Last week I told you that recovery, as I define it, has six spokes or pillars: career, spiritual, physical, relationships, family, and financial. This week I want to give you a personal situation to illustrate how all of these spokes are connected to create a powerful tool to help with our recovery. Continue reading
Have you checked out our new Website, www.MentalWellnessToday.com? We’ve been working on it for the last couple of months and I hope you will become a member (it’s free to join).
You may ask what mental wellness is all about. Well, if you have tuned in to any of my video blogs on Youtube you will know that my definition of recovery is self-acceptance: to not want to be anyone else other than who you are today. And that doesn’t only apply to someone with a mental illness—it applies to everyone.
Mental wellness or recovery consists of six areas in your life that, when worked on, will result in mental wellness. I refer to these six areas as “spokes.” Together they make up the wheel of mental wellness. Though they come in no particular order, they are all important: career, physical, financial, relationships, spiritual, and family.
The goal of a career is to find something you love to do. The physical spoke refers to your physical well-being: living as long as possible and as healthy as possible. The financial spoke is about getting out of debt and building wealth. The relationships spoke should bring out the best in people. The spiritual spoke refers to the search for truth, and the family spoke is for creating a sense of belonging.
Will we become perfect? No! But the closer we get to collecting and assembling these spokes in our lives, the closer we will be to overall mental wellness. I know that in my life these are the things that I strive for. I will be writing about mental wellness more in the weeks to come and I hope that, in the meantime, you will check out our new site at MentalWellnessToday.com. Don’t’ forget it’s free to become a member!
I recently returned from a mini speaking tour in Renfrew, Ontario, which is located about an hour and a half outside of Ottawa. I also spoke at the Ottawa/Carleton detention center, followed by a stop in Smith Falls, and then I finished up at a conference in Kingston, Ontario. It was a great time and I really enjoyed meeting new people. Some even shared with me how much I have helped them with my publications and through my speaking events. Continue reading