Spiritual Health

Defining Spirituality as “An intense, personal, awe-based concern for questions about life and meaning,” the Boise State University Body-Mind-Spirit Program advocates working and living in congruence with your values as instrumental in developing spiritual health:

The first step in developing values and spiritual wellness is to examine your own values: respect, honesty, human life, family, education, religion, health, wealth, community service and diversity. Discuss your values with others and work to act in a manner congruent with your values.

The National Wellness Institute says spiritual wellness follows the following tenants:

  • It is better to ponder the meaning of life for ourselves and to be tolerant of the beliefs of others than to close our minds and become intolerant.
  • It is better to live each day in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs than to do otherwise and feel untrue to ourselves.

Become Spiritually Healthy
This slide show defines spirituality and provides an explanation on how to improve your spiritual health. It includes a list of activities, as well as a description of the qualities a spiritually healthy person possesses.