The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well

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7.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.68 pounds

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About the Author

Chelsey Luger is a writer and wellness advocate originally from North Dakota, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She got her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures, and later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is the co-founder of Well For Culture. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, and other outlets.

Thosh Collins is a photographer, board member for the Native Wellness Institute, and co-founder of Well For Culture. He is On Akimel O'odham, Seneca-Cayuga, and Osage, born and raised on the Salt River Reservation. He serves on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Land Board, and remains politically and culturally active within his community. He and Chelsey Luger live in Arizona and have two daughters.


"A life-changing holistic guide to wellness rooted in empowerment, resiliency, and 'good medicine.' This book is for any human being searching for wellness solutions in a chaotic world, a true antidote to colonization." -- Vina Brown, Indigenous Scholar, Entrepreneur, Artist, and Professor of Indigenous Studies at Northwest Indian College

"The Seven Circles is a true innovation in Indigenous thought; it brings our shared heritage and traditional teachings to life. Truly inspiring. Readers will find their journey to be a motivating guide for self-transformation." -- Taiaiake Alfred, Mohawk Philosopher

"While the term 'wellness' has been co-opted and diluted by (primarily white) social media influencers in recent years, Luger and Collins are recentering the conversation around how to use Indigenous cultural values, foods, and modalities of movement as tools for spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional healing." -- Vanity Fair

"[Two of the] faces in the health and wellness scene that are pushing for inclusivity, justice, and kindness, toppling old conventions to make their own...Luger and Collins rewrite modern narratives regarding Native health while addressing complex histories and ongoing disparities." -- Outside magazine

"Spellbinding. This may be the first book I've ever read that made me stop and decide, "I'm making this change now!" Seven Circles opened my eyes to a way of life that is tested by time, guided by nature, and urgently needed today. -- Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run, Natural Born Heroes, and Running with Sherman

"Wisdom abounds in this stimulating offering." -- Publishers Weekly

"Luger and Collins provide a range of sensible, informed, accessible guidance for both small- and large-scale lifestyle changes. An appealing manual for healing the self through Indigenous traditions." -- Kirkus Reviews