Your Path to Wellness

 

Each of us in on our own path to wellness.  While it is not straight or even easy, there are resources all along the way.

Resources

Check out the articles below for first steps.

You have tried so hard for so long to do the right thing for your health. You want to feel strong and healthy, with energy to pursue life’s passions, but there is too much information (TMI) and too many choices (TMC) with endless experts telling you how to improve your health.

The good news is that while one size fits all does not work to achieve health and wellness, using simple concepts can put you on the right path. Each of us is similar and different, and what works for our neighbor may not work for us, but there are basic rules that can help.

Fearless Wellness provides information to support you in making decisions that support health and wellness, and tools to implement changes that will help you move toward the health and life goals you set.

Many factors impact our health, first, there are the basics: the right fluids and fuel, movement, exercise and rest. But there is more to health than diet and exercise: we also need to pay attention to the connection between our mind and body, personal and professional development, communication and relationships, and our physical environment all impact energy vitality and wellness.

The concepts are simple.

You can design Your personal approach with the right support and access to reliable information.

One of the keys to success is starting with something that YOU identify as doable and important.

The Wheel of Health Model from the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, provides a picture of how these factors are inter related, and how YOU are the center.Wheel of Health

Come back often for information you can use to chart your path to improved and lasting health and wellness.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, Lao Tzu.

 Where would you like to begin?

There is emerging evidence that the simple act of being grateful supports happiness and health. This practice costs no money, and can take as little or as much time as you choose. It is simple to do, and good for your health.

Dr Robert Emmons, a researcher at UC Davis has studied gratitude and shares the evidence Why Gratitude is Good

It’s very simple to start:
  • At end of your day, right before you close your eyes, think back to 3 things that you are grateful for; just doing this has benefits.
  • To get even more benefit, pause, and actively remember what those things were like in real time, relive the positive experience, allowing those endorphins to flood through you again.
  • To fully use this practice, have a journal by your bed, and write down those three things- this gives you two benefits: writing them down makes the experience even more powerful for your brain, and if you have a journal that is multi-year, you can relive these events year after year
  • If you find this practice helpful, and want MORE- add in an early morning practice.
  • As soon as you awaken, pause to think of 3 things you are grateful for this day. If you are too tired or distracted at night, try the morning practice instead. Give it a try, and notice what impact it has on your day.

Irving Berlin wrote “When I’m worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep.”

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Attending professional meetings can be exhilarating, educational and exhausting. With a little planning , attention to how your body feels and a few changes in your routine, you can leave feeling more refreshed than when you arrived.  CLICK HERE for the full article.

Dr. Kiley Speaking on Wellness

Integrative Approach Can Pay Dividends in Improved Pain, Overall Health

An informative video of Dr. Kiley talking about how Integrative Approaches to pain management and “wellness hygiene”

Pain Med News

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What’s Causing Nursing Burnout?

There’s been a lot of talk about physician burnout this year. But less common is talk about how burnout affects other clinicians, whether that’s nurses, dentists or physical therapists.

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