Finding Peace in Total Wellness
Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton
Total Wellness – when mind, body and spirit all come together in good health. Do we really need all three components to have and sustain Total Wellness? The answer is yes! Wellness of the mind, body and spirit are all essential parts of life and fostering each of them should be a part of our daily regimen.
Too many people think that fitness is wellness, it is not. Fitness means we are in good physical condition, it says nothing about what our mental or spiritual state is. If we desire to be in a state of wellness we must consider all three; mind, body and spirit.
The most important part of the three is having spiritual wellness. Someone that is in spiritual wellness is experiencing the peacefulness that comes from putting their faith in someone who will always be by their side, our Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:7 reminds us; “peace. His peace is never ending to those that seek Him.
Through the peacefulness we find in Him we can minimize and in some cases eliminate unhealthy mindsets such as stress and anxiety. The American Institute of Stress says “It has been estimated that 75 – 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems”. So when we eliminate the stress and anxiety from our life it contributes to wellness of both, the mind and the body. We accomplish all this by coming into spiritual wellness, and through that, by putting all our worries and concerns in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ.