Mind & Body

Beautiful Monsters: Living with a Prosthetic Limb

By Emily Rapp

Ruminating on life with a prosthetic limb.

Naked: Triptych

By Shannon Huffman Polson, from Ruminate Magazine

Recognizing the grace of vulnerability on the Denali mountain.

Nature as God: Repairing the Circle

By Tomson Highway, from Masculindians

The Cree people have never separated their deities from nature—and for good reason.

Teachings from Tibetan Buddhism: On Course for Compassion

By Christine Toomey, from Resurgence & Ecologist

Mindfulness is not enough — we must develop our capacity for altruism, a Buddhist scholar argues.


The Trans Revolution: Fighting for Transgender Rights

By Vanessa Baird, from New Internationalist

Tracking the course of transgender rights and their liberating potential for us all.

What Keeps Us from Showing Self-Compassion?

By Kristin Neff, from Psychotherapy Networker

Busting the five myths of self-compassion.

Kung Fu Nuns

By Christine Toomey

Martial art becomes a means of spiritual empowerment for the Buddhist nuns of Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery in Nepal.

The Romance and Ritual of Hindu Bengali Hair

By Bharati Mukherjee

Author Bharati Mukherjee writes of her experience growing up practicing traditional Hindu Bengali hair rituals.