Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being
Fear and anxiety have become commonplace in our society. Unless you live in a cave, there’s no escaping the barrage of negative information that often dominates our airwaves. So, it’s up to us to find peace amidst the chaos. None of us are immune to stress, but there are many ways to learn to cope with it. Managing stress is critical to staying healthy. Research has indicated that prolonged stress weakens the immune system, making it harder to fight illness. By attending to our spiritual and emotional wellbeing, we reduce our chances of developing illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, it is imperative that you take care of your spiritual and emotional health and limit your exposure to stress. This will help you to fight your cancer or have the energy reserves to care for someone else who is fighting cancer. Research has indicated that stress, fear, and anxiety interfere with our ability to make good decisions – something cancer patients need to do throughout their treatment. The following articles provide guidance, hope, and tools for maintaining your emotional health amidst it all.