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Holistic Happenings - September Wellness and Relationships
September 09, 2014

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Table of Contents

1 - A Note from Val

2 - September Wellness Challenge: Nurture Relationships

3 - More on Relationships

3 - From Our Members

A Note From Val

Happy September!

Wow, has this summer flown by. It doesn't seem real that school started last week. Seeing some of the girls coming in with their pretty dresses and for the most part smiles from all the little ones is always heartwarming. Of course, there are always just a few whose cries for mom or dad echo through the halls. The joys of primary school!

On September 1st, I received the good news that Rescue Me won a Silver Medal in the 2014 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards in the non-fiction animals category. I feel so thankful that I decided to attend the award ceremony and book fair in Miami in November. Besides, this is a great excuse to fulfill my fantasy of lounging at the beach in the warmth and sunshine. Weather, please cooperate!

On an unhappy note, this month's challenge, inspired by the death of comedian actor Robin Williams, is on relationships. With the season of holidays approaching it is a good time to refocus on those we love and deepen our connection to each other even more.

September Wellness Challenge - Nurture Relationships

As I was ruminating about the topic of September’s challenge, the world was informed of the death of 63 year old Robin Williams. The news sent shock waves through our hearts as we learned that this profoundly talented man with a gift for making us laugh, think and feel deeply took his own life.

Why he struggled with addiction and the severe depression that drove him to make that fateful choice is not for me to guess. What I do know is that most of us, at some time or other, have demons to fight. And I also know that during those times, having even just one someone who truly loves us or makes us feel safe enough to fully reveal ourselves is enough to keep us hanging on while we find our way through the darkness.

That someone can be...continue reading and share your thoughts here.

Find all the challenges for 2014 here.

More on Relationships

We have an excellent article in our community pages from Dr. Larry Berkelhammer about the correlation between social support, relationships and health.

There are many things we can do to improve health. You probably already know about the importance of eating a nutrient-dense diet, stress-management, and getting enough daily exercise and sleep.

What you may be less aware of is the association between social connections and health. Humans are meant to be in community, and the degree of community we experience directly correlates to the degree of health we experience. Continue reading and share your thoughts here.

Related page: Why Love Heals

From Our Members

I was so delighted when Riki Renfro emailed me after reading Rescue Me with a story about the relationship between her mother and her dog, and how their family honored both of them at a memorial service.

Thanks, Riki, for sharing your story and giving me permission to share it and Polly's adorable photo on the blog.

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Until next time,
Wishing you happiness, healing, and wellness by design.

Val Silver

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