Sympathetic Joy: Beating the Blues by Proxy to Joy

Can you be alone, but not feel lonely? With sympathetic joy, the answer is yes.

Sexy Drifter to Sexy Mama, Someday

“And so, I decided that I should put my eggs in the safest basket I could find: the cryogenic freezer.”

WeRunShekou: The Story of a Grassroots Running Community

“It’s the million little things, the thousands of little steps that you take together, that lace community members together.”

BootCamp with ThorZen, Uniting the Mind and Body

Meet ThorZen, a wellness journey combining mindfulness and HIIT to help participants restore balance to their bodies and their minds.

Chris Tuazon on Magic Ingredients that Build Muscle and Community

This international writer always pays attention to how people build community—and she listens closely as a local gym owner explains his special sauce.

Lazy Laowai: Living that Expat Entrepreneurial Life

“Three years ago, I was sitting in my Boston apartment making the website for the study abroad program that I envisioned. Now … now, I’m making smoothies in my gym.”

Inner Mongolia Proves Beauty Lies Within a Desolate Landscape

Sometimes trips woo us from the start, and sometimes our love for a place takes time to grow. Here is our China correspondent’s story of how disappointment turned to gratitude in Inner Mongolia.

Yoga in Yangshuo: Coloring Outside the Lines

Do you find that you’re still recovering from Friday when Monday rolls around? Here’s how to create more restorative weekends by breaking some of the rules.

What Tree Pose Taught Me About Growing Roots

A meditation on growing roots.

This Yearlong Cookbook Challenge Offered Reflections Beyond the Kitchen

The best laid plans…

Covid-19, the Destroyer or Constructor of Plans?

What is the impact on our mental health when our best laid life plans go awry?

Acroyoga: A Partner Practice of Graceful Communication

The power of partner poses goes beyond the mat (even in these socially distant times).