An active spirituality has health benefits for all, and for children in particular, according to a new book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving. The links are clear, explains author Lisa Miller, director of clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University: young people with a flourishing sense of spirituality are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances and 60% less likely to be depressed.
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The link between human health and religious or spiritual practices has long been postulated. Now, it is being put to the test in the Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey, a nationwide face-to-face survey of 3,000 respondents funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Advances in contemporary medicine are tremendous. Yet, alongside almost daily, welcome improvements, there has developed a sense that technology alone cannot deliver the physical wellbeing for which we hope.