Present Moment Wellness

As I sit here writing this post, I would like to model an approach to wellness in the present moment. I am not looking back at 2016 and I am not looking forward at 2017. I am sitting in my office chair writing a message of wellness to all those who take the time to read my posts. It is so easy to be distracted by the past or the future. These distractions reduce the energy we have available in the present moment to engage in whatever wellness practice that we may choose. I consider writing these blog posts as a form of wellness practice. I am here in the present moment writing a post. read more

Wellness and a Sense of Humor

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I know I have commented on the importance of humor and laughter over the past couple years as I have written this blog. I am inspired to reiterate what I hope is obvious to many. Human culture has been grounded in drama and comedy from the beginning of recorded history. Though it is difficult to appreciate the larger perspective on many events while we are in the middle of the experience, it is incredibly beneficial to have a practice whereby we take a step away and look from a larger and higher vantage. read more

Count Your Blessings

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A quick comment: You will have noticed that I am only posting around once a month. This is to allow my time for the other things that I have become passionate about. I have been playing a lot more guitar over the past 18 months and in order to have a better balance in life and to keep from trying to force myself to write each week, I have decided to take a slower pace and post once a month. Please let me know if there are specific questions that you would like me to respond to in the future. Thank you. read more

Wellness is Peace

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I have described a process of using the experience of acceptance, forgiveness, and gratitude as a key to finding peace. This is wellness in a nutshell. Everything that we are can be attributed to our attitude and intention as they are grounded in this experience of peace. This is very much a holistic process and is very much an inside job for the individual. At the same time it is all about how the world aligns with the principles of the holistic paradigm.

It is very obvious that our world has a long way to go before it is aligned with holism. This is due to the nature of the world being a composite of the individuals that inhabit it. As the individuals progress toward this alignment as a larger and larger proportion of the world population, the more the entire world will become aligned with peace and wellness. read more

Wellness Is The Journey

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I have noticed that the term “wellness” continues to be associated with so many externally validated states. When wellness is defined by the presence or absence of disease it is no longer consistent with the holistic paradigm. When wellness is something that is measured or obtained through changes in behavior, it ceases to be an experience and becomes a “product”. Though I do think that having goals for wellness makes sense in a symbolic or metaphoric way, it is really necessary to “realize” wellness as an experience in every waking moment. read more