What is Wellness? Wellness can be defined in many ways and can have a personal meaning for each of us according to our culture and life experiences. Wellness is comprised of being healthy in many areas of our lives and being in good physical and mental health. Since physical health and mental health are interconnected, difficulties in one area can impact the other. Consequently, improving your physical health can also directly benefit your mental health, and vice versa.
“Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” - Girl Scout Camp song
For many, COVID has impacted both the quantity and quality of friendships. Many of us have discovered we have lost contact and need to re-establish connections with friends. As the social distancing COVID era wains, we have an opportunity to re-establish and develop new friendships. It also provides a chance to consider friendship’s role in our overall mental and physical well-being. During COVID, many weddings, funerals, and other social events have been shared by social media with those unable or unwilling to attend. Social media has been useful since it allowed many to participate in these significant life milestones, even vicariously. For some, our circle of friendship actually expanded
We live in a very fast-paced world, where it might often seem daunting or stressful to think about everything we have on our to-do lists. Lucky for you, you have one of the most powerful tools to help you get through those overwhelming rollercoaster moments- your breath. Wait, you mean to tell me all this time, all I had to do was take a deep breath?