68. Spirituality and Resilience with Dr. Frederic Craigie

Episode Summary

What role does spirituality play in developing resilience and health? On this episode of the podcast, spirituality scholar Frederic Craigie, PhD gives advice on doing the important inner personal work needed for emotional and physical well-being. Dr. Craigie is a respected clinical psychologist, author, clinician and faculty member at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.
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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:00] Dr. Graigie’s background 
  • [03:30] Spirituality vs religion 
  • [05:55] Why people should care about their spirituality 
  • [07:15] Does spirituality translate to good physical health
    [11:15] What are some spiritual approaches that are easy to implement
  • [17:30] There is no right way to stating your spiritual journey  
  • [20:20] Focusing on bettering one area of your life will naturally better other areas
  • [22:00] How Dr. Craigie was inspired to write his book Weekly Soul 
  • [27:24] Why focusing on one theme for a week vs a quote of the day is more beneficial 
  • [29:45] Why we more from what we say and do 
  • [31:15] “When Native American medicine men talk to the sick, they usually ask three questions: When was the last time you sang? When was the last time you danced? When was the last time you told your story?” -Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

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