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Mind and Body

October 14, 2022 Marquita Garrett Comments Off

Hello and Welcome to Wellness.

I am Da-Shanda Burton, a Wellness and Movement Educator inviting you to explore ways to experience Wellness with me. What is Wellness? Wellness is vast, beneficial, accessible, and extremely necessary to all who are aware of it’s purpose, embrace it’s practices and reap it’s profits. Wellness has been defined as the state of being in good health, pursuing intentional interactions, choices and actions by practicing nourishing habits on a daily basis to attain better physical, spiritual, and mental health goals to cultivate an optimal state of health and well-being. So what does all of that really mean?

Wellness can actually be categorized into many areas, eight to be exact. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration created the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, which explains that Wellness can be expressed in various ways through the mind, body, and soul connection in the following areas: Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, and Social.

~ 8 Dimensions of Wellness & Questionnaire Practice & Activities ~

  • Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
    • Am I able to express my feelings?
      Ways to Wellness: Positive Outlets, Self Esteem
  • Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
    • Do I limit the power usage at home?
      Ways to Wellness: Gardening, Healthy Living Area
  • Financial—Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
    • Do I have financial plans for the future?
      Ways to Wellness: Budget, Pay off Debts
  • Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
    • Am I learning new skills?
      Ways to Wellness: Pick up New Hobbies, Travel
  • Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
    • Am I making progress toward my career goals?
      Ways to Wellness: Work-Life Balance, Positive Space
  • Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
    • Do I exercise a lot?
      Ways to Wellness: Sleep, Proper Nutrition
  • Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
    • Am I able to set boundaries?