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.
If there's one verb that sums up the holiday season it's almost certainly to do. Once November rolls around, it suddenly feels like every waking minute is spoken for—shopping, wrapping, mailing, cooking, baking, maybe even party-planning and traveling.
Julie Haber, M.Div., director of spirituality at Canyon Ranch, 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.
When you think about your personality, maybe words like social and bubbly or quiet and reflective come to mind. You might even label yourself an introvert or extrovert. But have you ever thought about your personality in spiritual terms?
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.
Think about all the locations you spend time in throughout the day: The bathroom where you get ready in the morning, the den you watch TV in, the tool or craft room where you work on projects, your bedroom where you settle in for a good night’s rest. You’ve designed each of these places to have a certain feel and to be conducive to the task at hand when you’re in them.
Battling a serious illness requires strength from deep within. Canyon Ranch Director of Spirituality Julie Haber, M.Div, offers simple practices to help you help you feel stronger and more connected to your spiritual self.
How can you turn forgiveness into a spiritual practice? Canyon Ranch’s Julie Haber, M.Div, offers advice on to help you let others, and yourself, off the hook.