Richard G. Petty, MD

Spirituality and Personal Well-Being

It is no coincidence that most us involved in fashioning the new model of health care are also deeply involved in spirituality. People including Deepak Chopra and Larry Dossey have recognized that health and spiriruality are inextricably linked.

Healing, Meaning and Purpose was written and recorded to support a spiritual journey as part of a comprehensive approach toward wellness.

As I travel the world I am constantly astonished by the ever-increasing interest in spirituality, health and well-being.

A new study has just been published by researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Using  data from the 2001 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, they found that what they called "alternative" spiritual practices could be divided into two groups: concerns with personal well-being and interest in divination. They found something that we have also discovered in the United States. Women, particularly if they are educated, are particularly interested in applying spirituality in their lives to promote their own well-being and the health and wellness of their families. This fits in with other data that have shown that in every culture studied, women are more likely to seek health care, whether they have a skin rash, depression or cancer.

Your spiritual health is essential to the health of your body and your relationships. Please don’t ever neglect it.

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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