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One Door Closes and another Opens

How often have we heard that saying and how often does it feel like all doors are jammed shut. Listening to 7 Sharp last night with the projected redundancy numbers in New Zealand made me think of all the lost goals and dreams facing many families.    Many years ago we were in a similar situation and we decided to gather the family around the table and shared the news.   We decided to get out the whiteboard and put down our options of what could be trimmed off our expen...

May 21, 2020

Finding my 'Freedom' Wings

Are you flapping your new found freedom wings in level 2? I am intrigued by the different reactions from people who have ventured out today or about to venture out.  For some there is a sense of excitement and some have anxiety as they leave the safety of their homes.  Its made me think about the butterfly emerging from the safety of the chrysalis to flapping its wings for the first time to flying away into its new found freedom.    Such wonderful stories have been shared o...

May 14, 2020

2020 Pillar Wellness Session Speakers

Date and time:  Monthly on a Sunday at 2pmVenue: No.5 Cafe & Larder, Mangateretere, Hastings, Hawke's Bay. MAP Investment: $10 pp to cover costs.  Surplus to USANA True Health Foundation...

May 3, 2020

Spiritual Pillar

One of the most important Pillars, yet often the hardest to define.  It is to do with our bigger sense of purpose and how we relate to the world around us.  Often people use prayer, meditation, mindfulness, walks in nature and gardening to help balance this pillar.  Gratitude for the small things in life and journaling also good tools.    Checking in on our senses is also helpful to make sure each sense is being nurtured.Interesting reads:Mindfullness...

May 1, 2020

Intellectual Pillar

The Intellectual Pillar is an important Pillar, especially as we age.  Habits of enquiry, curiosity and intrigue are built into our psyche from a young age. This helps later in life when supporting our brain health.  Encyclopaedias are out and Google is in! Interesting reads: Neuroscience explained...

May 1, 2020

Social Pillar

How comfortable we feel in this pillar is often a reflection of our childhood, shaping our personality and how we interact with others.  Many people enjoy one on one company, others a small group and others love mingling with large crowds.  This is where we stand in our comfort zone and gives us a challenge to stay with the status quo or experiment with stepping out into areas we are unaccustomed to.  It takes all types of personalities to make the wonderful world we have.  O...

May 1, 2020

Emotional Pillar

Often our emotions can be overlooked when coming to our state of Wellness.  Many people have no issues letting others know how they feel in a positive way, many express in inappropriate ways and many suppress painful emotions.   Often we need to seek professional counsellors, or health and wellness coaches. Many of us have used Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping.Interesting reads:Science of mood...

May 1, 2020

Nutritional Pillar

Over the last few years we have seen many diets appear, working for some and not for others.  Exploring the different types of diets, allows us to find out what suits us and what doesn’t.  My favourite is the Mediterranean type.  It seems to cover most food groups. In recent years the gut microbiome has gained traction, making sense to eat foods that will support this system, which has a huge impact on our immune system. Supplementation, in many cases, is important to top u...

May 1, 2020

Physical Pillar

Many may see the Physical  Pillar as going to the gym, going for very long walks, running marathons, bike rides, dancing.  The Physical Pillar does mean doing some exercise, which can be moderate without being excessive. Sleep is part of Physical Wellness.   Check your Emotional or Nutritional Pillar, they could be out of balance.  Gratitude, part of the Spiritual Pillar can let us fall off to sleep naturally. Our inner and outer beauty can be a ...

May 1, 2020

Environmental Pillar

How we relate to the earth is often tested. Do we recycle, are we purchasing plastic products, do we use groceries with unnecessary packaging.  Do we have a garden, planting trees, the list is endless.  If not aware of the importance of this Pillar and how it can impact the other Pillars, ourselves and our community, there is one message, start now!    A small step in the right direction can make a huge impact.Interesting reads:Healthy Home, Healthy Family: What’s...

May 1, 2020

Financial Pillar

Being financially aware is usually embedded into children’s minds through observation and discussion.  For many of us, financial issues were never discussed, so we take this into our teenage and adult lives and repeat the patterns. This pattern can be changed with knowledge and practice.  Many books have been written on this subject.  T Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,  Robert Kiyosakis Cashflow Quadrant and  Napoleon Hill author of Think and Grow Rich.Inter...

April 30, 2020

Illness-Wellness Continuum

The word “Wellness” is used by many people and organisations, especially since the sharp rise in healthcare costs, diabetes and obesity during the past decade. Wellness has a history of being defined within a disease framework, meaning reducing health risks and preventing disease. Those are good goals, but it’s an outdated vision. A new vision was articulated by a few innovators, including Wellness Inventory creator  Dr. John Travis....

April 29, 2020

Adding supplements to your healthy eating regime will give you and your family the very best start

The importance of nutrition for human health has long been recognised.  Prior to 1960, interest in this field focused primarily on the etiology and prevention of acute nutrient deficiency diseases, such as scurvy, rickets, and pellagra. Some 50 essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, cofactors, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids) were identified, and recommended daily intakes for those essential nutrients were developed. These recommendations, in turn, proved valuab...

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