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woman-in-field-2 - wellnessThe World Health Organization defines health as this, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

We’re committed to teaching our patients that true health is a journey, not a

destination.  Through educational opportunities (like this website), we hope to communicate the value of ongoing wellness care. Our desire is to see our practice members abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of the emerging wellness model.

Reclaim that “youth inside” for a healthier, fitter, more vibrant life!


Wellness is 95% Self Care: Don’t Forget to Take Care of You!

There you go again, always taking care of someone else—your children, your aging parents, a sick relative or friend, an out-of-work sibling. But, what have you done for you lately? While it’s commendable to want to help others, charity begins at home they say. “At home” here means taking care of you, because if you don’t do that, you certainly can’t help any one else. A holistic approach to taking care of yourself incorporates caring for your body, emotions, intellect, and spiritual Self from a wellness perspective.

Taking care of yourself physically means the ability to apply your knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude, and skills toward achieving your personal fitness and health goals.

Taking care of yourself emotionally means the ability to meet your emotional needs constructively. It involves a positive attitude and the ability to respond resiliently to emotional states and the flow of every-day life.

Taking care of yourself intellectually means having a curiosity and strong desire to learn. You value many experiences, stay stimulated with new ideas, and share your discoveries with others where welcomed or when invited. You respond to challenges and opportunities to grow, make plans, develop strategies, and solve problems.

Taking care of yourself spiritually means being able to look within and work from your spiritual core on a moment-to-moment basis, allowing the spiritual to influence how you view and serve life. Spiritual wellness is characterized by the absence of fear; the ability to love unconditionally; holding a sense of purpose; the ability to be “present” whenever you choose and gratitude for life itself.