Welcome to “Your Wellness Journey,” your go-to resource for holistic health and well-being. This is a 12-month wellness series. Each month, we’ll explore a wide range of topics related to holistic health care, embracing the idea that true wellness encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just beginning your wellness journey into alternative medicine and holistic practices, we have something for everyone.
Our first step in “Your Wellness Journey” is to provide general holistic wellness guidelines.
Creating wellness in your life involves adopting a holistic approach to health and well-being. Here are some steps to help you promote wellness that we’ll be digging into in the coming months:
1. Healthy Eating: Consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Limit processed foods, sugar, and excessive caffeine. Logging your daily meals and snacks is a hack to getting your diet dialed in. Use the free My Fitness Pal app and start tracking!
2. Regular Exercise: Incorporate physical activity into your routine, whether it’s through regular workouts, walking, or other forms of exercise that you enjoy. A little movement is better than no movement. So, if you’re just beginning to add an exercise routine, respect and listen to your body. No one knows you better than you!
3. Adequate Sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to allow your body and mind to recharge. Here’s a nifty tool I’ve used for years to help me get the most out of my sleep and prepare myself to be refreshed and awake when I want to be! sleepytime
4. Stress Management: Practice stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or deep breathing to cope with life’s challenges. We have some amazingly affordable and effective solutions right here for you! Like our stress reduction and chakra cleansing videos
5. Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay properly hydrated.
6. Mental Health: Prioritize your mental well-being by seeking support when needed, managing stress, and engaging in activities that bring you joy.
7. Social Connections: Maintain healthy relationships and engage with a supportive social network. This step can be easily mixed in with others on this list, like creating bonds with new friends you meet at the gym. This can be an excellent way to maintain a healthy social life with like-minded individuals.
8. Personal Care: A wise saying goes, ‘Maintain your garden before you help your neighbor’s garden’. Take time for personal-care activities, whether it’s reading, hobbies, or relaxation, to nurture your emotional health. This will actually strengthen your relationships and value to others.
9. Preventive Healthcare: Attend regular check-ups and screenings to catch potential health issues early.
10. Lifelong Learning: Continue to learn and grow in various aspects of your life, whether through education, hobbies, or personal development.
Remember that no matter where you are on your path to wellness, it’s going to be a journey. And it’s important to gauge progress through the gradual and sustainable changes that work for you. Everyone’s path to wellness will have unique scenarios present themselves. So, find practices and routines that best promote your own health and well-being. If you want to get a head start, check out our blog post on the power of holistic healing and what it can do for you: https://sacredsolhealing.com/the-power-of-holistic-healing-treating-the-whole-person/
Awareness of Daily Chemicals: A Step Towards Holistic Wellness
As we continue on our holistic wellness journey, it’s crucial to understand the impact of our daily environment on our health. This month, we delve into an often overlooked aspect of wellness: the chemicals we encounter in our daily lives and their effects on our health.
The free Yuka app, guides you to safe and unsafe food and products. If it’s available to you donating a small amount helps them continue their efforts. ✨
Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ Firstly, let’s explore the foods we eat. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ highlights the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean 15’—a guide to the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide residues. Making informed choices about our produce can be a simple yet powerful step towards reducing our chemical intake.
PFAS Toxic Chemicals Another concerning issue is the prevalence of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), also known as “forever chemicals.” These are found in various products and, alarmingly, in 99% of Americans. For more information, visit EWG’s dedicated page on PFAS Toxic Chemicals.
Demystifying Food and Water Our journey also involves understanding what’s in our food and water. From forever chemicals in drinking water to confusing labels on meat and dairy products and food additives in our favorite foods, knowledge is power.
Farming & Agriculture Sustainable farming and agriculture practices are essential for the future of our food and water. Learn more about these practices at EWG’s Farming & Agriculture page.
Danger in Personal Care Products Our personal care products are not always as safe as we assume. It’s time to scrutinize the ingredients in these products more closely. For more insights, check out EWG’s information on personal care products.
Household & Consumer Products Choosing toxic-free, safe household products is simpler than you think. Visit EWG’s guide for tips on making safer choices.
Family Health Toxic Chemicals Protecting our family’s health from toxic chemicals is a top priority. EWG’s Family Health page provides valuable information to support you in this endeavor.
Understanding the Mind-Body Connection Lastly, understanding the mind-body connection is crucial for holistic wellness. This article provides insights into why this connection is vital for our overall well-being.
Our journey towards holistic wellness is ongoing and ever-evolving. By becoming more aware of the daily chemicals in our environment and understanding the mind-body connection, we can make more informed decisions for our health. Stay tuned as we continue to explore and share more insights on your path to holistic well-being.
There is so much information to learn! We don’t have to learn it all in one day. This information is available to you when it fits into your schedule; even learning a little bit each week and making small changes will eventually lead us to a healthy, holistic lifestyle! All of this information can be adjusted for each individual need; different things will work for different people. This is what makes us unique and individual! We are each responsible for our own level of stress, happiness, and wellness.
Thank you for joining us on this holistic journey towards greater well-being. “Your Wellness Journey” is here to provide you with valuable insights, expert advice, and a supportive community as you explore the world of holistic health care. We believe that by nurturing your mind, body, and spirit, you can achieve balance and vibrant health. Welcome to your holistic health resource.
Sacred Sol Healing Institute and Renee Frye do not diagnose, treat, or cure. Any information presented in any of our materials, services, or programs is a suggestion. Please consult your medical and mental health professionals when adjusting your wellness routine.