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Past Issues of Mindstream

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.