Mental Wellness

THe impact of thoughts on Wellness

The World Health Organization defines mental health as,  “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Many internal and external factors contribute to emotional well-being, including relationships with loved ones, financial issues, work environment, and coping behaviors/skills. Life is in constant motion, but it is our ability to remain conscious of our thoughts that allows us to make good decisions and to create a loving life. 

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
— Proverbs 23:7
A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.
— James Allen

the power of positive thinking

We completely control our thoughts. We are responsible for what we allow into our minds. We choose where to focus our mental energies.  In all situations, we can choose to focus on the positives or the negatives. This choice will greatly affect our experience. When are minds are well we are clear about our abilities and the abilities of others.  A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty. She does not believe, "All men cheat" she however believes, "I am worthy of a faithful and committed partner. This is what I expect, and I will not allow otherwise." She focuses her attention on positive examples of what she expects to receive. She surrounds herself with those in healthy and successful relationships, and avoids toxicity and drama. The thought, "I am worthy," will be displayed in all she says, does, and allows into her universe. She sees challenges as growth opportunities, and makes intentional choices that support her goals and desires for her life. A positive person expects and offers goodness. 

Toxic thoughts and breakdown 

Many times we become aware of our negative thoughts when we connect those thoughts to our behaviors and patterns. Our ego's might allow us to believe that we are self-respecting, self-loving, and self-sufficient; but our behaviors reveal the truth of our deepest beliefs. For example, the thought "all men cheat" might allow a woman who believes herself self-loving to accept, and even expect, infidelity from her partner. Abusing alcohol or staying in a relationship with an alcohol abuser might result from the unconscious thought, "I am not enough."  Continuously failing to complete projects, sabotaging relationships, and disappointing those who count on you might be behaviors that result from the thought, "I am undeserving" or "I am unworthy."  Mental unwellness results in negative or racing thoughts, poor self-image, limiting thoughts, judgement of self and others, inability to focus, and mental illness. When our minds become overwhelmed, anger, anxiety, depression, or chronic stress may result. This stress, that begins in our minds, can lead to physical symptoms ranging in severity from headache to a heart attack or stroke. 

As an Integrative Wellness Coach,  I support you in developing the necessary tools to identify limiting thoughts that prevent you from reaching your full potential. Right thought supports wellness in the emotional, physical and spiritual plane. Together, we will replace these thoughts with positive affirmations about the truth of who you are and what you deserve



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