International Mind-Body Wellness Day


By Sharon Schweitzer


January 3rd is International Mind-Body Wellness Day, an opportunity to celebrate how a healthy mind and healthy emotions means a healthy body! The mind, body and soul connection plays an integral role in our overall health and well-being. Our emotions, purpose, spirituality, experiences, goals, beliefs, habits and actions all have an important impact on mind-body harmony and overall health. 

The concept of mind body wellness has been around for literally thousands of years, and there are plenty of ways that we can elevate our mind-body wellness and promote overall well-being. Everything from mindfulness, meditation, diet changes, spirituality, gratitude, mindset, purpose and even decor and colors can impact your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing!

There are plenty of ways for you to celebrate, cooking a healthy meal, unwinding with some meditation and yoga, or taking an inspiring hike on your favorite trail. Whatever brings you joy and a sense of peace should be celebrated.

One of the key principles of mind-body wellness is the concept of mindfulness or the practice of being present in the moment and paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judgment. Mindfulness can help you to become more aware of your body and your thoughts and emotions and to learn how to manage them in a healthy way.

Bestselling author, TEDx speaker and mind body wellness expert, Jaya Jaya Myra created The WELL Method to help people create a positive, healthy mindset. The beauty is, each person can customize it to their own unique needs, beliefs, lifestyle and personal ethos. Here’s the framework:

W – Work-Life Harmony

E – Expect/Enable Excellence

L – Live Your Purpose

L – Love, Not Fear

No matter what your goals, The WELL Method can help you succeed and keep the important things in life in focus, while reminding you that you are strong, worthy and capable of anything! 

Did you know that the world’s oldest health traditions use mushrooms as a medicine? From Egyptians, Greeks, Vikings, and Chinese medicinal herbalists to Ayurvedic practitioners in India, cultures around the globe have been harnessing mushrooms’ generous benefits for centuries. 

The most powerful mushrooms are called functional mushrooms because they impart therapeutic benefits beyond the nutrition they provide. Today, more and more people are exploring functional mushrooms and how they support your overall well-being – mind, body, and spirit.

The potential benefits of functional mushrooms are vast, from boosting natural energy and enhancing cognitive function to calming jittery nerves. These benefits make them an ideal choice for those seeking an alternative to energy drinks and coffee.

Additionally, functional mushrooms are adaptogenic, which may help reduce stress levels by calming your body and mind.

Mind-body wellness is shaped by ancient knowledge, neuroscientific insights, emotional impacts on cells, gut-brain connections, and more, illustrating the intricate link between mental and physical well-being.


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Sharon Schweitzer JD, is a diversity and inclusion consultant, cross-cultural trainer, etiquette expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre, she is an attorney and mediator. Sharon served as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business,  Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, won a coveted Kirkus Star, and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books. She’s a winner of numerous awards, including the British Airways International Trade Award at the Greater Austin Business Awards.

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