The Wellness Mindset ~ Physical Wellness: How to trick yourself into eating healthy

We are constantly bombarded with advertisements for fast food, refined foods and junk food. These foods are so tempting and so delicious they are hard to resist. What if I told you there is a trick to convincing your mind you don’t want that junk food? After all, eating healthy and avoiding junk food is the basic key to physical wellness.

What is physical wellness?

Before we get to the “healthy eating” portion of this post, I want to define physical wellness, since we haven’t touched on this aspect of wellness before.

Physical wellness means being in top condition, free from illness, disease, etc; Developed through regular exercise and healthy eating; taking personal responsibility for your own health; Empowers you to measure your own health for warning signs; benefits include looking and feeling good, high self-esteem; determination (EXAMPLES: HEALTHY EATING, EXERCISE, YOGA, STRENGTH TRAINING, HEALTHY RECIPES)

I saved this aspect for last because it is the embodiment of the other 5 aspects of wellness. In order to be physically well, you need wellness in all other areas.

You Are What You Eat: Your Diet Alters How Your Genes Behave

The very basic aspect of physical wellness – HEALTHY FOOD

You are what you eat is quite literally true. Your body makes new cells from the food and nutrients you give it, so, garbage in…garbage out OR healthy in…healthy out!

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The first thing you should do if you’re not well is to look at the type of food you eat. When you go to a nutritionist or dietician, they’ll ask you to do a food diary for three to five days. This tells them if there’s anything in your diet that could be causing your problem.

Are you eating a Standard American Diet? This SAD diet is just that sad, filled with processed foods, sugar, refined carbs, unhealthy fats and lots of salt. These SAD refined foods are considered “negative nutrients.” In other words, these foods are so deplete of nutrients, and so filled with chemicals, that your body must deplete itself of its own nutrient stores in order to digest them.  These things should be avoided if physical wellness is your goal.

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With that said, it seems it should be easy to avoid unhealthy food in favor of healthy food.  The scientists that engineer unhealthy food don’t make it easy for us, however. Most SAD food is perfectly engineered with just the right amount of salt, sugar and fat to make it almost irresistible and addictive.  So, what is a person to do? After all, the very act of forbidding these foods, make them more attractive. In comes Gillian Riley in the following Tedx Talks video

The Mindset for Healthy Eating

“Gillian Riley is an author whose work focuses on the mindset behind overeating. She teaches techniques that break patterns of eating behavior, delivering control that lasts. Weight loss, when appropriate, is one of many benefits. Motivated by the effectiveness of this approach, she’s inspired by the practical application of the theory into the everyday lives of those who struggle with food.” ~ Tedx Talks

In this video, Gillian discusses the punishment we feel when we BAN food,  which makes it more appealing and makes us want it MORE. She encourages us to CHOOSE not to eat bad foods, making them less appealing. Here is a summary of some of Gillian’s wise words:

  • When you “forbid” yourself from eating certain foods, actually called prohibition, causes people to want and eat MORE of those foods.
  • Prohibition causes an insatiable appetite for food, causing us to want it more, eat more, and become more stressed.
  • The key is to give yourself permission to eat anything you want…WITHOUT ACTUALLY DOING IT.
  • Instead of “following instructions” or “setting rules”, she says we need to FREELY CHOOSE to eat healthy/eat less and avoid junk food.

You don’t have to be perfect-the 85/15 principle

What if I told you perfection isn’t a requirement for healthy eating?  You can follow the 85/15 rule and still be healthy. What’s the 85/15 rule? The concept is that you eat a healthy, whole food meal plan 85% of the time, then 15% of the time you can eat ANYTHING you want.

If you eat healthy, nourishing, whole foods, 85% of the time, your body can handle when you eat the refined/processed, negative nutrients 15% of the time, because reserves of vitamins, minerals and enzymes have been built up.

Now, while this is technically  a “rule”, which Gillian Riley would probably frown upon, it does work. Knowing you have a “free meal” coming helps to be more free to choose a healthy meal. Many professional fitness enthusiasts and weight lifters swear by their “cheat days/meals”, insisting it’s a necessary part of any healthy lifestyle. Remember, the act of forbidding, or believing we can never have something again,  is what gets us into trouble and makes us want it more.

