wellness

Confidence.

How many of us want to be a more confident person? I'll be honest and say that l've spent a lot of energy in my life trying to figure out how to be more confident. I was searching for an unwavering, unshakable confidence that no matter the turbulence life brought I had everything together (or at least looked like I did). It was exhausting. Since becoming a Christian and hanging out in Christian communities one thing I've noticed and admired is this sense of settledness - not to be confused with apathy - they have in their identities regardless of the circumstances. 
The key to being a more confident person is not by becoming more confident in our abilities but becoming more confident in our identities in Jesus Christ. Because at that point when we are completely settled in Him, our abilities don't seem to matter. Sometimes we're going to crush it and sometimes we're going to mess up badly but if you have a relationship with God you will always be a valued, adored and cherished son or daughter of the King! 
Rest in Him. He made you uniquely and wonderfully in His image. You don't have to try to be anything. The most beautiful thing you could be is you ❤ 

The 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Each one of us is responsible for our own health and well-being. Wellness By Little exists to empower you with the knowledge and information needed to stay on top of your health so you don't ever lose it. There are many dimensions to wellness and one is not more important than the other. These 7 principles guide our thinking and beliefs, as we partner with individuals in providing a holistic approach to wellness:  

Emotional Wellness - The ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress and hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner.

Environmental Wellness - The ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. The ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet.

Mental Wellness -  The ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning.

Occupational Wellness - The ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organization we work in and to a society as a whole.

Social Wellness - The ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

Physical Wellness - The ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our health is vital and to adopt healthful habits such as eating well and participating in physical activity.

Spiritual Wellness - The ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together.