What is wellness anyway?
The Global Wellness Institute defines it as “the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.”
I like this definition, it says to me that wellness is available for everyone—you decide to be healthy, you take the steps, you own it, and you reap the benefits of feeling good every day.
My system of holistic health and wellness that I take clients through is to integrate the different areas of your life in a meaningful way that contributes to your overall well-being and quality of life.
Can you imagine having balanced energy and not needing to reach for sugar or caffeine just to make it through the day? I can. We focus on four core areas—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—although all of your different dimensions overlap and affect each other (think work, social, financial, etc.).
When you see yourself as a multi-dimensional person, it’s easy to make choices that set you up for total body health and resilience. I used to segment my physical performance in one box and my emotional state in another. My spirituality? There was no box. When a chronic illness forced me to deal with my high stress level in a deliberate way, my list of physical symptoms disappeared and I connected to something deep inside me. Spirituality isn’t my religion, it’s my inner personal truth.
When I started to practice holistic, healthy habits on a daily basis, I went from surviving to thriving. Being overworked, stressed, tired, and eating takeout were replaced with better sleep, nutritious meals, and many small self-care shifts that are now routine. I became focused, refreshed, confident, and clear-headed about my decisions and how I show up in the world.
For me, there are two magic bullets in the pursuit of total body wellness:
Body awareness—when you slow down and listen to what your body is telling you, you'll find many signals and clues as to what you truly need, anything from daily decisions right up to the soul level. The key then is to follow the guidance you receive. Your gut is always right!
Wholesome nutrition—when you understand how food affects your body’s function, your energy, and your state of mind, you want to eat for your best performance. There’s a direct relationship between what you put in your mouth and your health. What you eat makes a huge difference—both positive and negative! And for the record, delicious whole food tastes amazing, you'll never want processed, junk food again.
Want to achieve total body health and start thriving? I can help you.