Your Spiritual Path

Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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?

Create Your Own Spiritual Rituals

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Exploring Spirituality Later in Life

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Healing and the Role of Prayer

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

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.

Nurture Your Spirit This Holiday Season

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Practicing Spirituality as a Family

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

The Healing Power of Nature

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

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.

What Is Spirituality?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Defining the concept of spirituality is difficult, but Canyon Ranch Director of Spirituality Julie Haber, M.Div, offers a holistic approach.

What’s Your Spiritual Personality?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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?

Working with a Spiritual Counselor

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Your Spiritual Practice: Dealing with a Health Crisis

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Your Spiritual Practice: Forgiveness

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

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.

Your Spiritual Practice: Gratitude

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Canyon Ranch Director of Spirituality Julie Haber, M.Div, offers advice on how to integrate more gratitude into your life and why it’s so helpful to us spiritually, emotionally and physically.