Balancing Wellness Perspective

rock balance momma joy wellnessI think you probably know that Life is all about balancing wellness.

Balance of hot and cold
Balance of soft and hard
Balance of light and dark
Balance of activity and rest
Balance of creative and practical
Balance of work and play
Balance of silence and sound
Balance of social and solitary time
… and more

Perhaps you also know that the trillions of cells in your mind-body are constantly seeking balance, or what is called homeostasis (see quote below). And that those cells generally do a pretty good job of balancing wellness inside of you.

Most of the time, that is.

However, when you face a challenging situation, or something so new and unexpected that you don’t quite know what to do with it, you may need to take a step (or 2, or 200) backward to see a bigger perspective, so that you don’t compromise your wellness and thus topple yourself headlong into illness, or fear, anger, or other negative emotions that can lead to illness.

The 2 pictures* above do that. They give a perspective on the bigger picture. The one on top is a close up of a balancing stone “sculpture” of 3 rocks in a place called Inspiration Point in the San Bernardino National Forest of California. It looks pretty simple, but when you compare those 3 rocks to what they are sitting on (lower image), you can see more fully how they balance on what is underneath them.

Cellular Homeostasis

Wikipedia defines homeostasis as “the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant. Examples of homeostasis include the regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH). It is a process that maintains the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions.”

Slightly altering Wikipedia’s definition of homeostasis to include the “human mind-body” (rather than just the body as a separate entity) is important, I think, particularly based on the work of Dr. Candace Pert in her book, The Molecules of Emotion,

Good and healthy wellness requires that you build on a strong foundation of what naturally keeps your cells doing their job of continuously seeking perfectly balanced homeostasis inside of you. In additional to intellectually and theoretically understanding that the strength of the smaller parts you see at the top of your personal mind-body sculpture of healthy wellness is directly based on what kind of foundation you create under them, I encourage you to experientially understand this too.

Experiential perspective can help you to understand the importance of your wellness foundation.

In other words, if you pay attention to what your mind-body is telling you when something makes you feel slightly off balance, and then you step back to get a bigger perspective, you might discover that the thing that was starting to throw you off balance might not be that difficult to understand after all. And perhaps by looking at the bigger perspective you might discover all kinds of strategies for staying on target in balancing wellness at core levels as you figure out how to incorporate the new and unexpected into your life.

Momma Joy Wellness

At Momma Joy Wellness, I endeavor to assist you in your quest for optimum health and wellness by making sure that what I do for my own health gives me a bigger perspective for successfully balancing wellness within my own mind-body, so that I can preserve my integrity in being able to continue to offer you something that is authentically and experientially “Simply pure, affordable and effective.”

*Photo used by permission of Byron Ely


  1. You are an inspiration to me and a precious gift to the world.

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