Mind & Body


Appreciating Indigenous Ways of Knowing

By Leigh Ann Henion, from Phenomenal

It’s time we reestablish our connection to a body of wisdom that values millennia of holistic experience and subjective observation.


How to Live: Obtaining Happiness and Well-Being

By Thich Nhat Hanh, from his Mindfulness Essentials Series

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s simple advice for mindful living.


A National War on Fat & the Value of Young Voices

By Susan Greenhalgh

America’s war on fat has wreaked havoc on its target demographic. Young Americans are now speaking up about the trauma this health-promoting agenda has caused.


Peace of Mind: Spirituality from a Cell

By Dr. Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm

Millions of people meditate daily, but can meditative practices really make us ‘better’ people?


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Walking is a Basic Human Right

By Jay Walljasper

National Summit sets strategy to make every American community walkable.


The Modern Ego and How It Affects Human Behavior

By Jalaja Bonheim, Ph. D.

In order to take care of ourselves and others, we must acknowledge the wisdom of our ego.


Diagnosing the 21st Century Health Care Dilemma

By Sharon R. Kaufman

Discover the basic factors that are contributing to inflated health care costs and, ultimately, shaping the American medical experience.


Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

by Utne Reader staff

Discover the history and benefits of sensory deprivation tanks.