The pain and gift of the end of life, and the truths that dying reveals at the heart of being human.
A new generation of physicians with a pledge beyond doing no harm: to walk alongside their patients as people, and to nurture wellbeing with compassion, thoughtfulness, and integrity.
Is the way we talk about and imagine opioid addiction hurting people who need our help? A native West Virginian considers the ravages of the disease on her loved ones, her home state, and families across the country — and looks to compassion as a strategy for healing.
Listeners challenge all of us to grow after listening to our interview with Glenn Beck. A writer contemplates her preoccupation with death after he mother’s passing. How men can live longer if they nurture deep friendships. And how humor helps us survive — a preview of the new season of our Creating Our Own Lives podcast.
A balm for burnout: self-love and a guided meditation to empower us to take a stand — literally — for our own right to be happy and whole.
It can feel painful to reflect on our mortality — especially the mortality of our loved ones. But maybe embracing the reality of death can help us to fear it less, and appreciate the wonder of life all the more.
From our Becoming Wise podcast, mindfulness researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn on the physiological and spiritual potential of being present to every moment of daily life.
As more millennials declare themselves “spiritual but not religious,” what does meaningful community look like in the 21st century? For legions of CrossFit enthusiasts, it’s a community of care and nurturing — and a place where you can also perfect your squat.
To devote oneself to battling injustice is noble, but rigorous. Sharon Salzberg celebrates the extraordinary work of agents of social change, and illuminates the importance of balancing exposure to hardship with self-care.
Death and illness are rational fears, yet there are some truths we need to ignore in order to function. For people with health anxiety, a strange lump can incite a multitude of fears. A generous (sometimes humorous) window into life with hypochondria.
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.
Parker Palmer examines the guiding principles of care and healing at the center of a physician’s practice, and wonders how they might revive the heart of political life.
Waiting for test results in a hospital can be a solitary event. And unexpectedly quiet in certain waiting rooms. Jane Gross on the silent solidarity of women forged while waiting for the results of their mammogram tests each year.
Some of our limitations can be our greatest assets. A man born with disabilities tells the story of learning to embrace and make the most of the particularities of his own body — by first rediscovering his own breath.
In the waiting room of a doctor’s office, the dramas of life and death play out quietly. A reflection on the power of paying attention to the stranger, and to the burdens we all carry.
Trauma can be a rigid dictator of the course of a life, often giving rise to paths of destruction and illness. Dr. Robert Ross on why these cycles exist, and on our responsibility as members of the community to heal the broken spaces in the structures we live in.
An inspirational profile of one of those modern-day heroes, SAS, a doctor whose key insights turned the tide of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone — an exemplar of quiet commitment and unending courage who saved thousands of lives by bridging worlds.
With nine out of ten family dinners, little of consequence occurs. But, during the tenth mealtime, something sparks. A father’s case for the unscheduled magic of the family dinner.
More than 25 percent of us may be jeopardizing the “good life” by blindly pursuing more to keep up with the Joneses? Courtney Martin on operating on income autopilot and re-interpreting our financial wealth.
“Our genome sequence is the genetic blueprint of our biological self but how much does it, or will we let it, define who we are?” A journalist seeks to reconcile questions of mystery with questions of genetics.
You don’t have to spend months in meditation, says Eckhart Tolle, to gain insights that could change your life, even your health.
How would we treat people differently if we could hear what they hear, see what they see, feel what they feel? A video from the Cleveland Clinic encourages us to reimagine the people and spaces around us to foster deeper connection and well being.
My last two years in Brooklyn I felt fortunate to have the view I did. My windows faced east, and,…
Acknowledging a spiritual dimension may have more positive effects on physical and mental health than most people realize.