Wellbeing. Its a good word. Being well. What does ‘well’ mean? Absence of unwell-ness? Vibrant health in mind, body, heart and soul? I think that’s the one that resonates best with me, and is certainly what I am forever seeking and being mindful of. Always a teetering and tottering of the scales of balance, and sometimes I find that lovely peace and joy of truly having wellbeing.
For me the journey to and through wellbeing started, as for many people, through illness. I won’t go into the details here and now, but over my lifetime I’ve had more than my fair share of health challenges, of the minor, major and chronic kinds. The point right here and now is simply that sometimes you have to experience the opposite, to know what something really is.
Having a curious soul and enquiring mind I’ve spent years reading up on nutrition, healing, spirituality, meditation, medicine, anatomy, yoga and a myriad of other related things. I have even at times acted on this knowledge! I say this with tongue in cheek as I am fully aware that I am more naturally a thinker than a doer and I take time to integrate new ideas into my routine and/or too easily let things that work go when I lose focus on what I need.
In other words, I’m human.
Anyway, all this came to mind because a few months ago I met a lovely woman who has started a website in Australia called wellbeingweb, for which I wrote a short article on awareness, breath and calm, and now am going to speak to the same principles at a gathering of women she is having. Nothing complicated or long-winded, just some simple do-able tips.
Although I have been a teacher of Yogalates for 7 years now and enjoy that role in improving people’s wellbeing (including mine!), the opportunity to speak a little more broadly is welcome and something I’d like to do more of.
It’s been an evolving simmering background thing in me, to share what I know and how I am regarding aspects of wellbeing with more people in different ways. It’s part of what drove me to start this blog and why I offered to write the article and in turn speak at the event. I’m not at all sure where it will all lead me, but it does feel like I’m on the start of a new journey and adventure to more meaningful expression of who I am and what I’m here for.
That sounds like wellbeing too doesn’t it?