Common Ground Magazine

Common Ground Magazine San Francisco Bay Area's Magazine for Conscious Community since 1974.
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Common Ground magazine helped pioneer the eco, health, wellness movement in Northern California. A respected and credible institution in the Bay Area, the magazine is published 10 times per year (over 500,000 print copies annually) on beautiful 4-color recycled paper and perfect binding. We also offer an online version at CommonGroundMag.com. Beginning February 14, 2011, Common Ground joined Facebook. Recent events, have proven the positive impact of social media. Inspired, we foray now to open our readership beyond our cherished Bay Area confines. We aim to promote healthy positive change, both around the block, and around the world. We welcome attracting new inspired audiences. Thank you for reading; thank you for sharing.

Mission: Common Ground represents a beacon of healthy positive change, locally and afar. In print since 1974, and on Facebook since Valentine's Day 2011.

Happy New Year! The occasion to post Healthy Wealthy & Wise issue. Cool interview w Rep Jackie Speier, who as a 28 year ...
01/09/2020

Happy New Year! The occasion to post Healthy Wealthy & Wise issue. Cool interview w Rep Jackie Speier, who as a 28 year old was shot 5 times at Jonestown and now is part of Congress impeachment process.. Amazing woman.. amazing life.

Another raw interview w Michelle Saevke Leopold, a friend whose 18 year old recently died from a Fentanyl overdose.

Lindsay Wood updates us about the Tiny Home trend. Rupert Sheldrake writes about Animal Telepathy and Sandi Mann about Imposter Syndrome. Closer to Heaven, Closer to Mud (Jeff Foster). Got stories about Epigenetics, Rock Balancing, 2020 predictions, The Miracle of Life, and a groovy pictorial about New Decade▪︎New Beginnings.

Thanks for reading www. CommonGroundMag.com and liking sharing commenting here . Sending the best wishes for 2020 and beyond. To your Health Wealth (in all its expressions) and Wisdom!!

Common Ground Women issue. Loaded w good stuff. Ode to Strong Women. Marianne Williamson interview. She's the first to b...
10/18/2019

Common Ground Women issue. Loaded w good stuff. Ode to Strong Women. Marianne Williamson interview. She's the first to bring yoga values to a presidential dialog.. hopefully opening the door for more. Beautiful articles by many friends. Meredith Heller, April Hirschman, Marie Thouin, Racha El, Carolyn Brown, Anna O Malley, Lilou Mace, Zoe Brian. On topics ranging from Yoni Eggs, to fat shaming, to compersion, and oxytocin to save the planet. Beautiful cover by the inimitable Layla Love. Thanks for liking and sharing. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Commongroundmag.com

Sumner Love issue has Our Last Conversation w Ram Dass-- an old friend at the end of his mortal coil--the subject of a g...
08/02/2019
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Sumner Love issue has Our Last Conversation w Ram Dass-- an old friend at the end of his mortal coil--the subject of a great new film premiering in Sept, Becoming Nobody by Jamie Catto. A big Burning Man (Metamorphoses) art preview plus What Burning Man Teaches Us About Community by Caveat Magister

Find a big Woodstock pictorial and a captivating blow by blow by Elliot Cahn who performed there as part of Sha Na Na. Sean Gregory Ahearn wrote about 50 years of Magic at the Oregon Country Fair.

Dicks or Doormats: Men in Relationship by Christian R Pedersen. God and Sex: Now We Get Both by Mark Whitwell Nora Atkinson. Dad Deprivation and The Boy Crisis by Warren Farrell John Gray. Mystery of Trees, A Love Story by Diane Beresford Kroeger. The Relationship Escalator by Amy Grahan. Puerto Rican Portraits of Strength by Rebeca Garcia Gonzalez. SF Pride by Raymond Holbert and much more. Thanks for liking sharing. See CommonGroundmag.com. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

CREATIVITY issue includes a long interview with Michael Pollan. So much I could say about that but just check it out!! T...
05/22/2019

CREATIVITY issue includes a long interview with Michael Pollan. So much I could say about that but just check it out!! The art of Carl Jung figures a lot in this issue.. as in a pictorial (we dub him the First Psychedelic Artist.. albeit unknowingly) and an article bout liminal dreaming by Jennifer Dumpert. Meredith Heller kills it wth "Why I Teach Poetry Writing to Teenage Girls" (youngin' poems included) Merlyn J. Travis organized a thoughtful overview about the research on Cannabis & Creativity. Check out the interview with badass Danielle Madeira from Another Planet Entertainment. Nina Fry Kizler on the Science of Creativity. West Coast Festival Round up by Meia Mats.. Am really pleased with the way everything came out. Share , love, like, hate. See CommonGroundmag.com. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Common Ground Food issue has been out and getting a sweet response. Commemorates 50 years of Good Earth w Mark Squire in...
03/18/2019

Common Ground Food issue has been out and getting a sweet response. Commemorates 50 years of Good Earth w Mark Squire interview and 60 years of Chuck and Sue Kesey being married and pioneering probiotics w Nancy's Yogurt.. Plenty of good stories--as Mark escaped the East Coast at 16 to come to Cali in 1969 and has built Good Earth into a fantastic community hub in Marin County.. I wish everyone could visit Good Earth--my happy place!

