San Francisco Decriminalizes Psychedelics

San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution that decriminalizes the use of psychedelics, such as psilocybin and ayahuasca. While this measure does not yet reverse the city’s criminal justice policy, it is a crucial first step toward this goal, urging police to treat psychedelics “amongst the lowest priority” and noting that the city should not use its resources “for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution …

Conscious City Guide Redefines the Concept of Wellness

The newly relaunched platform highlights events that foster individual and collective growth

Mushroom foraging classes, yoga sessions, guided meditations, workshops on confronting trauma: these events and more populate Conscious City Guide, a newly relaunched global event-ticketing platform founded by Kiki Falconer and Mel Nahas in 2016. As the first site of its kind, the platform thoughtfully highlights experiences that are nurturing, inclusive and might otherwise be difficult to find (much less trust). For those looking to lead …

Maharishi Vastu Architecture Prioritizes Residents’ Health

This building style intends to create cosmic harmony

After studying Maharishi Vastu architecture (MVA) for 40 years, Jon Lipman and a team of researchers found that the style can “boost residents’ mental health, improve their sleep, and lower their stress.” MVA’s principles include everything from orientation (in order to fully harness the sun’s energy) to specific proportions and placement of rooms, as well as the use of non-toxic materials in order to generate …