Wikipedia defines community as “… a social unit of any size that shares common values ..”.
Our values can be viewed as what is important to us in our lives.
To me being in a community of like minded people that share similiar values brings out the best in us. We feel safe to share our views, ask questions and be open to learn to be our selves and most importantly, our best selves.
IrishHealthHour is a health and wellness community that has evolved into something far bigger than I ever expected. To me it has always been about offering a space for people to feel comfortable joining in our hashtag hour ever Saturday morning #irishhealthhour, to ask questions, network and learn.
It is a bridge between allopathic and natural medicine where we learn exciting new advances in the medical world or find a natural product or therapy to ease our emotional and physical symptoms. It is not one versus the other rather a community to share both.
We often here community building being described as “finding our tribe” where again we are meeting with people with similiar stories to tell. We gain insight and hope from those who have overcome obstacles like those we may have. We may feel like we will never get over something but then hear another’s story and be inspired to change.
Health and wellness covers all aspects; as well as meeting with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to include our physiological, safety and self esteem issues it also includes what we eat, what we put on our skin, what exercise we do; to name but a few.
We may find we are self confident but do not get proper nutrition and exercise and because of this we may feel drained. We may exercise and eat well but our self talk and self esteem may be low.
Health and wellness in my opinion is about balance, it is doing all of the above in a balanced way for us as an individual. There is no hard rule fits all, we are each an individual with individual needs.
We can educate ourselves by learning from others who have gone before us and paved the way! We can learn to be motivated, learn cooking skills or find home based exercise videos to suit our own needs at this time.
IrishHealthHour is a community and I welcome you to join us.