WELLNESS ALLIANCE INC
The Wellness Culture You Need
CATEGORIES OF WELLNESS
There are several categories of wellness: emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental,
Emotional wellness means to feel positive emotions and a sense of well-being. There are very many positive emotions that one can feel: peace, gratitude, love, empathy, enthusiasm, passion .
There are many pathways that bring us positive emotions: aligning with our deepest dreams, aspirations and passions , having harmonic relationships, harmonic communication, thinking of a dear person, engaging in a motivating event, talking with an encouraging friend, daydreaming, listening to the favorite music, reading an inspiring book, connecting with loved ones, meditating, living mindfully.
Physical wellness is to feel good in our body, relaxed , rested , nourished , and with all senses (touch, taste, sight, auditory sense, sense of smell, inner intuition) satisfied. Resting, hydrating, eating well, stretching , having a satisfying sex life, doing physical exercise, maintaining our body clean, caring for our skin, hair are some means to physical well-being.
Spiritual wellness define a level of awareness, inter-connection, unconditional love and caring, by serving a higher interest than yourself, through serving others and the environment. It also implies expanding out of yourself and becoming connected with the humanity in a compassionate way.
It has been found that the higher purpose one is involved with, the higher degree of happiness it brings to that person.
Intellectual wellness is about discovering your strengths and intellectual passions, boosting your knowledge, creativity, focus and performance, according with your interests, by training with experts.
Social wellness is to stay connected with others , in friendly as well as meaningful ways, to spend time for fun, share and communicate our deepest passions , interests and challenges, as well as to engage in activities that contribute to the welfare of others.
Occupational wellness refers to your well being at work, including harmonic relationships with management and colleagues, low stress and creative environment, clean space, nonviolent communication, good pay, proper training and assignments, flexible schedule,
( including afternoon, evening hours, part time, advisory roles for high level positions, according to each member capacities ), ergonomic conditions at the desk, breaks for stretching and movement, available healthy snacks and meals, water and healthy drinks, appropriate light, air temperature, noise level, protection against sexual harassment, any kind of harassment ,public smoking, strenuous movements, occupational hazards( heavy weights, unsecured falls, excessive sun exposure, dust, infections, emotional overload).
Environmental wellness refers to living in a clean, safe environment , with clean water, soil, air, clean energy, recycled materials, supporting a sustainable living, animals friendly , free from : potentially dangerous radiation, electrical-magnetic fields, polluting wastes and chemicals, with protective laws for the vulnerable populations against toxic drugs, toxic foods ingredients, illegal drugs, pornography and other addictive, health damaging behaviors.