When it comes to health, I usually default to thinking about physical health.

However, when we think about it, there are many different areas of our lives that are important health-wise besides simply physical health. For example, other health areas we can self-quantify include our mental, emotional, relational, or spiritual health.

I dove deep on this topic when I studied to be an integrative nutrition health coach when we focused on 12 areas for wellbeing.

Other areas we considered include our home environment, and our food prep. I’ve found that asking myself ‘are these nourishing places for me, beyond what I put in my mouth?’ can be a useful question in relation to those specific areas.

When it comes to figuring out my answer to that nourishing question, an interesting concept that I was discussing with a friend Tom recently comes to mind – which location would we pick if we could go and spend a couple of days somewhere?

We both picked where we live!

However I also realise that it makes all the difference in terms of how chilled I feel at home in terms of whether I cram my day with ‘to do’s’, or if I allow myself generous pauses for pottering or simply being.  

There are 10 others for us to consider when it comes to our health – any guesses what they could be?

Today’s blog is not about 9 of those – instead I’m focusing on one in particular, being financial health.  As it turns out, this can be one of the most important areas because whilst money isn’t everything – it’s right up there with oxygen when it comes to life’s necessities. How much we have (or don’t have) can impact the quality of our food, water and even our air (for example needing to live in an area where the air and water are polluted because the rent is lower).

It’s a never-ending source of gratitude for me to reflect on life’s basics that are now a given for me, especially that I get to live in the countryside, and having the choices for life’s necessities, and some.

Is this something you’ve experienced – the contrast of being without vs having plenty?

And if you chose a specific health-area that’s your top priority, would it be physical or financial health?

As always, I’m looking forward to seeing you on this week’s #AlivewithFi 🙂

Have a goodie – ciao for now 🙂

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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