An unexpected note illuminates the challenging grace of valuing those who think differently from us. Sharon Salzberg’s useful tips for gracefully disagreeing with people we love. Parker palmer on how life’s greatest blessings can’t be seen. Karissa Chen reimagines her grandfather’s story, and her place in it. And Courtney Martin on trusting in the intuition of our own bodies.
What if we trusted what our bodies tell us about our experiences? On the frustrating gap between our emotional intuition, and the reality that we perceive.
The elemental closeness of a mother to her children, and to her own body.
On the Becoming Wise podcast, feminist playwright Eve Ensler speaks of the affirming physicality of our bodies, and of finding true contentment in the lives we already lead.
Writings on transcending social, psychological, and physical boundaries, and coming together in deeper connection with ourselves and each other.
Physical presence and inner life are more integrated than we might imagine. Meditations on how we move through stress, our relationship with the body, and making meaning in the rhythms of everyday life.
How do we cut through distraction to nurture our best selves forward? Our executive editor shares reflections on rediscovering the glory around and within us, from the journey of an olympic runner, to the lyrical labyrinth of rap, to healing the void of loss with art and memory.
Matthew Sanford, an innovator of adaptive yoga, on taking a new orientation to our physical change and pain, and the outward healing that can result.
The act of running reveals. An avid marathoner realizes that her physical training is also a spiritual exercise — a place to meditate on the move and find God in unexpected, sacred places.
Genuine gratitude isn’t necessarily about happiness or a soft, warm glow. It’s messy and gritty and physical. From appreciating the glowing moon to marveling at the strange miracle of the human body, a celebration of thankfulness.