The Kesey's...well suffice it to say he was on the original Further bus w brother Ken Kesey in 1964 and it goes from there. Deadheads can hear a firsthand account of the legendary 1972 Veneta show that saved the company.. and the 1982 follow up that sealed the land ownership for the Oregon Country Fair..Beautiful romance w Sue.. Who said hippie marriages don't last?

There's a critique of the Impossible Burger.. is it safe? Well, it's verrry GMO, though they cleverly hide that. Call me old fashioned but I am squishy about ingesting synthetic food fermented by lab scientists.. still kinda prefer natural food (preferably organic) out of the ground.. a farm. Hence the pictorial Farm, Food, Gratitude. And the cover!

Saeeda Hafiz explains her trek as a disadvantaged black girl seeking upward mobility and her inadvertent discovery of the yin-yang of food. Shelley Karpaty, a fan of Anthony Bourdain makes the case that he was a yogi, despite himself. Nick Nutu wrote nicely about local foraging. Michelle Perro weaves us through the health challenges of feeding kids in this brave new world of modified foods. All local writers! Thanks! We got a nice reception at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim.. like share blah blah and gracias!! If you appreciate Common Ground, patronize its advertisers--the best. CommonGroundMag.com xo Rob Sidon

Common Ground Magazine Healthy Wealthy and Wise issue! Wonderful interview w do-good hippie doctor Larry Brilliant who c...
12/14/2018

Common Ground Magazine Healthy Wealthy and Wise issue! Wonderful interview w do-good hippie doctor Larry Brilliant who cofounded Seva Foundation and witnessed end of smallpox. Neem Karoli Baba devotee who tells awesome stories!
2 Beautiful pictorials - wisdom and portraits Running on Faith and Pearls of Consciousness, Cannabis,- a sacred healing psychedelic? 5G Health Concerns -> Local Activism, Baba Hari Dass (1924-2018), Exposing Ableism (Misha Montoya), Paradox of Student Teacher Relationships, Lessons from 1918 Flu Pandemic, Navigating Change-Art of the Soft Pivot Om Rising, SAND, lots of good stuff and more. Like and love and share. THANKS THANKS THANKS. Love Rob CommonGroundMag.com

Common Ground's Women Issue.. interviews w Alice Walker (a national treasure) and Tae Yun Kim (a rare female great grand...
10/16/2018

Common Ground's Women Issue.. interviews w Alice Walker (a national treasure) and Tae Yun Kim (a rare female great grandmaster martial artist) ART: Visionary Women Artists wonderfully created the cover and inside pictorial plus Lone Mørch's Embody: Intimate Photographic Encounters w Women, Rebecca Traister's blistering essay about the fury of women..very timely. Liz Bliss' Too Much Too Little?, Jacqueline Iglehart's Heart of the Goddess, Danielle Dulsky's Holy Wild.. Breast Cancer mindfulness and much more.. Share and like and blah blah. THANK YOU!! xo Rob CommonGroundMag.com

Yoga issue!! Verry local. Fun interview w MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas); Yoga for Wee Ones (0-5); Gettin...
09/11/2018

Yoga issue!! Verry local. Fun interview w MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas); Yoga for Wee Ones (0-5); Getting Old Together in Recovery (and on the Yoga Mat); Hindu Goddess Pujas; Psoas (I was saying), How Yoga Saved My Life, Fab pictorial - The Yogi Within; Deepak's Spiritual Memoir (Making God Necessary); Wanderlust roundup; Chris Tompkins Significance of AUM..speaking of which-->let's see you at OM Rising Festival Oct 5-8..Like, love, share, dis if you must!..Jasper Johal cover w McKenzie and baby.THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. CommonGroundMag.com

Summer issue w cool Burning Man preview and fascinating interview w Esalen founder Michael Murphy.. great guy..check it ...
07/26/2018

