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Spirituality & Health: The Soul/Body Connection
    * We report on the people, the practices, and the ideas of the current spiritual renaissance;
    * We offer self-tests, guidance on spiritual practices; reviews of the latest resources for people on spiritual journeys; inspiration and insights from leading teachers, researchers, and practitioners; and a forum for the active exchange of ideas among various disciplines and communities.

This website and our bi-monthly print magazine are published by Spirituality & Health Media, LLC based in Traverse City, Michigan. The magazine and website are editorially independent. We are open to all points of view on spiritual questions, drawing on the world's wisdom traditions as well as science, psychology, sociology and medicine.

Our Staff
   Publisher - Victoria C. Sutherland
   Editor-In-Chief - Stephen Kiesling
   Managing Editor - Betsy Robinson
   Media Editor - Heather Shaw
   Design, Art Direction, and Production (print) - B&G Design Studios
   Web Producer - Dan Nielsen

Stephen Kiesling: Editor-In-Chief
Stephen Kiesling was raised Catholic but left the church and became an oarsman. He began studying embodied spirituality as a Scholar of the House in philosophy at Yale, where he wrote the acclaimed book The Shell Game: Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence while training for the 1980 Olympic Rowing Team. He was a founding editor of American Health, which won the General Excellence Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 1985. At the same time, he was a spokesman for Nike and co-wrote Nike's Cross Training System. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Outside, and Sports Illustrated. He was the founder of the Ashland (Oregon) High School Crew and the Ashland Rowing Club. He currently lives on the Rogue River in Gold Hill, Oregon, where he is building a world-class whitewater kayak course. He is an experienced coach, speaker and workshop leader. He has been a guest on Today, All Things Considered and many other television and radio shows. In September 2006, he won three gold medals in the FISA Masters World Rowing Championships and is currently training to become the oldest member of the 2008 US Olympic Rowing Team.

Betsy Robinson: Managing Editor
Betsy Robinson worked in the theater as an actor/playwright for ten years. Her last production was a one-woman one-act called Darleen Dances at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. The opening monologue became one of the most-performed audition pieces for actresses after it was published in Moving Parts (Viking Penguin, 1992), and the entire play is published in Girl Stories & Game Plays. It is a play about finding God within. In her own quest for this, she attended a four-year healing school, worked at Parabola Magazine and Books, has become a specialist editing spiritual psychology texts, and served as an editor and promotional consultant for the Ringing Rocks Foundation’s Profiles of Healing book series about traditional healers and medicine people. Betsy has been a columnist for UPI’s Religion and Spirituality Forum, and her first novel, Plan Z by Leslie Kove, was published by Mid-List Press as winner of their 2001 First Novel Series Award. She received a 1987/88 Writers Guild East fellowship to write a movie called The Love Convention, and appeared in the movies, Return of the Secaucus Seven and Lianna. Although she spends most of her time writing and editing nonfiction for S&H, she continues to believe that the most powerful way to grow and change has no words ... or is through the words of fiction ... or not. She just finished writing a new novel that takes place in the wonderful world of energy healing. Her website is www.betsyrobinson-writer.com.

Print Magazine Design and Art Direction
B&G Design Studios is an award-winning design team with 25 years' combined experience in consumer magazines, advertising, and corporate communications. S&H's principal designer John Goryl has been the associate art director of Philadelphia Magazine for the past four years. He was chosen Designer of the Year by the City and Regional Magazine Association, and he has won a Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award (the Pulitzer Prize of the business press) and an ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. A Pennsylvania native and graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, with degrees in design and illustration, Goryl began his career at The Cable Guide and Total TV magazines, later working as a designer for ABC/Capital Cities Publishing and the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine and as an illustrator for Dow Jones, New York Newsday, and Parents magazine. His work has been honored by the Society of Publication Designers and Print Magazine, and he has served as a judge for regional design and illustrations competitions.

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