How do you implement the 85/15 lifestyle? It’s best not to jump right into 85% healthy eating. You’ll want to work up to it. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Track your food, for 3 or 4 days-Don’t worry about what you eat. Just eat normally, without judgement. You’re just trying to determine your percentages.
  • After each food, record whether it’s depleting or nourishing. See my article on the upside down pyramid for tips on distinguishing these two terms.
  • If your diet is made of mostly depleting foods, gradually replace them with a whole food version, until you are up to 85/15. See the table below for suggestions on substitutions:

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Closing thoughts:

Don’t tell yourself “I can never have a McDonald’s Big Mac again.” By doing this, you simply put the power in the hamburger and make it more appealing, as well as harder to resist. Instead, tell yourself “I freely choose not to eat that McDonald’s Big Mac, so I’ll be healthier and happier.”

Then, on rare occasions, 15% of the time, you can treat yourself and know you are still building up your health. I would also argue, that by treating yourself  occasionally, your healthy lifestyle will last longer than if you ban junk food all together.

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara

The Wellness Mindset: A Guide to the 6 Dimensions of Holistic Wellness

Up until now, I’ve discussed 4 of the 6 dimensions of wellness. I was going to post the next dimension today, which is social wellness. However, it’s been quite awhile since I posted the original articles. So, I decided to repost this article, which discusses whole body wellness, and highlights each of the 6 dimensions of wellness.  This article was first posted in March, 2019. After this article, I focused on one area of wellness. If you’d like a more in depth look at any of the 4 dimensions already discussed, you can find the links below:

  1. Environmental wellness
  2. Emotional wellness
  3. Intellectual wellness
  4. Spiritual wellness

Next week, I’ll continue with my wellness series with social wellness. Now, onto the main article.


Here’s the original article:

What is health? What is wellness? What comes to mind when you think of a healthy person? Most people think of physical health, but there is much more to it than just physical health. Yes, physical health is part of the equation, but other aspects of our lives affect our physical health: stress, toxins, the environment, our social circle, spirituality.

So, what exactly is whole and complete health and wellness?  That’s what we’ll talk about today. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete  physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” So, you may not be sick at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you’re healthy.

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You may be asking why I’m bringing this up now. Good questions. I’m preparing to turn in the final assignments in my final course in school! Yes, that’s right, I’m getting ready to graduate this summer. After this final class, I’ll take an exam, then start my research thesis, which will take about three months. So, I decided it was time to begin to shift my blog toward my future career as a WELLNESS EDUCATOR. (That’s what I’ll call myself professionally) So, I decided to begin that shift with a primer on wellness, beginning today, and for the next 6 weeks or so, we’ll talk about all aspects of wellness.

WHAT IS WELLNESS?

The actual definition of wellness is: “The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.” It seems simple enough doesn’t it, but it’s a bit more complex than that.  Here’ a great video that talks a bit about wellness.

Proper wellness is broken down into 3 categories. For complete health, for complete wellness, you need WHOLE WELLNESS, which means wellness of BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.

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THE 6 DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS

These 3 categories are further broken down into 6 subcategories, or dimensions. If you Google the “dimensions of wellness”, you’ll get plethora of results with people saying there are 8, 9 or even 10 dimensions of wellness. However, I believe that when you get beyond 6 dimensions, you begin to overlap.

6 dimensions of holistic wellness

The 6 dimensions of wellness are:

