The Institute for Spirituality and Health
Exploring the connections between spirituality and health.


Spirited Words

See below for a collection of reflections, writings, essays, poems, and other contributions that the ISH community has submitted over the years. We hope you enjoy.

If you are interested in submitting a piece to our blog, please contact Anyang Anyang <>. We publish writing that relates to our mission of enhancing well-being by exploring the relationship between spirituality and health.


It’s The Season to Lend A Hand

By John Graham

November 27th, 2011

An article in Parade Magazine, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, says it’s been a “brutal year,” but reminds us this holiday season we can choose to help our fellow Americans get back on their feet.  The article suggests 10 ways we can do that.  (1) Help a needy family meet their mortgage, (2) Feed hungry children in Orgeon, (3) Act now to stop a new HIV/Aids Crisis, (4) Establish a new lounge for wounded vets at Fort Belvoir, VA., (5) Reforest sacred lands in New Mexico, (6) Come to the Rescue of two Flooded Communities in Kentucky, (7) Keep a Home Warm this winter, (8) Build safe rooms in Joplin Schools, (9) Change Kids’ lives and a City’s Image in Stockton, CA, the Most Miserable City in America, and (10) Adopt a team for the Olympic Games.  Some of these may not meet your fancy, but we all know of situations in our locale where we could help.  So, don’t be a Scrooge.  Instead, let’s do it!

Sara Moore