The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: The first rule of success – Keep on learning

6 dimensions of holistic wellness.

Are you passionate about learning? Do love to read, be creative, listen to music? These are all aspects of intellectual wellness. We don’t stop learning when we graduate from high school or college. At the core of intellectual wellness is becoming a student of life, becoming a lifelong learning, the topic of today’s article. First, what is intellectual wellness?

What is

Intellectual Wellness?

Intellectual Wellness involves…maintaining your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;


What is something most successful people have in common?


This video highlights clips of successful individuals, such as Bill Gates, Vin Diesel and Tiger Woods as they discuss the importance of learning on the road to success.

Here are a few examples of some of the wise words from this video:

  • Bill Gates –  When asked about dropping out of Harvard said: He actually still takes college courses and loves being a student. He says it was unfortunate that he didn’t stay there, but he didn’t miss any knowledge. He learned anything he needed to learn because he is always in a learning mode.
  • Vin Diesel, when asked what he would tell his younger self, said: Play it cool and learn as much as you can, because everything you learn you’re going to need. You won’t have enough time to learn. Everything is an education
  • Tiger Woods – Learn something from ever single round you play, every one.
  • Pitbull – There is no losing, only learning. Failure is the mother of all success.


You’re never too old to learn, never. Part of whole body wellness means having a fit mind. Keeping your mind sharp means continually challenging it through reading, learning, creativity, hobbies, music, and art, to name but a few.

In this digital age of social media, people often get lost in reading about other people’s stories and adventures, instead of living their own. However, we live in the information age. Now, more than at any other time in human history, knowledge and learning are literally at your fingertips. What are you waiting for?

Until next time…namaste my friends.


Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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