(RNS) — Unlike other companies that commodify our spiritual yearnings, Goop exists apart from the question of whether anyone has ever actually bought any of its products.
(RNS) — Wellness culture is about more than beauty. It’s about something even more complicated: purity.
(RNS) — This year's equivalent of 'yoni' eggs, psychics — pardon me, 'intuitive healers' — are more than the latest trend in wellness culture; they are redeeming human feeling as a basic truth.
(RNS) — In the rhetoric of self-improvement, ridding ourselves of the old year's bad energy is a matter of social, physical and emotional health. But the notion is loaded with spiritual significance.
Eat as you please. But please, don't tell us all about it.
The reaction to Gwyneth Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' is more than just another case of busting on the clueless celebrity. It is, rather, an outcry against a form of naming that just feels false.