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
Tracy Verdugo • S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with Australian artist Tracy Verdugo about evolution, Embracing the Contrast, and taking a break from color.
Looking for a Standard
Falling Up Into The Cloud of Unknowing
KNEES • Knees aren’t really a discrete body part—they’re a zone of intersection, where various body systems, including muscular and skeletal, meet. One reason knee pain is so common is that there are many different elements at play in the knee, and that issues in the feet, hips, or elsewhere can manifest in the knee.
5 RISKS OF A SPIRITUAL PATH • Looking back on two decades of searching, SUZANNE CLORES identifies potential pitfalls for the spiritual seeker.
10 AYURVEDA PRACTICES FOR WINTER • KATE O’DONNELL, the author of three books on Ayurveda, suggests ways to kickstart an Ayurvedic practice this winter.
SLEEP BLENDS • Master herbalist KAREN M. ROSE shares three recipes for improved sleep, as well as advice on how to start on the herbalist path.
THE PSYCHEDELIC TOUCH • JAMES JEFFREY explores how drugs like LSD have helped veterans overcome the trauma of war.
THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OF WRITING • GRACE JI-SUN KIM offers ideas for how to get started journaling and shares why it’s such a powerful tool.
JOURNALING DO’S AND DON’TS
Understanding Humans • Camilla Pang is an accomplished scientist who studies the wildly chaotic lives of cancer cells. She also is an advocate for neurodiversity who manages her own autism, ADHD, and generalized anxiety disorder. An Outsider’s Guide to Humans is the culmination of a project that started when she was a child. It shares ideas from science to deal with extreme fear, anxiety, and life as an outsider.
OUTSIDERS AND THE SCIENCE OF LARGE GROUPS
find your calling
Giving Experiences • Giving and receiving gifts can be a true joy. However, accumulating more things (which we may or may not want or need) can feel like a burden. Avoid adding more stuff to your gift recipients’ lives by giving experiences instead of things. From an environmental, mindful, or otherwise personal perspective, these may be the best gifts they get!
CENTERED MIND, BODY, SELF • Radicalize healing and self-discovery with these picks.
In the Thick of It
Contemplating the Festively Feathered
From Self-Love to Neighbor-Love
ONE MORE THING