.”

To Serve Or To Save? Why Higher Ground is More Helpful Than a Soapbox

“You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink” - ProverbRecently I was at a marketplace in the old sugar plantation town of Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island…

The Yoga of Food

How can you cut through the confusion and answer the simple question: What should I eat?

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.

6 Traits for a Sustainable You

The health of the planet may be linked to humanity’s psychological health. Embracing an encouraging worldview of beauty and creativity can enrich our spirits, revitalize our lives, and maybe even save civilization.

Lose Weight All Naturally With Ayurveda

“Ayurveda lays out in exquisite detail the nature of the human body and makes the connection between qualities in the foods we eat and how they affect our physical, emotional, and mental constitution.”

Quality Space

Space is not just a physical phenomenon, it is an atmosphere that includes nonjudgmental attention, mutual respect, and appreciation.

I Am Done: 20 Beliefs I Am Done With

Is there a better time to liberate yourself from what no longer serves you? Emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally, you can create space by dumping clutter and removing obstacles.

Growing Elder

I thought a lot about Gladys’s comment, secretly hoping I could avoid dying from the head down or the feet up…

3 TED Talks: What Makes Us Happy?

What is it that makes us happy? We’re told that money that doesn’t buy it, or success, or even love. Can happiness be created, or must it be discovered? Does the path to a happy li…

Throwing the Bones: Finding Your Future

What does the future hold? Consult with the ancestors about what's to come through a form of divination called bone casting. What will you learn by throwing the bones?

How to Design a Successful Ceremony

An excerpt from The Book of Ceremony

The Heart of Money: ​ The “Fine Print” Commandments We Give Ourselves

Columnist Paul Sutherland offers a new path that embraces inclusivity and truth.

Heart Intelligence

Learn to listen to the wisdom of your heart to untether your creativity and boost your wellbeing.

Redefine Yourself at Midlife

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Conscious Aging & Ceremonies for Seniors

In our senior years, we may benefit from support in creating a new and clear vision for our lives.

Allow Yourself to Rest

We can’t seek the deepest rest. We can relax the activity that obstructs our contact with it.

Your Whole Heart

If you could see your heart, you would see what fulfills your life. Here's a glimpse of what's inside you.

Mother Knows Best

Rabbi Rami shares his views on the Alabama Fetal Heartbeat legislation.

17 Sneaky Ways You Are Repressing Yourself

“You don’t have a procrastination problem, an accountability problem, or a personality problem.”

Spiritual Misconceptions Have Consequences

Three spiritual concepts that are often misunderstood.

Honoring Life Itself as a Ceremony and Spiritual Practice

An excerpt from A Ceremony Called Life

7 Suggestions for How to Spiritually Connect With Nature

Fallen out of alignment with your natural self? Find out how to spiritually connect with nature.

Because I Am Human, I Am Enough

A lesson in the power of love and simple human presence.

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…

Eight Paths to the Goddess

On the spring equinox this year, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered excitedly together in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform ceremonies to…

Create Your Own Rituals: Ideas for Weddings, Funerals, and More

“When we, or someone we love, goes through a rite of passage, we need the alchemical blend of jubilation and gravitas.”

Helping Kids to Connect Body, Breath, and Mind

Peeking in on children’s yoga classes, I watch kids doing poses such as tree, snake, butterfly, or lion, while the instructor tells a story about the various ways these creatures b…

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Adult Children

Setting boundaries with your adult children can be beneficial both for their growth, and for yours.

Ho‘oponopono Every Day

The Book of Ho’Oponopono by Jean Graciet, Luc Bodin, M.D., and Nathalie Bodin Lamboy

5 Steps to Harness Spiritual Vibration for Manifesting

The things you want all have a vibrational energy to them.

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.

The Spiritual Meaning of Slow Travel

Slowing down can allow our habitats to renew and our fellow earthlings to thrive.

Wisdom of the Desert Dwellers

A community of Christians once flourished in the Egyptian desert.

Ayurveda for Inflammation

Every choice we make, everything we do, is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Try Ayurveda for inflammation.

The Heart of Hormonal Balance

Hot flashes, weight gain, and sleepless nights are all signs that our hormones may be tipped to one side or the other. As a society, we are looking to balance those hormones back, …

Healing Chronic Back Pain

Once you start to listen to the sensations in your body, it allows for healing to take place.

Do I have to give up being gay or give up being Muslim?

