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Striving for Holistic Wellness

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Striving for Holistic Wellness

Dr. Beronica Salazar, Prgorams Director

During this season, my hope for everyone is to take time to focus on wellness. Also, to think about wellness in a way that celebrates each success individuals make to meet their wellness goals, rather than getting stuck with what was missed or what we did wrong. Wellness is multidimensional and it requires us to continuously examine all areas of ourselves.

When I work with clients or staff, I like to talk to them about holistic wellness. This multilayered approach helps us consider various areas of wellness to maintain our bodies and minds healthy. Our discussions lead into talking through each of the eight dimensions (emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social) and how their needs are being met or unmet. We also take into account how individual needs change over time and plan for them. 

Achieving wellness is about the journey. This focus aims to consider ways the body and soul changes throughout our lives. The multidimensional approach also gives us room to recognize the intricate parts of ourselves to then make the adjustments necessary to feel better. 

I invite you today to self-examine how you feel within each of the areas (emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social). If you find yourself yearning for more in an area then create the opportunity to invest the energy to fulfill it. For example, if you are feeling disconnected then consider looking for social opportunities to connect. Ponder how that might look like either at work or with friends or family then take action. There is no one way to get your needs met, so allow yourself to be creative to get what you need. 

As you think about how to better care for yourself, consider what you need and what small changes you can make. Sometimes slowing down to ask these questions is difficult to do, but it can make a world of difference. Give yourself the gift of wellness and invest in yourself today.


Jun 22


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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