For those of you who think the year is already over, let me inform you that at midday today, you will have arrived at the year’s halfway point.
I don’t know about anyone else, but this gives me tremendous courage and encouragement.
The halfway mark is a reason to celebrate and review
First; let’s review.
How is your BODY?
Are you sleeping better, moving more (inside and out?) Are you drinking more water and eating six small meals a day. Are you cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin? Are you touching and being touched? Do you laugh and enable someone else to do so? Do you Dance?
Because true wellness is not just about the body, let’s review for the mind and spirit as well
Do you exercise your mind? Are you learning new things and sharing them? Are you challenging yourself and your old ideas; are you replacing them with new ones. Are you reading or learning a new language; nothing fires the brain like these. Are you sharing your stories, good and the rough? Are you still? Have you taken the role of others and considered ways to stimulate folks to kindness and love? Are you thinking more clearly?
We do not have a spirit; we have a body and are spirit. Its needs are not great, but they must be met because at the core; this is who you are.
Are you Love; a reflection of creation and The Creator?
It’s so easy to write, but sometimes hard to achieve.You may have noticed that I have not asked about the amount of weight you have lost because wellness is not about how much weight you lose; it’s about how much life you gain.
I’m sure that there is much more that I could have reviewed, but now it’s time to celebrate.
A sober person would not celebrate sobriety with a drink; so I will not celebrate this milestone with things that would have hindered me from getting here.
We are halfway through the year; what can you do with the rest of it?
Be you, be well, be complete.
Bertice Berry, PhD.