• Intellectual,  Uncategorized

    Intellectual Wellness

    Intellectual health is focused on expanding your mind through learning and life experiences. This form of wellness is one that one may not consider, but it can help give a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. One of the things I had to discover when I left school was that there is a difference between learning and education. I have always been a bad student, but I love learning. After leaving college, I spend my free time reading books (something I hated doing in school), watching documentaries, and doing research. The girl I was ten years ago was far more focused on social media and reality TV.…

  • Spiritual,  Uncategorized

    Spiritual Wellness

    Spiritual health is the set of values you hold as a guide for life’s decisions. For many people, this doesn’t include any set creed or religious tradition, rather it is a personal exploration and definition. I’m not one of those people. I’m Catholic, and happy to be so. My apprehension about this idea of an individual spirituality, is that it doesn’t hold water when one is confronted by extreme challenges. People are often willing to make compromises to personal values, more often than they would be if there was a set doctrine to adhere to. For example, consider the first time a young person has sex. Often, the first guilty…

  • Physical,  Uncategorized

    Physical Wellness

    Physical health is about keeping the body in balance and in top working order. Being someone impacted by an eating disorder, physical wellness is of primary importance to me. But, even those who don’t struggle with food related conditions, dietary changes can be a sign of imbalance. As we strive for wellness, we must take into consideration our relationship with food. Each person is different and therefore has different dietary needs. Finding a healthy, balanced diet, that gives you all the macro and micro nutrients your body needs to operate optimally, can be difficult but is vital. Focus your attention more on health than appearance, that’s important. The human body…

  • Faith,  Uncategorized

    God Chooses Your Roll

    My brother is in that phase of life where he is trying to figure out what his best case scenario is. He’s contemplating how he wants his life to go and what he needs to do to achieve that scenario. He has asked me a few times what I think of my best case scenario and how much time I spend thinking about the future, what I want to do with my life, etc. He’s also asked me what I thought of his dreams and plans, which I’m always careful how I respond. I’m now at the place in life where I don’t need to contemplate the future. I know…

  • Faith,  Uncategorized

    Generosity

    This has been the hardest post to write in the book of Numbers. Probably because I’m not a very generous person. I spoke in this week’s video about the three different ways one can be generous. Like all of us, I’m better with some than others. I’m typically pretty generous with my treasure. I live at home and don’t really have any bills so I don’t mind giving money to those in need. I always tithe 10 and give to an second collections when I can. I also love giving to the local women’s health center. They do a lot of good work, especially considering there is a Planned Parenthood…

  • Faith,  Uncategorized

    Listening to God

    Moses is very fortunate to be the intimate friend of the Almighty and to have the opportunity to hear God so clearly. Unfortunately, because of the Fall, the rest of us are not so fortunate. We have to find other ways to hear God and know we are walking down the right path. As I said in this week’s video, there are a lot of ways to listen to God, and he will communicate to each of us in the way we are most receptive to it. I hear God most in nature. I’m a very indoorsy kind of person, so I wonder what that says about the state of…