More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache?...

On March 8 (8:55 pm EST) there will be a total eclipse of the Sun in Pisces. These don't happen often. The eclipse cycle passes through each sign about once per decade, and there's no assurance of total eclipses during any one encounter with a...

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

Aries (March 20-April 19)

You may have the sensation that you’re sitting out in a lobby of a theater, while the most...

We can use our body as a fortress or as a cathedral—protecting ourselves from the possibility of pain or danger, or opening ourselves to the beauty and wisdom in every cell. We’re taught to trivialize our bodily sensations because we’re afraid...

Among all the suppressed emotions Radical Remission survivors talk to me about releasing, fear is by far one of the most common discussed. Perhaps this is because fear is something we all have felt to some degree, whereas not everyone can relate...

Many mainstream media ads for food and diet products normalize shame, guilt, bingeing, and purging. Eating has become divorced from hunger and nutrition in our culture. It’s difficult to find women, especially young women, who have really...

Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells...

Omega: What do you mean when you say permaculture can be useful for changemakers?

Abrah: Permaculture's regenerative design process can be used by anyone who is already anchored in a professional field....

When my first book Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done. I realized that, out of my love and appreciation for the dharma, I issued this invitation to people of color into the American Buddhism ...