“I’m tired.” This is the new go-to answer to the question, “How are you?” You’ve probably responded this way before (we all have). And you say it with this little smile, usually followed by a sigh, as if your universal tiredness is a sweet joke or a fact of life.
Depression is a serious mental illness that affects five percent of people worldwide. For many, spirituality helps them manage their depressive symptoms and eventually find healing. But can that work for you? Perhaps you’re dealing with depression and you wonder if a higher power could truly be the answer.
There are several different spheres in wellness—mental, emotional, physical, and social are the most commonly discussed. But one sphere that’s often ignored is spiritual wellness. It’s not talked about as much as all the other spheres, but it’s just as important because spirituality is a piece of who you are.