What is Health?
Welcome to the first in a series of “Mindful Musings” by Dr. J. I am pleased to have been invited to complement the Will To Heal message with my own perspective on body, mind and spiritual health. Being healthy is a state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance that maximizes… Read More
Self-Awareness
For optimal health, one needs to develop self-awareness, have clear health goals, a willingness to make necessary changes and an attitude of openness, acceptance and gratitude. In the previous instalment, goal-setting baskets were introduced. It may be helpful to review these on a regular basis, building on successes and refining… Read More
Installment Four
For optimal health, one needs to develop self-awareness, have clear health goals, a willingness to make necessary changes and an attitude of openness, acceptance and gratitude. In the previous installment, the importance of stress management was highlighted. Responding to challenges with equanimity and creative problem solving promotes mental, physical and… Read More
Installment Five
In the previous installment, the importance of mindfulness was highlighted as a healthy stress-management tool. Moment-by-moment non-judgmental acceptance is the core of a mindful way of being. In this installment I will focus on another essential mindful attitude: patience. Many people want patience and want it right now! Our modern… Read More
Installment Six
In the previous installment, the importance of mindful patience was highlighted. In this installment I will focus on another other essential mindful attitude: curiosity. Have you ever “woken up” while driving a familiar route to wonder how you arrived without being aware of the journey? We spend much of our… Read More
Installment Seven
Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience and curiosity. Another mindful quality is letting go or non-attachment. Living in the present moment requires letting go of previous moments. It is a continuous process of tuning in… Read More
Installment Eight
Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience and curiosity. Installment 7 focused on the importance of letting go and non-attachment as mindful qualities. This musing will expand on the theme of letting go in a personal… Read More
Installment Nine
Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience, curiosity and letting go. Mindfulness gives us the awareness and clarity to view challenging events as opportunities for creative, flexible problem-solving and personal growth. The mindful attitude of trustl… Read More