What is Balanced Wellness?

That’s a Great Question. Let’s Start With an Approach to Wellness

Wellness is more than a state of health where you are free of illness. It is a state of well-being that is the result of deliberate effort. Wellness has its roots in alternative medicine, and at its core, it identifies the whole person as a collaboration of mind, body, and spirit.

Living a balanced life is about improving the overall quality of life.

Wellness and a Balanced Life

I see wellness as a balancing act, much like riding a bicycle.

In life, just like on a bike, obstacles appear in our path, threatening to throw us off balance. We start to wobble. We feel overwhelmed or overstimulated by the noise around us.

Obstacles can include surgery, illness, divorce, life transitions, challenging health conditions, or the death of a loved one or a dream. It could also be a marriage or move, or promotion. As we navigate these changes and challenges, wellness requires deliberate effort and a reclaiming of balance.

Our goal is to practice self-care so we can maintain a sense of balance and continue moving forward toward wellness, joy, and peace. Self-care is also a tool to reclaim our balance when setbacks take us off our course.

What Makes the Balanced Wellness Series Special?

It’s a mix of things, really. When I sit down to write, it starts as a quiet, solitary journey of self-awareness and development. Inevitably, it turns from my own personal journey toward something that can inspire others to lead lives of true health, love, laughter, and freedom. I wanted to create something that mirrored the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are usually memoirs, self-help, and personal development, books featuring ordinary people that become the hero of their own life. Usually with a kick-butt attitude skipping the “woe is me” nonsense about ‘hanging in there.”

The Balanced Wellness books are a great mix of these genres. You’ll find the series focuses on true health and wellness and addresses issues of weight loss, sleep issues, sex and libido, hormone health, relief from menopause, the ultimate comeback to any setback, mindset, self-care, and self-love. There is a focus on families, friendships, building community, and personal empowerment.

Overall, the Balanced Wellness series is designed to empower you to live life more abundantly.

What books are in this series?

  1. Transform is about the mindset to change your body and your life. It’s lessons from the 16-Week Challenge. It covers the mindset of weight loss and the ability to change.
  2. Wheels to Wellbeing is the ultimate self-care guide. It’s lessons from a Highly Sensitive Introvert.
  3. Come Back Strong is about challenges, setbacks, and comebacks, as illustrated by my experience with surgical menopause. It’s lessons from Surgical Menopause.
  4. Raging Love is about my husband’s athletic evolution. It is the ultimate Hero’s Journey as told from his rise to a national champion powerlifter, having overcome bullying, childhood abuse, racism, and physical challenges. After achieving this success at age 40, he had to redefine what success and happiness meant. You’ll even get a peek at our love story and journey together. It’s lessons from a National Champion Powerlifter.

Is there a suggested reading order I should follow?

They are all written so you can read the books in any order, and all the story threads will tie up nicely to guide you toward your own life of true health, love, laughter, and freedom. So read them in the order that you need them. If you are in the midst of changing your body or life, read Transform. If you are facing hysterectomy or menopause, grab Come Back Strong.

Why should readers give these books a try?

Because the Balanced Wellness series is short, fast, easy to read, and filled with action steps, you can apply immediately!

And thanks for reading!

Additional Information About Living a More Balanced Life

Balanced wellness and self-care are all about you and what makes you feel harmonious in all areas. It can include spending time in nature, exercise, massage, yoga therapy, chiropractic treatment, cardio sessions, individual therapy or counseling, balancing hormone health, addressing mental health concerns, improving your relationship with food, or simply managing your everyday life.

Symptoms Your Life is Out of Balance

  • Your stress levels have increased, or your are experiencing chronic stress
  • You are using food to comfort yourself or you’re not eating
  • You are developing more and more health concerns
  • You haven’t taken a vacation in years
  • The feeling of anxiety or unease
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Low energy
  • You are avoiding your health practitioner
  • Adrenal stress
  • You are carrying extra weight

Benefits of a Balanced Life

  • Lower stress levels
  • Your food choices are fueling you
  • You are intentional with your commitment to health
  • Improved work performance and productivity
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved mood
  • Sense of belonging and community

Finding Balance Quotes

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein)

The hardest thing to find in life is balance – especially the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate. What do I need to stay grounded, in touch, in love, connected, emotionally balanced? Look within yourself. (Celine Dion)

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. (Simon Sinek)

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. (Thomas Kinkade)

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. (Philip Green)

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. (Jennifer Lopez)

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. (Melody Beattie)

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