SPIRITUAL HEALTH

One of the more personal aspects of overall health and wellbeing, spiritual health is not one to be overlooked. Emily Smith, in her article “Spiritual Wellness: What is Your Meaning and Purpose?” says, “Spiritual wellness is being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values, principles, morals and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those principles to guide your actions.” 

As the levels of your spiritual health rise and fall over time, you will naturally experience many emotions along the way. Some will be negative; others, positive. Both are equally important for a well-rounded life experience, though it’s often difficult to appreciate the harder times. Being in good spiritual health means having a sense of purpose, which can make it a little easier to weather the storms that life undoubtedly brings. 

One such storm hit us all with the Coronavirus pandemic. Many people began questioning their lives, their existence, and their purpose. Some were able to discover new and better significance in their lives. A holistic view of health asserts that good spiritual health can help us cope with stressful situations, maintain healthy relationships, and develop higher thinking. 

So, how do you improve your spiritual health? By practicing yoga or meditation, spending time in prayer or reflection, journaling, volunteering, creating art, communing with nature, and in so many other ways, we can connect with our inner selves and our higher power. 

Here in our Resource Directory, you’ll find articles, podcasts, videos, courses, and more to help you learn how to do those things and many more. Knowing that spiritual health is a vitally important part of our overall wellness is half the battle. To win the war, incorporate some form of spiritual practice into your daily routine – learn how here!

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama

We know about the importance of love and compassion for others.

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Chronic Pain: It’s More Than Mechanical

These are the questions that motivate individuals with chronic pain to seek healthcare providers’ expertise. Unfortunately, many people leave their appointments more confused than confident.

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Mental Health: The Overlooked Symptom of a Pandemic

The world we live in is unpredictable, but the past several months have really highlighted how little control we have over our environment. Our jobs, money, health, and relationships are threatened, and there is no end in sight for this invisible enemy. It’s terrifying.

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Ways to be Mindful Outside of Meditation

If you are looking for ways to improve mindfulness without meditation, here are some ways to consider. There are many ways to be mindful other than meditation: so, what works best when you allow it?

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Men’s Mental Health – November

International Men’s Day (which is on November 19th) tag line is ‘Men leading by example’ and is not about fanning the patriarchy, but in fact breaking down those stereotypes and moving forward to a more compassionate culture that sees men for who they really are, just like women, soft and squishy on the inside with their own insecurities and emotional needs.

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Is there a connection between nature and wellbeing?

Recently studies have shown that spending time outside in natural environments can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and feelings of wellbeing. From walks in the country away from the urban hussle of modern day life, to getting green fingered and spending time planting and growing your own plants or veg it appears mother nature actually does have a part to play in our overall wellness.

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The Philosophy of Happiness

Philosophers have been inquiring about happiness since ancient times. Aristotle, when he asked ‘what is the ultimate purpose of human existence’ alluded to the fact that purpose was what he argued to be ‘happiness’. He termed this eudaimonia – “activity expressing virtue”.

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Self Soothing- 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

There are lots of benefits to meditation, such as decreasing anxiety, worry and stress.

It enhances self-awareness, self-acceptance and patience. And it strengthens our resilience amidst uncertainty and adversity. Who wouldn’t benefit from a little bit of that?

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How can aromatherapy help with mental health?

Many people who are looking for more natural and holistic ways to manage their wellbeing take an interest into the use of essential oils. That’s exactly why we’ve written this article and likely why you’ve clicked on it.

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Journaling for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Simply putting words on a page will probably not get you all the benefits of journaling, but effective journaling can result in many positive outcomes and improvements to your quality of life.

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100+ Ways To Motivate Yourself

You have something you get to do. You’re interested in your task—you might have even assigned this task for yourself rather than receiving it from someone else—and you are happy to put in the time and effort to complete it. In which scenario are you more effective?

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Common And Obvious Causes Of Depression

Generally, depression can be quite distinct from clinical depression.
However, if the same mood persist for at least two weeks and is accompanied with other symptoms that obstruct the normal daily routine, it may be diagnosed as clinical depression or dysthymia.

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