Author: North Atlantic Books

North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent, nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont, in 1974, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities, and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in alternative medicine, ecology, and spirituality, with a pioneering publishing program that encompasses somatics, trauma, raw foods, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, and literature.

National Doughnut Day: Bath Bombs!

Happy National Doughnut Day! While we can’t share the ones we’re eating right now, we can show you how to make these bright and deceptively edible-looking doughnut bath bombs—a great gift for yourself or a friend. I found this easy bath bomb recipe in one of my favorite home DIY books: The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health …continue

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part Two)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the second segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques. You can read part one here.    The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part …continue

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the first segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques.   The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One) People turn to the …continue

Five Ways to Start Your Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring is in full swing and with it comes fresh air, fresh flowers, and a chance for a fresh start. We’ve compiled a few ideas for how you can start your spiritual spring cleaning—from clearing the air to clearing out your office clutter.  

Spiritual Spring Cleaning: Smudging and Healing Smoke

For advice on smudging and healing smoke, we turned to Robin Rose Bennett. Her book Healing Magic is an excellent resource on choosing the right herbs for the right time. Spirituality and Health also has a great article on The Ancient Art of Smudging which provides an overview on how you can approach this ancient practice with reverence and respect. What follows is …continue

7 Easy Steps to a Zero-Waste Life

As the reality of our environmental crisis sets in, more and more people are realizing that our current conservation efforts won’t be enough. It’s time to try new tactics. Inspired by Lauren Singer’s Trash is for Tossers blog, I decided to attempt a zero-waste life and was shocked by how easy it was to drastically …continue