Summer issue w cool Burning Man preview and fascinating interview w Esalen founder Michael Murphy.. great guy..check it out. Plus Ode to Summer quotes, Neo Hippies The Embodied Teen, Good advice on summer Skincare and Hydration, Lair of the Bear in 60's and 70's, Mindfulness and Recovery. "I Hear the Earth Breathing".. Love, like, share.. online at CommonGroundMag.com Happy Summer w Luv

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06/22/2018

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Our CREATIVITY issue w commemorative interview with Burning Man founder Larry Harvey who sadly died recently. John Perry...
06/22/2018

Our CREATIVITY issue w commemorative interview with Burning Man founder Larry Harvey who sadly died recently. John Perry Barlow also died so we unearthed an obscure essay called "Cassidy: In Memoriam" Check it out...and our pictorial about Our Creative Soul (Life is the Dancer, You are the Dance). Good essay: Deep Souls (Thinkers We Need but Rarely Understand). Pinball Wizardry - yay! A rare 15-year old (NOT on social media) makes her case. There's a fun argument for intoxication and creativity .. and of course our popular and practical West Coast Festival roundup and mucho mas... YAY to CREATIVITY!! Thanks for liking and sharing and for your love. Back at ya! COMMONGROUNDMAG.COM

Green issue. Great stuff you're gonna like. Paul Hawken interview and lot of global warming info re Project Drawdown. I ...
06/01/2018

Green issue. Great stuff you're gonna like. Paul Hawken interview and lot of global warming info re Project Drawdown. I learned a lot. Coyote on the cover and coyote consciousness inside.. interesting. Safety concerns about 5G wireless technology..(not that you'll hear about those from telecoms or FCC).. Plastics.. always a concern.. Green burials, The Paradox of Radicalism, OSC2 regenerative companies. Community Choice Energy.. Plenty of great stuff. Like, love, share, hate. CommonGroundMag.com

March Food issue! Hippy Food.. how the 60-70s counterculture laid the groundwork for the healthier way we eat. Learn abo...
03/07/2018

March Food issue! Hippy Food.. how the 60-70s counterculture laid the groundwork for the healthier way we eat. Learn about GMOs 2.0 (sneaky), Why We Get the Munchies..will Relaxed Pot Laws Lead to Relaxed Pot Bellies? Keto diets, A Black writer's perspective on health consciousness in underserved neighborhoods. And "Cookbooks Across Time".. a cool pictorial. Like Love Share Thanks.. And Luv to you. CommonGroundMag.com

Happy Valentine's Day Feb Love issue has kid focus. Fatherly Love pictorial..nice Roger McNamee (successful Silicon Vall...
02/15/2018

Happy Valentine's Day Feb Love issue has kid focus. Fatherly Love pictorial..nice Roger McNamee (successful Silicon Valley insider turned whistleblower on tech).. was M. Zuckerberg's early mentor.. also cool musician (MoonAlice) check interview.. "For The Love of Our Kids". Fascinating! Verrry cool dude. Other articles-Positive Kink, Arranged Marriage, Diving Deep in an Age of Customizable Love, Secret Language of Hugs, Transgender Mama story and Warren Farrell interview on Boy Crisis.. and much more.. Share and like and Love Love Love Thank you!!! CommonGroundMag.com

Happy Valentine's Day Feb Love issue has kid focus. Fatherly Love pictorial..nice Roger McNamee (successful Silicon Vall...
02/15/2018

Happy Valentine's Day Feb Love issue has kid focus. Fatherly Love pictorial..nice Roger McNamee (successful Silicon Valley insider turned whistleblower on tech).. was M. Zuckerberg's early mentor.. also cool musician (MoonAlice) check interview.. "For The Love of Our Kids". Fascinating! Verrry cool dude. Other articles-Positive Kink, Arranged Marriage, Diving Deep in an Age of Customizable Love, Hugs, Transgender Mama story and Warren Farrell interview on Boy Crisis.. and much more.. Share and like and Love Love Love Thank you!!! CommonGroundMag.com

Healthy Wealthy & Wise issue with no bullsh*t Caroline Myss interview--had a big effect on me. Many great essays "Owning...
12/13/2017

Healthy Wealthy & Wise issue with no bullsh*t Caroline Myss interview--had a big effect on me. Many great essays "Owning My Toxic Bias" (Parker Palmer), "The Press of Loneliness" (Eric Leroy Wilson) "Cannabis: Spiritual Friend or Foe in New Era of Acceptance?" Whimsical pictorial on the Innocence of Children's Books and more. Very good stuff for Holidays. Yay! CommonGroundMag.com Like - Comment - Share Say hello etc.