I am a gay Muslim man. My imam says there are no gay Muslims, meaning that a gay person cannot be Muslim. He told me I have to give up being gay or give up being Muslim. Which do I…

Kiss the Moment: Meditate Mindfully

Misconceptions about meditation can get in the way of practice. “When you’re kissing somebody you want to be there for the experience. You don’t want the other person looking out the window.”

Safely Negotiating the Spiritual Minefield

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Take This Fun Intuition Quiz to Determine Your Intuitive Style

Do antique stores unsettle you? Do you have a great sense of direction? An intuition quiz can tell you what these and other findings say about your intuitive style.

How to Open an Intuitive Body Dialogue With Pain

Start an intuitive body dialogue to learn what your chronic pain is trying to tell you.

Talk, Hear, Doubt Your Doubts

Loved ones who have passed away can still whisper wisdom to you.

Should Non-Natives Practice Indigenous Religions?

Seekers in the West hunger to learn from indigenous spiritual teachers, but what are the politics and ethics of taking on and changing the traditions of others?

Looking for a Standard

Rabbi Rami provides wisdom on reincarnation, yoga classes as appropriation, astrology predicting the future, and more.

7 Chakra Healings to Reduce Financial Stress

Has the pandemic triggered money worries? Track the issue to its corresponding chakra to clear your financial challenges and take simple, prescribed steps toward prosperity.

Redoing Retreats

A retreat, in every definition of the word, may be unattainable in your corner of the world. But retreat centers are anticipating your visit in 2021.

4 Exercises to Build Trust and Confidence in Your Intuition

Whether you lean clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, or claircognizant, you can strengthen your relationship with your intuition.

9 Affirmations to Clear Your Fear and Embrace Daily Miracles

Consider a miracle as a “shift in perception, from fear to love.”

Living Ultra-Light

Growing up in the rather conservative city of Ottawa, Canada, I never felt that I fit in, but I found a niche at fifteen when I discovered alcohol, boys, and dance clubs. My favori…

The Untapped Potential of Dreams, Signs, and Synchronicities in the Western World

“If we can suspend our Western beliefs for a moment ... then we can learn what Tibetan Buddhists, Pagans, and shamans knew centuries ago: Treasure is buried everywhere.”

What Are Your Siddhi Powers?

Once believed to bestow supernatural ability, siddhi powers can be adapted to meet your goals and address contemporary concerns.

5 Ways to Calm Down During COVID-19

It’s a pandemic and you’re a stress ball. Here are 5 ways to catch your breath and calm down.

Transformative Travel: In Search of Mary and Miracles

For most of us, the word “Fatima” conjures up images of three shepherd children who, while praying the rosary in a field in central Portugal on May 13, 1917, saw a vision of the Vi…

Calling All Warrior Goddess Women! It’s Time to Speak Your Truth

Learning to speak your truth is a lifelong practice.

What Is Spiritual Bypassing From an Energy Healing Perspective?

It’s very easy to be in spiritual bypass in the world we live in today.

Mindful Decisions for Critically Ill Pets

How do we choose on behalf of another being and make sound decisions when we’re emotionally bereft?

How to Initiate Connection with Your Spirit Guides

A psychic medium shares the fundamentals of psychic development

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.”

Too Much Stuff?

Tired of all the JUNK? Become inspired by Benedictine simplicity. Look for new ways to keep your space less cluttered.

The Art of Balance: Mastering Headstand

Sometimes the only way to see things clearly is to turn my world upside down.

Love Earth Now

S&H Staff Writer Julie Peters and author Cheryl Leutjen explore ways to connect with and honor the natural environment while managing the stress of living in what sometimes feels like environmental apocalypse.

What Helps and What Hurts

Yoga can be a great tool for recovery, but only if yoga teachers understand how to shape the practice to the needs of people healing from trauma.

From Chronos to Kairos Time

Having trouble being here now? Maybe you’re trying to tell the wrong kind of time.

50 Quotes on Abundance

Abundance is a very popular word right now. Sometimes it almost seems as though the word “abundance” is a socially acceptable way of saying "lots of money!" Although an increase in…

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Is a “good death” just an oxymoron?

Eat Well, Laugh a Lot

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux are trying to make people healthier—body and soul.

A Zen Master's Guide to the Bible

A short introduction to the world’s first Buddhist Bible study group.

60 Affirmations to Support You Through Meaningful Life Changes

Studies show that affirmations contribute to our well-being in tangible ways. Dig in to a year’s worth of positive self-talk from Louise Hay, Caroline Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain, Marianne Williamson, S&H readers, and more.

