Wholeness: Gateway to a Life of Fulfillment by Sharon GrahamJul 7th, 2009 | By Sharon Graham | Category: Wellness Coaching
Living a Life of Wholeness
by Sharon Graham
My husband Jerry and I talk and write a lot about wellness. Were passionate about coaching and educating others on how they can obtain and maintain wellness and walk in optimal health, ultimately fulfilling their God-given destiny while here on earth. When we walk in wellness, were also walking in wholeness. As a coach we can not only partner with our clients toward this end, we can also model wholeness for them as we pursue walking in wholeness ourselves.
Dictionary.com states that wholeness is, The quality or state of being whole, entire, or sound; entireness; totality; completeness. Following are seven “A” ways that one can Live in Wholeness.
Attitude of gratitude. When one is thankful, life is better. The more we think of ways to be thankful, the more things occur for us to be thankful. A wonderful exercise is to end a day with speaking out loud five or ten things that happened that day that we’re thankful for. The more we fill our hearts with gratitude, the more our mouths speak words of thankfulness.
Accept and offer forgiveness. Offering forgiveness to someone when we’ve been wronged brings freedom to us. We’re set free from the bitterness that has the potential to destroy us. Accepting forgiveness from the Lord and from others when we’ve been wrong also will bring restoration and wholeness to us.
Accelerate activity. Moving more not only helps our physical body become healthier, but our emotions, our ability to handle stress, and our sleep are greatly impacted positively the more we move and develop consistent exercise routines. Learn what your body loves to do to move more and make it a habit!
Adequate sleep. Most people don’t get enough sleep nor is their sleep deep and sound. Sound sleep is essential for living a life of wholeness. It is the ultimate pause that refreshes. Develop a consistent bedtime, preferably before 10:30 PM and sleep in as dark a room as possible. Take time to wind down before bedtime by listening to soothing music or reading the Word or other inspirational material.
Ample hydration. We all know that water is essential for life. Water is the single most important nutrient for our bodies. Without adequate hydration of clean, pure water, no one can walk in wholeness. Become a serious water drinker, drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Tap water is no longer safe in most parts of the country. Purchase a filtration system or purchase purified, filtered water.
Avoid artificial food and aspartame. Eat real food. Eat whole food to become whole. Eat foods that rot or spoil, but eat them before they do. Think vegetables, fruits, lean, clean meats and poultry, eggs, raw nuts and seeds, beans, avocados, olive and coconut oil. Avoid foods that rob you of wholeness such as fried foods, artificial preservatives and sweeteners, processed meats and packaged “fake” foods.
Arsenal of supplements. It’s known science that it is no longer possible to get all of the nutrients we need for life and health from the food we eat. We must add supplementation to our diets for ultimate wholeness. Whole foods vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, probiotics, essential fatty acids, and glyconutrients are some of the major players needed.
Sharon Graham is a professional lifestyle coach and a wellness authority who coaches a broad range of clients in how to achieve and maintain wellness. She is also an author of a recently released e-book on wellness, a blogger (The Coaching Pair), a public speaker, and is currently compiling a cookbook. (Click here for bio.)