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Spirituality

What’s the Deal With Spiritual Intelligence?

Spirituality is an abstract topic that is not easy to define, and it is not typically considered a focal point of science.

Despite this, it's a meaningful and common part of many peoples' lives, and the benefits and mental processes of spirituality deserve more attention.

Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has been well established for many years, and has helped evolve the traditional view of what it means to be intelligent.

It was instrumental in...
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Spirituality

Grow Your Spiritual Muscle for Greater Well-Being

An often highly contentious topic of conversation is religion. Religious beliefs are deeply rooted and hard held convictions for many people. Because these beliefs can be so firm, it may lead to strong animosity and conflict when opposing extremes meet.

Many people are skeptical and question whether religion does more harm than good because of this acrimony.

Despite the controversy, religion and its benefits aren't something to be mocked or disparaged.

In the bigger picture, religious...
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Spirituality

Finding Meaning to Cope with Life Struggles

Think of a time you experienced difficulties and felt overwhelmed or burdened with your situation.

How did your view of life and existence change?

When we go through a demanding and trying time, it can be tough to cope and stay self-assured. Going through emotionally demanding experiences like loss and trauma often leads to negative emotions such as grief, anger, fear and shame.

It can be difficult to overcome this negativity...
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Happiness

Part 1: Are You Living By the Fruit of the Spirit or Fruit of the Flesh?

I attended a wonderful church service yesterday, and it made me realize how certain religious prescriptions parallel many areas of positive psychology research. For instance, the emphasis of showing kindness to others, living a joy filled life, and focusing on love and generosity all pervade Christian scripture as well as positive psychology laboratories.

There are certain attributes we can pull from both disciplines in order to begin living a life of greater...
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