Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

How Our View of God Affects Our Mental and Physical Health

"'In general, the more religious or spiritual you are, the healthier you are, which makes sense. But for some individuals, even if they have even the smallest degree of negative spirituality -- basically, when individuals believe they're ill because they've done something wrong and God is punishing them -- their health is worse... [W]hen people firmly believe God loves and forgives them despite their shortcomings, they had significantly better mental health.'" [Read Article]
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How to Care for Someone Who Feels Rejected by God

"Caretakers must acknowledge what's at stake when they overreact to someone's loss of faith or sense that God is punishing them... Research has shown that receiving a supportive, rather than combative, response to a confession of negative spiritual beliefs allows people to emerge from a tough situation with deeper faith or, at the very least, an improved relationship with God." [Read Article]
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8 Negative Thought Patterns of Chronically Unhappy People

"Multiple studies have revealed how chronic negative attitudes can adversely affect one’s health, happiness and well-being... All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat."  [Read Article]