Kristen Lucken

Kristen Lucken is an author at Religion News Service.

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Religions have long known that getting away from it all is good for the mind, body and spirit

By Kristen Lucken — August 16, 2022
(The Conversation) — Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.

In times of stress, turning to contemplation can be helpful – here’s why religions emphasize rest

By Kristen Lucken — July 23, 2021
(The Conversation) — Most religions have periods of rest incorporated into their practice. Medical science has affirmed that short periods of contemplation can have benefits for one's physical and mental health.
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