Close to Grace: The Physics of Silent Transmission

A laser pioneer explores how the coherent light of a laser beam may help explain the joy experienced in the presence of a saint or a sage.

Live from a Place of Love: An Interview with Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a famously self-made man who was born in Detroit in 1940 and spent his early years in orphanages. He became a high school guidance counselor and then a professor …

The Psychedelic Touch

Explore how drugs like LSD have helped veterans overcome the trauma of war.

Theories About the Future of Our Civilization

The horizon of our civilization is gloomy, and humankind is approaching the brink of radical and unmanageable changes. Consumers nowadays have become the target of an aggressive ec…

What Happens During a Session with a Spiritual Advisor?

What Is An Energy Clearing? How Does It Improve Your Life? Spiritual advisor Judit Ronai answers your questions.

Balancing Life by the Rule

The point of a rule of life, for communities or individuals, is that life should be lived in balance, with God as the focal point.

The Incomparable Naomi Shihab Nye on Kindness

The poems of Naomi Shihab Nye have an uncanny way of showing up at exactly the right moment to summon you below the surface of your life. The child of a Palestinian father and an A…

Juice Revolution: How to Drink Your Way to Better Health

Go beyond the cleanse and try juicing to boost your health.

Habits for Success

Author G. Brian Benson shares with S&H Staff Writer Julie Peters that the key to success is continuing to be open to self-growth and self-exploration.

How to Embody Kindness

Willa Blythe Baker sits down to discuss her somatic mindfulness journey.

8 Secrets for Lasting Love

From knowing your worth to being vulnerable, here are eight secrets to lasting love.

How to Re-Engage Your Intuition

Create conscious healing that eliminates the rift

Find Your Path

Interspiritual wisdom to help you find your spiritual style, choose the grand questions that call you, and create your personal practice.

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…

4 Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient

While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.

The Splendid Spiritual Practice of Silence

A former monk shares the benefits of the spiritual practice of silence after a year of solitary prayer and contemplation.

Druidry for Beginners

Interested in modern Druid practices? Druidry begins with three paths that connect nature, creativity, and the divine.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, the Soul Worker

An interview with Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.

Living for the Future with Joanna Macy

Eco-Buddhist Joanna Macy on facing an uncertain future, changing the world through love, and looking at the Earth as an extension of ourselves.

Sharing the Tao

A look at how the Tao Te Ching may be used as a guide to spiritual practice.

Survival Consciousness

Infinite bliss and enlightenment may be just a breath away. But what does that really mean?Many years ago a stage hypnotist came to my high school for a routine performance in whic…

Practices for How COVID-19 Can Create Lasting, Positive Change

“As we find ourselves in the midst of various stages of reopening across the globe, our collective memory of this disaster can either fade away into history or become a drumbeat for a more just, equitable and sustainable society.”

Meditation: The Key to Evenmindedness

Meditation is the key to attaining evenmindedness, helping you to cooperate with life willingly.

Psychedelic Medicine

Other drugs may soon follow marijuana’s path from illegal to medical to decriminalized to legal

Thriving as an Empath

For 20 years, Judith Orloff has helped make being an empath “something that caring characters would aspire towards.” She shares practices from a lifetime of overcoming shame and creating empowerment.

Listening to Trees

We interact with trees as strangers because we don’t know their stories. When we listen, we “unself” ourselves— and open to great beauty.

Joy Harjo: Ancestor of a Poem

With Joy Harjo named the poet laureate, we're reposting an article from 2014.

How Not To Feed Your Cancer

Your cancer is uniquely yours. Get to know it—so you can help deprive it of exactly what it needs to survive.

Transdenominationalism in the Jewish Community

Rabbi Wayne Dosick is a spiritual teacher and counselor, author, and the founder and spiritual guide of The Elijah Minyan in San Diego, California. He is a radical advocate for diversity and transdenominationalism in the Jewish community.

Cooperative Evolution: Why the Human Species Will Finally Grow Up

At the age of 43, Elisabet Sahtouris, an evolution biologist with a doctorate in brain science, quit her job at PBS, sold her car, house, and stuff, and moved to a tiny island in t…

Empowered by the Sacred

An Invocation"Rise and place your hands on your heart. Bow your head to your heart and in doing so, bow your mind, bow your intelligence, bow your ego, to the presence of the Livin…

Transcript: Our full interview with Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

In this podcast transcript, host Rabbi Rami speaks with Bishop Michael Curry about how the church is being called back to its deeper roots in the teachings of Jesus.