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Sacred Beings and Peace-Makers: An Interview with Jalaja Bonheim

Jalaja Bonheim agreed to answer a few questions for us about the Circlework she does, her childhood as a Jewish German, her work with Palestinian and Jewish women, and her upcoming book The Sacred Ego. We’re delighted to be publishing Jalaja’s book on July 28 and hope you enjoy getting to know more of her story here. NAB: You’re German …continue

Creating an Alive Environment for Growth

Excerpt from Conscious Parenting by Gabriel Cousens, MD, and Leah Lynn   Creating an Alive Environment The little child unconsciously imitates everything that streams toward him from his environment, and the impressions thus received work back upon his body functioning: breath, digestion, circulation, and the body building process itself…. A harsh, discordant, loveless, or even …continue

Extended excerpt: Yoga for Better Sleep

Sleep can be delightfully, curiously, even disturbingly mysterious—especially that last one, if it doesn’t seem to come to you when you want (or need) it. We’ve only very recently come to a better understanding of the nature and purposes of sleep, and how it impacts each and all of our physical, mental, and emotional systems. …continue

Transcending: On Pride

We asked the contributors of Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices if they’d be willing to share their thoughts this Pride month: whether they’re celebrating, what it’s like to be sheltered-in-place, how they are connecting and finding community, and how they choose to show up. This Pride has been different for myriad reasons: situated amidst a pandemic …continue

Adding Fuel to the Fire: Why Climate War Is Not the Answer

The metaphors we use speak to our assumptions about the world. Whether we’re addressing a diagnosis like cancer or the condition of our rapidly warming planet, speaking about waging warfare can seem like an important—even heroic—way to rally people to the cause. But seeing the condition of our cells and the state of the climate …continue

Free Will Astrology 4/7–4/13

ARIES (March 21-April 19): French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is regarded as one of the greats, in the same league as Picasso and Kandinsky. Even in his eighties, he was still creating marvels that one critic said seemed “to come from the springtime of the world.” As unique as his work was, he was happy …continue