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The ancient knowledge of the authentic Hawaiian kahuna is not well known to the larger world, even in our time, when access to the wisdom of indigenou…
An exceptional travel writer can make a new and unfamiliar place invade your thoughts and senses so that you feel as though you’ve actually been there. If the writer is really good…
This is soul-nourishing music, leading beyond thought to a contemplative realm in which an acoustic symphony orchestra and instruments from foreign lands blend with and support a h…
Today, when even a small number of religious zealots can wreak havoc on a massive scale, we are beginning to admit that our conventional wisdom, including our understanding of othe…
After years of reading scary warnings about our fat intake, many of us prefer not to eat any trans fats in processed foods, but we certainly don’t want to exceed the recommended da…
Memories of Manhattan spur S&H Editor at Large Stephen Kiesling to reflect on the "masters of deprivation."
We all contain multitudes, and accepting the light and darkness in another can be a sign of deep trust and friendship. But acceptance doesn't mean being passive when a friend is suicidal.
An Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh
Every year, we make resolutions. Every year, it seems, we fall short. That's perfectly fine. Falling short is almost inevitable. What matters is what happens next.
Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.
Many of us live with persistent anxiety. If our doctor recommends stepping away from medicine, what are some ways to cope without medicine?
It's normal for sexual urges to slow down a bit as we age, but that means intimacy is more important than ever.
“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”
Exploring how an irritable mind affects an irritable bowel does not imply IBS symptoms are not real. It means that in IBS, and many other conditions, the mind-body connection can create real symptoms—and can be used to bring real healing.
Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?
Do you have strange dreams? Here are nine guidelines for decoding them.
Emotional intimacy outside of marriage isn't necessarily harmless. Here are some ideas on how to maintain boundaries that work for both partners.
The body has its own way of processing emotions. “The rush of symptoms people experience in a panic attack is a tsunami of fear being released in the body. The question is: What’s deep below the surface that keeps building up fear that needs to be released?”
Bored by meditation? Change the way you meditate, at least for now. You're not likely to stick with a practice that is drudgery.
S&H Editor in Chief Ben Nussbaum reflects on the word “radical” at its roots.