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Biography

Vesela Simic was senior editor of IONS' Shift magazine. Her understanding of happiness has long been informed by writers and poets. After earning a master's in English at the University of Chicago, she moved to the San Francisco Bay area to teach. Her transition into publishing began with editorial roles at Conari Press and Yoga Journal. As a freelance editor and writer, she continues to work with IONS, various print and digital publishers, and independent authors. While she still finds happiness and inspiration in good reads, yoga and motherhood have brought deep joy. Learn more at www.veselasimic.com.

Publications

  • Evidence Adds Up to a Healthcare Revolution

    by Vesela Simic

    As integrative medicine finds a place on the national health care stage, science has acquired tools to better measure the effectiveness of transformative practices. A close look at three such studies suggests a bright future for alternative and complementary therapies.
     

    • Articles
    • Summer 2009
    • 6 pages
    Topics:
    Neuroscience
  • In Search of Happiness

    by Vesela Simic

    There has been an unprecedented explosion of interest in the pursuit of happiness. What are scientists learning? Is the quest for happiness appropriate and useful in a time of global instability? What’s missing from the discussion, and where is this quest taking us? Its pursuit is more—and less ...

    • Articles
    • Spring 2009
    • 6 pages
  • The Challenge of Forgiveness

    by Vesela Simic

    The science on forgiveness is compelling but still maturing. Whatever the data, the act of forgiving will always depend on will, heart, and letting go.

    • Articles
    • December 2006 - February 2007
    • 5 pages
  • Our Ethnosphere at Risk

    Wade Davis Talks with SHIFT Editor Vesela Simic

    by Vesela Simic

    The renowned National Geographic Society explorer warns us that in losing the diversity of the world's cultures and languages, we limit our global evolutionary potential.

    • Articles
    • June - August 2006
    • 2 pages

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