Explore the many paths to wellness.
Like so many traditions, the 18-day meditation retreat I attend each year at Spirit Rock Meditation Center was not to be in 2020. The retreat has become a touchstone for my partner …READ MORE
Where there’s fire, there’s smoke: Fireworks are terrible for the environment, especially for air quality
Some people just can’t fathom a 4th of July or Pioneer Day holiday without fireworks. The bright colors, loud booms and bangs are thrilling to some. But for other people (and dogs) …READ MORE
Editor’s note: The Chakra Series, by Todd Mangum, MD, first appeared in CATALYST in 1995 and was repeated in 2009 and 2013. These stories remain among the most read in our online l …READ MORE
I’m one of the healthy, active ones who got it. I danced with King Covid. It was a tricky, unpredictable dance—one that had no rhythm, timing or well-choreographed steps. It was sn …READ MORE
Lush, green forests of the Pacific Northwest immerse viewers in nature. A Chinookan woman with long, inky black hair named Sweetwater Sahme stands beside a waterfall. We’ve learned …READ MORE
CHAKRA SIX Location: between the eyebrows. Governs: circadian rhythms. Main issue: intuition. Externalizes: as the pineal gland. Element: light. When balanced: we feel imaginative. …READ MORE
As an introvert, I’ve been spared the particular COVID – related hardship that comes from quarantine. Still, certain necessary sacrifices have recently proven to be bittersweet. Fo …READ MORE
As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many peop …READ MORE
CHAKRA FIVE Location: throat. Governs: our metabolism during activity and determines our resting metabolic rate. Main issue: communication and self-expression. Externalizes: as bo …READ MORE
Herbs for a magical Midsummer: Potions you can make to soothe your summertime body and celebratory soul.
Summer Solstice is just around the corner! The last few months have been a bit dark and heavy for many of us, so I’m looking forward to celebrating the Sun, the Summer, and a littl …READ MORE