HOLISTIC HEALTH AND LIFE SUCCESS
HOLISTIC HEALTH AND LIFE SUCCESS
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Achieving Metamorphosis of Health and Life!
The comprehensive meaning of Holistic Health emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. There are five aspects: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and mental (intellectual). All five of these aspects of personal holistic health are what enables a person to truly live each moment to the fullest.
"Health lies at the center of our lives. Every part of our life, such as love, family, learning, and friendship, all rely on good health. However, how do you know you are healthy? From the lab results? From your own feelings? Or from the reflections of others? Can doctors and hospitals really tell you that you are healthy or not? Whom can you go to seek help for holistic health? Do you even accept the concept of holistic health? Or has pharmaceutical and chemical health been deeply rooted in your belief system?"
Excerpt from PARADOX Collection
Regarding health, physical health is what most people care about on a day-to-day basis. Because it often shows us physical signs and symptoms of either optimal or sub-optimal health or is biologically diagnosed.
Among all the diagnosable diseases, chronic degenerative diseases are the most common and costly physical health problems we face today. Fortunately, they are also among the most preventable. Adopting healthy behaviours such as eating nutritious food, being physically active and living a healthy lifestyle can prevent or control the devastating effects of these diseases. Indeed, scientists believe that most chronic degenerative diseases are caused by a combination of genetic and life habit factors – in particularly, poor nutrition.
Based on the concept of Holistic Health and Mind, Body, Spirit connection, many physical signs and symptoms in sub-optimal health, are our body’s reflection of other aspects of Holistic Health, For example, we often feel pains in the chest when we feel deep grief, or heartbeats accelerated when we feel nervous and anxious. Long-term anxiety might also lead to chronic neck pain and/or migraine, or even more severely, chronic heart diseases.
Emotional Health is a person’s ability to accept and manage feelings through challenges. Someone who is emotionally healthy can allow their emotions to be digestible. It includes both emotional intelligence and emotional regulation. Sometimes it is also overlapped with the broader understanding of mental health.
As to the connections among the 5 elements of Holistic Health, emotional distress leaves people susceptible to physical illness. Studies (Stewart-Brown, S., 1998) have shown that emotional distress is often linked to ailments like cardiovascular disease and the immune system; research (by Sinha, R. et al. 2004) on the underlying neurological circuitry indicates a connection with compulsive substance use and other dysfunctional behaviours.
An Emotionally Healthy person has many characteristics including self-awareness, self-Acceptance, the ability for self-Compassion, emotional agility and living with purpose, as well as treating others with kindness and integrity.
Social Health is important enough that the World Health Organization includes it in their definition of health:” Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” That’s because having all kinds of meaningful relationships with other people can reduce stress and provide a sense of security that promotes good emotional health.
Social Health can be defined as our ability to interact and form relationships with family and community. It also relates to how comfortably we can adapt and interact in social situations. Social relationships have an impact on our mental health, physical health, and mortality risk. Ways that support your social health may include making time for in-person connections; getting involved in your local community and most importantly, setting boundaries with people in your life that increase stress or bring about toxic energy.
Spiritual Health does not necessarily mean that you need to become religious. It has many dimensions. The present study revealed it can be explained as living a purposeful life, transcendence, and actualization in different capacities of human beings.
The last aspect of holistic health is Mental Health, which often overlaps with emotional health and has reflections on physical health because of the connection of body, mind, and spirit. The big distinction between emotional and mental health is that emotional health refers mostly to our daily mood and emotions, our mental health refers to our cognitive abilities that affect how our brain functions. Thus, mental health is also defined as intelligent health.
Mental illness is much more common than we imagine. According to the statistics from the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a health problem or illness, and it can indirectly affect all Canadians at some point through a family member, friend, or colleague. By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Not to mention those who feel they suffer but never visiting a doctor to discuss the problem.
When we appreciate and trust our body’s own internal healing mechanism and spiritual growth ability, we will find ourselves closer to higher intelligence and happiness.
Due to the connection of mind, body and spirit, nutrition with the ability to communicate and program human cells can greatly help our health. However, holistic health is much more than the concept of physical health. For example, many people are biologically living in the past. The unperceived addiction to those emotions and familiarities gives the brain and body a burst of energy. These kinds of addictions are caused by the mismanagement of thoughts and sometimes, the estranged mind from the spirit. They can signal genes, creating diseases and inhibiting our better performance. In those cases, the reunion of spirit and mind is a must during the recovery of physical health.
Holistic Transendence comes with the reconcilation of the spirit and mind. When you meet your higher self, you can achieve better performance in every aspect of your health, work and life.
The metamorphosis from our ordinary life to meet success is on the same path to achieve and maintain true health. It is also can be considered as a procedure to probe faith. Without this holistic transcendence, we can't perceive ourselves in a more expansive way, effectively improve ourselves, or enjoy the fullness of life.