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11/14/2017

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Our 43rd Anniv Gratitude issue. Much ado about the Nor-Cal fires and silver linings. I spent lots of time interviewing v...
11/14/2017

Our 43rd Anniv Gratitude issue. Much ado about the Nor-Cal fires and silver linings. I spent lots of time interviewing victims and taking photos. Interview w 91yr old Br. David Steindl-Rast, the expert on GRATITUDE...a world famous monk who was in Hitler's army--a must read--it changed me! Lots of terrific and soulful essays. Very proud of this edition. Love-Love. Share the Love and your comments.. xoxo CommonGroundMag.com

Common Ground Women issue
10/13/2017

Common Ground Women issue

It's been hard to post (or do anything) given the crazy Nor Cal fires but the Women issue is out and I think you'll find...
10/13/2017

It's been hard to post (or do anything) given the crazy Nor Cal fires but the Women issue is out and I think you'll find it thoroughly rich with topics like The Vagina Revolution is On, Why Sex is Important to Women, The New Feminine Frequency in Awakening, Liberating the Witch Within, Healthy Boundaries, A Woman's Learning Curve, the Seductress Revisited. A fascinating photo essay on Black Feminist Joy and the main interview with Alicia Garza, the black queer woman (who interestingly grew up in Marin County) and is co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Enjoy and share on stands and at CommonGroundMag.com Love love love..

09/22/2017
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07/27/2017
Janis Joplin at SF Palace of fine Arts photo by Jim Marshall

Common Ground Summer of Love issue has been out for some time.. big hit on the stands with the rare Janis Joplin cover and pictorial by Jim Marshall. Cool interview with Peter Coyote.. who was there, man in the Haight as a Digger. Wonderful dude. Lots of terrific stories, including about relaxing in the summer.. something I've been trying to do too. Thanks always.. with Love (and likes), xo Rob CommonGroundMag.com

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07/27/2017

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05/22/2017

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Creativity issue is blowing off the stands. Proud. If you've ever wondered why the recent slate of positive mainstream n...
05/22/2017

Creativity issue is blowing off the stands. Proud. If you've ever wondered why the recent slate of positive mainstream news stories on psychedelic sciences the answer is a guy name Rick Doblin, my interviewee. Over 30 years ago he started MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) w a mission he believed in. 50 years ago during the Summer of Love psychedelics were synonymous w the anti war movement.. so you'll enjoy reading about Rick's obstacles getting into the Pentagon.. turns out he was onto something w MDMA being possibly the greatest cure for PTSD.. Besides the many other great stories check out the Transformational Art pictorial..also on the psychedelic side..mucho thanks to Layla Love for helping.. Visit CommonGroundMag.com.. Do the FB like-share thing buzz buzz we love you yeah yeah yeah. Gracias xo Rob

Green issue is out. Wonderful interview with Ocean Robbins.. what a great guy! Great images of our public Wildlands..hop...
04/11/2017

Green issue is out. Wonderful interview with Ocean Robbins.. what a great guy! Great images of our public Wildlands..hopefully not soon to be privatized by the Trump administration. Great articles by Daniel Pinchbeck, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Judith Orloff, Betsy Rosenberg, Bruce Davis, Jeromy Johnson, Kristof Green and Darcher Keltner, and more.. CommonGroundMag.com

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Bad news got you down? Our Food issue is out with a pictorial called The Fun of Food. Hee hee. And you'll like my interv...
03/07/2017

Bad news got you down? Our Food issue is out with a pictorial called The Fun of Food. Hee hee. And you'll like my interview w fascinating Paul Stamets. The famous mycologist has craaazy stories and on a serious note is a disruptor who has figured out a way to offset colony collapse disorder. His first interest came from psilocybin! You gotta read about his first trip... Lots of other great articles at CommonGroundMag.com Like and share.. Thanks for reading.

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02/07/2017

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Proud of Feb Love issue. Noah Levine interview.. fascinating punk rocker..he's the original Dharma Punx.. into weed and ...
02/07/2017

Proud of Feb Love issue. Noah Levine interview.. fascinating punk rocker..he's the original Dharma Punx.. into weed and booze at 6 & LSD at 10..hooked on crack cocaine and heroin as an early teen.. often jailed, suicidal. At 17 in jail, he finally accepted his famous Dad's (Stephen Levine) Buddhist meditation advice. He'd previously dismissed Dad's practice as 'hippie bullsh*t'.. but it led Noah to sobriety and a radically beautiful healing path as a famed dharma teacher and social worker. Covered in tattoos.. he really helps people in his own admirable style. We spoke about love..I think you'll like it. Tons of other great material.. including pictorial on the virtues of love. Some funny stuff too. Thanks for sharing and liking at CommonGroundMag.com

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