Aging

Land has memory. Just walking along a road you can often see the remaining marks of past land use. Here in the Northeast you can see the patterns of agriculture in stone walls, once boundaries of fields and property, now running through...

In traditional Native American cultures, as people age and become elders, it becomes their responsibility to pass along their life experience and wisdom to younger generations. And in return, members of the tribe collectively care for their...

Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror...

In the search for a long, healthy life, we come across many creams, tonics, and workout classes promising to keep us toned and feeling good. Some say it’s just a matter of good genes, yet more...

When Beryl Bender Birch received a serious medical diagnosis, she was in denial. “I’m Beryl Bender Birch, I don’t do ‘hip replacements,’ much less osteoarthritis,” she said. Then an “aha”...

Practice isn’t the way to cope with or overcome impermanence. It is the way to fully appreciate and live it, says Norman Fischer.

The scene of the Buddha’s passing, as told in the Pali canon’s Mahaparinibbana Sutta, is starkly...

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