To achieve good health and wellness we as a society have accepted science and adopted many new habits and behaviors. As a result many things we take for granted are now common practice. These practices include hand washing, the use of antibiotics, knowing the risk of smoking, the use of anti-psychotics, radiology, immunizations, and Tylenol for pain or fever are just a few of modern technologies attributed to science. These few advances have changed our lives for the better, and are attributed to research.

According to Dr. Ni (2008) disease is disharmony in the body, and wellness medicine considers emotional well-being an essential indicator to health. To keep yourself free from disharmony in the body; it would be wise to monitor your emotional well-being. This means keeping stress to a minimum, which is easier said than done.

Stress comes in many forms, and many times it is self induced. We get upset about things that we can not control. We all hear and digest all types of information from family, friends and others that can make or upset your day. It is your choice how you deal with the information. It is so easy to internalize your stress, and when you do, it can cause disharmony in the body, leading to illness.

I thought I would never have an issue with stress, but I find I am internalizing my stress more than I use to. I feel more confined as an adult than I did as a child. Although I exercise more than most, I decided I have to find another outlet. I decided to delegate some of my activities. It sounds simple, but for those who have control issues, this simple act may cause you more stress to let go. You can do it, and you will be better for it. Try it, remember this life is a journey not a sprint and what you do not finish today, there is always tomorrow.

“Live in the moment, follow the golden rule, and treat others how you want to be treated, stay true to yourself and follow your moral compass”. We all have one. It is a sure way to reduce your stress and enhance your emotional well-being.

Stay Well!


Secrets of Self-Healing: Harness Nature’s Power to Heal Common Ailments, Boost Your Vitality,and Achieve Optimum Wellness

by Maoshing Ni

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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