Spirituality: A Path to Stress Reduction

Spirituality links physical, mental and spiritual health issues. By spiritual health, we mean: 

– Feelings of love – for self, for others, and for nature
– Joy of living
– Inner peace
– Faith in a higher being or force, or in a perceived inner force
– Meditation and religion
– Belief in Others

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.

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.

We have previously spoken of connecting our spiritual thread to aspects of our health, and to our visits with a provider (See Spiritual Health Channel Highlights for article). It is equally important that we remember the thread of spirituality that connects us together as families, communities and as human beings. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called it our network of mutuality and single garment of destiny. 

Remember the Health Power motto: Knowledge + Action = Power!

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