The Blinding Effect of Trauma: An Excerpt from Sacred Instructions

The Blinding Effect of Trauma From Sacred Instructions by Sherri Mitchell. When we don’t heal our pain, it comes out sideways and derails our lives and damages our relationships. Unhealed pain destroys our ability to achieve true intimacy by keeping us hidden from one another. The imprint of those old patterns is like a giant …continue

What is Radical Mental Health?

Excerpted from We’ve Been Too Patient. What Is Radical Mental Health? By THE MINDFUL OCCUPATION COLLECTIVE   Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But, stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that …continue

Pride Month: On Embodiment

June is Pride Month—a time that can be used to amplify the voices and experiences of NAB’s LGBTQ+ authors, community members, staff, and readers. Today we’re spotlighting a few of our authors whose work explores what it means to live in an intersectional queer or trans body today. To inhabit a body that falls outside …continue

Excerpt: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sharing an exclusive excerpt from one of our best-selling and most beloved books ever, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr. Gabor Maté. Based on Maté’s decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with addicted populations in Vancouver, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters …continue

Healing Earth: A Q&A with John Todd

Here at NAB, we’re always enthusiastic about finding ways to help heal our planet. Since today is Earth Day, we thought there was no better time—and no better person—to advise, encourage, and restore some much needed hope to our environmental efforts. We caught up with John Todd, author of Healing Earth: An Ecologist’s Journey of Innovation …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Announcing Our New Board Co-Chairs

A few years ago, a prominent African American social-justice activist visited our office to discuss a potential book collaboration. We had a wide-ranging and fruitful conversation, noting many parallels between her passion for healing and justice and ours for the same. At one point she remarked, “I see you’ve published some authors of color, and …continue