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…

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…

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…

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…

5 ways travel keeps your mind sharp into old age

Wether you are in the infancy, prime or sunset of your career, you should consider these 5 ways travel keeps your mind sharp into old age. Why? Because travel experiences lead you away from the knowings and familiarities of your habitual mind and physical self to a new realm of unexplored reality. Travel can be for…