  1. Environmental – Living in harmony with our surroundings and respectful of the environment; Surrounding yourself with a healthy, calming, toxin-free environment. (EXAMPLES: RECYCLING, VOLUNTEERING, NATURAL RESOURCE AWARENESS)
  2. Emotional – The ability to cope, manage and experience feelings appropriately; positive and optimistic attitude about life; high self-esteem; balanced emotions; recognize and cope with life issues; (EXAMPLES: POSITIVE ATTITUDE, SET PRIORITIES; SEEKING SUPPORT; LEARNING FROM MISTAKES)
  3. Intellectual – Maintain your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;  (EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)
  4. Physical –  Being in top condition, free from illness, disease, etc; Developed through regular exercise and healthy eating; taking personal responsibility for your own health; Empowers you to measure your own health for warning signs; benefits include looking and feeling good, high self-esteem; determination (EXAMPLES: HEALTHY EATING, EXERCISE, YOGA, STRENGTH TRAINING, HEALTHY RECIPES)
  5. Social –  The ability to interact with individuals around you; good communication; meaningful relationships; respectful of others; supporting family and friends. (EXAMPLES: TIME WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS; INTERACTING WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE/CULTURES)
  6. Spiritual – This one encompasses all the rest. optimal meanings of life, beliefs and values; purpose for life; the connection with the source of life/divinity and your inner self; sense of self-awareness; seeking truth, thinking of others, eating healthy, healing others, taking care of the planet, enriching our mind. (EXAMPLES: RELAXATION; MEDITATION; OPEN-MINDED; VALUE GUIDED DECISIONS; ONENESS WITH THE EARTH)

Each of these 6 dimensions, falls under one of the three main categories:

BODY

  • Physical
  • Environmental

MIND

  • Emotional
  • Intellectual

SPIRIT

  • Spiritual
  • Social

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Over the next 6 weeks, I’ll be covering each dimension of wellness up close. I’ll develop a “badge” for each wellness category. A badge will be included with each article I write, so you know under which dimension the article falls. As you can see, they all sort of overlap, so many times, you’ll see multiple badges.

Over the past 2 years, I’ve tried to stick to the dimensions of wellness in my posts, so maybe things won’t change TOO much, we’ll see!

Until next time…namaste my friends.

Tamara

SOURCES

  1. http://www.lifemedwellcare.org/docs/emotional-wellness-lifestyle.pdf
  2. http://www.lifemedwellcare.org/docs/environmental-wellness-lifestyle.pdf
  3. http://www.lifemedwellcare.org/docs/intellectual-wellness-lifestyle.pdf
  4. https://wellness.ucr.edu/physical_wellness.html
  5. https://wellness.ucr.edu/social_wellness.html
  6. http://www.lifemedwellcare.org/docs/spiritual-wellness-lifestyle.pdf

I tried it! Dosha Mat Product Review – COUPON CODE for 15% off!

Use the code below, to receive an additional 15% off all Dosha Mats until June 25! The coupon code is:

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Here’s the main article:


Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience as I took last week off from blogging. My youngest son graduated from high school and I had visitors here all week, so no time for blogging.

Jessica Rose came to me at the beginning of April and asked if I’d like to try one of her mats, and maybe do a post on acupressure. We chatted briefly via Skype, and decided, since she is the expert, that she would be the best person to describe acupressure, and acupressure mats. On Wednesday, May 29, I posted her article regarding acupressure and the use of acupressure mats. You can read her article by following THIS LINK.

Today, I’ll give you my thoughts, and the thoughts of my family, regarding the Dosha Mat. But first…

What are other people saying about

DOSHA MAT?

“I love my new acupressure mat! These mats are so great for anyone suffering from any kind of pain or tension. I lie on my mat for 15 minutes every night before bed and look forward to it so much! After a few minutes my entire body fills with warmth and I totally bliss-out. This has definitely become a daily ritual, and my mat is light-weight and easy to take with me when I travel! Highly recommend!”

– Kelly (yoga instructor), San Francisco

“My acupressure mat is such a stress reliever! Whenever I feel a migraine coming on I take a lay down on my mat and feel the tension and pain wash away. It’s also so great for reliving tension in my back and shoulders from sitting at my desk, and helps me sleep much better.”

– Jennifer (busy working mother of two), Dallas

My initial thoughts

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Above, you’ll see my very own feet on the acupressure mat. I’m actually sitting, as I have not yet graduated to standing barefoot on the mat.  I can sum up my thoughts about the Dosha Mat in 3 words…I’M IN LOVE! 😍

But, I must admit, it wasn’t love at first sight. I have never used acupressure or acupuncture and wasn’t sure what to expect.

