Spirituality & Health is for people who wish to explore the spiritual journey-the journey to self knowledge, authenticity and integration. It offers you inspiration for the practice, people and ideas of the current spiritual reawakening. We cover all points of view on spiritual questions, drawing on the world's wisdom traditions as well as science, psychology, sociology and medicine.
FROM THE EDITOR
Spirituality & Health
Kim Ferreira • S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with New Hampshire-based artist Kim Ferreira about foxes and racoons, happy paintings, phonographs, and more.
A Coequal Helpmeet
When Life Is a Hurricane, Stay in the “I”
SICK SOUNDS • Anthropophonies—soundscapes made by humans—might be making you sick. BERNIE KRAUSE, who has studied sound for more than five decades, explains how.
THISTLE SEED AND THIS’LL SEED • KEVIN ANDERSON explores how playfulness with language can be a powerful way to reframe burdensome thoughts.
FROM LONELINESS TO ALONENESS • Writer and artist MONICA BOND offers an art practice for embracing solitude.
CIRCLES & SYNCHRONICITIES • In a week of both tragic and comedic karma, KEITH KACHTICK awakens to the circular nature of the Universe and our existence in it.
BE HAPPY THE GRECO-ROMAN WAY • We can thank the ancients for everything from democracy to libraries, the alphabet to zoology. What do they say about happiness?
EMBRACING EARTH MEDICINE
KITCHEN SUPPLIES FOR RECIPES AND RITUALS
CUCUMBER ALOE VERA MEDICINE WATER
BOOKS WE love
STOP SUPPRESSING, START EXAMINING • Faith Hunter, the author of Spiritually Fly: Wisdom, Meditations, and Yoga to Elevate the Soul, offers a technique for diving deep with your demons.
earth and energy medicine • Be your healthiest you. Explore ways to feel your best that don’t require a trip to a medical office.
AGING INTO AWAKENING • Connie Zweig’s new book, The Inner Work of Age, guides readers as they shift from role to soul.
mind-body wellness • Benefit from groundbreaking scientific insights with these books on the mind-body connection.
yoga • Reignite your practice with books on core concepts, communication, courage, compassion, and more.
AYAHUASCA DOES NOT DECEIVE • Amazonia expert Jeremy Narby views ayahuasca from the perspective of an elder of the indigenous Shawi people.
herbal healing • Forge an energetic connection with the earth, your ancestors, and yourself.
living in the world • These books are tools for living a better life in our hectic and busy world.
SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF FIRST • The black box is awkward at best and excruciating at worst. But it’s where change happens. Shelly Tygielski explains her path forward from divorce in this excerpt from Sit Down to Rise Up.
shine bright, rise up • Take steps toward mental wellness and self-discovery with the books on reclaiming meaning, revisiting trauma, and more.
“THROUGH RELATIONSHIP” • Celebrated writer Ruth Ozeki’s latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, continues her tradition of “enacting the Zen teachings in the world.”
FINDING A NEW BALANCE • Sex therapist Tammy Nelson, author of Open Monogamy, suggests that you can have your cake and eat it too.
being in relationship • How do you operate in a relationship? With yourself, your spouse, your family and friends? Explore books on being in every kind of relationship.
tarot cards and oracle decks • These decks are wonderful tools for understanding your own thought patterns and deepening your intuition. What’s in the cards for you?
REFRESHING BATH RITUALS • Get the most from your you...