What is Health?
“Health is a state of complete physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.”
World Health Organization
After 30 plus years working in health and wellness I have come to the conclusion that true health cannot be achieved without Love of God, Love of others and Love of self. Additional driving elements of health arise from a deep sense of purpose, selfless service and self-care. Without this foundation, most efforts towards true wellbeing will ultimately fall short.
Practices to Forming a Foundation
- Cultivate a life of Prayer and Study
- Develop a life of Community
- Establish a life of Purpose
- Live a life of Service
- Practice a life of Self Care
Building Blocks to the Foundation
- Physical Movement (Exercise)
- Good Nutrition
- Spending time outdoors
- Meaningful work
What is Wellness?
“A multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”
(Corbin, Pangrazi and Franks 2000)