When I first opened the box, I was greeted with a beautiful tan mat, covered with dozens of purple flowers, over all a very pleasant appearance. As beautiful as the flowers are in appearance, they are quite sharp, as is necessary for proper acupressure. Jessica did say in our Skype call that the mat takes some getting used to and she was right, but boy is it worth it!

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Description of the mat

The mat itself is made of linen with a removable pad, which is filled with coconut fiber. Though you can’t actually see the fiber (I don’t want to cut it open!), but you can definitely feel it. The cover is removable, (for washing) as you can see in the photo below. The mat itself is 27 inches long, 17 inches wide and approximately 1 inch thick.

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The top of the mat is covered in 190 lotus flowers made from high quality, toxin free, surgical grade plastic. Each flower contains 25 points, for a total of 4,750 acupressure points per mat.

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It really works!

The first time I used it, I tried standing on it, which is when I realized the actual pointy nature of those little lotus flowers. I mean, you can feel them with your hands, but, until you try to stand on them with bare feet, you won’t realize just how pointy they really are. Have you ever stepped on a lego? Well, there you go!

So, instead of standing, I sat and put my bare feet on the mat for 15-20 minutes, which is the recommended length of time.  Jessica said standing on it takes some time, and I’m still not there yet. I’m content to lay on it or put my feet on it while sitting. (which I’m doing right now)

From that very first time I used the mat, I could feel myself relax almost immediately. There is a warm, calming, relaxing energy that permeates the whole body. You can almost feel the stress just melt away. I’m currently under a lot of stress with my thesis date imminently approaching. This acupressure mat has helped me so much over the past month.

When I first received the mat, I had just started my thesis course. There were so many days I was in a sheer panic at the thought of not only writing a thesis, but simply picking a topic seemed a monumental task. Then I remembered my acupressure mat. I’d sit on my couch, put the mat on the floor, with my bare feet on the mat. Within minutes, I’d feel calm, and able to think clearly.

We’ve also been doing a lot of house work, (such as painting etc) to prepare for my son’s graduation. There were many days I’d be hunched over with such severe back pain I could hardly walk. I’d lay on my Dosha mat. By the end of the treatment, my back pain had lessened greatly.

My family’s thoughts

My better half is also in love with this mat. It has become a habit for him to come home from work, take the mat, and lay on it while he plays with our dog, or checks email. I’m telling you, it’s the perfect way to end a busy day.

My mother-in-law, in her mid-70’s, recently visited for my son’s graduation. She tried the mat once and was hooked. She was here for 7 days and used the mat every day she was here, sometimes on multiple occasions. She’d say “It’s time for my acupressure treatment.” She would take off her shoes and socks, put her feet on the mat and sit, relax and crochet.

Consider the price (when compared to acupuncture or reflexology treatments)

ACUPUNCTURE

When I first went to Jessica’s site, www.doshamat.com, and saw the price of a mat was $94.50, (Doshamat.com is currently running a sale $74.50/mat) I thought it a bit pricey. But, when you consider the cost of one single acupuncture session, it doesn’t seem so bad.

I went to thumbtack.com for acupuncture pricing and here’s what I found (keep in mind, these are PER SESSION!):

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According to acufinder.com, the price of an acupuncture treatment can range from $60 – $120.

Thervo.com has the following estimates for acupuncture

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REFLEXOLOGY (foot massage)

Health :: The Many Benefits of Reflexology Massage

  • According to howmuchisit.org, the average price of a 60 minute reflexology treatment ranges from $40 – $90.
  • reflexology-maps.com says that most massages generally run about $1/minute
  • thervo.com estimates $50 – $90 with the average running about $75.

Closing thoughts

I want to reiterate that I received my Dosha Mat as a gift from Jessica. (THANK YOU JESSICA!) However, this in no way has affected how I reviewed this product. If I had disliked the product, I would have said as much.

Though the initial cost may seem steep, when compared to acupressure or reflexology treatments, the price is quite reasonable. For the cost of 1 or 2 acupressure or reflexology treatments, you can have an acupressure mat, which, essentially does the same thing.

I absolutely LOVE my acupressure mat! It is a wonderful way to relax and destress, among MANY other benefits. They are worth their weight in gold, well worth the price. I am considering purchasing more of them as gifts. You can read Jessica’s article HERE, for more information on acupressure, acupressure mats and the benefits.

