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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.

EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

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 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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