Opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing

The statement; Opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing might seem obvious. Still, hundreds of millions of people lack the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. They live in societies and nations led by individuals who turn a blind eye to the misery of large segments of their population. Indeed, some of the so called leaders…

With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness

With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness Given the dire situation of the world’s failed nations, this question is pertinent: With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness? Any astute observer of the world economic and political scene cannot but come to the conclusion that these are probably not the…

Knowledge, informal education, wellness and wellbeing

This post will explore the notion that knowledge, informal education, wellness and wellbeing belong together. This may sound like a stretch, but far from it. Indeed, hopefully, as the reader will see, like many things in a productive, meaningful life, knowledge, formal and informal education are pivotal for wellness and wellbeing. The term knowledge is quite…

Despite unfulfilled expectations, you can avoid rust

Good health, wellness and wellbeing are our “natural” dreams which can fall apart unexpectedly, but despite unfulfilled expectations, you can avoid rust physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At each stage and phase of our lives, we not only have dreams, we also have certain expectations of ourselves and we map the pathway for achieving those…

Acceptance and Moving on are crucial for wellbeing

After the phase of the indiscretions of youth, as one journeys through mid life, the wise realizes that acceptance and moving on are crucial for wellbeing. Acceptance is not the equivalent of “giving in”, surrendering or loosing hope. Rather, acceptance of one’s situation wether the situation is good or bad, involves pushing the pause button,…

Patience, perseverance, wellness and wellbeing

Why would one put patience, perseverance, wellness and wellbeing together even though patience and perseverance are not members of the four cardinal virtues of classical antiquity? It is because those two attributes, patience and perseverance constitute major, inestimable qualities necessary for harmonious relationships, and by extension, for wellness and wellbeing. Indeed, it is probably not…

Justice, injustice, wellness and wellbeing

What in the world is the connection between justice, injustice, wellness and wellbeing? Well, there is quite a bit of connection. For millennia, mankind has struggled with the appropriate answers to the question: “What is Justice”?  From antiquity to modernity, the greatest thinkers have wrestled with the issue of justice and injustice, their impact on…

Pranayama; breath control is mandatory for well-being

Lack of spontaneous breathing is incompatible with meaningful life, hence Pranayama; breath control is mandatory for well-being. Spontaneous breathing, the capacity of an individual to breath by himself or herself is central to “being alive”. The pattern of breathing and the ability to control the breaths and perform desired breathing exercises are also very crucial…

Wellness; Beyond exercise, dieting, wealth and possessions

What does the phrase; “It is well with you” mean? Most people will probably agree that it means Wellness; Beyond exercise, dieting, wealth and possessions, when viewed from either sacred or secular lens. The intent in this post is not to diminish or impugn the significance of exercise, dieting and even possessions and wealth regarding wellness…

5 Ways Volunteerism fosters wellness and wellbeing

  While the actions of volunteers by and large do benefit the recipient(s), these are 5 ways volunteerism fosters wellness and wellbeing of the volunteer. Most of us, at some stage in our lives during and beyond adolescence would probably think about the idea of volunteering for a good cause. The spirit of volunteerism, I believe…

7 Reasons to add Yoga to your toolbox for wellbeing

If you wish to fortify the portfolio for your wellness, consider these 7 Reasons to add Yoga to your toolbox for wellbeing. What is Yoga? The origin of the word yoga is the Sanskrit word Yuj which means “to bind,” “to unite,” or “to join.” Yoga is a vast collection of physical, mental and spiritual practice aimed at integrating mind, body…

Hope, an essential for Wellbeing in our somber troubled World

Why is Hope, an essential for Wellbeing in our somber troubled World? Because hopelessness is the ultimate deviancy along the downward spiral from excellence, relevance and wellbeing, to physical, mental and intellectual rust, and eventually to oblivion. So, fundamentally all human beings, by nature, and by virtue of our existence, a priori, do affirm hope. Hope…

Self reflection, introspection, well-being and meaningful life

Why am I in this world? What is the purpose of my life?  These are important questions  for  self reflection, introspection, well-being and meaningful life. The questions are part of several other fundamental inquiries about the human condition and the human experience which, much too often is not on the radar screen of most of us…

Seek Inner Peace for Healthy Living and Well-Being

The pain of the challenges of daily life that human beings cannot escape make it imperative for us to seek inner peace for healthy living and well-being. The issue of inner peace, its nature and characteristics, how to find it and how to sustain it has engaged the sages and great thinkers for millennia. Throughout…

Taking personal responsibility leads to well-being

Hard working, committed smart people can stagnate or even retrogress in their personal lives if they fail to realize that taking personal responsibility leads to well- being. Several factors come into play when one talks about true well being. These include physical and mental fitness, success in one’s career and personal relationships and fulfillment of…