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Whose Energy Am I Using?

Learning to replay and observe the energy of every day interactions frees up space for autonomy and self-actualization.

Why “The Star-Spangled Banner” Makes Sports More Violent

Over the last decade, one of the most fascinating areas of research in psychological science has been the study of “priming” behavior. Social scientists found, for example, that a …

Why a Creative Retreat Is Good for You

S&H’s Creative Director sets off for Squam Lake and discovers the joy of retreat.

Why a Little Guilt Can Be Good For You

Guilt is a horrible feeling. When we are little kids, before our moral compass kicks in, we have absolutely no sense of guilt or shame. We know we are not supposed to punch other k…

Why a Will is Important for You and Your Loved Ones

Being prepared for the inevitable will help your loved ones left behind.

Why All the Fuss About Birch Waters

This fashionable drink from birch trees has a long history of healing

Why and How to Let Go of Fear

The simple step is to understand the basic patterns driving our evolution

Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.

Why Change Is Difficult for Us (and Ways to Overcome It)

“In the new year, many of us will be contemplating changing a behavior or an aspect of our lives. Some will dream of it, while the brave ones will get ready to take action. There is a reason you feel that spark. Life is finite. Don’t squander it. Here are four tips to help you be brave, conquer your fears, and pursue the spark.”

Why Clear My Aura?

The cleaner and clearer the aura, the more authentic, aligned and balanced in-the-moment experience becomes.

Why Commit? And How?

Once upon a time, people spent their whole lives in one career until they retired. In this world, marriage was a given: it happened early and it was lifelong. Commitment was easy: …

Why Do I Feel So Alone?

Loneliness can be an invitation to change

Why Do I Worry So Much?

5 steps to prevent excessive worrying

Why Do Schizophrenics Hallucinate?

The possible link between a shorter PCS and losing touch with reality may provide a new playing field for predicting and diagnosing a potentially serious brain aberration.

Why Do So Many of Us Live in Fear?

"If only they knew: For us, fear is not a choice. A little fear is necessary for survival: Ask any gazelle. But too much fear can be as crippling as too little."

Why Do We Do Long Sittings?

Our meditation group had six stalwart sitters yesterday for our four-hour block sitting, in spite of the our city’s annual summer festival being in full swing, the gorgeous weather…

Why Do We Feel Awe?

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.

Why Do We Withhold (Our Love)?

Several months ago, a student of my summertime yoga and writing workshop gave me a thank you card with a powerful, mesmerizing quote cut from the final pages of a insightful book, …

Why Does Low Self-Esteem Make Us Lie—and How Can We Start Telling the Truth?

I once asked a friend whether she knew anything about Russian literature."No," she intoned, shaking her head with a studiedly blank look in her eyes. "Not a thing."Later I learned …