Well – it’s official. January is over. We’ve made it through the first month of the year! I hope your year is off to a phenomenal start and your New Year’s Resolutions are going strong. Speaking of, I wanted to check in on those today and talk about one of my favorite topics (if you’ve been here a while, you’ve most definitely heard me talk about it before); behavior change! How to do it, what it means, and how to use it to meet your goals. Then, we’ll talk about how to make behavior change stick.
Heya, folks! Happy 2023, I hope it’s been nothing but sunshine and rainbows so far! I thought I’d kick off the new year by resuming our series from 2022 and talking about one of my favorite aspects of wellness; spiritual wellness- and WAIT, we’re not talking about religion. This blog post is applicable to all, not just those of us that believe in a higher power or practice religion. That’s right, read on.
Hello again my peeps! Christmas may be over, but the holidays aren’t. You may still be looking for the perfect gift for someone. Or maybe someone’s birthday is coming up. Or…maybe you just want to treat yourself. Whatever the case may be, you may want to consider a wellness themed gift. I’ve got some tips and tricks for you (regarding how to pick a gift) and if all else fails, some fool proof ideas. As a bonus these ideas are good for any time of the year, or especially good for a self care gift for yourself.
Hello my wellness pals! Another month coming to an end today, is it just me or does time just move faster and faster every year? The holidays are in full swing, and as wonderful a time as that can be, it can also be quite a stressful time. During stressful times, it’s even more important to make wellness a priority in your life. In addition, during the holidays it can be a little easy to get swept up in what you want, what you don’t have, what you’re stressed about, what could be better, etc etc and forget everything you do have. Aka, everything in your life that you should be grateful for.
Hello my favorite peeps, and welcome back to this month’s first blog! Today is all about intellectual wellness. What is it, how are you doing in this area, and what can you do to increase your intellectual wellness? You might think this facet of wellness is less important than others (such as emotional or physical wellness). Think again!
It’s almost November! Aka, it’s almost the official start of the holidays. You know, that time of year where your wallet is stretched THIN and your social calendar is at max capacity. So I thought this was a fitting time to introduce one of the more controversial aspects of wellness (but in my opinion, still a key component of the 8 dimensional model); financial wellness. Ah yes, money. It’s something we all need, we all worry about, and we all think about. So why is it so hard to talk about?
That’s a good question.
Luckily – or maybe unluckily?- we don’t dance around touchy subjects here. We like to face them head on. Sorry, not sorry. So today, we’re going to talk about it. And we’re going to go over exactly what makes us financially well. Notice, I don’t say wealthy. Just, well.
Another week, another blog. We’re continuing our series on the 8 dimensions of wellness, which we kicked off previously by covering social wellness and physical wellness. Since this month is National Recovery Month, I wanted to talk about a dimension of wellness that is very closely related to substance abuse; emotional wellness.
Hello again, my peeps! You may remember last month we talked about the 8 dimensions of wellness. As a reminder, this refers to a theory about personal health and wellness that dictates that there are many factors that make it up, 8 to be exact. While there are other theories, we like this one the best because we feel it encompasses whole person wellness thoroughly while not overdoing it on the amount of “categories”.
In July, we covered social wellness, today I thought we’d continue the conversation by discussing physical wellness.
On-The-Go-Wellness subscribes to the theory (or rather – theories) of dimensional wellness: meaning wellness and personal “health” is like a tree, with many branches. A tree with no branches or a singular branch would look pretty weird, in fact, it probably would be sick or dying. On a less exaggerated note, that’s what I believe wellness is like. Without all of our branches growing and flourishing, our tree is not fully well.
Which is why we’re a chiropractic practice that talks about all parts of wellness with our patients. We’re invested in your personal wellness, not just your pain.
Another year, another Mental Health Awareness Month (that’s May). While the observance doesn’t change, the ways in which we honor it do. In every season of life, and every year of our ever evolving world, mental health – and our experiences – evolve too. In 2022, the world is recovering from a devastating pandemic (that is not fully over, by the way), and dealing with a burnout epidemic as well as a change in the way the world views work.
The pandemic as well as new technology created a shift in the way we work; we work more, we work longer, and we often work from home. Current and recent world events have added stress, and new challenges to the way we maintain our mental health. It’s a hard world out there, and our mental health has suffered because of it. That’s just the hard reality.
So we have less time, more things to worry about, and in many cases less resources to care for ourselves. How can we prioritize our mental health? Here’s the thing; there are always things you can do to prioritize your mental health. Here are just a few small ways you can take action any day: