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Signs of Spiritual Wellness

  • Development of a purpose in life
  • Ability to spend reflective time alone
  • Taking time to reflect on the meaning of events in life
  • Having a clear sense of right and wrong, and act accordingly
  • Ability to explain why you believe what you believe
  • Caring and acting for the welfare of others and the environment
  • Being able to practice forgiveness and compassion in life

Spiritual wellness may not be something that you think much of, yet its impact on your life is unavoidable. The basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill.

Many factors play a part in defining spirituality - religious faith, beliefs, values, ethics, principles and morals. Some gain spirituality by growing in their personal relationships with others, or through being at peace with nature. Spirituality allows us to find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings, no matter what one's beliefs are or where they may be on your spiritual journey.

The human spirit is the most neglected aspect of our selves. Just as we exercise to condition our bodies, a healthy spirit is nurtured by purposeful practice. The spirit is the aspect of ourselves that can carry us through anything. If we take care of our spirit, we will be able to experience a sense of peace and purpose even when life deals us a severe blow. A strong spirit helps us to survive and thrive with grace, even in the face of difficulty.

Mandalas 

Mandala means “sacred circle” in Sanskrit. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation and are used in sacred rites as a transformative tool to assist with healing.  

Integrate mandalas into your wellness self-care practice; we provide:

  • Free mandala coloring kits

Meditation

Meditation is an experience of relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and awakening the spirit. It encourages a deepening of consciousness or awareness, and also facilitates a deeper understanding of self and others. Meditation is a skill you can learn to cope with stress, get a better night's rest, succeed academically, and achieve overall health and wellness.   

Health and Wellness Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is now a mainstream practice in America, with more than 30 million people practicing it on a regular basis. There are thousands of meditation techniques that have been developed and practiced for over 5,000 years and each has specific techniques and skills that can be learned.

Some of the benefits of meditation are:

Higher levels of energy, creativity, and spontaneity

Decreased stress, depression, and anxiety

Lower blood pressure

Fewer cravings for alcohol and tobacco

Increased exercise tolerance

Increased job satisfaction

Better concentration

Better relationships with others.

Meditation can help:

Manage time

Practice mindful eating

Control addictions and cravings

Reduce stress and enhance sleep

Achieve academic success

Achieve athletic success and body satisfaction

Enhance the immune system

Develop a deeper sense of compassion and forgiveness for others and self

The Scientific Power of Meditation (content pending)

Types of Meditation (content pending)

Yoga

The word "yoga" means union, and the practice integrates mind, body and soul together. It is used to care for the entire body, and is beneficial for overall health, along with many different illnesses and conditions.

Spiritual Wellness Resources at Kean

  • Kean University provides office space for university-recognized chaplains and campus ministers assigned by their respective religious denominations to work at Kean. The office allows for the chaplains to meet with students in groups and for one-to-one counseling. Chaplains arrange their own campus schedules and coordinate their own activities while abiding by university regulations for activities. The University, however, does not endorse these events.
  • Interested students and staff are free to contact the chaplain by calling or stopping by the office. The Chaplain is available to talk to any student or staff member regardless of religious affiliation.
  • CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER:

Mirama Roldan

Downs Hall, Room 130

T: 908.737.4835

catholic@kean.edu

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