catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Health and Wealth Gospel

vol. 12, num. 7 :: 2013.03.29 — 2013.04.11

Wendell Berry talks about how the cost of soil erosion is not deducted from the profit on a packaged beefsteak, just as the loss of forest, topsoil and human homes on a Kentucky mountainside does not reduce the profit on a ton of coal. At a time when the definitions of health and wealth seem to be miscalculated, how do we reclaim life-giving measurements of healthy and wealthy lives?



Living in the tension

Grappling with the meaning of pain and the suffering body.


Investing in happiness

Happiness is the best tool for fostering a healthy community.


Work, exercise and self-donating love

Integrating exercise into building a closer and more vibrant community.

Poverty and health

A call to equip people with the tools to live a healthy and active lifestyle.


In case you missed it the first time

Wonder-working power

Can a concert be more healing than a visit to the doctor?

Understanding emotional sickness

A window into the mental lanscape of the emotionally unwell.

Weaving the web

Last Temptation

Wendell Potter, the former head of corporate communications at Cigna insurance, talks about the perils of mixing medicine with money. 


Happiness: A buyer’s guide

Studies show that while money can’t buy happiness, spending money on building relationships and giving to charity can have a big impact on our happiness and wellbeing.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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