Whether you are eating gluten-free because of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or because it just makes you feel better, the goal is to live better, feel better and wholeheartedly embrace life.
Eating healthfully is one component on the spectrum of wellness. Incorporating other dimensions of wellness allows you to live your life with ease, lightness and joy. How does your current lifestyle compare with these 8 dimensions of wellness developed by and adapted from Swarbrick, 2006.
Developing skills and strategies to better cope with stress and creating more satisfying relationships. Being conscious and mindful of all actions.
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. And contribute to both the environment and communities.
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. Sharing your gifts with others.
Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy diet, sleep and nutrition.
Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work. Work that helps, not harms others.
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.
Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. Developing equanimity, loving-kindness, joy and compassion for others.
A joyful lifestyle is a deliberate process, it is a choice you can make everyday! Living a life consciously, mindfully and in the present moment is a good way to bring awareness to how well you are living your life. Just remember, it is always a choice!