Body Mind & Spirit

February arrives at the depth of winter in most of the Northern Hemisphere, when we live in the shadow of cold, rain, and snow. Within February's first few days lies one of the four high holidays—or sabbats—of the pagan calendar, called Imbolc...

Words to describe the subtle life force that animates us—like prana and qi—have been around for thousands of years. These terms are only recently becoming common in our Western vernacular and can be difficult to translate. Like a cool breeze or...

You’ve probably heard that kids today spend far less time outdoors than they did two decades ago—it's probably true for you, too.

According to studies, American kids spend ...

Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis.

Aries (March 20-April 19)

You are ahead of yourself, although you have this crazy idea you're lagging...

It’s taken me 14 years to get a handle on the 21st century, but I finally feel like I’m making some progress. One thing that I will say is that I’m learning how helpful it is to look to the past for some information about where we...

It seems that all religions include teachings on how to be of service to the world and how to care for each other. For Hindus, karma yoga is the yoga of action and selfless service. Christians are encouraged to love one another and bear each...

In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward...

“My boss just doesn't appreciate me,” is a common complaint heard in many offices across the country.

Recent research from Gallup...

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman...

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