Host: How does being spiritual help me with stress?
Dava Money: Feeling spiritual or having your own spiritual belief system helps to reduce stress. Being spiritual is different than being religious. Being spiritual means that you have belief in something larger than yourself. It can be something you call God or Universe or energy, that isn't as important as that you experience belonging to the whole. Isolation and loneliness are huge stressors and so when we have our spiritual belief system and we can make sense of our world, we can reduce our stress and feel a part of our world.