What is Spiritual Wellness?

Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life based on a core set of values and beliefs.  

The word “spiritual” refers to that core dimension of you – your innermost self – that provides you with a profound sense of who you are, where you came from, where

you’re going and how you might reach your goal. You may not think much about spiritual well-being and what role it plays in your life, but its significance is stronger than you may believe. Spiritual wellness may mean different things to different people. For some, spirituality may be synonymous with traditional religion, while for

others it relates primarily to the quality of personal relationships or love for nature. A basic foundation for spiritual wellness may be the sense that life is meaningful and you have found your place in it. The search for meaning and purpose in human existence leads one to strive for a state of harmony with self and with others, while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world. Examples of a healthy spiritual life may include volunteerism, social responsibility, optimism, contributing to society, connectedness with others, feeling of belonging/being part of a group, and love of self/reason to care for self.

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Wellness Topics Related to Spiritual Wellness

  1. Culture of Care
  2. Meaning and Purpose
  3. Learning and engagement
  4. Stress
  5. Anxiety
  6. Depression
  7. Disordered Eating
  8. Environment and Sustainability
  9. Healthy Relationships
  10. Job and Career
  11. Joyful Eating!
  12. Movement
  13. Sexuality
  14. Sleep
  15. Social Justice and Inclusion