You eat well. You work out. You find ways to de-stress. You consider yourself “healthy.” But when was the last time you thought about your spiritual health?
Your Spiritual Path
Spiritual rituals hold meaning—they resonate with us—and it’s important for our spiritual health and overall happiness to engage in some on a regular basis. What can become a spiritual ritual may surprise you—and may be something you’re already doing.
Connecting with something greater than yourself can contribute to health and happiness—even if it only begins when you’re older. Julie Haber, M. Div, director of spirituality at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, explains.
What health benefits can prayer offer? You may already turn to prayer to find strength during difficult periods, but there is increasing evidence to suggest that prayer may also reduce stress, alleviate pain and ease the symptoms of some chronic health conditions.
Julie Haber, M.Div., Canyon Ranch’s director of spirituality, sees the family as where good health—across all dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual—begins.
People have long been interested in the healing power of nature. Studies show that it can reduce stress, improve overall feelings of wellbeing and happiness, raise your energy level and even increase your capacity for caring.
Defining the concept of spirituality is difficult, but Canyon Ranch Director of Spirituality Julie Haber, M.Div, offers a holistic approach.
Many of us know how beneficial it can be to work with a mental health professional—especially when you’re trying to navigate your way through a life crisis. Here's another resource you may not have considered before: a spiritual counselor.