First blog post!!!

How fitting that my first post is during the heart of the Christmas season. A time for love, happiness, family, giving, peace and joy. However a lot of people won’t experience these things due to several different reasons. Although health and wellness was the founding idea for this blog site, the reality that there are so many other aspects of life that tie into the definition of  “wellness” has inspired me to expand on the idea to overall positivity for flourishing lifestyles both personally and professionally.

Our mind is very powerful and can ultimately determine our experiences in life and how we react to circumstances. Our nervous system controls hormonal regulations and the state of our mindset is critical in responses to situations. Even as for working out and attempting to live a healthy life, your body’s response to stress from a workout can depend upon the state of mindset and nervous system. I will get more into detail about this topic and others in future post.

Ultimately this blog is to help individuals maximize their wellness in all aspects of life. According to the National Wellness Institute, ‘wellness’ is defined as “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence”. The NWI also states that “wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment. Wellness is positive and affirming.” The six dimensions of wellness as determined by the NWI are occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional.

This blog is not intended to give specific direction in your life, but help you on a path of well-being, instill positivity which will hopefully lead to a flourishing and radiant lifestyle. Hopefully this will help you identify the negatives in your life and how to eradicate those or transition them into positives. In the end if this can encourage one person, hopefully they can then encourage another and start a chain of positivity that will ultimately affect and help build unity throughout the world.

I hope you follow me on this journey, as I have many ideas for the progress of this blog/site.

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