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Understanding the Wellness Continuum

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 17, 2019 Body

When we talk about wellness, people usually relate it to absence or recovery from illness. However, according to researchers, there are varying degrees of wellness just like varying degrees of illness. To further describe the health status of a person, they illustrate an Illness/Wellness Continuum by relating the treatment paradigm with the wellness paradigm. In this continuum, they demonstrate how the health status of a person progresses while moving from left to right. Starting from left to the center of the continuum indicates the treatment paradigm of an individual. While from the center to the right of the continuum, it indicates the wellness paradigm. When we need to estimate the degree of wellness of an individual, we consider the left-most part of the treatment paradigm as an indication of disease or premature death. And when we move towards the center, it’s considered as the neutral point or elimination of the...

Ways to Use Socratic Questioning to Improve your Conversations

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 16, 2019 Social

The Socratic question (sometimes referred to as the Socratic Method) involves a decent and thoughtful conversation between two or more individuals. By using consistently focused and open-ended questions, we can open our trust and the confidence of others. In education, we can remove the concept of ‘sage on the stage’ even if it is temporary. Instead, the teacher pretends to be dumb and acts ignorant of the matter. The student, rather than being inactive, actively helps to push the conversation forward. Rather than teaching in the usual sense, the lesson is not planned, often without a pre-defined goal; Conversation can go its own way and is open to the teacher and students. How to ask the Socratic questions? Using the Socratic Question is a useful conversation shared between the teacher and the student, or the therapist and the client. According to Professor Rob Reich, the ideal environment is one of...

What is Perfectionism, and how to manage it?

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 15, 2019 Success

Perfectionism is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it inspires you to work at a high level and deliver high-quality work. On the other hand, it can cause you unnecessary anxiety and slow you down. How can you use the positives of your perfection while mitigating the negatives? What actions or practices can you use to keep your perfection in check? Do you need to list the help of others? What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is sometimes about being or wanting to appear complete or believing, that perfection can be achieved. This is generally observed as a positive trait rather than a defect. People can use the term “healthy perfectionism” to describe or justify perfect behavior. Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist Most people engage in perfection from time to time or in certain areas of life. Almost full-time perfectionists may continuously feel the need to achieve perfection. They may...

Use dead time wisely

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 14, 2019 Productivity

Do you often feel like you’re not using your time well enough? Like, if you only had a couple of more hours in the day, you’d actually be able to reach your true potential? If you resonate with these questions, then perhaps you need to look into how you use your dead time. What is dead time? You can experience dead time in your daily schedule for various reasons. It is considered to be the time between two activities, a time that is often spent in an unproductive manner. It can be the time you are waiting for your friend to pick you up, the time spent in the waiting room of a hospital, or most commonly your daily commute. Dead time at the workplace is a major issue as well, which usually arises due to any power outage, dependence on another department to get the go-ahead, or equipment failure....

6 things I wish I knew when I was younger

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 13, 2019 Life

One thing I know for sure is that if someone were to ever build a time machine, I would be the first one to hop on it. We have all made decisions and mistakes in our pasts that we would like to re-do today. Hindsight is 20/20, and even though we cannot do anything about our past, we can always do our best to pass on the torch of wisdom. With that being said, let’s take a look at 6 things I wish I knew when I was younger Money does not buy TRUE happiness Don’t get me wrong, money is easily one of the most essential necessities in our lives, as a lack of money surely buys you a lot of misery. It is necessary for all aspects of our lives from health, education, housing, food to living a comfortable life. But beyond a certain point, we must realize...

The Power of the Unspoken Word - Do Your Actions Speak Louder?

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 12, 2019 Social

Communication is perhaps the most primitive of all human activities there is. And it has been constantly evolving ever since, providing people with more ways to express their feelings or convey their messages. However, human communication remains subjective and complex – a single word can have 101 meanings and the odds of a misunderstanding to happen between two communicating humans remains high. The more that our world is becoming interconnected, the more divided we are. And the more that we gain freedom in expressing our thoughts, feelings, convictions, and aspirations, the more we experience solitude and discrimination. What has become of human communication? Understanding communication (and its related behaviors and triggers) is a broad topic to discuss The Power of the Unspoken Word Everything is conceived in the mind. And all the while you thought they remain there until you say it, well, you’re wrong. Without you realizing it, you...

Journey to Self-Mastery

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 11, 2019 Life

We live in a day and age where we have access to an abundance of information at our fingertips, yet at the same time, we fail to have a deeper understanding of ourselves. Having a deeper understanding of our emotions, perspectives and actions can greatly improve our lives in a number of different ways. One way of improving ourselves is to embark on a journey of self-mastery. But what is self-mastery and how can one achieve it? Let’s find out. What is self-mastery? As the word suggests self-mastery is related to having complete control over our own perspectives, actions, and decisions. Having a strong grip on how your mind thinks allows you to shape your life, instead of it being impacted by the surrounding environment. Similarly, self-mastery enables you to respond to situations instead of reacting to them. Quite a lot of times we regret what we said or did...

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