The Six Pillars
Environmental: Relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.” (WHO) Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.
Mental: Mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” (World Health Organization)
Spirituality: A broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.
Physical: The definition of Physical, according to Merriam Webster, is relating to the body of a person instead of the mind. The Physical pillar is comprised of two areas, one being fitness and the other is nutrition. Being in good physical condition is the foundation for health and wellness. Proper nutrition along with an active fitness regimen is paramount to having the energy to accomplish building a well-balanced life that enables a life full of longevity and vitality.
Social: The basis for social equality, social capital, social trust and the antidote to racism, stigma, violence and crime.
Financial: Anything related to money. Finance is the way we manage savings, investments (if any) and the money we make.