One study showed that 80% of college freshmen have an interest in spirituality. Have you explored your spirituality? What does spirituality mean to you? Spirituality is the unique way you think and embrace your values, your beliefs and your purpose in life. It can be acknowledged and practiced in a variety of ways. How do you stay in touch with your spiritual side?

" You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."

Shira Tehrani

Looking Back:
A Self-Reflection

Describe your spirituality during childhood/adolescence.

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Quiz Ideas

  • What’s your spiritual type? How much do you know about yourself and how do you compare to others? Take this test and find out.
  • How do you experience the Holy? Do you know how you let God’s creative spirit work within you. Use this quiz to explore your faith.

Moving Ahead:
The Challenge

What are your spiritual goals for the future?

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    • Janet J. Lozar, Ph.D., ATC, Assistant Professor, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism College of Education and Human Development

Campus Resources

  • Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
    CWB catalyzes human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, and resilience. As an interdisciplinary teaching and research center at George Mason University, the center is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. They offer free weekly well-being practices for the Mason community, various well-being events and programs, and more.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, which are provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers. They offer individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs, as well as other resources.

Additional Resources

  • Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
    Celebration is a New Thought community committed to inspiring and supporting individuals on their spiritual journey of investigation, revelation and practical application of our powerful philosophy. They serve the Northern Virginia area.
  • Spirituality & Health
    Spirituality & Health offers information on health and spirituality that includes faith, Eastern philosophy, meditation, mainstream religion, wellness, yoga, holistic medicine, creativity, and more. They offer links to articles, blogs and videos.
  • Current Living
    Current Living is dedicated to presenting articles, information, and resources on health, fitness, self growth, self care, creativity, and spirituality to educate, motivate and inspire people to make the most of life.
  • Belief Net
    Beliefnet helps people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or are curious about others. They provide spiritual information with a single point of view on everything from health to entertainment.
  • Psychology Today
    Psychology Today is a website that is all about people and what makes them tick. The site is supported by over 750 psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and authors. They offer a collection of articles about spirituality in regards to healing, the mind, religion, purpose and more.
  • American Academy of Religion
    The AAR promotes reflection and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions and values. They are dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions through conferences, meetings, publications, programs and services.
  • BBC
    The BBC seeks to enrich people’s lives creatively with programs and services that inform, educate and entertain. They offer unbiased information on major world religions including beliefs, customs, history, holy days and more.
  • National Institutes of Health
    The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducing and supporting medical research to improve the health and wellness of all people from children to seniors. This site provides videos and research on spirituality, social support, the body, and the brain.