Media: How does spirituality help us cope with the stresses of today?

This week I have had another blog posted by The IndependentIt is titled Facing Modern-Day Stress with Time-Tested ToolsIt takes a look at the spiritual angle on dealing with today’s added stresses. 

Here is an excerpt from the article.

Boxed in? – by Tony Lobl

“Some researchers into stress have been digging a little deeper into the surrounding question of whether there is actually an advantage to believing there is a divine ear listening at the other end of those prayers.

A University of Michigan study into “Gratitude Toward God, Stress, and Health in Late Life” found positive results for that gratitude, especially for older women who are more likely to feel grateful to God than older men. “The results revealed that the effects of stress (e.g. living in a deteriorated neighborhood) on health are reduced for older people who feel more grateful to God”.

Gratitude to God can also de-stress men, young people and those who live in pleasant suburbs…

(Read the full blog here.)

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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One Comment on “Media: How does spirituality help us cope with the stresses of today?”

  1. Clare Harwood
    May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Great article Tony. I have just read it on the link to the Independent. I will share it with my work colleagues – one email they hopefully will enjoy opening! Thanks, Clare

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