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We believe that holistic health means looking at the entire person and how that person fits into the universe. While each component of our lives is essential, no single area outweighs the others. We strive not to establish a hierarchy, but rather to create a balance.
The process of making choices to create a flexible, cardiovascularly fit, energetic, strong body, able to perform daily tasks without fatigue. This includes choices we make about:
The process of recognizing your worth and the worth of others. This part of wellness includes identifying and expressing your feelings in an appropriate way. It also involves our ability to:
The process of creating and discovering meaning and purpose in life. This includes demonstrating our values through words, actions and behaviors. Ask yourself, do you "walk the walk," or simply "talk the talk?" We can develop our spirituality in many ways:
The process of using your mind to develop a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world around you. It’s not just about learning "book smarts;" it’s about life-long learning. To achieve intellectual well-being, we can:
The process of making choices that improve the quality of our environment. This includes acting in ways that positively impact the environment, not only for this generation, but for those to come. We can become good citizens of the planet Earth in simple ways:
The process of creating and maintaining healthy relationships through choices we make. This part of wellness deals with our ability to interact well with others and to have satisfying interpersonal relationships. Remember, we can develop and build relationships with anyone who enters our lives:
Why not meet somebody new today?
The process of achieving a balance between work and leisure in a way that promotes health, enrichment, and a sense of personal satisfaction. Occupational development is related to one's attitude about one's work. To achieve occupational well-being, we can:
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