Issue #37 Articles

A Message from our Editor, Issue #37 - The Connecting Intelligence

The Connecting IntelligenceThere is an ancient Greek aphorism: “Know Thyself.” The age-old question implied by these words—what is the purpose of our existence?—is still stirring. As I have said many times, when we define our paradig...

Soul-Nourishing Gifts of an Accidental Tribe

I’ve told this story so many times in conferences and workshops over the years, I can’t believe I haven’t shared it here in Pathways until now. This is the story of why I am passionate about creating community. Here it is.

Our Consciousness Journey

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s epiphany of oneness inspired him to explore the frontier of inner space: human consciousness. Forty years later, Mitchell’s research institute and Pathways readers are still blazing trails.Moon dust floated...

Global Grandmothering

Grandmothers are coming together, using their healing powers to create a better future for the world. They are succeeding.The sun falls behind a mountainous range and the desert heat begins to cool. Families gather around an early...

Bear Wisdom: Reconnecting with Mama and Papa Bear

Childbearing, from the mysterious and miraculous ability to conceive and to give birth, on through the nourishing acts of child rearing, has suddenly become an explosive minefield of fear, insecurity and guilt. As a collective culture, we have...

Breastfeeding As an Ecofeminist Issue

After Hurricane Katrina, I read a news story about a young mother whose newborn baby died of dehydration during the days in which she had been stranded without access to clean water. Upon admittance to the hospital, the mother was asked if she...

Harvesting Happiness in Motherhood

I am the mother of two beautiful children. I have been through those infant years of midnight feedings and endless diaper changes, soothing tears and singing lullabies. There were times when I looked in the mirror after a long, sleep-deprived...

How Frustration Can Be...Good?!?

The chicken never defrosted. The baby’s documents have gone missing, perhaps been shredded. We haven’t had a full night’s sleep in weeks, maybe months. Who can really say anymore? Did I mention the chicken never defrosted? I was really looki...

Raising Minimalist Teenagers in an Age of Consumerism

“We always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.” –Aleksandr I. SolzhenitsynFour years ago, my family sold, donated or discarded most of our material possessions. It was a decision based on discontent with our current lives. We...

Game Changer

Gratitude can change the lives of young people. Meet Jeffrey Froh, Psy.D., who’s researching its wondrous effects.Remember how exciting it felt as a kid to meet someone at the playground who liked the same things as you? That’s the feeling I...

Imagery For Our Children

Spring is a time of new beginnings: flowers blooming and seeds blossoming into lush plants that we’ve nurtured and cultivated. Spring can also be a time of renewal for our children—to open their hearts, to share their hopes, and to expand their...

Love Is My Vibration

Every atom, molecule and cell that makes up the human body is fundamentally energy. From even an academic understanding, this fact is not disputed. All energy exists as frequencies of vibration. Water, sound, movement and even food all carry a...

Shapeshifting: The Evolution of a Post-Modern Integral Medicine

Our unceasing and innate longing for health, happiness and wholeness is embodied in our continuing efforts to better our lives. Blessed with the therapies and remedies of modern science, informed by cross-cultural approaches to healing, and endowed...

To Drug or Not to Drug?

There was once a time when hardly a day went by without my taking some sort of pill or chemical. I had a dependence on the seeming magic of drug capsules. Whether it was an ibuprofen for chronic back and hip pain, acetaminophen when I still...

Hopping Off the Gluten Train

I’ll admit it: I’m the type of mom who often scowls inside disapprovingly at doughnuts in preschools, elementary schools and birthday parties. I know it is judgmental of me, and I’m working on being more accepting. The schools in my area allow...

Warm Water & Lemon: Why You Should Drink It at the Start of Every Day

T he way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make...

Weeds in Your Garden? Bite Back!

I always say: A gardener’s best revenge is to eat the weeds. I’ve been doing it for 30 years, and can testify that my health and the health of my garden has never been better. Here are a few hints for gardeners who’d rather eat their weeds than hate...

Top 10 Heirloom Seed Catalogs

With so many great seed catalogs to choose from, selecting a handful of favorites isn’t easy. We picked the catalogs below because of the leadership they provide for creating a sustainable food system, their inspiring stories of their beginnings, a...

Also labeled: Sustainable Community

Holism: The Healing Power of Community

Shortly after moving to the country, I decided to raise my own chickens. I began with just three chicks; an experiment that turned out pretty well. I discovered that two were roosters, the other a hen. I had to move my hen to a neighbor’s home b...

Also labeled: Sustainable Community

Collapsing the Wave: How Significant Moments Create New Realities That Shape Our Lives

One of the fundamental aspects of the weirdness of the quantum world is the fact that light has a somewhat schizophrenic nature. It has the capacity to exist either as a wave or a particle, a tendency referred to as wave/particle duality. This...