In Sickness and in Health

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Homemade Banana Nut Pancakes

Okay…we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Right? Right. Well, how about getting in the fruit and nuts in your diet regime? You gotta love Chey B for these. Mmm…tasty!

Banana-Nut-Pancakes_447_editedA good meal is a great way to bring the family together. When you put love into the food you make, the people enjoying it can feel it, see it, and taste it, and it will keep them coming back for me. At times, cooking may seem like a difficult, and even time consuming task, but once you get the recipe down, and work on timing, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen before you know it, but with a beautiful and delicious meal in hand. This is also a great time to open up the doors of conversation with your significant other, your children, your friends, or whoever your guests may be. If you’re by yourself, turn on some music and get in the groove while you wait for your guests to arrive.

Try this homemade banana nut pancake recipe with your partner, family members, or friends, and…

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The Science Behind the Nutrition

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Seven Areas of Wellness

Over the years, on my journey of wellness, I have discovered a myriad of information regarding health and wellness. I discovered the seven dimensions of wellness. I will be posting on each over the next several days. They are: Social Wellness, Environmental Wellness (not all studies or practices include this one), Occupational Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Physical Wellness, Intellectual Wellness and Emotional Wellness. It may seem that we focus regularly on two or 3 more than others, Some we have control over at different phases of our life’s journey.

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Let’s look at Social Wellness. This is not a new concept or school of thought, especially for our sociologists and those studying communications from a behavioral position. It is interesting also to note that “social media” has added yet another layer in our quest for “social wellness”. Good wholesome relationships are important starting with family, friends and community. The virtual community has brought about a false sense of comfort and camaraderie that has found some committing suicide, loosing jobs and being alienated because of unfriendly social behavior within the guides of the emphasis “post”.

Social dis-ease can lead to depression and isolation. This leads to taking toxic prescriptions and expensive lounging on a professional’s couch.

How does one achieve social wellness? It starts with making positive lifestyle choices. These choices should reflect harmonious relationships with others. We may need training for effective non-verbal and verbal communications skills, proper etiquette (on and off line), good sportsmanship and being a true leader.