Mindstream is excited to join The Global Wellness Industry’s campaign to reduce the number of deaths (69%) resulting from preventable disease. We firmly believe that the holistic approach of mind-body-spirit disciplines can improve health and happiness for us individually and collectively. We’re committed to helping educate the public and support practitioners across complementary and alternative therapies, natural health, and spiritual growth practices. That’s why the Wellness Moonshot resonates with us.
Along with the Global Wellness Institute, Prevention magazine and other worldwide partners and individual wellness enthusiasts, Mindstream will focus on each monthly theme. For us, that means exploring the topic through an essay and featuring your reflections and tips to draw each theme into healthy, life-affirming thoughts, words and actions.
Each of us has a role to play. Join this global movement by:
– signing up to get notified of the monthly one-hour Zoom call hosted by the Global Wellness Institute. It’s always informative, refreshing and interactive.
– exploring this month’s theme (below), as well as past themes, to see how you can incorporate them into your everyday life and work.
– sharing your reflections on this month’s theme by submitting them via the form below. And share thoughts on previous themes simply by commenting below articles.
FEBRUARY 2021: WONDER
Opportunity: RSVP for the Wellness Moonshot Celebration call via Zoom on Friday, 26 February, at 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET It’s an interactive, informative, inspiring experience that includes networking with like-minded people. And it’s free for all to attend, hosted by the Global Wellness Institute.
We live in challenging times, as health has dominated the headlines for a year. Through coping with the pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about wellness on international, national, regional, and local levels, plus our own. As of 2020, when we stepped out our front doors, we knew our behaviour could impact another person’s health. And it’s not just germs that are contagious — actions and attitudes are, too.
In times of challenge and crises, we must get back to basics and find hope. A sense of wonder can be very powerful to helping us flourish and toward leading others on a well path.
“Wonder transforms how you perceive the world, no matter who you are or where you live,” Renee Moorefield writes on this month’s theme on GlobalWellnessInstitute.org. “While approaching situations out of stress or fear can cause a tunnel vision that handicaps thinking and decisions, being in a state of positive awe naturally leads to comfort with uncertainty, an expansive perspective, heightened creativity, and innovation. In wonder, we feel time-rich, rather than time-poor, and thus more patient, open and present. We experience a deep connection to people, our potentials, and a grander purpose for life—along with generosity and compassion for that which is greater than ourselves.”
Research shows that there are health benefits to a sense of wonder. Even in the workplace.
“Positive awe promotes prosocial behaviors, such as less stereotyping and more volunteering. It sharpens our brains and motivates ecologically conscious behavior,” Moorefield continues. “And, it facilitates less inflammation and greater wellbeing and satisfaction.”
How can we tap into WONDER for higher wellness? Share your reflections ~
Catch up on previous months’ themes
- January 2021: BELIEVE
- December 2020: THANK
- November 2020: NURTURE
- October 2020: MOVE with intention
- September 2020: RENEW
Learn more about The Wellness Moonshot on GlobalWellnessInstitute.com.
Image courtesy Global Wellness Institute.