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Wilkes County Wellness: Spiritual

This guide is a resource for the patrons and community of Wilkes County Public Library. In this guide, you will find resources to encourage wellness in all aspects of your life and promote lifelong health benefits.

What is Spiritual Wellness?

Spiritual Wellness - Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. 


NC Cardinal & ARL Catalog

World religions: a beginner's guide: questions and answers for humanity's 7 oldest and largest faiths Jill Carroll 

Publication Date: 2021

ISBN: 9781648769146

Catalog Summary: Your guide to understanding seven of the world's most prominent religions. If you're interested in learning about world religions, this book is the place to start. Packed with informative fact sheets and answers to common questions, this beginner's guide fills you in on the most important aspects of each religion.

Subjects: Religion

A book that takes its time: an unhurried adventure in creative mindfulness Irene Smit & Astrid van der Hulst 

Publication Date: 2017

ISBN: 9780761193777

Catalog Summary: Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers. 

Subjects: Mindfulness (Psychology)

The anxiety healer's guide: coping strategies and mindfulness techniques to calm the mind and body - Alison Seponara 

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781982177829

Catalog Summary: From Alison Seponara, licensed counselor and creator of @theanxietyhealer Instagram account with 424,000 followers, comes an on-the-go healing guide of practical and natural solution for combating anxiety.

Subjects: AnxietyMindfulness (Psychology)Mind and body

Practical meditation for beginners: 10 days to a happier, calmer you - Benjamin Decker 

Publication Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781641520256

Catalog Summary: The key to building a solid meditation practice is in the practice itself. From Zen and Vipassana to walking meditations and body scans, the simple practices outlined in Practical Meditation for Beginners make it easy to build an ongoing meditation routine that is best for you.

Subjects: Meditation

Open-Access Resources

Spiritual Wellness - A guide to spiritual wellness featuring tips, online and local resources, guided meditations, a collection of TedTalks, and more published by Counseling and Psych Services at the University of Arizona.

Spirituality - Overview of spirituality and suggestions for increasing spiritual wellness; part of a wellness toolbox published by Ventura County Behavioral Health.

Wellness Check: Spirituality - A collection of brief summaries of research studies featuring aspects of spiritual health and wellness. 

Spiritual Wellness: What Is Your Meaning and Purpose? - An article featuring spiritual wellness as part of the 2016 “Journey to a Healthier You” series promoted by the Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America.

Media Resources

National Wellness Week: Focus on Spiritual Wellness! - The final video of an eight-part series to encourage wellness. 

Wellness Wheel Podcast - Finding meaning during challenging times with Sue Phillips - “In this episode, Maria and Hannah talk with Sue Phillips, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, where she helps people find new ways to flourish by deepening their spirituality.”

Spiritual Wellness

In the News

Penn State Vedic Society promotes spiritual, mental well-being through yoga practices - “Penn State’s Vedic Society provides an opportunity for students to get involved with holistic yoga and meditation practices to promote emotional and spiritual balance as well as good mental health.”

Former NFL Athlete Ryan Mundy Creates Mental Wellness Platform To Create Generational Health For Black Communities - “Finding new ways to tend to its community, users will be introduced to the Alkeme Health Club podcast to stir conversation centered on the topics of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness led by professional athletes, Fortune 500 business leaders, celebrities, politicians, and more.”

NC Live Databases

Arts & Humanities Database - This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

Religion Database - Religious news and information, informative details on doctrines and philosophies, and scholarly reports on religious history and related archaeology.