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6 Tips for Staying Balanced in the New Year

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Running a marathon, learning a spiritual practice, improving our emotional lives: We often use the New Year to make new resolutions. But the usual st...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: 4 Keys to Your Own Victories

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

A slow and steady approach may not always make front-page news. But the results often do.

6 Tips for Being Fearless in the Face of Fear

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Mark: Back in 1992, I was competing in the Nice Triathlon in France. I was running along a beautiful route by the Mediterranean Sea with less than...

Recharge Mind and Body With a Spring Camping Trip

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

As you absorb the fresh air and live in the natural environment, it sends a signal to your soul that whatever rut it might be in can be changed for the better.

4 Tips For Getting A Nourishing Night's Sleep

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Sleep, nourishing sleep! It's natural medicine, pure and simple. The spirit of regeneration works upon each and every person during sleep, rejuvenating every cell in the body, as well as the mind and soul.

Walk Those Blues Away

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Walking is on everyone's radar these days, and for good reason. This year's blockbuster movie, Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's book of her arduous per...

No One Stands Alone: The Power of Community

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Earlier this year, nearly 2 million people gathered together in Paris to honor the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and the days that follow...

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Interview With the Last Peyote Guardians: Marakame José Luis "Katira" Ramírez and Son

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Tracy L. Barnett

José Luis "Katira" Ramírez was serving as the governor of his community of San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, when he met Argentine filmmaker Hernán Vilchez. He was not like any governor Vilchez had ever met.

An Interview With Directors of Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tracy L. Barnett

When Argentine filmmaker Hernán Vílchez made his way up into the remote Wixarika community of San Andrés Cohamiata Tateikie high in the Western Sierra Madre of Mexico, he knew he would be entering another world. What he didn't know was how deeply it would change his own life.

Canada meets Wirikuta: Visit from Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

From the moment Maude Barlow passed under the crumbling stone arch and saw the first nopalera laden with red cactus fruits, she knew she was entering another dimension.

Finding Unexpected Art In Puerto Vallarta

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Years of work and millions of dollars have revamped the Malecon into an eye-popping, 12-block-long art show peppered by dozens of sculptures, mosaics and paintings along with all kinds of indoor and outdoor galleries.

Mexico, Safety And Other Questions Of Travel

Joan Gelfand | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Joan Gelfand

Rick Santorum took a pot shot, implying that President Obama is an irresponsible parent for allowing his daughter to travel to Mexico.

Stars Come Out for Wirikuta

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

Some 800 Wixarika people -- 18 busloads -- are gathering in the desert below are expected to descend on this tiny town within an hour and will begin the trek up the sacred mountain of Cerro Quemado, the place where they believe the sun was born.

Message From the Gods: Unite to Defend the Birthplace of the Sun

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

They came by the hundreds from the Western Sierra Madre, native Wixarika or Huichol people on a spiritual quest, seeking to consult with the spirits of their ancestors. This year, however, would be vastly different from years past.

Real de Catorce Awaits Historic Huichol Pilgrimage

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

A quiet but excited buzz hums through the streets of this normally sleepy ghost town turned tourist attraction.

7 Simple Life Tips -- From Mexico's Huichol People

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

The Huichol people don't wake up bummed that they have to work, or worried that they're overeating, or exhausted because they couldn't sleep. What's their secret? What can the Huichols teach us about balance?

Taking Peyote in a Navajo Tipi Ceremony

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Luisa

The participants were engrossed, believing in the bowl, the spirit of Peyote, the words of the chief as he now admonished us to learn how to pray.