Mind & Body

My Enlightenment

By Michael Redhill, from Brick

All you have to do is breathe. Let all your thoughts drift away. Let it all goooooo.

Your Guide to Forest Bathing

By M. Amos Clifford

Let nature heal your mind, body, and spirit with the relaxing meditation of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, a Japanese therapy with cardiovascular benefits.

Finding the Mind’s Nine Bodies

by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Phillip Moffitt, the previous owner, and editor of Esquire magazine is able to distinguish nine meditative states and describe how to attain them. He speaks to his inner adventures that he has pursued for six decades and focuses on altered states diverges which examined how Buddhist teachings can be applied to daily angst.

Listening to Trees

by Sam Mowe, from Spirituality & Health

When we listen to trees, we “unself” ourselves — and open to great beauty.


Biopower to the People

By Mailee Hung

Fitness trackers are redefining what it means to be a human subject.

Your Cultural Attire

By Zahir Janmohamed

Conversations about appropriation sometimes miss the complexity of culture.

Your Inner Voice

By Andrea Owen

Learn to understand your inner critic and how you can transform your happiness by changing your daily thoughts.

The Utne Mens’ Saga

By Eric Utne

From an ocean away, two distant relatives discover that they have more in common than a shared ancestory.

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