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If you graded yourself on the dimensions of wellness, how would you do?

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Sounds like you have things well in hand, and that contentment is in there as well. Bravo to you!!!!

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I really liked this post, Janet - once again, you've made me challenge myself and think forward.

On the scale, I just scrape a pass mark and yet I'm fit, engaged, as independent as one can be when one still has a competent partner who handles the business.

I'm content with life and always want to be occupied in my favourite things and I adore my family and am so very grateful for my small but close group of friends.

However, I do need to work on emotions as was evidenced 6 weeks ago when my son was diagnosed with an extremely rare lung disease for which there is currently no treatment. The prognosis varies from 3 years if the condition worsens to 20+ years if it doesn't. And there's always the option of transplant. (he's 39 with a gorgeous wife and 5 year old son).

I was being super strong for everyone but I was also, I believe, in either denial or an oddly bipolar approach to it all. So I took myself off to my psychologist and we chatted and he steered me back on track with extended meditation and mindfulness. This is very much a must in my health regime and will be with me until I am no more. I just need to do it twice a day, not once.

In its own way, because it is Buddhist based, it has its own degree of spirituality. Part of the process is Loving Kindness and that's my commitment to a spiritual way of life.

Thank you, once again.

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This is so interesting. I would need to work on my occupational and striving for a little more balance there. It's certainly in my long term forecast. Because I've been working more than usual my social has changed quite a lot. I am an introvert so I need to work on building the social IRL, however my clincial job is ALL social and I live in a small community so I guess I get it just by stepping out the door! Physical is always on my list. If I wanted to get a 10/10 in physical I think I'd have to devote my life to it. I think this comes from being a health care professional so it's probably ingrained in me that nothing is quite good enough, there is no guarantee.

If I had a patient with your score Janice I would think that is looking very good.

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Excellent, as always, Janice. I rate my self high on all points but one - considering my age, but the PHYSICAL, unfortunately, would be about a -2 at this point. But I am having a happy, productive life all the same! Thanks for making me think about it.

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