Mind & Body


Me and Mama Ayahuasca

By Laura Marjorie Miller, from Cosmic Sister

Journeying into the cosmic sisterhood of the sacred vine.


Zoe Helene on Cosmic Sister, Psychedelics, and Feminism

by Lynne Woodward, special to Utne Reader

Empowering the voices of women in the psychedelic renaissance.


Faith Healing and Modern Medicine

By Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Thousands of Americans choose faith healings over medical intervention every day, for themselves and for their children. When does a country that prides itself on freedom of religion declare that public health trumps personal belief?


Currently Closeted

By Tim White

Tim White advises a young woman preparing to come out, and provides resources for LGBT children coming out to family.


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Don’t Blame the Devil: St Augustine and Original Sin

By James Boyce

St Augustine of Hippo was a prolific contributor to the formation of modern Christianity, particularly through the concept of Original Sin. The philosophy of human nature this idea implies continues to inform contemporary morality.


The Importance of Play

By Mary Anne Radmacher

It can be easy to forget the importance of play as an adult, but taking time to do something you find enjoyable is essential for your well-being.


Comparisons Are For Prices

By Tim White

Tim White reminds an artist struggling with his self-esteem that each of us has unique talents, and suggests using mindfulness and meditation to quiet his sense of inadequacy.


Unhappy 4/20

By Tim White

Tim White suggests that a man with an ethical question about a birthday present of illegal drugs take a chill pill and return the illicit gift.