What Makes You Well? By Kelly

For the September issue, we are talking about Women’s Wellness and overall health, a timely topic considering the many roles women play on a daily basis.

The past few months have taught me a thing or two about my wellness when I assumed I already knew it all. I get enough sleep, I work out multiple times a week, I am conscious about what I put into my body, and I make sure to spend quality time with family and friends. But, with the impact of COVID-19 and riots and the overall unrest in our country, I am noticing the decline in mental and physical stamina in the communities around us.

I wear a small burden for the people I read stories about or hear about on the news, and I am sure many other people feel the same way. It can take a toll, and I believe true wellness is more than just medical but also mental and emotional. We need to look for the signs of mental distress and be available to those around us for support. With the effects of the pandemic, this is a time for us to focus on women’s wellness instead of facing the world with, “I’m fine.” Let’s be each other’s advocates.

In this issue, we touch on different kinds of women’s wellness, and I hope you find something that encourages you to make a change. For me, that looks like lending a helping hand where I can, putting down my cell phone and being present, and focusing on the small moments. What does wellness look like for you? I’d love to hear from you.

Kelly Murray