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.
Check out what’s happening at SpiritualityHealth.com
FROM THE EDITOR
Spirituality & Health US
Shelley Kommers • S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with Los Angeles-based artist Shelley Kommers about mandalas, the colors pink and green, and working with gold leaf.
Empower yourself – with an – Armor of Clear, Calm Energy… in just 10-20 minutes. • Learn OJAYA… the Healthful… Anti-Stress… Anti-Anxiety Meditation… for Awakened, Youthful Aging
What Is Love?
When a Tension Gets Attention
THE JAW • The jaw is one of the most common places for us to hold stress and tension. Tensing the jaw when we are angry or to avoid crying is common. Opening the jaw through massage or breathing techniques can sometimes allow for emotional release.
Zen Wellness and the Waters
Great books from our S&H contributors!
PRISON AND PAGANISM • AWYN DAWN, the author of Paganism on Parole, explains how she deepened her faith while incarcerated.
MINDFULNESS OVER MERLOT • It’s time to update our attitudes towards recovery. ADRIENNE VAN DER VALK explains why—and how.
WHAT DOES RECOVERY BASED IN MINDFULNESS LOOK LIKE?
JOURNALING OUT LOUD • Distracted by worrying, anxious, comparing thoughts? Give voice to them. Then give voice to a response to them. KEVIN ANDERSON, PhD, tells you how.
NEW WAYS TO GET OUTSIDE • Cause for optimism: A boom in stunning public parks. MARY BEMIS spoke with author Victoria Newhouse about the parks of the future.
19 COOLING PRACTICES • Struggling to escape the heat? BRENNA LILLY offers tips from Ayurveda, yoga, Western herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and everyday common sense.
Two Takes on Ritual • MARA BRANSCOMBE, THE AUTHOR OF RITUAL AS REMEDY, EXPLORES THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF RITUAL IN HER OWN LIFE.
A Ritual-Full Life
How Rituals Rewire Your Brain
THE GANDHI FORMULA • How to Be Everything All at Once
THE SECRET TO BEING YOUR BEST!
Writing Their Own Story • SEASONED AUTHORS ARE REINVENTING THEIR LIVES BY CREATING INSPIRING HEROINES THAT READERS LOVE.
Earlham School of Religion • FIND YOUR CALLING
Animal Chaplaincy Training from Compassion Consortium • FIND YOUR CALLING
The Haden Institute • FIND YOUR CALLING
Celebrant Foundation & Institute • FIND YOUR CALLING
Atlantic University • FIND YOUR CALLING
Saybrook University • FIND YOUR CALLING
Pacifica Graduate Institute • FIND YOUR CALLING
LAZY DAYS • We all need a lazy day from time to time to catch up on all the things we’ve put on hold. When we take time for self-care, we’re giving ourselves permission to embrace the good life. We can rekindle our dreams and make space for our own sacred healing through rest, joy, learning, fun, and laughter.
WORTH THE EFFORT • Learn about Haitian heroes, discover how to be braver, and spend time with a family working together to save the family business.
Ten Thousand Hands
Suffering Exists So We Have Something to Do
ONE MORE THING