“Thoughts on Spirituality” by Darci L. Graves, MA, MA, MPP

“Thoughts on Spirituality” by Darci L. Graves, MA, MA, MPP

Spirituality: A Unifying Thread for Minority Health
Overview about Spirituality
  • Mary started quilting at the knee of her grandmother.
  • From that loving knee, she learned the stories of the generations that came before her.
  • It was also there that she began to feel the larger connection to those before her, when bringing different pieces of fabric together…more.
Spirituality, Social Support and Mental Health: A Unifying Thread
Threads between Spirituality, Mental Health and Physical Health
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”. Your mind and body connect so that when you feel stress your body experiences it too. Your connections and social networks can be great sources of stress reduction……more.

 

Spirituality Threadbare: How to Strengthen Men’s Sense of Spiritual Wellness
We Ask a Lot of Our Men
We ask them to be strong, to provide, protect and endure. These qualities can become liabilities when it comes to their health. To be sick is often considered weak. To be weak is to be unable to protect. To ask for help is also to admit weakness, and not endure. Physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing can all be in danger when men try to remain…...more.
Summer Threads to Family, Nature, Gratitude, Reflection and Freedom
Summer is More Than One Holiday Season
When we speak of the holidays, our minds often go to Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are the days that most typically remind us of the gifts of our spiritual guilt. We wrap ourselves in faith, family and a season of giving. However these thoughts and actions don’t need to be limited to those cold weather months. Summer also offers a number of holidays and…….more.