What is ‘holistic health’? According to the dictionary, the word holistic is defined as: “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.” So, when we use the word in reference to our health, what we mean is the picture of health that includes not only the obvious physical factors, but mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual factors as well.
In today’s modern world, many of our systems and customs seem to be organized in a way that separates the different facets of health- for example, a nutritionist might recommend ways to eat healthfully, and a therapist might recommend ways to cope with stress, but often, there is little to no crossover guidance, or framework for fitting the pieces together as a whole.
It seems that we have forgotten the idea that health encompasses not just the absence of physical disease, but involves healthy habits, thoughts, coping mechanisms, and peaceful ways of relating to our environment and to others. At OmBody Health, we’re committed to the vision of holistic health: it can be broken down into parts, but each part is ultimately inextricable from the whole. With this vision in mind, we’ve selected 20 of our favorite quotes to share with others on their journey to a well-balanced life:
“Every negative belief weakens the partnership between mind and body.” – Deepak Chopra