Author: Maren Fox

Maren began her publishing career as an intern at Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press, where she stayed on for more than four years as a publicist and web coordinator. She joined the NAB team in 2015 and is still stoked about it—she gets to read her Rob Brezsny horoscope (Scorpio)​ before anyone else! Maren lives in Oakland with a monstrous Maine Coon and spends the majority of her spare time convincing him to not eat all of her houseplants. Sometimes she has time to write, paint things, garden, or repair furniture.​

The Local Food Revolution

With the World Bank projecting that in just 35 years we’ll need to produce at least 50% more food to adequately feed the planet, food security is quickly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. Resource scarcity and the looming global food crisis—compounded by climate change—is exposing how unsustainable and ultimately ineffective …continue

New Release: Free to Make

How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds Since founding MAKE: Magazine in 2005 and the Maker Faire in 2006, Dale Dougherty has been on the front lines of a worldwide renaissance of creating, designing, modifying, inventing, and personalizing. In his book Free to Make, Dougherty acts as a tour …continue

New Release: Tibetan Shamanism

A centuries-old tradition that lived on in exile only to die out in Nepal Originally settled by warring nomadic tribes, Tibet has a violent birth story that is often forgotten. It wasn’t until Buddhist teachings were integrated into local shamanic traditions that these different communities were unified, creating the peaceful and spiritually-focused Tibetan culture as it is known …continue

New Release: New Moon

New Moon: A Coming of Age Tale “A memoir of baseball, high school, and Jewish New York in the ’50s, New Moon is also a portrait of a defenseless consciousness uncovering itself and the world simultaneously. The spellbinding prose and terrifying intimacy of Richard Grossinger’s book makes an unforgettable reading experience.” —Jonathan Lethem This revised and updated …continue

Astral Event: Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

Greetings, stargazers! It’s August, and as summer’s end nears so arrives our favorite time to look to the skies… for the Perseid meteor shower! As one of the most visible, predictable, and abundant meteor showers on Earth—with approximately 80 meteors visible per hour during peak times—the Perseid meteor shower is certainly popular (and a great idea for a date). However, this year …continue

New Release: Calm Birth

When grouping the words “pregnancy” and “breathing,” we are inclined to imagine the shallow, violent pants of a sweaty, red-faced soon-to-be mother. While Robert Newman, expert and teacher of mind/body medicine, believes this form of breathing is beneficial in certain situations, his newly revised book, Calm Birth, seeks to upturn this reductive association. Calm Birth …continue