An article by Serena Gordon lists many positive ways that "spirituality" can influence health and longevity. But the experts interviewed are defining spirituality to include more than traditional religion. The executive director of the Integrative Medicine Initiative at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago said spirituality is where people find meaning in their life. It’s what brings them peace and safety:
"Some people feel it with a beautiful sunset. Some people get it from meditation. For some, it’s from their community. It’s a feeling that you’re connected to something greater, something larger than myself. For some that comes from their family," she said.