TotalWellbeing: October 2014

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Welcome to the October issue of TotalWellbeing! Halloween is later this month which is a definite reminder that it is fall and as the leaves change color so shall our topics. This month we discuss emotional wellbeing again, but this time looking at the connection with our next all-new topic – Spiritual Wellbeing. This connection is a personal one. We often turn to spirituality for strength, especially when our emotional wellbeing is suffering. We also thank our source of spirituality for when things are going right in our lives. And whether it is religion, our inner selves, human spirit, nature, or wherever else one finds spirituality that we find that pillar of hope for us to rely on in good and bad times. To explore this relationship more closely please read The Connection, below.

Last month on the MINES blog we saw a new post by our HealthPsychology supervisor, Whitney Stone, exploring how our identity is often tied to our profession in the minds of both ourselves and others, and challenged you to break free of these assumptions. Next up was the newest installment of the inspirational reframe series by Marcia Kent, asking you to pause and take a moment to remind yourself to consider how you perceive yourself – your “point of you.”

If you are following us on our blog and LinkedIn showcase pages, you can expect some great resources and enlightening discussions coming up this next month, so stay tuned and let us know what you think.

To your total wellbeing,

The MINES Team

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The Connection:

Emotional & Spiritual Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing and Spiritual Wellbeing both come from within. They are aspects of ourselves that we may not be able to see, but they are very real and we feel them every day of our lives. Emotional Wellbeing can have an effect on our spirituality in that whether we are mad, happy, sad, or scared, we often turn to whatever source of spirituality we choose in order to find meaning and hope.  In turn, spirituality offers an anchor for us to grab hold of when our emotions take over and can calm a panicked mind, offer consolation when things are bleak, or just give us something to thank when your favorite football team wins. When things are bad, however, it is often the spiritual side of ourselves that we begin to question, as if our spirituality has failed us. But it is important that we keep in mind that spirituality comes from within and is a representation of our own will and personal connection to the world around us, and that we are in control of our emotions. Balance your mind, center your spirit, and your mind will find happiness.

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Take Care of Your Spirit

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When your mind is frazzled and stressed, and your emotions are taking over your thoughts and affecting your everyday activities, it’s time to take a step back, take a deep breath, and relax. Of course focusing on your physical health is crucial, but so is treating your mind and spirit to the same attention. Your happiness goes a long way in protecting your overall wellbeing!To access this tool, click here. Spirituality is many different things for many people. Spirituality can be found in religion, art, other people, as well as within one’s self. Wherever you find your sources of spirituality it is important to nurture those connections in order to experience the benefits spirituality has to offer, be it increased happiness, lower stress, and even better physical health.To read the full article, click here.
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