Mind & Body


Why is it Wrong to Wreck the World?

By Kathleen Dean Moore

Even today, with personal opinions holding sway over the most clear and logical opposition, we have to approach the global issue of climate change in a morally-upstanding and inclusive manner.


The Racial Identity Struggle

By Chris Abani

Discover how the perceptions of others effect the racial identity of one mixed race man.


Rajneesh & Tantra: A History

By Hugh B. Urban

While Rajneesh wrote about many things during his life, he is best known for his modern transformation of the Asian tradition of Tantra.


A Veteran’s Duel with the Death Impulse

By Jessica Cohen, Special to Utne Reader

In 1966, Everett Cox never anticipated that four decades of recurring suicidal thoughts and multiple suicide attempts would stem from what he learned in army boot camp. Nor could he have imagined what would help him.


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Helping Us Learn How to Listen

By Abby Olcese, special to Utne Reader

A conversation with author and Peabody-award winning radio host Krista Tippett.


Goodbye and Good Luck!

By Gillian Bennett, from Humanist Perspectives

An 84-year-old grandmother in the early stages of dementia dragged a foam mattress to one of her favorite spots on Bowen Island, British Columbia, so that she could die the death of her choosing.


To and from the Soul’s Hall

By Francis Weller, from The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Grief both acknowledges what has been lost and ensures that we don’t forget what we must remember.


We Still Have the Now

By Thich Nhat Hanh

With the energy of mindfulness and concentration, you will be able to clear away the misunderstandings, the anger, the sadness and suspicion of days gone by.



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