Entries tagged with “Family”

Catching Babies

Birthing women are able to share something that connects them to all mothers, past and future.

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…

Circles, Not Triangles

Triangles aren't sustainable when it comes to relationships. Embrace the idea of circles, which are stable over time.

Compassionate Conversations: Advice From Three Experts

Leaning how to have real conversations about important topics with people you disagree with is a skill. These days, it's more important than ever. Diane Hamilton, Gabriel Wilson, and Kimberly Loh offer useful advice and powerful stories in their new book Compassionate Conversations.

Creating Baby Centric Rituals

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Crucial Practice: The Mindful Diaper Change

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Becoming…

Dementia as My Teacher

I am a huge advocate of self-observation and monitoring of one’s own behavior. I aim to constantly practice noticing how I am personally behaving. I aim to maintain awareness and c…

Dismantling Your Pandemic Pod

Pandemic pods kept you sane while keeping COVID-19 at bay. It's okay to mourn the loss of your pod as you celebrate the world moving closer to normal.

Dreading the Next Family Gathering?

Getting together with family, especially during the holidays, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety—even if it’s all love. In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, gives us the tools to cope.

Drug-Free, Device-Free, Effective Birth Control

Natural forms of birth control are often discounted because of the tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that exists in both the medical community and in the gen…

Easing the Angst of Adolescence

Practicing mindfulness can help teens cope with the pressures of growing up—and even ward off symptoms of depression.

East Coast Travel Gets Greener

In 1991, a group of civic planners from New York City, Boston, and Washington DC came together with a concept for a hard-surface trail system connecting their three cities. The tra…

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.

Ethical Wills and Legacy Letters

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Every Second Something Happens

Poems for the Mind and SensesSelected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, with illustrations by Melanie HallPoetry for children has to be the very best. It has to tickle the mi…

Faith and the Family: When Our Beliefs Differ

When loved ones challenge our deepest beliefs, is it even possible to agree to disagree?

Family Dynamic: Deepak Chopra reflects on how family has changed him

We visted with Deepak Chopra a year after son Gotham’s documentary, Decoding Deepak, opened a window on the spiritual icon’s private life. How has it affected you to have grandch…

Father’s Final Words Not the Last Word

Psychotherapist Kevin Anderson offers advice to S&H readers. “As professionally prepared as you were for your father’s dying process, there are no credentials or letters after our names that can fully prepare us for losing a loved one.”

Friday Night Lights Author Talks Faith and Fatherhood

Buzz Bissinger on his latest book, Father's Day.

Healing Generations of Pain

One of the founders of Earthbound Farm ignored the present-day consequences of her family’s past. Until she needed to heal.