What is Wellness?: The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

What is Wellness? The Eight Dimensions of Wellness  Definition of Wellness Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and […]

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October 29, 2018

How Do I know If I Need Help?

How Do I know If I Need Help? Self-care check ins with on-line Self-Assessments Many on-line assessment tools and quizzes are designed to recommend further reading and resources that may help you better understand how you feel.  However, following the advice of WebMD.com, “The site does not provide medical advice.  The contents of the WebMD […]

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October 29, 2018

Cost of Time for Self-care

  Carving intentional time for self-care Often-ignored but totally necessary, self-care is any action or behavior that helps us avoid triggering health problems (like increasing our risk for heart problems due to excess stress, for example) and benefits us by improving our mental and physical health through better self-esteem, less stress, and overall wellbeing. These behaviors help provide […]

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October 29, 2018

What do I get Out of It?

What do I get Out of It? The Benefits of Self-Care  Experts suggest we neglect self-care because it can be tough to make healthy changes and manage stress in better ways. Self-care is also sometimes associated with selfishness and lazy, over-indulgent behavior. This mentality might make us feel guilty for thinking we need to take a break from our […]

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October 29, 2018

Priority of Me Time

Priority of Me Time Self-Care in the New Year For anyone who’s been looking for a good reason to treat yourself consider this: You probably don’t do it often enough, and putting “me time” on the back burner is a big part of why we can all feel run-down, frenzied, and overwhelmed. Self-care, to the […]

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October 29, 2018