Your every thought, choice, and action
creates a ripple effect.
Definition of Holistic (Wholistic)
1: of or relating to holism (wholism)
2: relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts <holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body> <holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system> (http://www.merriam-webster.com)
Definition of Wellness
Components of Health and Wellness
Mental & Emotional
lack of illness or disease; access to and care of illness or disease (medical); strength, cardiovascular, balance, flexibility; nutrition; sleep patterns
can sometimes be separate but are often too intertwined; how one identifies him/herself; often determines action and reactions to stressors (eustress or distress)
connection to a bigger force, idea, concept; purpose of life; love, hope, charity
positive family, community, and friend interaction; desire to engage in both intrapersonal and interpersonal growth ('me time' and 'person-to-person contact'); ability and willingness to socialize face-to-face
where one lives, works, and recreates; air, water, living quality
job (in- or out-of-home); may have multiple; fair wages, respectful treatment
education, formal and informal; learn about self-what you can do, how to push yourself without "overdoing it"
basic understanding of [monetary] budgeting, income, expenses, and how to live within one's mean and the ability to lives within those means (This piece of wellness, as the others, is overlapped by several of the 'Aspects of Wellness'. It has the potential to play a critical role in physical, mental, social, and environmental health, as well as the others.)