There is currently a sale on mats at doshamat.com. I have contacted Jessica for a coupon code for all Purple Almond readers. I’ll pass it on to you as soon as I receive it.

Until next time, namaste my friends!

Tamara Hoerner

The Wellness Mindset: Enjoying Acupressure with a Dosha Mat By: Jessica Rose

Hello everyone! I am pleased to present to you today my very first guest post! Today, Jessica Rose from doshamat.com, writes about the many benefits of acupressure and dosha mats. Jessica came to me at the beginning of April and asked if I’d like to try one of her mats, and maybe do a post on acupressure. We chatted briefly via Skype, and decided, since she is the expert, that she would be the best person to describe acupressure, and dosha mats.

She kindly sent me my very own dosha mat, which I have been using for over a month now. I am taking next week off, due to incoming relatives, so, look for my Dosha Mat review on June 12, 2019.

Acupressure Mat

HERE IS JESSICA’S ARTICLE:


Acupressure is a type of touch therapy that utilizes the same concepts which underlie acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupressure stimulates the same points that are targeted in acupuncture. The only difference is that acupressure treatment is applied through the fingers or special tools rather than through the insertion of needles, meaning that acupressure is essentially the non-invasive version of acupuncture.

Acupressure has been used for centuries to alleviate various symptoms and sickness and is often performed in conjunction with other traditional Chinese medicine procedures.

Fundamentally, acupressure entails applying pressure to the vital healing points of the body. It is believed that these points can stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities. Pressure is administered primarily through the fingers, but the palms, elbows, feet, or other acupressure tools and devices can be used as well. The word acupressure is a combination of two words – the word “ acus†” ¨†which in Latin means “needles”, and the word “pressure”.

There are thousands of acupressure points found in different parts of the body. These points are sensitive to pressure and can be in the form of nerve clusters or other sensitive muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and veins. These points have two characteristics and manners of function. A point is referred to as “local” when it is stimulated in the same area where pain and tension are felt. The same point can also “trigger” relief in other areas of the body. When one point is stimulated, it is believed that it can deliver healing to the other parts of the body, and alleviate different symptoms and pain.

The concept of “meridians” is also an essential element of acupressure. Meridians are described as the body’s passageway that link the acupressure points to each other and the different organs in the body. Meridians can also be likened to how blood vessels transport blood through the various systems of the body. In the principles of Chinese traditional medicine, meridians are where chi¨†the vital life energy, travels throughout the body. Acupressure aims to unblock the circulation of chi†by stimulating specific points, known as “acupoints”. The meridians closest to the skin are what acupressure seeks to stimulate since these are the easiest to trigger through pressure.

Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure is primarily performed to help alleviate ailments and pains in the body. The health conditions it is used to treat include:

  • Headaches, toothaches, sinus problems;
  • Arthritis;
  • Nausea;
  • Nerve and muscle tension; and
  • Issues with the digestion and the immune system.

Acupressure is even used in beauty treatments to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. It can help increase muscle tone and improve blood circulation in the face and body. The pressure applied during acupressure therapy is believed to help distribute oxygen and give the skin a healthier appearance.

Acupressure Mats

Acupressure mats are foam or fibre mats that have thousands of acupoint needles generally grouped in discs. The plastic acupoint discs are generally specially designed and positioned to stimulate various points on the body. Acupressure mats come in various sizes to target specific regions of the body.

Acupressure mats replicate the sensation of acupressure and acupuncture. The mechanism underlying the acupressure mat can be traced to the bed of nails that Hindu yogis used to help them in meditation.

How to Use an Acupressure Mat

Using an acupressure mat is very easy. All that needs to be done is to lay it on a flat surface, such as the floor or a bed. You then simply lie down on the mat. To get the best results, it is recommended that you remove your clothing so that there is direct contact between the acupressure needles and your skin. If this feels too painful, thin clothing can be worn or the mat can be covered with a towel or sheet to serve as a buffer between the points and you skin.

A pillow or rolled blanket can be placed under the mat so that the acupressure points can target the neck and shoulders.

