Letter from the Publisher

A few years ago, NAB author and thinker Bayo Akomolafe told me, “The times are urgent, so let us slow down.” I sensed right away what he meant by this apparent contradiction: that it is during acute periods of tumult that we most need spaciousness, patience, and circumspection. After all, it can be tempting in …continue

New Release Excerpt: Healing Depression Without Medication

Another Way Adapted from Healing Depression Without Medication by Jodie Skillicorn, DO.  “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” —A. T. STILL, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. — DANIEL KAHNEMAN, THINKING, …continue

Yoga at Home: Keeping Your Practice Going

5 Tips to Keep Your Practice Going When You Can’t Go Out By Mark Stephens, author of the Mark Stephens Yoga Adjustments Deck. Even with all the will in the world, even the most disciplined among us often find that a home practice just isn’t the same as the experience in a led class that’s …continue

Practicing Pleasure: An Excerpt from Good Sex

Excerpted from Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out by Jessica Graham. Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. The Buddha taught his followers how to meditate on the breath, physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts way before mindfulness became the wildly popular word it is today. It’s a tried and true practice that …continue

Somatics—A Radically Different View of Who We Are

Excerpted from The Politics of Trauma by Staci K. Haines. Somatics—A Radically Different View of Who We Are The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a fiesta. —EDUARDO GALEANO, from “Window on the Body” Somatics …continue

The Politics of Trauma: Foreword Excerpt by Ai-Jen Poo

Below, an excerpt from Ai-Jen Poo’s foreword to The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice by Staci K. Haines. The work of #metoo is about healing. It’s about healing as individuals and healing as communities. —Tarana Burke Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster … for when you …continue