The importance of spirituality
Spirituality is just as important to student health as regular exercise and good eating habits. It is important to know that spirituality is not limited to mono- or poly-theistic religions, and can be described as the means by which a person may find the core of their being, their values, and the big picture. It is also thought of as having a connection to those around you, your environment, and the universe that affects the way you perceive the world and is a force of inspiration. In short, spirituality is whatever you want it to be. The goal is happiness (or inner peace) and self-awareness.
Spiritual practices may include participating in a religious community, in a Humanist organization, or through meditation, prayer, ceremony or contemplation. With such a broad definition, take the time to discover more about yourself by writing in a journal, playing music, or painting as a way to let the creative juices flow and become more comfortable with yourself. Community involvement and volunteering are also great ways to foster spiritual growth.
Chaplains at UBC
Curious about a specific faith? Or perhaps you just want talk to someone in the religious community on campus? Find a chaplain at UBC.
Healthy Minds blog
Studies suggest that students who are spiritual or otherwise more comfortable with themselves as a whole perform better in their studies. For up-to-date information on how to keep a healthy mind, check out the Healthy Minds blog.
Maybe you're more into clubs and talking with your peers about beliefs and spirituality, there's a page for that. The AMS has a listing of all student-run spiritual organizations on campus, along with dozens of others.
UBC Yoga Club
Looking to exercise and work your spiritual muscles? Check out the UBC Yoga Club for a listing of classes.