Acupressure mats also help to release tension in the muscles. Lying sideways targets the iliotibial band (known as the IT band). To experience relief from back pain, bend the knees, or place a pillow under the mat and position it in the middle to give it a curved shape which mirrors the natural shape of the spine.

Another way to use the acupressure mat is to stand on it. This allows for body weight to push down on your feet and therefore make the pressure and contact more effective. Targeting the acupoints on the feet is beneficial because the feet contain various acupoints connected to the different systems and organs of the body.

You can also try sitting on the mat, which targets the buttocks and lower back. This is especially helpful for people who spend hours glued to their chairs during the work day.

Enjoying Acupressure with the Dosha Mat

The Dosha Mat is an acupressure mat that is unparalleled in quality and is 100% eco-friendly. Each mat is carefully handmade using the highest-quality, hypoallergenic natural linen. Each mat also contains a removable cushion made of 100% natural coconut fibre. Our mats also feature more than 4,500 high-quality acupressure points in the beautiful shape of lotus flowers.

These unique acupressure points are made of toxic-free surgical plastic and have been ergonomically engineered to have the greatest relaxation and healing effects. Acupressure mats are an excellent self-care which can be easily performed in the comfort of your own home. To learn more about acupressure and the Dosha Mat, visit our website www.doshamat.com.

The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: Your Brain on Music

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Over the past few of weeks, we’ve been discussing the 6 dimensions of wellness.

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Last week, we discussed environmental wellness. All of this week’s videos will focus on how to improve your intellectual wellness.

What is Intellectual wellness?

Maintain your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

TODAY’S VIDEO… Music isn’ t just fun or relaxing or inspiring. Did you know music actually helps our brain? Check this out!

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara

The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: How to read one book a week

(Scroll to the bottom for today’s video)

Over the past few of weeks, we’ve been discussing the 6 dimensions of wellness.

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Last week, we discussed environmental wellness. All of this week’s videos will focus on how to improve your intellectual wellness.

What is Intellectual wellness?

Maintain your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

TODAY’S VIDEO… READING!

How many books do you read in on average?

The average person reads 2 – 3 books PER YEAR.

Did you know, the average CEO reads 4-6 books A MONTH!!

How can this be possible?

Jim Kwik gives us a great tip on how to we can read 1 book a week! 😍  I LOVE THIS!! 😍

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara

The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: You were born with the ability to be creative…what are you waiting for?

(Scroll to the bottom for today’s video)

Over the past few of weeks, we’ve been discussing the 6 dimensions of wellness.

6 dimensions of holistic wellness.png

Last week, we discussed environmental wellness. All of this week’s videos will focus on how to improve your intellectual wellness.

What is Intellectual wellness?

Maintain your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

TODAY’S VIDEO…

A motivational video to help spark your creativity!

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara

The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: Seeing it Both Ways- Open Minded People Live in a Completely Different Reality

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Over the past few of weeks, we’ve been discussing the 6 dimensions of wellness.

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Last week, we discussed environmental wellness. All of this week’s videos will focus on how to improve your intellectual wellness.

What is Intellectual wellness?

Maintain your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

TODAY’S VIDEO…

We learn of a study called

“Seeing it both ways”

which studied open-mindedness and how it affects our reality and our brain.

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara

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;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

What is something most successful people have in common?

They…KEEP ON LEARNING!

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.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

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.

Tamara

The Wellness Mindset ~ Intellectual Wellness: Why We Should Never Stop Learning by Jay Shetty

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Over the past few of weeks, we’ve been discussing the 6 dimensions of wellness.

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Last week, we discussed environmental wellness. All of this week’s videos will focus on how to improve your intellectual wellness.

What is Intellectual wellness?

Maintaining your mind through learning, problem solving and daily decisions; being open to new ideas; learning new skills; promote creativity; curiosity; exploring the world;

(EXAMPLES: LEARNING A NEW SKILL; OPEN-MINDEDNESS; CREATIVITY)

TODAY’S VIDEO…

Why We Should Never Stop Learning.

Become a student of life!

Until next time…Namaste my friends

Tamara