Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Elephant is a reader-created open forum dedicated to bringing together those working (& playing) to create enlightened society.
Elephant is an online publication dedicated to what it refers to as “the midnful life.” That’s a general description, but it essentially means that the publication covers topics like yoga, organic food, environmental issues, sustainability, and everything else about which Waylon Lewis is passionate. Elephant originally began as a print magazine (published on eco paper, nonetheless), but Lewis quickly realized that not only was the future in digital publishing, but that was a more environmentally-friendly alternative as well. While many publications that discuss “the mindful life” can come across as pretentious or inaccessible to anyone that’s not completely familiar with the topic, Elephant is written in a conversational tone that’s engaging and fun to read. It’s also fun to write, and it exists as an open forum with articles created by its readers.
Elephant is broken up into several different categories, which include “Green,” “Wellness,” “Family,” “Food,” “Non New-Agey Spirituality,” “Enlightened Spirituality,” “Funny,” “Wow,” “Talk Show,” and “Yoga.” There’s also one category that’s simply a picture of the heart symbol, which covers stories about love and relationships. The articles hosted on Elephant range from “how-to” articles such as “How to Make Natural Pain Relief Lotion Bars,” to more general articles like “Remembering Kurt Cobain.” Each article definitely acts a springboard for a discussion about what it means to be leading an active, healthy life in modern society. The articles are constantly updated, and the majority of them are highly enjoyable to read. Anyone dedicated to, or thinking about being more informed about “the mindful life” should definitely start browsing Elephant.