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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Categories: Health

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. 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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