Breathwork Is Booming
As more people seek help for their mental health, simple techniques that link mind and body are powerful alternatives to traditional talk therapy.
My End-of-Life Mushroom Trip
Depleted by metastatic breast cancer, the author undertakes a psilocybin journey.
Can We Learn to Embrace Robotic Caregivers?
An aging population and elder care shortages means we may not have a choice.
Is the Pursuit of Happiness Overrated?
Mounting evidence shows a paradoxical link between the pursuit of joy and depression.
The Holy Science of Mindfulness
Harvard’s new Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health aims to explore how the ephemeral could change physical and mental health.
School of Shrooms
Oregon’s grand experiment in training psychedelic facilitators is facing a tangle of ambiguity and red tape.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
Fear and the Microbiome
Changes in the gut microbiome of infants can induce fear—and possibly anxiety and depression later in life.