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
  • Rest
  • Recreation
  • Laughter

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)