Aspects of The Wheel of Health

Mindful Awareness & Mind-Body Connection

Focusing on the present moment, non-striving, and non-judging, simply being. Mindfulness means being curious about what is happening, exercising compassion, acceptance of your current state, and stepping back to a place of non-judgment. Mindful awareness has been shown to reduce stress and improve many common conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, weight loss, substance abuse, menopause, and chronic pain.  


Our thoughts, which lead to our emotions, impact our physical bodies in numerous ways. Once we are aware of how our mindsets and our feelings affect our physiology, we can use this to our benefit.

Movement, Exercise, and Rest

 Hardly anything impacts our health more than our sleep and physical activity patterns. We can create systems for movement and rest that optimize our wellbeing through increasing our immune functions and boosting our moods. Tending to our bodies needs affords us the physical energy to establish and maintain momentum in all we engage in. 

Nutrition

What we consume has a tremendous impact on our health and our state of wellness in both the short and long terms. Making adjustments to this area of health can boost energy, lower blood sugar, ease inflammation, and improve overall mood.  

Personal and Professional Development & Physical Environment

This area encompasses how you find meaning and purpose in life. Desired outcomes for personal and professional can be intertwined, or separate. Balancing these two can feel difficult and stressful, leading to health problems. What you do in your spare time and what you do for a living are vitally important to your health. Your professional life can be extremely rewarding when it is aligned with your values. 


Office and home spaces are crucial to your health. While some aspects, such as climate and pollutants, are not within our realm of control, through tapping into the aspects that we can control can greatly impact your wellbeing. 

Relationships and Communication

High quality social relationships positively influence our health through lower risk of infection, dementia, and cancer recurrence, increased longevity, and less depression. We learn more about ourselves through others, develop greater communication skills, and greatly benefit from having a support network. 

Spirituality

This is more than religion; it is the recognition of being a part of something larger. This mindset can have many benefits, and is unique to each individual. Some experience spirituality through nature, or art, or song. Spirituality means a feeling of connectedness, purpose, and fulfillment.