The World Health Organization’s describes well being as the state in which an individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Another term closely related to well being is Quality of Life. Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Quality of Life Research Unit define quality of life as “The degree to which a person enjoys the important possibilities of his or her life”. Their Quality of Life Model examines how one is connected to one’s environment, and whether one achieves one’s personal goals, hopes, and aspirations. Increased Well Being and Quality of Life both contribute to upward spirals in increasing coping ability, self-esteem, performance and productivity at work, and even longevity.

The Art of Well Being

  Venn Diagrams seem to be all the rage right now, so I decided to make one that depicts the Art of Well Being.  This diagram is based on The Seasons of Well Being described by Dr. Donald Epstein.

Financial Well Being: Merging the Inner and Outer Worlds

I’ve had the unique privilege of providing mind-body-spirit care for thousands of people over the past 17 years. I’ve worked with a wide range of people along the way, from directors of multi-billion dollar companies to those struggling just to

What You Need to Know About Mindfulness and Somatic Awareness

Mindfulness is the Eastern meditation concept central to Buddhism, that refers to a clear, lucid quality of awareness regarding the cognitive and emotional experiences of everyday life.

How Therapeutic Approaches Can Actually Limit Your Transformation

Therapeutic approaches aimed at taking away your symptoms can help you feel better, at least temporarily, but these same approaches can actually limit your growth and transformation.

What Most Self-Empowerment and Self-Help Programs are Missing

Whether you call it positive thinking, visualizing, goal-setting, creating empowering beliefs or the “law of attraction,” the power your mind has to change your life is an extraordinary phenomenon.

Sacred Activism: Beyond the Ambitions of a Pig

“Well being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig.” – Albert Einstein It might seem a bit ironic. Here I am quoting

The Truth About Pain, Tension, and Stress

If you’re injured or out-of-balance and you stop, pay attention to what your body wants, and then take the appropriate actions, an interesting thing happens: Your pain actually starts to go away! It’s a basic principle, yet too few people

Discover What’s Really Causing Your Pain and Fix It Yourself

This post explores how to reduce back pain and create enhanced health and well being by increasing your awareness of the sensations within your body. Most people go to a doctor because they’re concerned. Their symptoms seem like they’ve either