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In his fabulous new book, poet-philosopher Mark Nepo writes about the crisis of belonging that has left so many in our fragmented culture feeling like outsiders in their own lives.
Just being alive can be heartbreaking sometimes. But isn't that when we awaken? With our hearts broken, in the presence of courage? And wonder.
These days, a growing number of people are using plant and synthetic teachers -- LSD, ketamine, ayahuasca, psilocybin, DMT, even sassafras -- to heal themselves. But why?
In her new book, Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, medical anthropologist and Zen master Joan Halifax investigates "moral distress" and burnout.
When the New York psychotherapist invited her friend, a kindly Tibetan lama, to help her with an especially difficult case, the results were remarkable
"When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed."
"An affair upsets the status quo by not only bringing the subject of sexuality to the forefront, but every other aspect of their relationship as well," says Esther Perel.
After his parents were murdered, author Scott Stabile had a choice: to stop living or become a "love warrior," as he writes in his fabulous new book, Big Love.
The wise American spiritual master talks about how to live skillfully, and happily, in a world where the "other" is denigrated, and causes for upset and rage abound.
Gangaji is one of the most respected spiritual teachers in America today. Her wise words are balm for the soul in our conflicted and dangerous times.
Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg talks about the real meaning of love, and how to bring sanity—and compassion—to the turbulent landscape of our times.
Cherrie Adams's "annus horribilis" included the deaths of three family members, and the resurrection of a whole new life
Jeff Brown delivers uncommon wisdom—uncommonly well—to his large online community.
Arianna Huffington's younger sister is a powerhouse of inspiration and creativity.
The longtime meditation teacher and mindfulness consultant on how to confront the bullies within, and end the way in our own minds.
The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett talks about the enigma of Trump and the antidote to greed.
Author Roger Housden offers an antidote to compulsion toward self-improvement in his new book Dropping the Struggle:Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have
Mark Nepo, poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor, talks about the secrets to living an awakened life.
Author Elizabeth Lesser, talks about her new book, Marrow: A Love Story. It's a sister's tale of becoming a donor and what it taught her about the meaning of love.
The pioneering Jungian analyst talks about the gifts of the shadow and the importance of bringing mindfulness, as well as compassion, to our forbidden zones.
The visionary founder and CEO of The Shift Network talks about bringing evolution -- not revolution -- to Washington D.C.
The groundbreaking author of Writing Down the Bones talks about creativity as a spiritual practice, her cancer journey, and choosing passion over discipline
How do we inherit family traumas? What tools can we use to work with painful experiences that did not begin with us? Family Constellations pioneer Mark Wolynn explains.
What does a living saint look like? For the past 25 years, the American-born Radhanath Swami has been crusading to end hunger in the slums of India. Here's how he does it.
In a new book and documentary, Seymour Bernstein, the legendary pianist and teacher, explains why music is a metaphor for life, and how each us can locate his essential passion
The timeless wisdom of yoga can help us in our modern lives. But how?
The renowned mystic scholar and author talks about grief, healing, and the powerful medicine of transformation.
The master of mindfulness meditation talks about his new book, Shift Into Freedom, and how we can live awakened lives in the midst of everyday changes.
The beloved poet-philosopher talks about his cancer journey. What did it teach him about suffering and wholeness? Faith? The importance of human connection?
What is the role of radical acceptance in intimate relationships? Why is spaciousness necessary for deep connection? Is it possible to be committed without attachment? How can we set our beloved free without losing trust?
Mark Matousek is the author of two memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment and The Boy He Left Behind.