Wellness nonsense.

wellness | kourtney thomas life coach

I just got back from a week in the PNW, a nice little workation situation. I gave a talk at a conference, which was so fun. I got together with a friend from high school, which completely filled my heart and soul. And I got to hike 18 miles with the best adventure partner out there. Nothing like some fresh, non-humid air and a healthy dose of perspective to inject a little energy into your world. Even though it was a relatively whirlwind trip, it was a blast, and it felt so right and so refreshing in so many ways.

I’m still recuperating and getting back to my home routine, reflecting and clearing my head a little more before digging into something new for you, but I wanted to pop in and share a quick article that I haven’t been able to get off my mind:

We’ve Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense.

I mean…just that title is greatness, isn’t it? It also, somewhat miraculously, isn’t a bunch of clickbait. Trust me, this is the best 5-minute read of your day.

This article spotlights a decades-old conversation pointing to six dimensions of health that overlap and intertwine to create “wellness.” It should be pretty obvious why I love this interpretation of our current state – I’ve been working from this premise for a good five years now. Our bodies and our health, our careers and relationships, especially as women, do not exist in a vacuum. It all webs together, and you can’t neglect any of the elements.

I will caveat and say, this is a good intro. A place to start, or maybe a reminder, just like the article says. In real life, it’s always more individual, more nuanced. That’s often where we get caught up in the web of Wellness, and really, what I’m here to help with.

But check this out, OK? Maybe set aside a few minutes this weekend to jot down a few ideas about how you can address and incorporate these things in your life. Let me know what you come up with, and if you don’t know where to start – you do know where to find me.


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