Resilience, the Global Challenge, and the Human Predicament.” Article on preparedness by Michael Lerner. KOSMOS. Spring.

The concept of essential use for determining when uses of PFASs can be phased out.” Co-written by Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center Director Sharyle Patton.

Juvenile hall costs skyrocket.” Article quoting Commonweal Juvenile Justice Director David Steinhart. San Francisco Chronicle. April 26.

Toxic chemicals force fighters of fire to fight cancer, too.” Article mentioning Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center Director Sharyle Patton’s White Helmet Award, honoring her biomonitoring efforts to study cancer in firefighters. San Francisco Chronicle. March 27.

What the pesticides in our urine tell us about organic food.” Article referencing Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center Director Sharyle Patton’s co-authored biomonitoring study on the connection between organic foods and pesticide exposure reduction. The Guardian. February 15.


Environmental toxins are seen as posing risks during pregnancy.” Article referencing Commonweal’s SafetyNest program. Washington Post. August 4.

Ecstatic Healing: Dancing Through Cancer with Dr. Deborah Cohan,” Cancer Health. Winter.


Study targets toxic exposure in firefighters after North Bay fires,” Article on biomonitoring work by Sharyle Patton and the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center and others in The Press Democrat. November 15.


Evolving Path: Commonweal Celebrates 40 Years As A Place of Healing.” Pacific Sun. October 12.


At 30 Years, Commonweal Program Still Helping.” Article on the Commonweal Cancer Help Program anniversary and history by Jacoba Charles. Point Reyes Light. September 17.

Dieter Tremp’s Paintings Circle the Globe.” Article on the Commonweal Gallery exhibition by Dieter Tremp, written by Samantha Kimmey. Point Reyes Light. September 3.

Hello and Goodbye to Peter Coyote.” Article about New School conversation July 19 with TNS Host Steve Heilig and Actor Peter Coyote by Jonah Raskin. Point Reyes Light. July 23.

Yale Medicine Alumni Magazine. In their article about the surgeon general, author John Curtis includes includes a discussion about the Healer’s Art program (starting on page 6).

Former Bolinas surfer not afraid to voice his opinion as a senior writer for Surfer Magazine.” Article about New School conversation between Steve Heilig and Lewis Samuels. Marin Independent Journal. February 13.


Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Democratic Animism. Interview with Oren Slozberg, Commonweal Chief Strategies Officer, on Caroline Casey’s Coyote Network News. November 13.

Democratic Animism: Let All Natural Facts Be Social Strategy Metaphors. Interview with James Stark, co-founder of the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal, on Caroline Casey’s Coyote Network News. November 6.

Time of Death: A Showtime Original Series. Season 1, episode 2: featuring the process leading up to the death of Lenore Lefer, long-time co-leader of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program as well as the program at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in the Washington, DC.

A Legacy of Health and Wellness.In the Virginia Episcopalian. June.
by Kendall Martin

Reporting individual results for biomonitoring and environmental exposures: lessons learned from environmental communication case studies.” Environmental Health Journal. May.
Co-written by Commonweal Biomonitoring Program Director Sharyle Patton.

Bolinas Photographer Uses Lith Printing to Create Evocative Landscapes.” Marin Independent Journal. Feb 20.
by Vicki Larson


Who Will Heal the Doctors?” The New York Times. October 2. Featuring Rachel Remen, MD, and the ISHI programs.
by David Bornstein

Medicine’s Search for Meaning.” The New York Times. September 18. Featuring Rachel Remen, MD, and the ISHI programs.
by David Bornstein

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen on NBC News. April 30.


Commonweal: 25 Years of Healing.” Alternet.
by Ruth Rosen


Soul Food: Finding Inner Peace at A Cancer Retreat.” Cure Magazine. August.
by Jennifer M. Gangloff 


Healing and the Mind. Epidode: The Wounded Healer. A television series by Bill Moyers that features Michael Lerner, Rachel Remen, MD, and the Commonweal Cancer Help Program.

Healing and the Mind – Wounded Healers from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.