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April 05, 2019
The word "wellness" is being thrown around a lot these days! From social media to multi-national marketing campaigns, there is a lot of focus on being healthy. With all of this information and messaging coming our way, it's becoming increasingly challenging to navigate what it means to be living "well."
At Consonant Skincare we know that great skincare products are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to having great skin. Similarly, there is a lot that more that goes into a healthy lifestyle than just gym selfies and smoothie bowls.
Health advocate and former fashion model Madison Schill recently spoke up about the realities and complexity of living a healthy life, "Health is hard. It's not linear. As I'm [writing] this I'm struggling between working for an extra few hours OR finishing my taxes OR reading this book I'm supposed to discuss in therapy tomorrow OR putting a few more hours into the relaunch of [my side business] OR begin my search for seven hundred quarters to take me to a yoga class tomorrow that I may or may not wake up in time for. And on top of that, we have family [stuff], friend [stuff], personal side hustle [stuff], human body essentials [stuff].”
We get it! Making decisions and prioritizing the various avenues of self-care can be a challenge. Sometimes we forget that there is more to health than just exercise and nutrition. In reality, there are seven domains of health, termed "The Seven Dimensions of Wellness." These interconnected avenues include physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and financial health. While each dimension is unique in its respect, they are also deeply connected to make up one's quality of life.
At times, there may be an emphasis on one aspect of wellness over another, but allowing yourself to find a rhythm will help you feel the most fulfilled. Here's how each dimension of health fits into your life, and some strategies for optimizing each one.
Physical wellness encompasses the physiological needs of the body. Behaviours that contribute to this dimension of health include regular exercise, proper nutrition, abstaining from drug and alcohol abuse, getting regular physical checkups from your doctors, and protecting one's self from injury or harm.
Everyday tips for better physical health:
Emotional wellness is one of the most volatile components of health as it is affected profoundly by each of the other dimensions. It includes the ability to express feelings of happiness, sadness, and anger. It means being able to give and accept love, feel optimism, acceptance, and self-worth.
Everyday tips for better emotional health:
Intellectual wellness is more than just being "smart." It's being able to actively apply and synthesize information, remain open to new ideas, and seek out activities that contribute to life-long learning.
Everyday tips for better intellectual health:
Being socially healthy includes spending time with others, but it also includes maximizing those interactions. How you work within a community and how you feel about your role is important. Communicating with others effectively, developing intimacy and finding your "people" are all part of forming a social support network.
Everyday tips for better social health:
Financial wellness means having the ability to meet current and ongoing financial needs, having a sense of security about your financial future, and having the freedom to make choices that allow you to enjoy life.
Everyday tips for better financial wellness:
The spiritual dimension of wellness includes having faith, hope, and having personal values that provide meaning and purpose to one's life. This belief system may differ from person to person but provides an appreciation for human existence.
Everyday tips for better spiritual health:
Environmental wellness is the understanding and appreciation for the world around you on both an immediate and a global scale
Everyday tips for better environmental health:
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June 26, 2019
"We’re excited to finally be able to share our newest product, the HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask, with you! While a sheet mask is a great way to relax and hydrate, there are some serious scientific benefits to enjoy with this product as well. Our resident science expert, Erika, shares some interesting scientific tidbits on the mask below."
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