8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health | The Health Sessions

8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health

We all know that we should eat our veggies and move our bodies regularly to support our health.

But if there’s one thing you learn from living with chronic illness, it’s that being healthy encompasses so much more than going to the gym and getting all your nutrients in. You want your mind to be focused, calm and brimming with ideas too. You want to feel content and comfortable in your own skin. And study after study shows that you need nurturing relationships with the people in your life to feel good physically and emotionally.

Popular health advice tends to zoom in so much on the bodily aspects of health, that you might forget you’re an emotional, spiritual and social being too. That’s why it’s great that holistic health recognizes that all these aspects influence your overall wellbeing. Instead of focusing on specific symptoms or parts of your body, holistic health looks at the whole person and the connections between your body, mind, spirit and the environment you’re in.

Take a look at this infographic from Auraglow to check out the 8 pillars of wellness that will strengthen your holistic health. 

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Why You Should Embrace Your Vulnerability | The Health Sessions

Why You Should Embrace Your Vulnerability

This article is written by Susanna Balashova.

We’d all love to protect ourselves from being hurt, to try to live a happy life. But that’s not always possible.

Vulnerability means you’re exposed to the possibility of getting harmed, either physically or emotionally. Maybe you worry about failure, rejection or being judged. Your medical condition may also make you feel physically and emotionally vulnerable due to fear, anxiety, and worry.

The good news is that vulnerability can also act as a source of strength if you learn why you need to embrace it.

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Post-Traumatic Growth: How Can Something Good Come Out of a Crisis | The Health Sessions

Post-Traumatic Growth: How Something Good Can Come Out of a Crisis

This blog post contains some affiliate links to resources you may find useful, at no extra costs to you. All opinions are my own. 

Friedrich Nietzsche famously said: “What does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It’s great catch phrase used in songs and movies, but can surviving traumatic events actually lead to a positive outcome?

That’s a question people have been asking themselves throughout history. For thousands of years, humans have been telling stories about an ordinary hero going on an adventure, who overcomes challenges agains all odds and then comes home transformed.

When you’re in the middle of a war zone, lying in a hospital bed or grieving a loved one, it’s hard to see how anything good could ever come from that. But science shows that traumatic events not only cause immense distress, but can also provide an opportunity for personal change, namely post-traumatic growth.

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12 Healthy Egg Dishes for Any Time of Day | The Health Sessions

12 Healthy Egg Dishes for Any Time of Day

They’re versatile, budget-friendly and suitable for many diets: eggs. Whether you follow a Paleo, keto vegetarian or gluten-free food pattern, eggs provide you with high-quality protein, healthy fats, vitamin D and minerals. Especially the egg yolk is a great source of nutrients, like the carotenoids that support your eye health.

Contrary to what we used to believe, eggs do no seem to raise the cholesterol levels in your blood. Unless you have diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease (like smoking), you can safely eat one egg per day.

And the best thing is: eggs are the ideal ingredient for both a hearty breakfast, satisfying lunch and a quick nourishing dinner. So try out these 12 healthy eggs dishes for any time of day!

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