Mind & Body


Using Communication Technologies Mindfully

By Jon Mitchell

A burgeoning collection of communication technologies is often blamed for decreased empathy and attention spans. What if the problem lies not with the technology, but with the attitude of the user?


In Any Light, By Any Name

By Alia Volz, from Tin House

As a father looks to the stars for meaning, a daughter just wants him to be her dad.


Loving From a Distance

By Tim White

Tim White suggests that when loving family members becomes toxic, it may be time to try loving from a distance.


They Put the Grrr in Ingrate

By Tim White

A minimalist woman is bothered by her sister-in-law's well-meaning gifts; Tim White offers advice on how to deal with the unwanted knick-knacks.


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Meditating on a More Meaningful Life

by Christian Williams

How daily breathing awareness is changing my life.


Oops Upside the House!

By Tim White

Tim White enlists a consulting arborist to advise a man who believes he may have caused his neighbor's tree to fall and damage their garage.


Reunited and It Feels Like Hell

By Tim White

Tim White offers advice on whether attending a high school reunion is a confidence-builder or an unnecessary source of anxiety.


Invisibilia Podcast: The Woman Who Feels Everything

by Lindsey Kennedy

A new NPR podcast looks at life with Mirror Touch Synesthesia.