Gear up for Earth Day with numerous local events and eco-friendly tips from Ecology Action Each year, on April 22, citizens of...
A local devotional singer and her yogi parents are raising consciousness and making miracles happen.
A local family’s experience with the disorder
Inside the remarkable—and healthy—world of local chef and nutritionist David Wells
Quirky new downtown shop dispenses natural highs
Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a portal of progressive thought, education, healing, and more. A look inside the haven that attracted...
Long before Umi was a Zen master in the Santa Cruz Mountains, he was a seafaring rock radio pioneer who riled the...
People who are passionate about what they do are truly magnetic. Seemingly lit from within, they emanate an intrinsic confidence and undaunted...
Local Charles Muir is a revered Tantric teacher. But can our intrepid reporter survive his illuminating weekend of prowess and spirituality?
How yoga maven Ann Barros became the creative catalyst in an enlightening Hollywood tale
One high school reunion and a bundle of memories spawn a bunch of headscratching. Welcome to Human Memory 101
A look inside the local nonprofit that has set out to prove psychedelic drugs like ecstasy and LSD can help restore mental...
The environmental case for vegetarianism
You’re not alone on that cosmic mood swing. JZ Knight returns to Santa Cruz and tells you why.
Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens head to the altar for the fourth time in one unforgettable—and eco-tinged—performance art wedding
One scribe’s misadventures with Ambien, the world’s freakiest sleep medication
Make Reservations, Not War—GT writers forget about you life and travel on the fringe with these stellar hotel spots