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How is your diet? Do you feel happy and fulfilled with your life? Take this quick assessment to rate your mind-body-spirit wellness. Identify which areas are out of balance and learn simple self-care tips for those areas (links included).
Five Mindset Mistakes That Hurt Your Health and How to Tip Them Toward Health and Happiness exposes common myths and habits that can compromise your well-being and suggests holistic healing techniques and mindset shifts to replace them with beliefs that serve you better.
Val Silver is an author, holistic wellness practitioner, and life coach who shows midlifers struggling with the balance of self-care, personal evolution, and making a positive impact in the world how to create the well-being they desire in mind, body, and spirit. She believes that holistic self-care forms the foundation for living a healthy, joyful, purposeful life.
When you embrace and care for yourself in healthy ways, you are free to be the most authentic, whole version of yourself. As a result, the love, acceptance, and vibrancy you feel affects your relationships with your people and the world at large in positive ways. This is why Val is a firm believer in the law of reciprocity spoken of in the saying, "When you heal yourself, you heal the world" and "when you heal the world, you heal yourself."
What you give, you receive, just like breathing. You cannot take a breath without giving one. You can only give a breath after you have received one. This reciprocity is always energetic, sometimes material. We are all connected and we are all in this together. Read more about Val here.
The holistic approach to well-being is one of mind-body harmony. Holistic wellness is a dynamic process, a personal lifestyle approach that makes you who you are and the person you want to become in all aspects of your life.
Even though these dimensions are assigned categories (and those categories often vary!) they all overlap and affect each other. They are all interactive parts of your energetic, or vibrational, self. It is important to give attention to all areas, as neglect of one or more will negatively impact your quality of life. It is difficult to live your life purpose with grace, energy, and joy when you feel ill, exhausted, overwhelmed, or out of balance.
Physical health addresses nutrition, exercise, sleep, lifestyle habits, substance use, detoxification.
Emotional health includes understanding and accepting your feelings, appreciating how others feel, how you manage stress and challenges socially, at home, and at work, and how fulfilled you feel in different areas of your life.
Mental/Intellectual health encompasses your awareness of your emotional states and life situations, learning and sharing your knowledge with others, curiosity and interest in life, creating, problem-solving, being open to new ideas and perspectives, how you think, manage, and express your thoughts.
Spiritual Wellness includes your beliefs, values, spiritual practices, and sense of life purpose and the meaning of life, as well as how closely your actions align with those beliefs within or outside the realm of organized religion.
Holistic wellness also includes your relationships and interactions between yourself, other people, other living beings, and the environment. How you relate to others and the world around you reflects your true beliefs and values.
The whole person approach to wellness and self-care recognizes you as an integrated being with a physical body and an energetic body. It recognizes you as part of the interconnected whole of the universe, as well as an individual with personal needs, wants, desires, hopes, dreams and gifts to give the world. It recognizes that somewhere along the way a part or parts of you got out of balance, lost their way. Holistic healing helps you regain that balance and your health.
When you nurture or hurt one part of yourself, you affect the whole. When you purposely nurture all of you-mind, body and spirit-you connect with and heal the whole of you. As you heal yourself, you become healthier and happier, more fulfilled and at peace. You affect others and the world in a more positive way. You can't help but make the world a better place. And this too comes back to you.
Just a single word has the power to change your life.
You know those words: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus. Words like those strike fear in your heart. They threaten your quality of life and possibly life itself. Sometimes the treatments are even scarier than the disease. If you have ever sat in a doctor's office and listened to your treatment options, or lack of them, you know what I mean.
Those aren't the only words that turn your life upside down. You know those words too - death, divorce, downsizing, loss, trauma, climate crisis, extinctions.
Maybe your specific words rise up and call from within. Emotions and feelings long pushed down shout in your head, demanding to be heard. You tell yourself something has to give, to change. You can't go on like this.
Although each of these words appear very different, they are in ways much the same. They make it clear, often in an instant, that like it or not, life as you know it will never be the same. And like it or not, to get better, you and your life have to change. With that realization comes feelings of stress and fear and pain from deep inside.
This is good news.
As scary, shocking and painful as times of upheaval are, when navigated consciously they have the power to open doors leading to profound mind body healing and transformation. If you have ever heard survivors say that cancer or divorce was the best thing that ever happened to them, this is what they were talking about.
When the wake up call comes, it places you at a crossroad that demands choice and action. With the right attitude, it can lead you from your comfort zone to positive change and blessing.
Above all, know in your heart that there is always hope. The majority of our ills are caused by lifestyle. That means you have the power to make changes for the better. When your mind and body are given necessary nourishment and harmful substances are avoided you can feel better and get well.
Today is a new day and you can make new, empowered choices with the potential to change your life. That is my hope for you.
The holistic healing path is one of self-care and self-empowerment. You have the choice to continue on as you currently are or the choice to choose the road of opportunity and holistic wellness. It is not the easy road but it is the way to a healthier, happier, more meaningful life.
Natural remedies and a holistic approach, along with appropriate medical care when needed, do more than cover up your symptoms. They offer genuine healing and wellness to you as a whole person. They place you as the head of your wellness team.
If natural holistic healing for mind, body and spirit is your choice, you are in the right place.
Know that you do have the power to influence your health, your life, your world for the better. Know that you are not alone. Know you do not have to stay stuck or be perfect. All of life, including how well you take care of yourself, is a journey of meandering paths. And when you lose your way, no matter how often, you can always find it again.
The beauty of life is that each moment brings new gifts and new beginnings.
The first step on your holistic healing path is to take a deep breath. Reorient yourself. Prepare for your mind body healing journey. Take another deep breath. Yes, there will be twists and turns and bumps along the way. It's okay.
I'm here to tell you it is so worth it.
As you progress on your journey of holistic mind body healing you will hear and tell yourself affirming words, maybe for the first time in a long time. The past cannot change, but words like healing, joy, acceptance, love, peace, compassion, serenity, wellness, and bliss can become your present and future reality.
You may be very pleasantly surprised to realize that progress can happen with less struggle, more ease, and greater joy than you ever thought possible.
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