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Past Issues of Mindstream

April 2024
How does time in nature help us recognize, and realize, our fundamental interconnection?

In April 2024, Mindstream shared wisdom from Vandana Shiva, Jamie Bristow, Christine Wamsler, and Dekila Chungyalpa that reminded us to walk amongst the trees and connect to the natural world around us.

March 2024
How can mind wandering and daydreaming help us cultivate a more colorful and fulfilled life?

In our March 2024 issue of Mindstream we dove into what is often considered the antithesis of mindfulness. We shared resources from Amishi Jha, Joyce McDougall, kelley nicole palmer, and Gabriela Torres Platas.

February 2024
How do contemplative practices help us better learn and grow?

In February 2024, Mindstream featured resources from Rob Roeser, Tish Jennings, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, and Tony Chambers that helped us explore human development and our lifelong capacity for change.

January 2024
How can we cultivate a mental landscape that helps us transform ourselves and the world?

In January 2024, we kicked off the new year with an exploration of personal transformation through mental training and neuroplasticity. Resources included content from Evan Thompson, Wendy Hasenkamp, Norm Farb, and Jack Kornfield.

December 2023
How do service and gratitude help us live more meaningful and joyful lives?

In our December 2024 issue of Mindstream, we celebrated the spirit of gratitude through resources from Chikako Ozawa-de Silva, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Rainn Wilson, and the Dalai Lama.

November 2023
How do we build stronger relationships and communities of belonging?

In November 2023, Mindstream explored how mindfulness can help us overcome divisions. We shared resources from john a. powell, Hanne De Jaegher, Rhonda Magee, and sujatha baliga.

October 2023
How will the mind help heal the human-earth connection?

In our October 2023 issue of Mindstream, we explored our relationship with the Earth and the climate crisis. We shared resources from Jamie Bristow, Sallie McFague, Dekila Chungyalpa, and our online course, “The Mind, the Climate Crisis, and the Human-Earth Connection.”

September 2023
How can we stay embodied in our digital lives?

In September 2023, Mindstream examined how contemplative practices can strengthen our attention and help us stay embodied in our modern digital lives. Resources included wisdom from Randy Fernando, Amishi Jha, Abeba Birhane, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

August 2023
How is compassion foundational for a more meaningful life?

In our August 2023 issue of Mindstream, we explored how compassion is foundational to living a more meaningful and ethical life. We shared resources from Thupted Jinpa, Paul Condon, Robert H. Frank, and Karen Bluth.

July 2023
How can we better understand and befriend our emotions?

In our July 2023 issue of Mindstream, we explored the human capacity to feel for and connect with others. We shared resources from Lisa Feldman Barret, Eve Ekman, Rob Roeser, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

June 2023
How can trauma can be transformed to foster flourishing?

In the June 2023 issue of Mindstream, we examined what happens when we experience continued stress. We shared resources from Inger Burnett- Zeigler, Rhonda Magee, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and Yuria Celidwen.

May 2023
What is stress and how can contemplative practices help promote emotional well-being?

In the May 2023 issue of Mindstream, we explored mental health, stress, and anxiety. We shared resources from Elissa Epel, Robert Sapolsky, Sona Dimidjian, and tools for coping with eco-anxiety.

April 2023
What can the body teach the mind about interconnection?

In the April 2023 issue of Mindstream, we dove into embodiment and the role of body awareness. We shared resources from Sebene Selassie, Lama Willa Blythe Baker, Peter Wayne, Richard Freeman, and Gail Parker.

March 2023
Illustration by Sirin Thada
How can the mind learn and adapt, and how can this help us cultivate a healthier life and a better world?

In the March 2023 issue of Mindstream, we explored mental training and the brain’s capacity to change. We shared resources from Richie Davidson, Wendy Hasenkamp, Lasana Harris, and Mingyur Rinpoche.

February 2023
What is the mind and how can it help us cultivate a good life?

In our February 2023 issue of Mindstream, we kicked off with a foundational inquiry that His Holiness the Dalai Lama set forth in Mind & Life’s inaugural Dialogue in 1987. We shared resources from Evan Thompson, Amishi Jha, Kaira Jewel Lingo, and the Dalai Lama.