The relationship between our physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being are all interconnected. When I made this realization a few years ago, I made a conscious decision to pursue a lifestyle of wellness that embraced the mind, body, and spirit.
Recently, I read the book, Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living by Dr. Jim Nicolai. This book is an effective and subtle introduction for those in the beginning stages of the journey to wellness.
It helps you set goals, identify your challenges, create positive rituals, and encourages you to dream big and keep a journal.
Though I’m not new to the concept of integrative wellness, I was able to glean some nuggets of information to help me on my journey.
The Law of Threes for one suggests that whenever we are faced with change, less is more. Small steps are much more practical than huge changes.
Dr. Nicolai suggests developing a taste for tea. He mentions Matcha, Pu-erh, and Tulsi teas for their varying characteristics and benefits.
Some notable quotes that I found to be inspiring were:
“While health is the ultimate destination, wellness is the road map that gets you there.”
“Learn as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow.”
I’d recommend this book to someone who is looking to make some changes in their life, but has no idea where to start. This book is quick and simple enough to get ball rolling without feeling bombarded and overwhelmed with information.
I personally was interested in reading this book and was able to receive a complimentary copy from Hay House Publishing.
I’m sharing my personal experience of the book with the sole intention that someone may find it useful to their own pursuit of bliss.