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The pursuit of purpose in life gains urgency in a secular context where we are grounded in mortal bodies. Viktor Frankl developed Logotherapy to address noögenic neurosis, or the psychological frustration stemming from trying to understand the meaning of our lives. While Frankl took a medical approach to helping his patients search for purpose, he found it curious that so many people sought out a psychiatrist to answer questions that had traditionally been answered by religious leaders. By bringing together religious and clinical imagery in my work, I raise questions about how the spirit and body are “treated” and how healthcare might avoid or address non-corporeal parts of the human experience. By provoking these questions, I hope to inspire discussion about the spaces where health, healing, wellness, and spirituality can intersect. 

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